Santa Camp has education as the main focus, but additional group and individual activities contribute to a unique, memorable weekend of learning, camaraderie and fun. Recapture your youthful joy with a trip to summer camp — without the tents, campfire meals, and rustic facilities. The conference center provides hotel-like rooms, full meal service and modern amenities.
Santa Camp – A School for Santa, Mrs. Claus & the Elves, is offered by the New England Santa Academy and is taught by New England Santa Society members. The event will run Friday noon to Sunday afternoon. The program is open to anyone 21 years old and over who portrays or is interested in becoming Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Elf or other holiday character.
Santa Camp 2023 offers four separate programs:
COMPREHENSIVE COURSE: Preparing for the Sleigh: This extensive course is for the new and experienced Santa and Mrs. Claus. It covers everything from creating the character, performance techniques, marketing your services and much more.
ADVANCED Mrs. Claus and Helpers Workshop: A full weekend program of lessons & activities for Mrs. Claus and helpers. The lessons will explore ways Mrs. Claus and others can operate as independent performers as well as with a partner. In addition to developing new skills, the group will share ideas and projects.
ADVANCED WORKSHOP: Knowing Your Audience: This year’s advanced seminar will focus on various special audiences Santa, Mrs. Claus and holiday performers often encounter. In addition to providing information on and suggestions for the various groups and settings, participants will share their own experiences and strategies.
*NEW* ADVANCED Performance Workshop: Practice, refine, and perfect your performance as Santa, Mrs. Claus, or a Claus Couple. Three distinct days: Performing solo, Performing as a Claus Couple, and Perfecting Your Backstory. Learn skills, practice and make them your own, and then perform for feedback from your peers.
ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
The program fee includes all seven meals (Friday lunch to Sunday lunch), two nights lodging (double occupancy) and program fees and materials. In order to maximize the number of people who can attend, individuals are asked to share a room if at all possible.