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Puppet Summer Camp 2023

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Explore the magic of puppetry in our exciting summer camps!

Children ages 5-12 will learn about the creative and collaborative world of puppetry by participating in one of our three camps. Each camp is designed for a specific age group to inspire and engage in just the right way.

Puppet Arts Camp: Ages 5-7

Puppet Discovery Camp: Ages 8-9

Puppet Theatre Camp: Ages 10-12

Members at Family Level and Above Receive $50 Off!

For all camp-related questions, please contact the Summer Camp Manager Dani Herd at daniherd@puppet.org

Learn more about scheduling, pricing, and aftercare.

Puppet Summer Camp Information

Camp Schedule

Monday-Friday: 9 am-3 pm

Morning drop-off: 8:30 am-9 am

Afternoon pick-up: 3:30-4 pm

Extended care will be available for mornings and afternoons


The price of a week of camp is $395.

Center for Puppetry Arts Members (at the Family level and above) are eligible for a discounted rate of $345.

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Extended care

Before care is available from 8 am-9 am, and costs $50 for the week.

Aftercare is available from 3 pm-5 pm and costs $80 for the week.

Enrolling your camper in both extended care options is $120 for the week.

Campers will be supervised at all times during before and aftercare. They will be able to play and relax and do activities such as games and crafts in a less structured environment than during the camp day.

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Puppet Arts Camp (Ages 5-7)
2023 Camp Dates: June 12-16 | June 19-23 | June 26-30 | July 17-21 | July 24-28

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Explore how visual art, music, and theatre inspire the magical and fun world of puppetry

Puppet Discovery Camp (Ages 8-9)
2023 Camp Dates: July 10-14

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Have a blast discovering a wide variety of puppetry styles and cultural traditions in this week-long experience that culminates in a special show-and-tell event

Puppet Theatre Camp (Ages 10-12)
2023 Camp Dates: June 5-9

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Join us for an immersive, exciting, week-long adventure that will allow students the opportunity to design, build, write for and perform in their very own puppet shows

Puppet Summer Camp FAQ

For all other questions, please contact Puppet Summer Camp Manager, Dani Herd at daniherd@puppet.org

Is camp at the Center for Puppetry Arts a nut-free environment?

Yes. To be considerate of all our campers and staff, we are a nut-free camp.

What should my camper bring for lunch and snacks?

Please send your camper with a lunch and an afternoon snack. There will not be refrigerator or microwave access, so please plan lunches and snacks accordingly! We also ask that your camper bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated during the day.
Campers staying for aftercare may want another snack option.

What will the campers do at camp?

Puppet Arts Camp (for ages 5-7): Puppet Arts Camp is a fun week of exploration where we’ll introduce the campers to many of the basic concepts of puppetry and other art forms (music, visual arts, etc). There will be daily classes led by our incredible teaching artists and puppeteers, plus crafts and games designed to continue getting the campers excited and curious about art! We will also spend time outside on the playground for recess, and we will get to enjoy the Center’s amazing Worlds of Puppetry museum.
Puppet Discovery Camp (for ages 8-9): Puppet Discovery Camp delves deeper into the vast and amazing world of puppetry. Campers will be introduced to various styles of puppetry as well as different cultural puppetry traditions. Through workshops, games, and puppet creation, the campers will end this week with a special show-and-tell event for family and friends.
Puppet Theatre Camp (for ages 10-12): Puppet Theatre Camp offers campers the opportunity to work closely alongside the amazing puppeteers and artists here at the Center. In this truly immersive and exciting week-long adventure, campers will have the opportunity to design, build, write, and perform in their very own original puppet shows!

Will there be a final performance of any kind?

Yes! Families will be invited on Friday afternoon to help us celebrate everything their camper has learned throughout the week. Each week’s final presentation will look a little different based on the unique interests of those campers, but expect to experience puppetry, movement, music, and more!

What is the cell phone policy?

Campers will be asked to keep any devices put away during camp activities, or better yet to leave them at home. In the event of an emergency, families will be able to contact our Summer Camp Manager.

Is there any flexibility regarding the age ranges for camp?

No. Campers must be enrolled in the appropriate camp designed for their age at the time of camp. The material of each camp has been designed to be age-appropriate and developmentally suitable, all while leaving room to adapt to the needs of each unique camper. In the case of older campers participating in a camp designed for younger campers, there is always the concern of a student not being best engaged by the material and activities. Conversely, a younger child in one of the more advanced camps might feel a little behind. We will be able to offer fun challenges and new things to learn for even the most advanced student within a particular age range!

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