“Everything I hope my daughter will grow up to be is modeled by the people at Clapping Hands. They are diverse, creative, ambitious, fearless, smart, and full of love.”
– Emma Skurnick, teaching artist, parent

See  photos of our 2018 camp season at our Facebook page.


Our 2019 Camp Schedule is ready!
Anything Goes Spring Break Camps! March 25-29 and April 15-19, ages 7-14
Art Party Camps! May 27-31 and June 24-28, ages 2-8 with a parent; ages 5-8 on their own as "bridge campers"
Toys & Games Camp June 10-14, ages 7-13
Music and Dance Camp July 8-12, ages 9-16
Arts Focus Camp July 22-26, ages 13-18
Stepping Stones Camp August 5-9, ages 5-10
Ukulele Camp August 19-23, ages 10 to adult
Donate here to Clapping Hands Scholarship Program.
I have been a huge fan of Clapping Hands since its inception because I witnessed the impact it had on the lives of children I referred, all of whom needed scholarships. The joy, creativity, and utter FUN they experienced was the highlight of their summers, but it was the physical and emotional safety they experienced in that empowering, loving, and supportive environment that was the true impact. It was literally transformative in the lives of many of those children.” – Jo Sanders, former director of the Family Violence Rape Crisis Center in Chatham County

Explore our website for more information about our scholarship program and becoming a donor.
Family Campfires!
Friday, April 5, 5-9 p.m. (weather make up Sunday, April 7, 5-9 p.m.)
REGISTER for FAMILY CAMPFIRES: Family Campfires Spring 2019
VOLUNTEER at Work Days, at Camp, at Events, with our Fundraising projects and more!
CLAPPING HANDS FARM and camp founder & director Louise Omoto Kessel is featured on the Chatham Arts Council website in their "Meet The Artist!" series. Thank you David Jester for a beautiful article!

“Louise does a great job of creating a safe place. What I mean by a safe place is that kids are free and comfortable to create and be themselves. Or even if they show up and don’t know who they are, they leave knowing themselves better.”
– Valine Zeigler, parent