Windsock Summer Theatre Camp Welcomes New Camp Directors

Nicholas Deapo and Emma Aldrich Jordan will run Weathervane’s summer theatre day camp.

Production photo of Nick Deapo in Blood Brothers and Emma Aldrich Jordan sitting on ground in front of green man
Nick Deapo in BLOOD BROTHERS and Emma Aldrich Jordan

WHITEFIELD, NH—New Hampshire’s award-winning Weathervane Theatre is pleased to welcome Nicholas Deapo and Emma Aldrich Jordan as Camp Directors for its summer theatre day camp – Windsock.

Nicholas Deapo returns to the Weathervane for his third season. In addition to being a camp director, Nicholas is also Weathervane’s Box Office Manager and a member of the acting company. On-stage credits include Jersey Boys (Joe Pesci), Blood Brothers (Sammy), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius).

Nicholas Deapo has been a guest teaching artist and performer throughout the Upper Atlantic and New England regions. As an actor and multi-instrumentalist, he gives lessons and classes covering many performance areas, ranging from comedy improvisation to stage combat to music lessons (voice, piano, drums, composition/songwriting). Nicholas holds a BFA from Nazareth University in Musical Theatre with minors in Entertainment Recording Industry and Contemporary Commercial Music and trained with the New York Film Academy in Walt Disney World.

Last year, Nicholas was a member of Camp Windsock staff, where he helped create and direct the music for the camp show and composed the camp’s welcome song.

“When given the chance to be a Camp Director, I jumped on it. I am looking forward to so many things,” said Deapo. “I am fully committed to ensuring that the next generation of young creatives and artists have the opportunity and time to cultivate and enjoy their craft. My goal for this year’s campers is that they can feel proud of their artistry and have a really fun experience alongside the learning and rehearsing!”

Emma Aldrich Jordan, who grew up in the North Country arts scene, will join Deapo as camp director.

“Windsock introduced me to theatre! It’s crazy to think about now, but I don’t think there was a year after Windsock that I didn’t do any theatre,” said Jordan. “The Windsock Camp was the summer experience we looked forward to every year. It tapped into our creative spirits and allowed us to form lasting connections with other unabashedly artsy kids.”

Jordan returns to Weathervane for her second season as the Patchwork Stage Manager and as a scenic artist. Emma has been an educator and artist in the Northeast and Midwest since 2017. Her educational experience includes time as a preschool teacher aide and a substitute teacher. In the North Country Jordan ran an afterschool art program in Littleton and her local freelance artwork can also be seen at Alburritos Restaurant, Topic of the Town Restaurant, and The Franconia Coffee House in Littleton and Franconia.

Jordan adds, “I have such fond memories of the Windsock Camp, so I am honored to be a part of Windsock again. Those two weeks in Whitefield were truly the best part of the summer for me, and it just makes sense to pass that experience on to the incredible kids I’ve gotten to know in this community as a substitute teacher in the North Country.”

Rounding out Weathervane’s Camp Windsock Camp is Grace Livingston Kramer, Executive Director. Livingston Kramer, a Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) director and educator with international credits, is in her fourth season with the camp and her sixth season with Weathervane Theatre.

For over twenty years, Windsock Camp has brought campers from across the White Mountains region to the Weathervane, introducing them to the building blocks of theatre with all the fun of a typical summer day camp experience.

Running July 15 – 26, 2024, Windsock will offer two one-week camps for ages 6-11 and one two-week camp for ages 6-17. The camp day starts at 9 AM and ends at 4 PM and is divided into blocks of rehearsal for the camp show and blocks of instruction from Weathervane guest and resident artists covering all aspects of theatre (dance, music, Shakespeare, tech, etc.), strengthening the connection between the campers and the Weathervane resident company. Campers also receive exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Weathervane’s highly anticipated productions of The Wedding Singer, and the global regional premiere of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Additional perks for campers include complimentary Patchwork Players performance tickets and discounts for select Mainstage productions.

Windsock will present its final camp show on Saturday, July 27, at 10 AM on Weathervane’s outdoor stage. A complete theatrical production, the show will include elements like props, costumes, music, and a set. The camp show will only feature campers enrolled in the second week of camp (July 22 – 26). 

Camp registration is now open. Registration includes the classic Windsock Camp t-shirt tie-dye experience and complimentary tickets to a Patchwork Players performance at the Weathervane.

For more information and to register, visit Camp staff can be contacted by email or phone (603-837-9322) with additional inquiries. 


The Weathervane Theatre was founded in 1965 by Gibbs Murray and the late Tom Haas and is under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini. It has presented high-quality professional productions of plays and musicals for over half a century. One of the few remaining alternating rep companies in the United States, the Weathervane is recognized as a historical institution nationwide, boasting among its alums 2021 Tony nominee Elizabeth Stanley, Tally Sessions, four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn, and recent Tony Award Winner Ari’el Stachel.  

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