Hershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy & Hershey Gardens Announces Their 7th Gardens Summer Theatre Camp

Hershey Gardens and the Hershey Area Playhouse’s are pleased to offer the popular Gardens Summer Theatre Camp back for its seventh summer! Classes for Grades 4-8 will run July 15-26th from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.


Monday classes will be held at the Hershey Area Playhouse on the campus of Country Meadows - Cherry Drive in Hershey. Classes Tuesday through Friday are held at the Hershey Gardens - 170 Hotel Road in Hershey. 


The camp will culminate with a performance of “Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass” at the amphitheater in The Children’s Garden, an original production of the classic tale written by local playwright Jennifer Feldser. Friends and family will be invited to a lunchtime performance on July 26.  Please register early to reserve a spot as this is a sought-after experience for area students and places fill up within the first two weeks of the lottery opening; we do also offer a waiting list. 


This is a rigorous fast-paced performance camp designed to hone student talent in a fun and supportive environment.  Teachers will emphasize the importance of responsibility and respect for each other as well as the collaborative process of play production.  Respect for others and daily attendance for the full three hours are necessary requirements for the good of the production and for each student to feel comfortable and able to perform their best.  Staff reserves the right to reduce student roles or offer partial refunds if there are attendance or behavior issues. 


For pricing information or to reserve a spot in any of the Playhouse summer performance camps, please go to the website at  Registration opens on March 31st, 2019 and spots are offered on a first come first served basis. 




Hershey Area Playhouse ( is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing residents of the community with an opportunity to participate in the creation and production of a theatrical experience. Since its inception in 1999, Hershey Area Playhouse has staged dozens of productions at numerous venues around the Hershey area. In April 2007, the Playhouse opened its new permanent home, Hershey Area Playhouse at Country Meadows.