Summer Encounter

Summer Encounter is the Colburn School’s signature community engagement program which has served over 1,000 students in its near-20 years of existence.

The arts immersion camp engages 60 rising fifth grade students from our local Title I partner schools. For two weeks, campers deepen their understanding and knowledge of voice, guitar, keyboard, percussion, recorder, drama, spoken word poetry, and dance, while collaboratively creating and producing a full theatrical performance which they debut at the end of camp.

Students who excel during the Summer Encounter and express interest in furthering their performing arts education may be eligible for scholarships to continue their studies at Colburn until they graduate from high school.

Summer Encounter is generously supported by the Max H. Gluck Foundation and the East West Bank. The Colburn School’s Center for Innovation and Community Impact programs also receive generous support from the Capital Group, the John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation, and Candice and Paul Lee.