Advice To The Players Welcomes New Leaders for Summer Shakespeare Camps‬‬

Advice To The Players, the Sandwich, NH based Shakespeare company, has now opened registration for the 2015 season of their popular drama summer camps. The day camps offer a wide range of ages the opportunity to participate in theater and improv games and develop performance skills, while enjoying the outdoors in Sandwich, NH.

Advice To The Players has been providing Sandwich, NH area children and teens with an opportunity to experience theater, Shakespeare, and the great outdoors for over ten years. This year’s camps bring a talented troupe of performers and teachers to the region to direct the programs. Whether it’s one of the Shakesperience camp programs or the Young Players Practicum, there is something for everyone!

The youngest camp participants will be taught by experienced elementary and Waldorf teacher Jennifer Kampsnider. Jennifer will combine active play with stories, poetry, games, and more to expose children ages 5 to 7 to theater. Her decades of experience as an elementary teacher make her more than prepared to bring theater to a young audience.

Older kids will be taken on an exciting journey through the world of Shakespeare by Pam Schnatterly, an experienced actress and theater educator. Pam will use the Shakespeare play Twelfth Night to teach 8 to 12 year old campers about theater, improvisation, and how to bring characters to life. Pam has been a drama teacher, director, and choreographer in the Boston area, as well as an active actress in the New York and New England theater scene – including many past Advice To The Players and Barnstormer shows.

For 12 to 15 year olds interested in a hands-on, dynamic two weeks of camp, Conor Moroney is ready to wow them! Conor is a Shakespeare and Company trained Teaching Artist who will be showing campers everything from improv and clowning, to exploring Shakespeare’s text – with some stage combat thrown in for good measure! Conor has been a teaching artist for over four years, in addition to acting as Director of Shakespeare and Company’s Fall Festival of Shakespeare, based in Lenox, MA.

For young actors looking to gain experience in a professional production, the Young Players Practicum fits the bill. This four-week program for actors age 13 and up will provide individualized, intensive actor training, culminating in participation in the Advice To The Players main stage production of Twelfth Night. The practicum includes monologue and scene study, stage voice development, text tools for examining Shakespeare’s verse, stage combat, and clown and period dance movement. The practicum is taught by Candace Clift, a Teaching Artist and longtime member of Advice To The Players.

All of the Advice To The Players day camps take place from July 13 – 24, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 12 PM. The Young Players Practicum is a four-week program with limited enrollment. For information email: or call Becca at 986-6253. Sign-up sheets for registration in any camp session are at the website


Young thespians in Advice To The Players’ Shakespeare Drama Camp performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor. For information about all summer Shakespeare opportunities for young people call 986-6253 or visit Photo by Duane Dale Photography

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King Pine & Purity Springs Resort Sponsor Cynthia’s Challenge for Sammy


King Pine Ski Area at Purity Spring Resort is sponsoring the second
Cynthia’s Challenge 24 Hour Ski-A-Thon.

The Ski-A-Thon will take place from 9pm Friday, January 9th through Saturday, January 10th benefitting one of King Pine’s own, Sammy Gillard. We need all the help we can get to raise $45,000 – the cost of a wheelchair accessible vehicle for Sammy. With this vehicle, Sammy’s family will be able to continue to travel with her and provide a much happier and fuller life.

Seven year old Samantha “Sammy” is the daughter of Jenny and Geoff Gillard of Newton, MA. Sammy’s grandfather “Tex” Gillard is a long time ski patroller at King Pine Ski Area and the family have grown up skiing in East Madison. Sammy was diagnosed with Rett syndrome when she was 9 months old. Rett syndrome is a unique developmental disorder caused by mutations on the X chromosome on a gene called MECP2. A rare disease, the incidence of Rett syndrome is about 1 in 10,000 females. The course of Rett syndrome, including the age of onset and severity, varies from child to child. As the syndrome progresses, most children lose purposeful use of their hands and the ability to speak. Other symptoms may include loss of motor skills, breathing and cardiac irregularities, seizures, digestive problems, scoliosis, and tremors.

We are reaching out to the community and area businesses.  We are asking for your help by either registering a team, donating items to help with a raffle or by making a monetary contribution.

Registration is $99 per person and includes dinner, breakfast and lunch, a 24-hr lift ticket, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the event, as well as a customized t-shirt, games and memories to last a lifetime.  Register a team of four and the 5th is free!  Ages 8 and under are also free; we ask that kids get friends and family to sponsor them per ski run. We will provide a form to keep track of sponsors for you.  A slopeside lodging package at King Pine is available through Purity Spring Resort or come prepared with your sleeping bag for the Lodge!

Your participation would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please email

Event Flyer

Event Pledge & Registration Forms

Donate online today!

or donations can be made out to “Cynthia’s Challenge” and mailed to:
King Pine Ski Area
Attn: Marketing
1251 Eaton Road
East Madison, NH 03849