Summer's Best Theatre Experience!

History of the Camerata Musical Theatre Camp

The camp was founded in 1987 at Hood College by Director Gail Howard as part of the Hood College Kids on Campus program. When Hood's Kids' programs closed in 2001, this highly successful camp was adopted by the Frederick Camerata as part of their educational outreach for students in the performing arts. It has been running sucessfully for 31 years now, with graduates often returning as staff after participating in college level and professional level programs across the country.


The Frederick Camerata Musical Theatre Camp Program strives to provide students in grades 4- 12 (in the Fall) who are at all experience levels with opportunties to grow at their own individual pace. We try to provide quality experience and exposure to classical works not typically presented at their home schools or other local theatre programs, so that students can broaden their experience and not run the risk of returning to school in the Fall and doing the same shows over and over.


Past productions have included:


Gina and the Prince of Mintz






I Sincerely Doubt This Old House is Very Haunted



Session 1 - The Mikado

Session 2 - Penny and the Magic Medallion



Session 1 - Mirror Image

Session 2 - Wanna Play



Session 1 - The Sorcerer

Session 2 - The Tales of Beatrix Potter and Her Friends



Session 1 - Flapper

Session 2 - The Fabulous Fable Factory



Session 1 - Iolanthe

Session 2 - The Kingdom of Grimm



Session 1 - HMS Pinafore

Session 2 - Wanna Play?



Session 1 - How to eat like a Child

and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up

Session 2 - Mirror Image



Session 1 - Jungle Book

Session 2 - Pirates of Penzance



Session 1 - Doo-Wap Wittle Wed Widing Hood

Session 2 - Princess Ida



Session 1 - Sleeping Beauty

Session 2 - The Mikado



Session 1 - The Tales of Beatrice Potter & Her Friends

Session 2 - The Magic Flute



Session 1 - Oz

Session 2 - The Gondoliers



Session 1 - The Jungle Book

Session 2 - HMS Pinafore



Session 1 - Cinderella

Session 2 - The Magic Flute

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Camerata Summer Musical Theatre Camp is a not-for-profit educational organization designed to provide a high quality theatrical learning experience fostered by a caring, yet professional atmosphere. Please contact us to answer any questions:

Gail Howard, Director

301-606-3159 or 301-831-8643