Very Merry will be operating our camps this summer at all locations. As many of you may have seen the State of VT has put forth guidelines that, when implemented, will make our camps look somewhat different from past years. A few of the key protocols are masks, social distancing, enrollment, limits, hand-washing, arranging for staggered drop-offs and pickups, and temperature-taking, among others. Staff will be trained and prepared, though, to provide the safest possible and most fun possible experience for your child.
We don’t yet know if we will be able to perform shows in front of an audience and the manner in which we block and choreograph our shows for performance will look different but at the very least we will have video presentations to share with families. We need a little bit more time to work all the details out so we will be back in touch soon. However, the good news is that the camps will run!
Please contact Don at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you do not plan to have your child attend a camp for which they are currently registered.
About Our Summer Camps
Summer is an exciting time at Very Merry Theatre because the warm weather allows students the opportunity to get outside and enjoy performing theatre on our traveling wagon and outdoor festivals as well as attending camps hosted at our Burlington location or the Vergennes Opera House.
Our vacation camps provide a fun way for children to get out of the house and create theatre while on break from school. We host camps both during the long winter and summer breaks and during the short week-long breaks throughout the school year.
Charlotte Wagon Tours
Our traveling theater wagon plays an important part in our original or licensed summer productions, and children and teens are able to participate in our “Wagon Tour” camps. There's a one-week camp for children 6-11 that performs at the barn on the final Friday. There are two two-week camps for 7-13 year olds. These camps involve one week plus a day of practice and culminate in four hour-long performances during the second week.
Burlington- and Vergennes-Based Camps
We host eight weeks of summer camps (six for one week and a two-week camp) at the Old North End Community Center on Allen St. in Burlington. Students can participate in original or licensed plays or camps that specialize in dance, fairy tales or other focus. Burlington is also home to our summer Teen Tour for ages 13-18. It's a two week camp with four shows traveling on the wagon, three final shows at 20 Allen. All rehearsals at 20 Allen.
We also host a one week camp in Vergennes every summer for ages 7-13.
As Very Merry Theatre continues to grow, we will add more summer opportunities for kids and teens in all areas of the performing arts, as well as in new towns