Performing Arts Summer Camp for Young People Who Have
Experienced the Death of a Parent
Act. Sing. Dance. Heal.

Camp Schedule 2023

Session One | Ages 7-10; entering grades 2-5 | July 10 – 21Session Two | ages 11-14; entering grades 6-9 | July 24– August 4


At this time, all participants are required to be vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19.

Camps will be held at Northwestern Settlement House located at 1012 N. Noble, Chicago, IL 60642

Thanks to our generous donors & sponsors,
camp is available at no cost to families!

The Auditorium Theatre presents our award-winning summer camp, Hearts to Art, formerly known as Hands Together, Heart to Art!

This unique performing arts camp brings together young people between the ages of 7 and 14 who have experienced the death of a parent to encourage the healing power of creative play.

Through the exploration and creation of dance, theatre, and music, Hearts to Art inspires communication and collaboration, fosters emotional growth, and provides friendship, compassion and community.

Through interaction with young people who have experienced a similar loss, campers understand they are not alone.

Small group creative activities are facilitated by professional healing counselors, providing campers a safe time and place to express and share their feelings with peers. There are also healing counselors on site throughout the duration of camp.

Questions? Comments? Contact us at or at 312.341.2331.

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Additional Details

  • Groups Served:Teens, Children
  • Added Features:Alternative Therapy