Continuing the dream of Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield…

Charlotte and Portia’s vision was to have a place that encourages experimentation and risk-taking in a breathtaking setting that brings students closer to nature and their artistic and personal dreams. We continue to honor that vision and legacy today through all our programs at Perry-Mansfield. We provide superior arts training in body, heart, and mind. We promote creativity, a sense of close association of the arts, and a way of life close to nature. Our programs impact the entire person and affect the rest of their lives. As one camper’s parent wrote us;

“I cannot thank you enough for the experiences my daughter had over the last four weeks. I believe the most touching comment she made to me was…’I like myself so much here. I’m so much more outgoing.’ Thank you all for the opportunity for her confidence-building experience. Keep up the good work! You do change the lives of the young people that attend your camp.”

– Parent of Immediate Student Camper

There are a variety of ways you may support Perry-Mansfield…

Donate by Check

You may send donations to:
Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp
40755 RCR 36
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Donate Online

You may make an online donation by clicking on the button.

Planned Giving

Including Perry-Mansfield in your estate planning is a great way to support the next generation of artists. Click on the link below to see the multiple ways you may leave a planned gift to Perry-Mansfield.

Join the Helen Smith Society

There was never a hair out of place on Helen Smith from her white gloves to her pillbox hats. She met Charlotte Perry at Smith College. She and Charlotte were best friends. She was the only one who could help Charlotte and Portia see the other person’s side and made all people feel important and heard. Her ability to moderate situations became a critical element in helping camp run smoothly. She was the dash between Portia and Charlotte, the glue that held camp together.

The Helen Smith Society honors her legacy by naming our monthly giving society in her name. This recognizes that monthly givers are the “glue” that ensures the ongoing success of Perry-Mansfield.

Donors who choose to support Perry-Mansfield with a monthly contribution receive certain benefits based on their monthly giving level.

Benefits of becoming a Helen Smith Society member

For Perry-Mansfield

  • Monthly donors provide a steady, reliable source of income for the organization
  • It is easier for the organization to budget for the entire year.

For the Donor

  • At all donation levels monthly donors will only receive one, consolidated receipt in January for the previous calendar year.
  • Recognition in the annual report.

Additional Benefits include

Other ways to support Perry-Mansfield


Are you a Thrivent member? If so, you may now choose to direct some of your Thrivent Choice dollars to Perry-Mansfield! Visit Thrivent Choice and Search for “Perry-Mansfield.”


Through their Community Rewards program, you can support Perry-Mansfield every time you shop at City Market using your value card. There’s no cost to you; you can earn donations to Perry-Mansfield on most items in your cart, and it won’t impact the rewards and fuel points YOU receive from City Market.

To start (or continue) supporting Perry-Mansfield with your value card, all you need to do is enroll online (see instructions below) and swipe your card when you shop.

  • Login to your account.
  • Once logged in, click on your name in the top right corner, which will take you to your Account Settings.
  • Under Community Rewards, enter Perry-Mansfield in the “Find Your Organization” box.
  • Choose Perry-Mansfield and click Enroll.

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