The Funnery Camp Moves to Highland Center

GREENSBORO – Peter Gould’s Shakespeare camp, “Get Thee to the Funnery,” will be held this summer outdoors under the big tent at the Highland Center for the Arts (HCA).

The Funnery is a physically and mentally demanding program that has taken place the first two weeks of August for more than twenty years. It’s a day camp for anyone aged 12 to 20, and scholarships are always available.

“It’s a theater day camp,” Gould says, “a community-building experience for all, and more important than ever this year as we all come crawling out of our shells!”

Camp begins on Monday morning August 2 and will top off with at least one final public-but-safely-spaced performance in the late afternoon of Friday, August 13 at HCA.

The study of this summer’s play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” will also focus on climate change, a crisis that Vermont Humanities calls “an escalating, perhaps uncontrollable catastrophe in the making.” Campers and staff will find out what Shakespeare wrote about that 400 years ago.

Gould says the camp has been supported decades by the Craftsbury, Greensboro, and Hardwick communities. The camp is also supported by Vermont Humanities, the Vermont Council on the Arts, the Craftsbury Community Fund, and the Northeast Kingdom Fund Camp information at gettheetothefunnery.com, at (802) 257-4844. or via email at petergouldvt@gmail.com.