Jun 17 - Jun 27, 2024


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365



(includes camp tee-shirt)


All the world’s a stage…players, gather anon!

Youth entering 6th-12th grades (in the fall of 2024) are invited to join us for our Summer Shakespeare Camp, directed by Milo Graamans.

This year’s camp will culminate in a performance of the pastoral comedy, As You Like It.  Wise fools, a magical forest, young love…all the elements that make the Bard’s comedies so much fun! Seeking her exiled father and escape from an oppressive court, Rosalind, disguised as a boy, flees with her cousin and a clown to the Forest of Arden. The woods offer freedom, a motley crew of characters, and the chance to experience life and love from a whole new perspective, with fellow outcast Orlando.

Camp dates:
June 17-27
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

While no audition is necessary to take part in the camp, a brief audition process will help the director decide what role(s) each camper will play. These will take place in person – by appointment – on Monday, June 3rd (3:30-6pm) and Wednesday, June 5th (3:30-6pm).  During the registration process, students will be emailed a link to sign up for a 15-minute time slot on one of the above days. Students who are unable to attend in person on these dates can make arrangements to audition on an alternate date, or send in an audition video.

Final performance:
June 27th at 6:30pm

Please note:
* Students must bring snacks, lunch, and a water bottle.
* Tuition includes 2024 OCCA Shakespeare Camp T-Shirt.

Final performance day schedule (June 27th):
* Camp begins at the usual time (9am)
* A pizza party is held between camp and performance
* Performance begins at 6:30pm

Camp leaders:
Milo Graamans, Camp Director
Danika Simon, Camp Assistant

* SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION: The deadline to apply for scholarships has passed.


About Milo Graamans, director:
Milo has been a part of Shakespeare Camps since 2012, first as a participant, then as an assistant, and now as its esteemed director. Milo is also active in Shakespeare productions with Red Octopus Theatre Company, directing “The Two Noble Kinsmen” (2018) and “Coriolanus” (2023), as well as acting in “The Taming of the Shrew” (2015) and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (2018). His original musical, “She Loves Me Not”, was presented by Porthole Players in 2014 and 2019; and his singer-songwriter album, “A Reason to Change”, was released in 2022.


Newport Performing Arts Center

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