PAVE 2020

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the STC Board of Directors and the PAVE administrators have decided to cancel the remaining two sessions of the PAVE summer camp, in efforts to keep our families, campers, volunteers, and staff safe. Those families who registered will receive an email regarding deposits and refunds.

However, in the meantime, though we are saddened by the cancellation of the physical PAVE camp this summer, we would like to continue to support your student’s theatrical interests. Our PAVE administrators have discovered some online resources for you and your families during our time at home. From half-hour dance classes with Broadway alums, lunchtime conversations with Broadway’s most renowned directors and designers, Steppenwolf Education’s workshops for teens to Hamilton’s #EDUHAM at home…Playbill has compiled an outstanding list of musical theatre resources and tools for students to access from home. For PAVE campers and beyond, these resources can help your child stay engaged and educated in the arts, which is so very important…especially now. If you have any questions about ways to include an arts education in your student’s summer schedule…or your own!…check out this comprehensive site or contact Mary Kate Smith, PAVE Director, at for more information! We look forward to working together on something very special soon…but in the meantime, enjoy access to some incredible material!

Questions about PAVE?

Please contact our Camp Administrator/Director, Mary Kate Smith, or our Assistant Director/Registrar, Lindsey Rudd, at

Prompt registration is recommended, as all sessions fill quickly.  Each camp session has a maximum of 80 student campers.

Camp fees are $335 per session with a $135 non-refundable deposit due with the camp application. A discount of $50 will be given to a camper attending all three sessions. The discount of $50 will be applied to the THIRD session ONLY. Once you fill out the registration form a PayPal link will be sent to you via email in order to pay both the non-refundable deposit and remaining balance. Your camper’s place at PAVE will only be held after receipt of the non-refundable $135 deposit.

In the short span of PAVE’s two-week camps, kids — entering 3rd through entering 9th grade experience first-hand what it takes to stage a live production.  They go through everything from audition try-outs to putting on an original play including specialty make-up, costumes, dance, choreography, and solo/choral singing. The Finale is a FREE live performance of the show for family and invited guests. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 a.m. and closing at 5:30 p.m. each day.


Questions regarding PAVE 2020 may be submitted via email to our PAVE Administrator, Mary Kate Smith, or our Assistant Director/Registrar, Lindsey Rudd, at

2020 Pave Staff

Administrator/Director – Mary Kate Smith

Assistant Director/Registrar- Lindsey Rudd

Drama Teacher – Patti Meadors

Dance Teacher – Cece Donathan 

Recreation and Production Teacher – DJ Rudd

Music Teacher – Devin Leming 

Art Teacher – Jack McLaughlin  

CAs – Dylan Leach, Elyse Lanterman, Susan Wheeler, Ellen Tuttle 

Mission Statement

     We envision a world where students will take their love and knowledge of the arts into the community to help arts organizations thrive.  Through a passionate staff of artists and offering unique experiences in and out of the classroom, PAVE strives to build confidence in all students, provide methods and instruction to build solid, well-rounded artists, and help children find their voice through exposure to the arts.