Performance Arts Summer Camp


5th Annual Performance Arts Summer Camp

A different kind of performing arts camp

Four summers ago, we set out to create a performing arts camp that emphasized community and ensemble rather than competition–something affordable, flexible and accessible to all families and schedules. In the two weeks campers are with us, we build a one act musical while learning about all parts of the theatre. Campers work together to create costumes, paint and design a set, and form characters. In the end, they will leave with new found skills in performance, musical ability, and socialization. We can’t wait to see you this summer!

JULY 30th – AUG 10th (week days)
9:00AM – 3:00PM

For: middle school students

Fee: $260 for the full two weeks


This year’s theme?


This year we’re going to dust off the classics and see why they’ve stood the test of time. We’ll look at how popular contemporary shows like Hamilton, Wicked and Phantom of the Opera are only possible because of plays like Hamlet, The Odyssey and Pygmalion.

Mission statement:

The Tredyffrin Township Libraries’ performance arts summer camp, first and foremost, seeks to cultivate performance arts skills, including confidence, in all participants. The program simultaneously provides Conestoga graduates, currently pursuing degrees in performance arts, with summer employment. Furthermore, these positions  as experienced educators in their field of study help their community.

Vision Statement:

Our vision is a performance arts camp where locally educated students foster and deepen the next generation’s knowledge and enjoyment of the performance arts.

Sign up early. The limited spots will go fast!

To save your spot, contact Laurie Doan 610.688.7092 x 200 or at

About our 2017 Counselors:

Sarah Whelan,
Sarah Whelan returns for the fourth year as teaching artist this season. Sarah is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts and a minor in dance at Boston University.Her previous acting training includes studying with People’s Light and Theatre and Syracuse University. In 2017, she took on the role of Kirtsy in Boston Playwrights Theatre’s world premiere of The Honey Trap by Leo McGann and performed in Agamemnon at Boston University. She is excited for a fourth year of working with the campers!



Michael Godfrey, will join Sarah for a third season as co-teaching artist. Michael currently attends the University of Pittsburgh as a psychology major and a music minor. He is a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s award-winning all-male a cappella ensemble, Pittch Please, and sings in the Heinz Chapel Choir. Michael has trained with vocal coach, Katherine Mallon-Day and participated in district and regional choirs. He looks forward to sharing his passion for music with the campers for a third year!



Sarah and Michael hope to spread their love for music and theatre to the campers. It will be a safe, fun and enjoyable experience for all.

For registration:

Laurie Doan
610.688.7092 x 200