The Young People’s Theatre Project has had to make some very tough decisions about our summer programming. Unfortunately, we must cancel our 2020 Performing Arts Camp, including our daycamps. The health and safety of our campers and staff has always been our priority, and at this time, this feels like a necessary decision.

The  Young People’s Theatre Project’s SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS CAMP is an intensive two-week experience combining a complete theatrical production process with the unique ensemble-building activities of summer camp. Project artists have decades of experience with Performing Arts Camp management and direction and have found the ideal location at the Caldera Arts Center in Central Oregon near Sisters.

All Senior Ensemble campers (students currently in grades 7-12) are selected via audition and stay at Caldera, creating a production and taking part in a wide range of theatre workshops and activities. Camp activities include swimming, boating, campfires, and a challenging ropes course, all in a unique and beautiful setting surrounding Blue Lake. All meals are included and prepared by a professional staff of nutrition experts. Counselor to camper ratio is approximately 1 to 8 in addition to the staff of production and camp specialists, including a qualified waterfront supervisor and camp nurse. The entire camp community returns to Portland to join the Children’s Chorus and Junior Ensemble, who prepare for their role in the production during their two-week Day Camp. The show’s set, lights, and sound are created and run by the Tech Theatre Camp.  The entire cast then prepares for performances in the Marilyn Moyer Theatre (on Jesuit High School’s Campus).

Click here for more information on Caldera Arts. 




Past Productions:

Visit the Gallery for past production photos.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2017)
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2016) (2000)
Big Fish (2015)
The Pirates of Penzance (2014) (2003)

Tarzan (2013)
Once On This Island (2012) (2002)
Annie Get Your Gun (2011)
Peter Pan (2010)

Seussical The Musical (2009)
Children Of Eden (2008) (1999)
The Wiz (2007)
Cats (2006)
Big River (2005)
The Secret Garden (2004)
Peace Child (2001)


The Young People’s Theatre Project’s SUMMER SECOND STAGE also features a two-week performance camp for students in grades 6 – 9.  Click here for more information about this summer’s production.

This smaller scale production is designed for flexible staging. The set and costumes from this production will become available to area Middle Schools during the coming year, along with the services of Project artists, to help keep drama alive for this very important age group.  Each summer, a small group of performers are involved in creating the pilot project of this exciting new resource.