Puppets in a Box

A Four Day Camp for Ages 9 and up


Shelley and Alan King of Puppeteria are combining their talents to offer "PUPPETS IN A BOX" - a 4 day workshop from 10 am to 4 pm each day. Your "puppeteer in training" will build:

• a portable wooden rod puppet stage

• 3 one-of-a-kind rod puppets

• hanging scenery backdrops and

• fun & creative props.





The fun doesn’t stop there! The puppets will be brought to life by learning puppetry techniques, writing a script, creating a storyboard and performing for an audience (thats you!).


Our studio is located in a century old home and includes a woodworking shop, and puppet studio. We are ideally situated to access nearby parks for those important outdoor breaks. Healthy snacks will be available each day, but campers will need to bring their own lunch and water bottle.


The cost for this fun filled creative week is $250 (workshop fee) + $25 (materials fee) + $35.75 (HST) for a total of $310.75.


Enrolment is limited to a maximum of 8 participants. For more information or to arrange for your own custom-camp for 4 to 8 campers, please contact us at 705-874-7258 or by email at shelley@puppeteria.ca.







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For Kids


Forest Theatre Camp


Puppeteria is partnering with Jumping Mouse Outdoor School to bring you an encore of the critically acclaimed Forest Theatre Camp! Join us for a week of dramatic, vibrant performative exploration and inspiration inside “The Wall of Green”. We'll be spending part of our day outside in marshes, fields, creeks, and dens; the other part will be spent indoors transforming into our own Magical Someones with storytelling, masks, songs, puppets, laughter, costumes, and imagination.


There are so many stories to observe in the tracks left in the mud, in the gurgling song of the creek, in the mysteries of the crow's flight. Come unravel them at Forest Theatre Camp!


FOREST THEATRE CAMP for 4 to 6 year olds

at the Scottish Canadian Club building, 


July 3 - 7, 2017 - 9am to 3:30pm

The cost for this fun filled camp is $275 + HST


FOREST THEATRE CAMP for 7-13yr olds

Peterborough (exact location to be announced)


July 24 - 28, 2017 - 9am to 5pm

The cost for this fun filled camp is $300 + HST



Please contact info@jumpingmouseprograms.org to ask about our scholarship programs and to REGISTER. You can check out the Jumping Mouse Education website at www.jumpingmouseprograms.org.


Totally True Testimonials from 2016:

"Wow. Just... wow." - a passerby, noticing our dragon dance through the park.

"I didn't even recognize my kids!" - a parent, nervously taking home a gaggle of masked






Birthday Puppet Show & Sock Puppet Workshop


“The Magic Triple Mooner Surprise” is a totally original puppet show that includes a oneof- a-kind hand-made puppet for the birthday child! This fun adventure story uses rod puppets, a hand puppet, glove puppet, finger puppet, an artful cranky and birthday magic for a puppet show like no other.



The fun doesn’t stop there! Immediately following the puppet show, is a puppet making workshop for the birthday child and guests! All materials are provided and there is no need to provide “goody bags” since everyone will have an original sock puppet to take home!


Performance Time - 20 minutes

Set-up & Take-down Time - 20 minutes

Puppet Making Workshop Time (including clean-up) - approximately 60 minutes

Cost: $100. + $10. per participant (in Peterborough) + HST (13%)

* If you live more than 30 km outside of Peterborough, please add an additional

$ .30 per km. + HST (13%) to cover travel expenses.


For more information or to book your special Birthday Puppet Show & Sock Puppet Workshop, please contact Shelley at 705-874-7258 or email shelley@puppeteria.ca.









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