Camp 2015

Camp 2015

Art and Acting with Puppets 2017 Video Highlights



Thanks for another great summer of puppetry, music, theatrics, creativity, and teamwork!

Check out the Videos below for some Highlights!

Details about 2018 Camps will be Available in February! 

Camp Bill "Witches" Video
Camp 2013

Camp 2013

Art and Acting with Puppets: More Highlights!




In memory of Susan Riddiford Shedd, founding member of the Nittany Valley Shakespeare Company, we are proud to present “Camp Bill.” Campers will bring the works of William Shakespeare to life through voice, movement, dance, puppetry and text, as well as exercises used by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Cost: $150 ($25 discount for additional siblings.)





By popular demand: singing and dancing, with puppets! Campers will design and build their own puppets to use in a unique musical theater production at the end of the week. We’ll focus on using music, movement, acting, and teamwork to tell a story.

Cost: $200 ($25 discount for additional siblings.)

After-camp care available Mon.-Thurs. 3-5:30 p.m. Cost: $10 / day






Campers will play acting games, create art in several dimensions from many materials, try cool technology, learn history, write, perform, and collaborate as they share and develop their talents. Campers will be challenged to “think outside the socks” as they gain a better understanding of puppetry: past, present, and future.

Cost: $200 ($25 discount for additional siblings.)

After-camp care available Mon.-Thurs. 3-5:30 p.m. Cost: $10 / day


Payment in full will be expected on or before the first day of camp. Refunds will be given for extenuating circumstances. Thank you!

Download, complete and return the registration form to:

Adam Swartz Puppets, 215 Delaware Rd. Pa Furnace, Pa 16865 or

Contact Adam with questions about Camp.

 Musikgarten Summer Camp for ages 4-7

Nature's Trail

Join us as we experience nature through songs and musical activities. Each day will have a different theme allowing us to explore various habitats, listen to a variety of animal sounds, and create crafts from natural objects. Instrument play, dance, movement, storytelling, and puppetry (in conjunction with the older Puppet Camp) will fill up the week for your child, culminating in a mini-performance at the end of the week. 
The Seashore
The seashore is a magical place full of the wonders of the natural world. Over the course of five days, we will become acquainted with the sounds, stories, and movements of various animals that can be found at the seashore. Our songs and poems will transport us there, and our art activities will serve as reminders of our journey. Your child will be able to share their experience with you at the end-of-the-week mini-performance.


Camp 2016

Things to know:

 - Campers should pack lunch for camp each day, except Friday, when pizza will be provided. A refrigerator and microwave are available.

-Snacks will be provided each day.

-There is a water fountain on-site, but campers may want to bring a water bottle.

-Campers should wear school-appropriate clothing and shoes that are easy to move in and okay to get messy.

-Campers may go outside, so please wear/pack sunscreen.

-Whenever possible, we will use clean recycled materials to build puppets, props,and sets. If you have any items at home that you would like to donate for our creations, please bring them Monday. Items could include: buttons, yarn, plastic bottles and bottle caps, paper egg cartons, or cardboard boxes. Thank you!

-Friday at 2:00 pm campers will showcase their puppet creations and acting skills in a performance for their families and friends. Note: Camp Bill Showcase will be at 12:00 pm!

Camp 2016



Camp Registration Form (One Form for Any/All Camps!)

Camp Information


Parents of campers:

"It was their favorite week of camp all summer. We also watched the dvd last night--so funny and terrific! We were laughing and all agreed we would subscribe to that show if you made it a regular you tube channel event!! Friday's show was so fun. We also really appreciated the individual awards and the time Kathy took to acknowledge each child and describe their contributions to the camp experience. That was really special."

"...fantastic time at Puppet Camp again this year - even more fun than last year.  You both have such a great rapport with the kids and the kids feel like you are totally engaged with them.  We watched the video over the weekend and truly enjoyed it.  Adam, you are totally one with your puppet and the kids see and feel that - what a wonderful model for them. Can't wait until next summer!"

Camp 2014

Camp 2014