We believe that success breeds success – helping a child to take creative risks, work hard, and succeed teaches them what success looks and feels like.
Summer Stars Camp for the Performing Arts provides kids ages 12 –17, from economically disadvantaged families, with an opportunity to discover themselves and their potential through the arts.
Supported entirely by donors, transportation, meals, lodging and the Camp experience are provided to campers at at no charge.
The Camp Experience:
During our 9-day intensive program, 150 campers come together in a stunning rural Massachusetts setting, guided by performing arts teachers and professionals in the field.
On the last night of camp, their training comes together in a 90-minute show in front of 500 guests in a state-of the-art theater.
Summer Stars also provides leadership training for alumni campers, college jobs as counselors and teaching assistants, and teacher training to share our unique teaching methodology.
Summer Stars Camp for the Performing Arts
Changing Kids Lives Since 2000
A World of Possibility
We’ve given over 2,000 kids tools for success that they can take back to their “real lives.” Your support is critical to reaching our annual goal of sending 150 economically disadvantaged kids to camp– for free.
"Growing up in a city neighborhood was kind of hard for me, because you had to fit in. But at camp, I could totally be myself. Camp changed my life."
Founded in 2000, Summer Stars’ flagship program is a 9 day camp that brings together underserved students ages 12-17 with a talented staff of performers, counselors, and guest artists. Summer Stars Camp is often the first time these young people have a chance to discover their own talents, learn to express their own voices, and be taken seriously.
The Summer Stars 2022 Live Show
Created and rehearsed in just 6 days!
Note that the audio cuts out a bit during just the first 60 seconds.