Theatre + Day Camp – Entering Grades 1 – 3

Fessenden Summer Camps

Theatre + Day Camp – Entering Grades 1-3

The Theatre Camp is a plus camp giving campers the opportunity to have a fun-filled morning with their Day Camp group followed by an afternoon of theatre programming. Theatre + Day Camp encourages campers to explore their creativity through theatre games and improvisation.  They will learn acting and singing skills, taught by a highly-experienced teacher and director, in a fun and safe environment.  The campers will perform in a musical featuring fun and familiar songs. The week culminates in a final performance in our brand-new Class of 1985 Auditorium where they show off their talent and hard work to family and friends.

We strive to have a balance of ages, and a mix of boys and girls, in the camp.  This impacts the number of spaces available for a given age or gender in the camp.

Features of the Theatre + Day Camp include:

  • Morning activities with their Day Camp group
  • Swim lessons provided by our Red Cross certified instructors
  • Improvisation games and role-playing to develop acting skills
  • Script writing, costume design, set building, and prop creation
  • A final stage production where every camper plays a part

Meet the Director

Paul Perez
Theatre Camps Director
(2 years at Fessenden)

Paul is the Drama and Musical Theatre Teacher at The Fessenden School.  He is also a writer, director, actor, teacher and theatre administrator. His writing credits include the March 2003 Off Broadway production of Heat Lightning. His piece FAB was selected for the ASCAP workshop under the direction of Stephen Schwartz. In 2007 and 2012, FAB was produced at The 59East 59 Theaters in New York City and in the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  In 2018, GEEK The Musical, was produced at 59E59 Theaters and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe to rave reviews.

As the Executive Director of the Infinity Repertory Theatre Company, he has had the pleasure of directing The Arabian Nights, Metamorphoses, as well as Godspell, Romeo and Juliet, and Reckless. Other directing credits include the Off-Broadway productions of Dream City Twosome and Bea’s Nest, and two galas for the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts hosted by Richard Gere, Vanessa Williams, Kevin Spacey and Gregory Hines.

My favorite musical is…

Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

In my free time…

I enjoy reading plays and novels, watching movies, playing guitar, and playing with my dog.

What I love about teaching theatre is…

Everything.  I love working with children and giving them a chance to experience theatre.  I would like for them to fall in love with this art form.