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Apply Now for our Free 9-day Camp
August 6-14, 2023

Summer Stars Camp for the Performing Arts provides deserving middle and high-school-aged kids a free 9-day, residential summer camp intensive in the performing arts.  Our 24th Camp takes place August 6-14, 2023 on the campus of the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Gill, MA. 











Summer Stars offers small group programs in acting, musical theater and choral singing, dance-- from hip-hop to theatrical, instrumental performance, set design, juggling, puppets, drumming, music video creation and so much more. Through our work together, campers come together as an artistic community and learn about their own ability to succeed through the performing arts.

The ideal candidate is a student who interested in the performing arts but who may not have the opportunities to fully explore and develop their talent due to financial need or lack of community resources. There is no audition, and experience in the performing arts is not required. 


Camp is free to all campers. The Summer Stars Foundation is a 501-c3 and fully funded by donations. There is no charge for camp-- the entire program is FREE including meals & lodging and bus transportation from the Boston and New York metro areas (and select other locations, like some local military bases.)

If you know anyone else who would love to go to Summer Stars, please share the link to our website and application materials:  And have them check out our home page for more videos, including last year's live show! You can also find us at Facebook and Instagram.

How to Apply

  • To attend Summer Stars as a Camper, you must be between 12 and 15 years old on August 6, 2023.

  • New Camper applications must include one reference from a teacher or guidance councilor. 

  • To Join the Leadership Training Program as a Leadership Trainee or Junior Councilor, you must be a 16-17 year-old (as of August 6, 2023) who has attended Summer Stars as a camper in the past, and been in High School during the 2022-23 academic year.

  • Full Covid 19 Vaccination is required for all campers. These means at least a two shot original series, and ideally the most recent boosters for which your child qualifies. Please take this opportunity to get your vaccination now. You must be fully vaccinated by July 21, 2023.

If you are a new camper, you will also need to share the recommendation form link with your teacher or guidance councilor.

f you have any questions regarding the application process or the camp please contact Nina at 617-233-1424, or

Thank you for applying to Summer Stars! Together we can provide this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deserving kids.

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