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Summer 2024 Camp registration

Home BAAYse Camps

A variety of visual and performing arts camps for ages 3.5-17, hosted at BAAY’s downtown campus. Theatre, dance, music, art, and more!

Session 1: June 24 – July 5 (See PDF schedule)
Session 2: July 8-19 (See PDF schedule)
See all Home BAAYse visual schedules here.

Three different spaces at BAAY will be used for camps; location is noted on each camp’s page. “BAAY Campus” is simply our main building at 1059 N State St, with the usual entrance via the ramp on Maple St.

Defying Gravity at MBT

A Wicked inspired musical theatre camp for ages 13-14 held at the historic Mount Baker Theatre!
Dates: July 22-26

Camp LarraBAAY

Two weeks of outdoor musical theatre fun for ages 9-12 at Larrabee State Park!
Dates: July 22-26 and July 29 – August 2

State Street Theatre Company

An advanced musical theatre production course for ages 15-18, SSTC’s 2024 production is the iconic Broadway musical, Cats
Rehearsals/Tech: August 5-22 (plus a few group rehearsals in July)
Performances: August 23-24

For Ages 15-18

SSTC Presents: Cats 7/22 - 9/1


For summer camp FAQs, scroll down this page. To learn more about our Theatre program, our policies, our current calendar, and about our scholarships and specials, please scroll down or visit our main Theatre page.

Because of the generosity of our community of donors and sponsors, BAAY has never turned away a child for financial reasons from our Theatre or EduArts programs. We want all children to have equal access to the arts, and we can offer this financial aid because of our amazing donors. Give your gift here today and be a champion of the arts for youth!

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to families in need. Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information about the partial and full tuition support we offer, as well as barter and payment plan options.

Special Promotions

See our Specials page for discounts on multiple-course registrations, sibling discounts, and special promotions!

Policies and Protocols

See our Policies page for our policies around COVID-19 protocols, Code of Conduct, our teaching philosophies, and more.


Can you tell me more about Home BAAYse summer camp?

Can I sign up for classes and stay the whole day?

YAAY! You can sign up for as many or as few classes as you would like! If there is a long gap between your classes, you will have to leave the building and come back in time for your next one.

What’s this camp called, again?

Home BAAYse, pronounced like “home base” but isn’t it fun to be punny? We want everyone to feel they belong at BAAY and feel at home…so…Home BAAYse. Get it?

Do you offer discounts for signing up for multiple classes or for siblings?

Yes – see our Specials page for discount codes!

What about lunch and snacks, if I am at BAAY for a long time?

If you plan to be at BAAY for a long time, please bring enough food and water to get you through, and please clean up after yourself. 

Are all the ages and classes going to be in the same space?

During camp there will be three active learning spaces being utilized within our building: the upstairs costuming studio, the State Street Studio space, and the main theatre.

What if I am not quite in the age range of the class I want to take?

Please email the instructor to ask if there is flexibility on enrollment in the class. 

What safety measures are in place?

See more about our pandemic protocols and policies here.

What about face masks?

As of right now, masks are optional in Washington state. We will continue to follow public health regulations, and update guidelines as they are released.

What if I need financial assistance?

Check the Specials page for multiple-course discounts, or the Financial Aid page for information about receiving partial or full tuition aid – everyone belongs at BAAY! We are a nonprofit organization and rely on donor funding, and we are committed to creating equity so that we can continue our work to be inclusive and diverse.  In our eighteen years of operations, we have never turned away a student due to financial barriers.

What if I have a question that isn’t answered here?

Email the individual instructor (contact information is on each course page) or just email our office at

What if I need financial assistance or a payment plan?

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn about tuition support or payment plans. Everyone belongs at BAAY! We are a nonprofit organization and rely on donor funding, and we are committed to creating equity so that we can continue our work to be inclusive and diverse. Since its founding in 2006, BAAY has never turned a child away from its Theatre or EduArts programs for financial reasons.

How does casting work?

All students will receive a part in BAAY productions and no one is cut after auditions. Our team does their best to make sure all kids have an opportunity to shine in a role in which they can feel both supported and challenged.

Since its founding in 2006, BAAY has never turned a child away from its Theatre or EduArts programs for financial reasons.

Do you offer discounts for siblings or multiple-course registrations?

While we are a 501(c)(3)nonprofit theatre reliant on donations, we also value equity and accessibility, and we love serving families and getting to know students in multiple classes, and we know that can add up.

See our Specials page for special promotions and discounts. See our Financial Aid page for financial assistance.

What if I prefer not to pay online?

Complete the online registration form for your chosen program and select “pay later” at checkout. This will reserve your child a spot in the course. Tuition checks (made out to “BAAY”) can be dropped in the payment box outside our office or mailed to: 1059 N State St Bellingham, WA 98225.

Please email us with any questions or to discuss alternative payment options.

What are your COVID-19 protocols?