The Summer Stars Experience

The Summer Stars Experience

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Support 23 Years of teaching success through the performing arts!

Summer Stars is always 100% free to all participants. There are no costs for transportation, meals, lodging or any of our program.

Which means all of the camp costs are borne by donors. Can you help send a kid to camp?

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. 

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.

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."

The Program

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.

On the final Saturday of the program, campers become SUMMER STARS in their own energetic, impassioned, inspiring performance.

THE SHOW

Summer Stars encourages hard work, risk taking, and the joy of performing through intensive workshops.

CURRICULUM

Summer Stars also brings a network of known artists to its campers as special guests.

SPECIAL GUESTS

Summer Stars makes its home on the beautiful Northfield Mount Hermon Campus in Gill, Massachusetts.

LOCATION