Summer Camps

LEAP! (Learn + Play) SUMMER CAMPS 2015

Whether we’re cooking on the hearth, setting sail, or exploring the natural world, Shelburne Museum’s summer workshops offer children ages 6-13 the opportunity to engage their creativity and imaginations. Each and every day, we have the time for artistic expression, gallery explorations, play and investigation of the museum’s beautiful grounds. Our phenomenally fun, hands-on days emphasize the creative process and offer new perspectives on American artistic and historical traditions.

Download 2015 camp registration forms HERE beginning February 1, 2015.

Registration begins February 9 for Members and February 16 for non-Members.

Please contact the Academic Programs Coordinator at (802) 985-3346 x3395 or
schoolprograms@shelburnemuseum.org to be added to the Summer Camp mailing list.

A Week in 1795 Campers travel back in time to learn about everyday life in early Vermont. July 6 2015 - Jul 10, 2015158-10$2809 a.m.-3 p.m.

Can you imagine what a child’s life was like in early Vermont? Come and live it! Campers travel back in time to learn about everyday life in early Vermont. Our group will “live” at the Settlers’ House, cooking midday meals on the hearth, keeping a proper house, and tending gardens. We will visit museum galleries and historic buildings to investigate the art and artifacts of the United States’ early years.

Please note: Campers will eat food that they prepare and cook at the museum.   We cook with various grains, eggs, and dairy. Please notify us if your child has allergies or sensitivities and help us arrange a safe way for your child to participate.

NEW! Museum YOU Workshop Learn about the inner workings of Shelburne Museum! July 13 2015 - Jul 17, 20151211-13$2959 a.m.-3 p.m.

What’s it like to work at a museum? This weeklong workshop allows participants the chance to go “behind the scenes” – to meet the people who design exhibits, preserve objects, manage collections and create programs – and learn about the inner workings of Shelburne Museum. Then, we’ll dive into the creation of our own temporary “exhibition” – selecting objects, designing the exhibition, writing label text and coordinating installation.

Please note: On Friday, July 17, family and friends are invited to an exclusive exhibition preview at 2:30 p.m.

Creativity Lab, Session 1 Let your creativity run wild! July 20 2015 - Jul 24, 2015158-10$280 Materials Fee: $209 a.m.-3 p.m.

Let your creativity run wild! Will soaring birds, a gleaming steam engine, or a miniature circus parade inspire you? Do flowers, trees, and the natural world delight your artistic muse? Join us for a week of museum exploration and creativity. Campers indulge their own creative interests using a wide variety of art materials. On Friday we’ll host a campers’ art exhibit for family and friends.

Please note: This camp includes a short open house for family and friends at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24.

Creativity Lab, Session 2 Let your creativity run wild! July 27 2015 - Jul 31, 2015156-8$280 Materials Fee: $209 a.m.-3 p.m.

Let your creativity run wild! Will soaring birds, a gleaming steam engine, or a miniature circus parade inspire you? Do flowers, trees, and the natural world delight your artistic muse? Join us for a week of museum exploration and creativity. Campers indulge their own creative interests using a wide variety of art materials. On Friday we’ll host a campers’ art exhibit for family and friends.

Please note: This camp includes a short open house for family and friends at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31.

AHOY! A Week at Sea Campers will “set sail” to navigate the farthest reaches and deepest fathoms of the Museum. August 3 2015 - Aug 7, 2015156-8$2809 a.m. - 3 p.m.

All hands on deck! Campers will “set sail” to navigate the farthest reaches and deepest fathoms of the museum. We’ll drop anchor at the Lighthouse and the Ticonderoga, explore nautical art and artifacts and swap sailing lore as we earn our sea legs. Keep your eyes peeled and compasses at the ready on a search for maritime creatures, shipwrecks, and hidden treasure. We’ll have many artistic adventures before we find safe harbor at week’s end!

History Comes Alive! Shelburne Museum and Burlington’s Flynn Center for the Performing Arts join forces to host an exciting theater-based summer camp. August 10 2015 - Aug 14, 2015188-13$3009 a.m.-3 p.m.

Shelburne Museum and Burlington’s Flynn Center for the Performing Arts join forces to host an exciting theater-based summer camp.

GOLD! Imagine you’re struggling to make ends meet on your Vermont farm when you read that gold has been discovered in California and is there for the taking.  Pretend to travel by covered wagon crossing rivers and mountains, rushing to get there while the gold still lasts. Bring to life the days of the “forty-niners” in this week of improvisation in and around the buildings of the Shelburne Museum. You will create and become fictional characters who respond to the challenges of this time period, wearing simple costume pieces.

Family and friends are invited to see highlights from the week’s adventures on Friday afternoon, August 14.

Register for History Comes Alive! at www.flynnarts.org or contact flynnarts@flynncenter.org or 652-4537 for more information.

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Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Road
PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-3346
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