Experience all the wonders of acting, drama and performance in Theatre Camp.


Theatre Campers begin each day with a warm up and game. Mornings are spent learning choreography, music, and scenes with a break for snack mid-way. After lunch, campers have free-play outside. Our camp has weekly themes and each afternoon we enjoy a fun activity relating to that theme. Our day ends with a rehearsal to review our progress.


Grades 2–8

The story of the Ugly Duckling comes to life as you’ve never heard it before, in a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Ugly finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters, and finds out being different isn’t a bad a thing to be. Students will sing, dance, act, and “HONK!” their way to an amazing performance, featuring full lighting, costumes, and sets.


Weeks 3-4 » July 2-July 13
Performances July 14 and 15

Full Day: 9:00am–4:00pm

2-Week Session Cost: $563 Member / $700 Non-Member


Grades 2–8

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on our stage! Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family, while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. When Troy and Gabriella decide to audition for the school musical, they upset the “status quo,” but they also open the door for other students to shine as well. This production will be fun for the whole family! With a large cast size and fan-favorite musical numbers, we’re “all in this together” as we sing, dance, act, and charm our way into the hearts of our audiences. This production will feature full costumes, lighting, sets, and a live band!


Weeks 6-8 » July 23-August 10
Performances August 11 and 12

Full Day: 9:00am–4:00pm

3-Week Session Cost: $798 Member / $860 Non-Member


Performing Arts Director Heather Utsler-Smith is proud to be celebrating 6 years, and 60 productions with the Hockomock Area YMCA! She holds a BA with dual specializations in Acting/Directing and Youth Theatre/Puppetry from Bowling Green State University, and has taught for such companies as the Pierce Players in Milton, and the Contemporary American Theatre Company in Columbus, Ohio. Heather looks forward to another great summer of song, dance, and silliness with fantastic campers.

Heather Utsler-Smith

Heather Utsler-Smith

HOCKOMOCK AREA YMCA Mansfield Arts & Education Center
40 Balcom Street
Mansfield, MA 02048

Performing Arts Director: Heather Utsler-Smith

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