Thank you to our Hearts to Art partners!

Each summer we welcome local arts organizations to extend our campers’ artistic experience beyond their daily classes. A huge thank you to our 2017 Partner, Barrel of Monkeys!  The company not only worked with campers of both sessions to explore storytelling and improvisation, but will be adapting camper stories into a full professional production called Who Tells Your Story? in our Katten-Landau Studio on November 4, 2017! There will also be a private performance for our campers and their families on November 3.

Barrel of Monkeys

Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) is an ensemble of actor/educators who create an alternative learning environment in which children share their personal voices and celebrate the power of their imaginations.  BOM accomplishes this through creative writing workshops and in-school performances of children’s stories. The company also engages the broader community in support of the visions of children through public performances of their work.


Get Involved!

Our guest speakers are adults who have a shared experience with our campers — the loss of a parent at a young age.  We invite three guest speakers each session to share their stories, answer camper questions, and provide inspiration. If you, or someone you know, lost a parent before the age of 15 and would like more information on how you can support camp by sharing your story, please email [email protected] or call Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman (Creative Engagement Associate) at 312.341.2353.