Creativity. Diversity. Collaboration.

Charles River Creative Arts, the summer program of the Charles River School in Dover, MA, has been a pioneer in multi-arts education since 1970.  Here, young people take risks, learn new skills, and discover new talents within a fun, nurturing, and diverse community of experienced and dedicated artists and educators.

Spaces still available in all programs!

Creative StartsCRCAP

Charles River Creative Arts Program (CRCAP) offers over 130 classes in art, dance, theater, music, video, animation, photo, textiles, writing, and sports. Our professionally accomplished staff inspires young people from diverse backgrounds to collaborate and explore their creativity.

Creative Starts allows children ages 5-8 to explore the arts in a stimulating and age-appropriate environment. Each two-week session features a unique theme. Campers choose activities daily from a wide variety of visual and performing arts. Our new Creative Starts K program caters specifically to 5-year-olds, our newest crew of emerging artists.

Noontime Shows are a daily celebration of the talents and creativity of the entire community. Campers perform for an engaged and supportive audience.

Guest artists like James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, Tracy Chapman, Matt & Kim, and William Hurt bring their insight and talent, collaborating and performing with campers and sharing their unique experience.