Experience Maine, theater training and performance, and a lifelong community of friends and fellow artists.
2020 was an especially challenging year and the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to change and grow in countless ways. While we hope that many things about our 2021 program will look and feel like they have in previous summers, we assure you that we are using this year to inform our protocols so that we can safely operate Ghostlight Theater Camp in a way that allows our campers to thrive at camp in 2021.
Here are some of the things we anticipate for 2021:
• Required pre-travel quarantine for all staff and campers
• Required pre-travel COVID-19 test either via overnight delivery through us or independently by each family.
• Required testing during the first week on-site at camp.
• Required masks and cabin/small-group cohorts, at least while we confirm that everyone has safely arrived and has tested negative.
• Outdoor banquet-tented dining.
• Continuing to move activities and rehearsals outdoors as much as possible.
• Evaluating and considering changes to our policies and practices regarding staff leaving camp, camper trips off-camp, visitors, etc.
We will continue to consult with our health professionals and the American Camp Association throughout the leadup to camp. In addition to three nurses on-site, we are also fortunate to have a consulting physician who is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Boston.
We have benefited from working closely with three camps that successfully ran in-person overnight programs (COVID-free) in 2020 and we've learned a great deal about their operations. We are confident about our 2021 plans, but we're also flexible and will continue to evaluate and update our procedures while maintaining timely and appropriate communication with families. In addition to three nurses on-site, we are fortunate to have a consulting physician who is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Boston.
One thing is clear - kids need camp more than ever. COVID and its many restrictions have taken a toll on our children’s emotional well-being. We know that the enriching experience of Ghostlight Theater Camp will help replenish the social connections, creativity, and just plain fun that they have sorely missed. We, too, have missed our camp family and we can’t wait to see them again in Summer 2021!
At Ghostlight Theater Camp we pride ourselves on building ensemble and community. Over the course of a three week session, or potentially a six week full summer, campers participate in theater and arts classes, activities and games, and productions of shows which are presented at the end of each session for an invited audience of family and friends. Campers have many opportunities to engage with various groups in both cabin activities, camp wide activities and smaller groups. Our focus is on the whole camper, enriching and encouraging their passions and interests through the lens of our camp community.
New in 2020! Emerging Artists Program for younger campers!
A ten day program specially designed for first year campers ages 9-11, the Emerging Artists program offers the opportunity to experience Ghostlight’s classes and activities alongside our full session campers, while also exploring the world of theater in events designed just for them! This new program provides the opportunity for first time campers to grow into our three- and six-week programs gradually.
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis None
Outdoor Activities Hiking
Performing Arts General Performing Arts Dance Drama Music
Water Sports Recreational Swimming
Arts and Crafts General Arts and Crafts
Miscellaneous Leadership Skills
Location & Contact
Camp Address 7 Camp Eastwood Circle
Oakland ME, 04963 United States
207-465-3695 (tel.) 201-444-7933 (fax.)
Winter Address PO Box 564
Brunswick, ME, 04011 United States