Creativity, Diversity, Collaboration.


The summer program of the Charles River School in Dover , MA, CRCAP has been a pioneer in multi-arts education since 1970.  Here, young people take risks and learn new skills in an exciting, nurturing, and diverse community of experienced artists and educators.

Charles River Creative Arts Program (CRCAP) for kids ages 8-15 offers over 130 classes in art, athletics, dance, theater, music, video, animation, photo, textiles, and writing. Our professionally accomplished staff inspires young people from diverse backgrounds to collaborate and explore.

Creative Starts lets children ages 6-8 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.

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.




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