Co-ed theatre camp maine, NH acting camp, performing arts summer camp on Crescent Lake in Maine, drawing campers from Seacoast NH, Maine, New England. Performing Arts Summer Camp in Maine offers a traditional experience at camp agawam that teaches positive life and leadership skills, acting, music, performance skills, musical theatre, dance, creative writing, film making, creative arts, water sports and more.

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243 Days to CCS at Agawam 2018!
183 Days to CCS Maui 2018!

meet our camp centerstage staff!

staff directors

* indicates those who are also cabin counselors

kathy fink, music director

kathy finkKathy has worked at many area theaters, serving as both pianist and musical director. She teaches all levels & styles of piano, leads the Fourth Street Jazz Choir, and serves as musical director for St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Dover, NH. Kathy has a BA in Piano Performance and an MA in Music History from UNH. Kathy has also worked as pianist and musical director at the Bell Center, Hackmatack Playhouse, SRT, Prescott Park, the Palace Theatre, the Firehouse Center, Maui on Stage, the American Stage Festival, Garrison Players, Rochester Opera House, and many more. In addition to her theatre work, Kathy has accompanied soloists, community choirs, and chamber music groups, and performs for weddings, parties, funerals, recitals and recording sessions. Kathy lives in Dover, NH with her husband Greg, her son Gabe, and her beagle Cookie. For more information visit

Adele Jones, Dance Director *

Adele JonesAdele has been dancing and performing her entire life. She took her first tap class when she was 3 and started performing in theater when she was 6. Adele became interested in choreography and teaching in high school, and continued studying these interests at UNH, where she graduated with a double-major in Theatre: Dance and Psychology. Adele now works as a choreographer and teacher for local children's theatrical productions, and as a choreographer and dancer for professional theaters around the seacoast. Her passions lie equally with dancing and working with children, and she is so excited to be able to combine those here for her 5th year at CCS!

Matthew McDougal, Acting Director *

Matthew McDougalThis is Matt's 4th year as a counselor at CCS, and he is incredibly excited to return to the program! With a BA in Theatre Arts from Keene State College '15, he has been acting in school and community productions at almost every opportunity. He has showcased scene work and toured a production of Equus (which was honored with four awards at the national level) at the Region 1 Kennedy Center for American College Theatre Festival, presented at multiple conferences across the country on the topic of The Actor's Process, and performed in a production of the Pulitzer Prize winning one-man show I Am My Own Wife. He can't wait to return to camp this summer to reconnect with old faces and meet exciting new ones!

shay willard, Media Director and CIT Mentor *

shay willardShay is very excited to be returning for his 8th year at Camp Center Stage! He is a recent M.F.A. recipient from Ohio University, and runs a video production company (named for Crescent Lake!) out of New Hampshire. Shay studied television production at Ithaca College, spent some time in the commercial industry in LA and edited reality TV in Denver. He can't wait to write another song with his cabin for the talent show!

Meghann Beauchamp, LIT Program Director

Meghann BeauchampMeghann Beauchamp is a Michigan native who holds a BA in Theatre from Ohio Wesleyan University. A performer, technical director and designer, Meghann relishes the variety and creativity of life in the theatre. For the last ten years, Meghann has been the director of the NH Theatre Project's Junior Youth Repertory Company; an artist-in-residence at New Hampshire and Maine schools; and a staff member at various day and overnight summer theatre camps in the area. Meghann has served as a director, actress, vocalist, technical director, production manager, stage manager, carpenter, properties master, electrician and/or set & lighting designer for production companies and theatre artists throughout the Seacoast, including NHTP, The Music Hall, Ogunquit Playhouse and Seacoast Repertory Theatre. Meghann's true passion lies in the self-discovery and awareness that one can gain at any age through the process of theatre!

Rebecca Rudolf, CIT Mentor *

Rebecca RudolfBecky holds a degree in Musical Theatre from Plymouth State University. She currently lives in Portsmouth, NH and spends her time working in special education, having adventures with the after school group, Planet Rangers, and performing on the many stages of the seacoast! Recent credits include Rhonda in the 'Sharp Dressed Men Trilogy,' Sonny in 'Uncle Vanya in Maine,' Alto/Ensemble in 'Sweeney Todd,' Maguerite/Morgan in 'Cape May,' Edith in 'Blithe Spirit,' Callie in 'Stop Kiss,' June in 'Chicago' and Pam in 'The Full Monty.' She loves candy, summer camp, dressing up, knitting, and ice cream.

Brett Marynn Wulfson, Photographer and Yoga Mentor

Brett Marynn WulfsonReturning for her 5th year at Camp CenterStage Agawam (and 4th year for CCS Maui), Brett loves to work with youth! She loves to help others express themselves through music, movement, creativity and self-exploration. Brett specializes in teaching photography (she's the Creative Director/Head Photographer for Wulf Pack Creative Team), is a certified yoga instructor, and is always there when you need somebody to talk with.

cabin counselors

Additional CCS Counselors will be added as the summer gets closer.

** indicates our ccs lifeguards

Cori Thomson

Cori ThomsonCori is a Certified Professional Medical Coder and a current manager for a New England based company. She has worked on the technical crew for local productions and volunteered her time as an usher. She brings a wealth of knowledge from her years as a Boy Scout and volunteer for her old troop. With her summers spent on the rivers and lakes of New Hampshire and Maine, she is experienced with canoeing and kayaking as well as the more rustic way of camping. Cori is proud to have been a part of CCS since the beginning and is delighted to take part in the next year of this amazing experience!

Haylie Warren **

Haylie WarrenThis will be Haylie's 3rd year at CCS, serving as one of our 4 Lifeguards and licensed EMT. Haylie got her start in theatre as a sophomore in high school with Fiddler on the Roof. Since then she has been in a few shows, but spending time stage managing, set design, and everything in between. Her favorites have been portraying "Rebecca Nurse" in The Crucible, and designing lights for Hamlet at UH Manoa. Haylie is thrilled to be the camp lifeguard again this summer and can not wait to be back at Agawam!

Kelley Plante

Kelley PlanteKelley is very excited to return to CCS for her 3rd year after a few summers away. She's spent the last few years traveling between Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles, pursuing her goals in the music industry. Kelley is an independent, blues-rock singer-songwriter with a heart full of passion for the songwriting craft. Kelley has also studied dance in a variety of styles over the last 18 years, specializing in modern, hip-hop, and tap technique. She's very eager to share her knowledge with the CCS campers this summer and hopes to help her campers reach their creative goals.

Laura Cole

Laura ColeLaura is thrilled to be back at Camp CenterStage Agawam for her third summer. She graduated cum laude from Plymouth State University in 2008 with a BA in Musical Theatre. She then went on to perform at theme parks and theatres across the country. She has toured with Missoula Children's Theatre, directing and performing with youth across the country and beyond. She also toured with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre in their production of MADELINE AND THE BAD HAT as Miss Clavel. She currently lives on Maui and continues to provide childcare for families visiting the islands, and will also be teaching theatre sessions at a private school this summer. She had the opportunity to work at CCS Maui last summer, and is excited to be a part of an amazing camp family in Maine this summer!

Kalen Willits **

Kalen WillitsKalen has been living in Maui for 11 years and is studying music at the University of Hawaii-Maui. He began studying vocals and performing as an actor in musical theater with Maui Onstage at the Iao Theater, debuting as Roger in Jonathan Larson's Rent. He has worked as a stage hand at the Maui Arts And Cultural Center, and currently works as an intern in the music department for Maui Preparatory Academy, and at Lahaina Music, where he teaches guitar and ukulele. Kalen also enjoys playing electric guitar in his own rock bands!

Kayla Murphy **

Kayla MurphyKayla Murphy is going into her sophomore year at SUNY Oswego as a Broadcasting and Communications Major. She has been involved with the stage since age 5. She has been involved in theater through her school, community and professional productions and has played roles such as 'Sandy' in Grease, 'Little Sally' in Urinetown and 'Velma Kelly' in Chicago. This will be her 7th summer with CCS. This is Kayla's Second year as a Counselor / Lifeguard and she could not be more excited! She is ready to have another amazing summer at CCS Agawam!

Erin McGillicuddy

Erin McGillicuddyThe first year of Camp Centerstage Erin started out as a camper, and has been with CCS a every year since. Erin spend 3 wonderful summers as a camper, and the 4th she completed the counselor in training program. Then last summer Erin was selected a an LIT, and completed the leadership in training program. Now in her 6th year at CCS, Erin is ready the next step into a counselor position - she is excited and ready to go!!

Roxi Nelson

Roxi NelsonRoxi is a fun loving theater lover. She has provided leadership in a variety of youth programs but has found her home with CCS. Looking forward to her first ever trip to Maine, Roxi was born and raised on Maui and is fluent in the Hawaiian language. She has a passion for art and crafts and has been known to start impromptu knitting groups. Some shows she has been in includes Legally Blonde, Elf, and Annie Get Your Gun. She loves teaching children of all ages and is looking forward to what is to come.

Drew Masse

Drew MasseDrew is so excited to join the CCS team as a counselor this year. He has been a part of the camp's CIT program for the past two years, and has loved every second of it. Drew started performing in local theatre at nine years old, and has since then been non-stop involved in the performing arts community. He has competed as a finalist in Maine's Got Talent, received acting awards for his performances in the Maine One Act Competition and the New England Theatre Conference, and has even performed Off-Broadway. Drew begins school at USM as a Musical Theatre major in the fall. He can't wait to share his love of the arts with the campers!

senior staff

alexis dascoulias, founder / camp director

alexis and steven dascouliasAlexis holds a BA in theater education and has over 20 years experience as a teacher, director, camp director and producer. Alexis is the Executive Director for Maui OnStage at the Iao Theater where she recently played Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, directed Inherit the Wind ELF the musical, La Cage aux Folles, The Wizard of Oz and James and the Giant Peach. She was the Head of the Drama Department at Dover High School (NH) from 1995-2002 and the Education Director / Executive Director for Seacoast Repertory Theater in Portsmouth, NH before moving to Maui. She served as the Drama Club Director for Kamehameha Maui High School for two years and has been a guest teacher at the Hawaii State STEM conference for six years. She is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Kahului.. Alexis and husband, Steven, co-founded Camp CenterStage, LLC eight years ago and are thrilled to host camps from Maine to Maui!

steven dascoulias, founder / Counselor Mentor

Steven has over 25 years experience as a professional actor/singer, voice instructor, director and music director. Steven has taught music at Waihee Elementary School and the after school drama program at Maui Weana Intermediate School. New England audiences saw him as Javert in Les Miserables at Hackmatack Playhouse, where he will be playing Lawrence in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Maui audiences have seen him in Annie Get Your Gun, The Producers, South Pacific, The King and I and La Cage aux Folles. On Sunday mornings, he can frequently be found playing piano at St Theresa Church in Kihei. Steven and Alexis are co-founders of Camp CenterStage, LLC and are celebrating its eighth anniversary!

jeffrey elwood, assistant camp director

jeffrey elwoodJeffrey returns for his 15th year at Agawam, and brings with him a diverse background working with young people in the areas of music, theatre and sports. A resident of Portsmouth and a graduate of SUNY, he's spent half his life involved in youth theatre around the NH Seacoast, including serving as a director at summer camps. Jeffrey was one of the founders of Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy, and is the Director of several local theatre and school theatre programs. His passion is to encourage young people to identify their gifts and passion and reach their potential. He enjoys playing the drums, coaching soccer & softball, and is looking forward to his 15th year as a summer Camp Director!

camp nurse imagecarla murphy, RN camp nurse

carla murphyCarla has been a registered nurse for over 25 years, and is proud to say she has been with Camp CenterStage since it started - and it's her 12th year at Agawam! Carla enjoys working with the campers, mending their bumps and bruises and encouraging them to try new things at camp. She really enjoys seeing all the campers on stage, and enjoying themselves at the waterfront!

Katie Kachejian, Outreach Coordinator

Katie KachejianKatie is thrilled to be joining the phenomenal staff of CCS for her 3rd year of summer camp adventures. Katie was born and raised in NH and graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelors degree in Performing Arts. Katie now lives in Hoboken, New Jersey with her fiance and looks forward to spending two weeks every summer back in New England! Katie has been on stage since the age of nine and has worked in regional theatres all over the East Coast. She also spent a year of her life travelling across the United States in pigtails as Laura in the National Tour of Laura Ingalls Wilder. She has been working at various theatre camps for over a decade now and has loved every second of it, being a camp counselor is something that Katie truly believes she was born to do. She looks forward to seeing you all in August!

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The mission of Camp Centerstage, a performing arts camp maine, is achieving excellence through the arts by being a premier NH acting camp, a maine performing arts camp, and nh theatre camp, while guiding campers to explore and share their gifts of music, acting, arts, and friendship. As a premier acting camp NH, we offer Masterclasses, Music, dance, theater, writing and arts curriculum, daily workshops, piano/keyboard studio, Media and film studio, Camper and staff talent shows, Arts and Crafts, sports and group activities, Movie night, theme dances, Off-campus field trips, Daily swimming and waterfront opportunities. Join the Camp CenterStage Email List and stay up on the latest theatre camp NH activities.