You’re invited.

Parents and siblings, families and friends: you finally get the chance to see the fruits of our labor when you see your camper strut and fret an hour upon the Blackfriars Playhouse Stage. Three weeks of hard work, big choices, admirable failures, and surprising successes culminate with the Final Performance Festival at each session’s end.

2017 Session 1 Performance Festival: July 9, 2017
2017 Session 2 Performance Festival: August 6, 2017

The Play’s (not) the (only) Thing

The Final Performance Festival is more than just the sum of its shows. Camper families are also invited to kick off the festivities with Sunday brunch at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel before joining the crowds of adoring fans and friends for the performances in the Blackfriars Playhouse.

During the one-hour lunch break, feel free to grab a bite at any of Staunton’s fabulous downtown dining establishments. Or, streamline that process by pre-ordering boxed lunches from the Baja Bean to enjoy during the lunch break.

Do not order a boxed lunch for your camper — we will feed them — or make plans to meet up with your camper during the lunch break. They’ll be hard at work, and not permitted to leave the Playhouse between shows.

When the curtain calls have ended, group photos have been taken, and the Playhouse is all packed up, friends and family will reunite with their campers at the Celebration Picnic hosted by MBU.

To pre-order lunches and to RSVP for the complimentary brunch and the picnic, please fill out the Festival RSVP & Order Form.

Eat, drink, and be merry. Celebrate the experience, the unexpected lessons learned and the incredible accomplishments made together over the course of the camp journey. Celebrate them together, with all of your families. No matter how many you had when when you arrived in Staunton three weeks ago, you’ll have a brand new family to add to the list before you leave — you camp family.


For they who come with thee to camp shall be thy family, be they never so distant, these days will strengthen thine affections.

2017 Session 2 Performance Festival Schedule

Sunday, August 6

10:00 am – Welcome Brunch at Stonewall Jackson

Complimentary and open to immediate family (RSVP required)

11:15 am – Doors open at the Blackfriars Playhouse 

Admission is free and open to the public.
Seating is first-come, first-served.

11:45 am – Love’s Labour’s Lost

12:45 pm – Lunch Break (1 hour)

Pick up preordered lunches in upstairs lobby.
Additional lunches will not be available for sale on the day of the Festival.
Campers are not permitted to leave the Playhouse.

1:45 pm – King Lear

2:45 pm – Coffee Break (15 minutes)

Complimentary coffee served in the upstairs lobby.
Feel free to step outside and stretch your legs or visit By & By.
Don’t go too far! The final show will begin promptly regardless of your attendance.

3:00 pm – The Knight of the Burning Pestle

4:00 pm – Strike and Photos

Photo session on the Playhouse stage: group photos of each cast and an all-camp photo.
Parents are welcome to stay and take pictures as well; if you decide to do so, please stand behind the official photographer and do not use your flash.

4:45 pm – Celebration Picnic

Held on Mary Baldwin University’s campus in the Hunt West Dining Hall
Complimentary to friends and family (RSVP required)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Camper Check Out

‘Til next summer! We’ll miss you.