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Join us for the summer adventure of a lifetime at Puppet Camp!

Make Summer Magical with Puppet Camp

Puppet Camp at the Center for Puppetry Arts is the ultimate summertime adventure! Campers will have a blast learning about puppetry from all over the world, building their very own puppets, and playing and exploring alongside new puppet-curious friends!

The Center for Puppetry Arts offers three different summer Puppet Camps, each designed to inspire and delight their specific age group.

puppet Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Out of the 7 different camps this year, Puppet Camp was #1.”

– Parent from puppet camp 2023 survey

Puppet Camp Dates and Info

Puppet Camp Dates

Registration is Open!
June 10-14: Puppet Arts Camp (Ages 6-7)
June 17-21: Puppet Arts Camp (Ages 6-7) (There will be no camp on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth. This week of camp will be pro-rated.)
June 24-28: Puppet Discovery Camp (Ages 8-9)
July 8-12: Siblings Week! Puppet Discovery Camp (Ages 8-9) AND Puppet Arts Camp (Ages 6-7)
July 15-19: Puppet Arts Camp (Ages 6-7)
(SOLD OUT) July 22-26: Puppet Theater Camp (Ages 10-12)

Basic Schedule Information

Each week of Puppet Camp is Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm.
Campers may be dropped off at the Center as early as 8:30am.
For summer 2024, aftercare will also be available from 3-5pm.

Pricing Information

Camp Pricing: $395/per week

Member Rate: $345/per week

Aftercare Add-On: $80/per week

*Puppets Arts Camp Week 2 is discounted to $325/$285 due to camp not being held on Juneteenth.

Puppet Arts Camp (ages 6-7) emphasizes the play and exploration inherent to the amazing art of puppetry. Through fun visual art, creative dramatics, and music activities, Puppet Arts Campers will discover how ALL the arts are part of puppet making, puppet show creation, and puppetry performance.

Puppet Discovery Camp (ages 8-9) introduces campers to a different style of puppetry each day. Campers will learn about shadow puppets, rod puppets, string puppets, and so much more. Puppet Discovery Campers will have the unique opportunity to connect puppetry styles with their diverse global roots and the cultural traditions that inspire them.

Puppet Theater Camp (ages 10-12) invites campers to work in small groups to create their own puppet shows! Campers will experience ALL the amazing elements of puppet theatre building, and performing. On Friday, the intrepid young puppeteers will take to the stage to share their world premiere shows with family and friends.

*Puppet Theatre Camp is currently sold out and is not accepting any spots.

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

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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.

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!

What is your cancellation policy?

Full-price camp cancellations made more than 30 days before the start date of the camp session will receive a full refund. Any camp cancellation made less than 30 days before the start date of the camp session will incur a 50% penalty of the original fee.

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