Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CCS Awards 2010 Scholarships

June 18, 2010
Portsmouth, NH

We've just completed the challenging process of reviewing and awarding scholarships for Camp CenterStage's 2010 summer session. Part of our mission is to ensure that any camper who has a desire to attend Camp CenterStage is able to do so; and we also recognize that these are tough economic times for many families. With the help of some very generous donations, we are able to award scholarships in an amount that is more than twice the originally intended dollar value. We are thankful for the support from the Cathy Allen and Jonathan Allen memorial funds, provided by the Allen family.

"We joyfully accept this award; Thank you for answering our prayers and for making a dream come true."

"We greatly appreciated the scholarship that has been awarded to us. Your care and concern in helping the campers to come and participate is exceptional; I'm sure Centerstage will be a rewarding experience for all."

CCS welcomes aboard Victoria Ernst!

Camp CenterStage is excited to welcome aboard Victoria Ernst to our staff! Tori has been actively involved in theatre and the performing arts for several years. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. In 2008, Tori attended the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts where she studied theatre. PGSA gave her a new appreciation for the connection all the arts have with each other. Tori is also a big yoga fan and loves to be active. She is honored and overwhelmingly excited to be a new member of Camp CenterStage, and can't wait to share her love for acting, singing, and performing arts with the campers at CCS!


CCS "Studio" Signups Begin

June 8, 2010
Portsmouth, NH

This week, CCS camper's will be receiving their 2010 "Studio Signup Forms". "Studios" are classes that campers will participate in every day while at camp; this signup process helps us to place our campers in one of their favorite camp "Studio" classes. Campers will be selecting from offerings such as "Musical Theatre", "Theatre Dance", "Acting/Improvisation", "Arts & Crafts", and "Creative Writing/Photography". As one of its goals, the "Creative Writing" studio will be creating the "CCS Chronicle", a keepsake/yearbook that all campers will receive after camp!


CCS welcomes aboard Chrissy Albanese!

Camp CenterStage is excited to welcome aboard Chrissy Albanese to our staff! Chrissy is currently a student at New York University in NYC studying musical theater at the CAP21 program. When not at school, Chrissy lives here in Maine, where she has been involved in theater for many years. Last summer she worked at the Ogunquit Playhouse and is now at the Arundel Barn Playhouse in "The Producers." Chrissy is looking forward to not only teaching at Camp CenterStage, but also learning more about why she loves theater, how it can bring people together, and how it can open up all kinds of wonderful, surprising possibilities!