Create an unforgettable summer.
Balances and Health forms (a copy of your child’s most recent physical exam report and immunization records) for Session 2 of CRCAP and Sessions C & D of Creative Starts are due by June 1st!
We will be emailing out course sign-ups for Session 2 the first week of June. If you are a dual-session camper, you will be receiving your session 1 courses at this time. All other session 1 campers will receive their courses on the first day of camp.
Creative Starts sessions B, C, and D are now full. We still have space in Session A, “Actually Ever After.”
Charles River Creative Arts, a national leader and pioneer in multi-arts education since 1970, is located on the campus of Charles River School in Dover, MA. We offer two programs: the Charles River Creative Arts Program (CRCAP) for children 8 – 15, and Creative Starts, for children 6 – 8.
At the Charles River Creative Arts Program, everything is by choice. Campers select from over 135 exciting courses in visual art, dance, theater, music, video, animation, digital photo, textiles, creative writing, sports, and more, to create a summer experience that uniquely reflects their passions. Our professionally accomplished staff inspires young artists from diverse backgrounds to engage in the process of artistic risk-taking. Through collaborative problem solving, our campers discover their individuality and creative potential.
Creative Starts provides an opportunity for children ages 6-8 to develop their artistic talents in a stimulating and age-appropriate environment. Each two-week session features a unique theme, tying together inspiring projects across a wide spectrum of visual and performing arts. Using the CRCA model, Creative Starts campers choose the activities that interest them throughout the session. With our dedicated staff, these campers build a smaller community of artists within the larger program.
Every day after lunch, the whole community gathers to share their artistic process in a noontime show. Campers display their talents for an engaged and supportive audience. Guest artists like James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, Tracy Chapman, Matt & Kim, and William Hurt share their experiences and talents for the whole camp at these shows. During the day, these guests collaborate with our campers and create art while sharing their unique experience. At Charles River Creative Arts, artists of different generations and backgrounds come together to create an unforgettable world of possibilities.