Kate’s Camp for Kids

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For ages 5-10

Directed by Martha Herrle

When: Wednesday afternoons, October 18-December 13, 4:00-5:00pm

Where: The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St, Old Saybrook

Tuition: $165  SOLD OUT!

Welcome to Elflandia, the land of Santa’s elves. They are busy making toys and getting ready for Santa’s yearly trip around the world to bring presents to all the     deserving humans on the planet. Do human beings really exist? The reports the elves have heard are not very encouraging. Many are grumpy, stressed and loud. Discover what the elves learn about humans when Santa shows up with a real living example. The ensuing effort to get Elfie Selfies with as many humans as possible makes for a rousing finale!

Featuring five original songs and easy-to-learn rhyming dialogue. Culminates in a  performance for friends and family on December 13th, with an additional performance at the Community Music School holiday concert on December 10th!

**ELFLANDIA is currently full. Please call Community Music School, 860-767-0026 to be added to the wait list.









Kate’s Camp for Kids Summer Program


This state-licensed camp brings together professional teaching artists from Community Music School and throughout the region  to the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook. Designed  for  boys and girls ages 5 to 10 years old, Kate’s Camp is filled with music, dance, art, and theater and each session culminates in a performance for family and friends! A  diverse range of activities is offered on a rotating basis to ensure a fresh experience for even the most frequent camper.

Hours: Monday through Thursday  from  9 am to 3 pm; Fridays from 9 am with  dismissal immediately following the show  (approximately 2:30 pm).

Frequently Asked Questions   |  Scholarship Application

Campers must be 5  years of age by the first day of camp. Those who have not yet experienced a full day of school may have difficulty adjusting to the camp day. For our 2-week  Broadway theater program for ages 8 to 15, visit the Broadway Bound page.

Payment is due at the time of registration; acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. A camp packet will be mailed to you once payment has been processed. Please OPEN PROMPTLY as time-sensitive camp forms will be included.  A processing fee of $25 will be charged for any cancellations prior to June 16th; NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS will be provided for cancellations after June 16th. A 10% discount on 2nd registration within the same household (for additional session or sibling registered in the same session) is available.

Online – Securely through PayPal (a PayPal account is  not required); multiple discount will be refunded after transaction is accepted.

In person – Community Music School, 90 Main Street (Spencer’s Corner), Centerbrook, CT 06409

By phone – call CMS at 860-767-0026; Mon. – Thurs. 9 am to 7 pm; Fri. 9 am to 5 pm

Summer 2017:

Session 1: July 10-14, 2017,  9 am – 3 pm
Ages 5 to 10, $285


The swamp is all a-buzz with party preparations galore! Naturally, the turtles are running late, and the frogs have learned a new dance they want to share. The tadpoles are growing appendages (yikes!) and the dragonflies need your help to spread their wings and fly! Performance 7/14

 Session 2: July 17-21, 2017,  9 am – 3 pm
Ages 5 to 10, $285

It’s A Jungle Out There!

King Leo has money, power, and fame, but he still has not found happiness. His trusty servants, Spot and Stripes, ever loyal to the King, begin a quest for the key to happiness. Do the monkeys have the answer? Or maybe the hyenas? Perhaps the secret lies with the elephants?  Come be part of an adventure that’s bound to be GRRRR-EAT! Performance 7/21


 Session 3: July 24-28, 2017,  9 am – 3 pm
Ages 5 to 10, $285

Write Me A Song, Dr. Seuss

Join us for a week of song writing and choreography as we turn some of your favorite Dr. Seuss books into songs and dances!  With special sound effects, wacky costumes and creative set design, we’ll create our own musical play that’s going to be one of a kind. Performance 7/28

Session 4: July 31-August 4, 2017,  9 am – 3 pm
Ages 5 to 10, $285

Circus, Circus

The Circus is in town and there’s excitement in the air! But wait..the Ringmaster has come down with a case of laryngitis and they need to find a substitute, fast! Join the clowns, jugglers, dancing bears, lions and a host of other hilarious performers as they help one very sad clown smile again. Performance 8/4

 *Circus, Circus  is currently full. Please call 860-767-0026 to be added to the waiting list.

Session 5: August 7-11, 2017,  9 am – 3 pm
Ages 5 to 10, $285


The Beautiful Game of Football…er…Soccer! Bring your ball and cleats and sing with us about the game that 13 million Americans play – SOCCER!   Whether sports is your “thing” or not, in this musical, nobody is cut from the team! Performance 8/11

 *GOAL is currently full. Please call 860-767-0026 to be added to the waiting list.






See what a day at Kate’s Camp is like, watch our video!

Kate’s Camp for Kids is generously supported by grants from The Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation and  NewAlliance Foundation.
NewAlliance Foundation