The Center offers expanded summer camps for children, teens and adults


The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck kicks off its summer camp season July 6, 2015 with camps ranging from full performance camps to puppetry, hair, makeup and more. Three week production camps for children ages 11 to 18 include “Shrek, Jr.” in July and “Once Upon A Mattress” in August. A new two camp, “Really Rosie,” written by Carole King and Maurice Sendak, will run in August for campers ages 9 to 16.

One week camps include Little Kids on Stage, Scene Study, Hair and Makeup, Magic of Disney, Voice, Dance, Puppetry, Shakespeare, Stage Combat and Tech Camp.

“We are using every available space in the building this summer to accommodate the broad range of interests of our campers,” said Babette Fasolino, The Center’s Education Director. “We have a camp for every age level and interest,” she said.   A new modular programming system allows campers to attending a morning session, afternoon class, or stay the entire day. Fasolino also adds that camp staff undergo a rigorous background screening process prior to hire. “Our lead instructors are professionals in their field and bring with them vast experience in performance, music and technical theater,” she said.

The Center provides tuition discounts for siblings as well as financial assistance for families in need; for details, call 845-876-3088 ext. 13.


Class sizes are limited and spaces fill quickly.
Visit our website:
All camps require a $50.00 non-refundable deposit.

An overview of camp offering follows:




When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task: if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn’t be complete without a band of fairytale misfits and unexpected twists & turns along the way!
Directed by Diana di Grandi
July 6-24, Mon.-Fri. 10am to 2pm
Performances July 25 and August 1 at 11:00 a.m.


PERFORMANCE CAMP 2:“Once Upon a Mattress”
This rollicking spin on the familiar classic of “The Princess and the Pea” provides for some side- splitting shenanigans by Princess Winnifred, Prince Dauntless the Drab and the cast. A hilarious show full of memorable musical numbers.
Directed by Lisa Lynds|
July 20-August 7, Mon.-Fri. 10am to 2pm
Performances August 8 and 15 at 11:00 a.m.


MAGIC OF DISNEY (ages 5-8)
Join Kevin Archambault as he creates a dazzling review from some of Disney’s most well-known movies. Includes performance on Friday.  Tuition $180.00 per week
#1 July 6-10, Mon.-Fri. 9am-noon
#2 August 10-14, Mon.-Fri. 9am-noon


Fairies, princesses, kings and enchanted forests! A light-hearted approach to learning stagecraft.   Campers will perform “Once Upon a Fairy Tale” on Friday afternoon. Tuition $255 per week.
#1 July 13-17, Mon.-Fri. 9am-1pm
#2 August 10-14, Mon.-Fri. 9am-1pm


KIDS ON STAGE INTERMEDIATE PRODUCTION (ages 7-10) – “Alice in Wonderland”
One-week camps with performance on Friday afternoon. Tuition $255.00 per week.
August 17-21 Mon.-Fri. 9am-1pm
August 24-28, Mon.-Fri. 10am-2pm


One-week camp teaches basic stagecraft through scene study and theater games. Includes performance on Friday. Tuition $255.00|
August 24-28, Mon.-Fri. 9am-1pm


Afternoon Sessions


VOICE FOR THEATRE (ages 12 and up)
July 6-10 Mon.-Fri. 2pm-5pm ; Tuition: $175.00 Ages 12 and up


July 13-17 Mon.-Fri. 1:00-4:00 pm; Tuition: $175.00 Ages 7 to 12


TECH CAMP (For high school students and adults)
July 27-31, Mon.-Fri. 2:00-5:00 pm; No fee, includes a practicum


HAIR AND MAKEUP  (ages 13-adult)
July 27-31, Mon.-Fri. 2:00-5:00 pm; Tuition $175.00


DANCE FOR THEATRE  (ages 7-18)
August 3-7 Mon.-Fri. 2:00-5:00 pm; Tuition $175.00


REALLY ROSIE, The Musical *New! (ages 9-16)|
2 weeks, August 10-21, 1:00-4:00 pm; Tuition: $375.00

Elizabeth Thomas directs a brand-new musical theater camp! Rosie and the characters from The Nutshell Library live on the same block on Avenue P in Brooklyn. Rosie imagines herself as a famous talented star, and decides to produce an imaginary movie musical about her life. Written by Maurice Sendak and Carole King, “Really Rosie” is a musical with a heartwarming story, lively cast and memorable songs.


August 17-21, Mon.-Fri. 1:00-4:00 pm; Tuition: $175.00


STAGE COMBAT (ages 12-17)
August 24-28, Mon.-Fri. 1:00-4:00 pm; Tuition $175.00 includes materials

To register, visit The CENTER’s website: or call the Education Department at (845) 876-3088 ext. 13.


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