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Summer Stars Children’s Theater Camp

Thank you for a great 2022 season of camp!

Registration for Summer 2023 opens in April 2023.


JULY 4 – AUGUST 26, 2022

Monday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm

A fun weekly program for children, ages 8 – 13, exploring the magic of theater and art!

MV Playhouse, 24 Church Street in downtown Vineyard Haven

Summer Stars is MV Playhouse’s small, friendly camp focusing on creating theater and exploring artistic expression through play-making, music, movement, improvisation, character development and performance. Year-round islanders and summer visitors become friends and learn to work together. We provide engaging individualized and small group experiences. Camp is open to children of all abilities.

Enrollment may be limited. Some weeks fill up quickly. No drop-ins.

STAR MEMBERSHIP: A “Star Membership” is required for each camper attending Summer Stars. Star Memberships are an annual tax-deductible donation of $50 per child. Membership is valid for a full year from the date you sign up and applies to all Playhouse children’s programming. A Star Membership also provides discounts for all child-friendly Playhouse performances. *Please register using the link below. 

We offer scholarships and financial aid. We want every child who has a passion for theater to have the opportunity to attend Summer Stars. Please ask us how we can help to make that happen!

TO REGISTER: Registration and Star Membership Forms below. *Please fill out BOTH forms to complete registration. *Advance registration is required.

For Registration: Click here

For Star Membership Registration: Click here

For Camp Rates: Click here


• Week One: Folk Tales from Afar

July 4 – 8

Every culture has its own folktales and fables. This week, we’ll go around the globe to discover and perform some of these culturally significant stories.

Week Two: Shakespeare in the Park

July 11 – 15

‘Tis the week to study Shakespeare with the silly tale of mistaken identity, Twelfth Night!

• Week Three: Vineyard Historical Fiction

July 18 – 22

What was it like to live on Martha’s Vineyard in the past? We will explore and perform exciting historical tales from our island.

• Week Four: Poetry & Performance

July 25 – 29

It’s the week to express yourself! We’ll write our own original poetry and creative writing pieces to present in an exciting and expressive performance.

• Week Five: Ancient Greek Week

August 1 – 5

Where did theater start? Back to Ancient Greece we go to learn about the
origins of comedy and tragedy, mask and myth – and have some fun along the way!

• Week Six: Acting Out Art

August 8 – 12

Every painting tells a story, and a picture is worth a thousand words. This week, we will bring works of art to vivid life on the stage!

• Week Seven: Fairy Tales

August 15 – 19

A Summer Stars favorite — we’ll write and perform our own fabulous fairy tales this week!

• Week Eight: Theater for Change

August 22 – 26

This week we’ll examine how theater can help promote positive change in the world, and create performances based on issues important to our campers.

Meet our Staff!

Katherine Reid, Camp Director

A native islander and University of Vermont Theatre, Art, and Anthropology graduate, Katherine has been playing and working at MV Playhouse since age 8. She has served as Camp Director since 2018 and has worn many hats at the Playhouse and throughout her theatrical career, on and off stage. In addition to Children’s Programming, Katherine serves on the Marketing & Development team. She is so excited for another great season of Summer Stars!

Michaela Piche, Senior Counselor

Michaela Piche joins the Summer Stars staff as an alumni of the program and a Westfield State University graduate in Communication. She served as the President of her University’s Musical Theatre Guild, and has had experience in Stage Managing, Props Design, and Acting. When she is not working with children at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, Michaela enjoys attending live theatre and spending time with friends. She is so excited to be joining this season of Summer Stars! 

Kamryn Bishop, Junior Counselor

Hi! My name is Kamryn Bishop, I live on Martha’s Vineyard , MA and I have a passion for the performing arts. I have been dancing for 10 years and I’ve been involved in my local theater companies. I’m a dancer, an actress, and I also take voice lessons!

Malika Khelalfa, Junior Counselor

Malika is 15 years old. She has lived on Martha’s Vineyard her whole life.  Malika has been acting since she was three. She went to Summer Stars when she was seven and has been involved with it ever since. Malika enjoys theatre and hopes to continue performing as her future career.  /  508-696-6300 ext. 228

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