Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp
In 1913, Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield, two women dedicated to the performing arts, opened the “Rocky Mountain Dancing Camp” near Colorado’s Eldora Lake. A year later, the camp became the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp and moved to the scenic Steamboat Springs. Known today as the oldest continuously-operated performing arts school and camp in the nation, Perry-Mansfield boasts alumni from Jose Limon, a pioneer of modern dance, to actors including Julie Harris and Dustin Hoffman. The camp continues to operate today in many of the original – and rustic – cabins first built when Perry and Mansfield developed the unique institution.