Performing Arts Intensive

Build Confidence on the Stage

Participants will spend two weeks (one week option available) mastering skills as they relate to dancing, acting, and technical theater. Participants will choose between a track that combines both Dance and Theatre courses, or they can focus on just Dance or just Theatre for the entirety of the two weeks. This 2-week intensive will culminate with a participant performance featuring both dance acts and theatre scenes.

Dancers will learn different movement styles and experience a range of multiple classes from ballet and contemporary to improvisation, yoga, and choreography. Expert instruction combined with creative and innovative workshops will ensure that dancers will leave Mercersburg’s state-of-the-art Burgin Center with a renewed passion for dance.

2020 Dates:
1 Week : July 19-24
2 Weeks: July 19-31

Open To:
Ages 11–16, coed

Early-Bird Tuition:

1-Week Tuition:
Residential: $875
Commuter: $700
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2-Week Tuition:
Residential: $1,620
Commuter: $1,220

1-Week Tuition:
Residential: $975
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Commuter: $725

2-Week Tuition:
Residential: $1,800
Commuter: $1,400


What to Expect

Participants will gain skills in improvisation, stage presence, body movement, vocal techniques, character developments, ensemble work, and problem-solving. Actors will also be exposed to the technical elements of lighting, sound, make-up and costume design.








Living at Camp

This is overnight camping?

Attendees live in a modern, air-conditioned dormitory with with 2-4 participants per room. Carpeted hallways lead to tiled bathrooms, with showers that have privacy curtains.

Bring your trunk and personal necessities, and you are set for dorm life, Mercersburg style.

Counselors live in adjacent rooms and our open-door policy ensures comfort and safety for every attendee. An emphasis on respect, courtesy, cooperation, and consideration enables campers to live and thrive with others to make dorm life enjoyable for all.

Weekend Stayover 

A weekend stayover option is available for the weekends in between sessions for campers who enroll in multiple sessions of camp. The cost of this weekend is $250. The weekend stayover is not an opportunity for participants to arrive early for the program. We prefer that participants arrive on the advertised start date of the program.


Financial Assistance

Our financial assistance provides students displaying strong desire, high merit, and financial need the opportunity to attend our programs. Download the Financial Assistance Checklist and Application along with your registration. Contact our office if you have any questions via email or phone.