Tripp Lake Camp Theatre Camp Guide
Whatever interests you – sports, theatre, dance, the arts or just great times with great friends – you will find it at Tripp Lake! Tripp Lake Camp is located on 260 acres of manicured fields nestled among majestic evergreens. It is the only camp situated on beautiful Tripp Lake – the inspiration for many a camp song written over the past 100 years.
Campers love to participate in our Theatre Program in Tripp Lake’s own theatre, “Over the Wall” (OTW). Campers have many opportunities to perform and work in the theatre, onstage and off. Each age group, as well as our staff, puts on a show for the rest of the camp during the summer. There is also a camper talent show and a staff talent show for those who wish to take center stage and perform something special for everyone.
The theatre program caters to the budding actress or the more casual participant, as well as girls who are interested in learning set construction, lights, make-up or costumes.
In many ways, Over the Wall is the emotional heart of camp, and campers and counselors look forward to the special evenings there. OTW is one of the oldest buildings at camp. Like generations of TLCers since the early days of camp, before every performance at OTW, the girls sing camp songs written by campers throughout Tripp Lake’s long history, as well other songs that have been sung during past Sing Songs. The newest campers learn the songs sung through the ages, and develop an understanding of the strong connection of Tripp Lakers past and present to the camp and each other.
The idyllic landscape serves as a backdrop for a diverse program and enduring traditions. There are several hallmarks of the TLC experience. One is a structured, well-rounded program that grows as a girl does. Tripp Lake caters both to the young novice and the experienced camper who is already highly skilled in an area of endeavor. Another is the Spirit of Tripp Lake. The fields and grounds of Tripp Lake reverberate with the sounds of cheering, laughter and song. Tripp Lake’s structure of team games and activities throughout the summer means the lessons and bonds of teamwork, support, sportsmanship and perseverance are reinforced daily.