Kate’s Camp for Kids

Thank you to all of the campers who joined us for Kate’s Camp this summer! We enjoyed 5 weeks of fun and creativity and appreciate everyone’s cooperation in making it a safe experience. A BIG THANK YOU to our wonderful staff and our generous supporters: Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Community Foundation of Middlesex County, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, Peach Pit Foundation, and Monica A. Schaeffer & Robert G. Yolles Philanthropic Fund. We’re looking forward to next summer with the hopes that the pandemic is far behind us and we wish you all the best!

Kate’s Camp for Kids COVID-19 Response

Kate’s Camp for Kids is a comprehensive after school and summer arts day program that focuses on nurturing children’s creative potential through the arts!

This state-licensed camp brings together professional teaching artists from throughout the region to the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Designed for boys and girls ages 5 to 10 years old, Kate’s Camp is filled with music, dance, art, and theater and each session culminates in a performance for family and friends! A diverse range of activities is offered on a rotating basis to ensure a fresh experience for even the most frequent camper.

Kate’s Camp is seeking counselors-in-training, ages 14 to 15. Download an application Kate’s Camp CIT Application.

PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY: Full tuition is due at the time of registration.
-If a session is canceled by the Kate: Full Refund.
-Withdrawals before June 5th: Refund, less $25.
-Withdrawals after June 5th: No refund or credit.

SUMMER 2020: July 6-August 7, 2020

Each session runs Monday-Friday, 9 am – 3 pm each day.
Cost: $295 per session (*10% discount applied to siblings and multiple registrations)

Session 1: JULY 6-10: So You Wanna Be a Pirate?

This DIY show will give campers a chance to write their own sea-faring adventure and the songs to tell the tale! Learn to walk, talk, dance and sing like a pirate, then put on your original show on the stage of the Kate!

Session 2: JULY 13-17: Stone Soup *SOLD OUT*

Based on the famous fable, Stone Soup. When a group of weary travelers creates a delicious meal from some unexpected ingredients, the gloomy citizens of Old Town ask, “Who ever heard of soup from a stone?” Campers learn that “the greatest gift is to share” with this character-building mini-musical.

Session 3: JULY 20-24: Pajama Party! *SOLD OUT*

It’s time for bed – time to pick up our toys, take a bath time, brush our teeth and put our PJs on to end the day. But wait! What’s that noise I hear under my bed? Where’s my teddy bear? See how bedtime can really be a blast in this creative and cozy musical play.

Session 4: JULY 27-31: Fairy Tale Mashup  *SOLD OUT*

What if the Three Bears met Little Red Riding Hood as she was coming home from Rapunzel’s castle? Maybe Cinderella was a great soccer player and lost her cleat on the way home from the tournament? Or maybe Snow White’s friends were seven rock stars? Come to camp for this DIY week and rewrite a favorite story and the songs to go with it!

Session 5: AUGUST 3-7: SWAMPED! *SOLD OUT*

The swamp is all a-buzz with party preparations galore! Naturally, the turtles are running late, and Bully the Frog is being a bully. The frogs have learned a new dance they want to share. The tadpoles are growing appendages (yikes!) and the dragonfly larvae need encouragement to spread their wings and fly. Lessons of friendship, tolerance, courage to face the future, and more, abound!


Partial scholarships are available for the summer 2020 session, apply online here!


Registration Form

Medical Form

Medication Authorization Form (if applicable)

Informed Consent Form

Policy Handbook

Meet some of our friendly staff at Kate’s Camp!

Martha Herrle, Camp Director
ReAnna Jean Adams, Director of First Aid
Bridget Haines, Assistant Director
Austin Adams, Camp Counselor







Kate’s Camp for Kids is generously supported in part by:

Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation









The Peach Pit Foundation

The Monica A. Schaffer and Robert G. Yolles Philanthropic Fund


Summer Spotlight

PLEASE NOTE: Summer Spotlight has been postponed to Summer 2021 due to the current limitations of COVID-19. We invite anyone interested in this program to participate in Kate’s Camp for Kids this summer (see above)! Please email our Camp Coordinator with any questions.

A creative arts intensive where kids ages 11-13 will be immersed in all facets of writing, composing songs, rehearsing, choreographing, designing and creating props, and learning about the technical aspects of live performance!

July 13-24, 2020
Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 am – 3 pm
Cost: $250 (space is limited!), partial scholarships are available, apply here.



Registration Form

Medical Form

Medication Authorization Form (if applicable)

Policy Handbook

Summer Spotlight is generously supported by a grant from the Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation.