Get ready for an artistic journey where creativity knows no bounds! Summer camps at Shelburne Museum offer children ages 4 to 15 a fantastically fun and hands-on camp experience. Reimagined for 2024, our carefully crafted camp programs are a playground for budding artists, offering the perfect mix of inspiration and self-discovery.

Artists will practice new ways of engaging with art while exploring the Museum’s diverse collections and picturesque grounds. In this immersive and supportive environment, young artists will nurture their imaginative ideas, gain confidence, and grow into the artists they aspire to be.


Member Early Access Registration for Members is open Monday, January 29 at 12:00 p.m. through Thursday, February 1 at 8:00 a.m. 

General registration opens Thursday, February 1 at 12:00 p.m.

Register for Camps

Please note: The limited number of early registration spots held for Shelburne Museum Members will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Have your membership card ready when you register. Please call the Shelburne Museum Membership Office at 802-985-0923 if you need support finding your membership ID or if you would like to purchase a membership. If you are unable to secure a place during Early Access registration, you may sign up when registration opens to the general public at noon on February 1. Anyone unable to secure a place in camp will have the option of joining a waitlist. 

2024 Summer Camps at Shelburne Museum

Creativity Lab I

Dates: June 24–June 28, 2024

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages: 7-9

Price: $350

Creativity Lab artists will embark on a week-long journey of creative experimentation and exploration. Campers will be given the time, space, and guidance to try out a wide range of artistic ideas, materials, and methods. Each day, the artists will have the opportunity to explore the Museum and fill their sketchbooks with creative inspiration to fuel their individual artistic adventures. By the end of the week, campers will have a portfolio of creations they can be proud of and a collection of new memories and experiences to carry along their creative paths. 


Creativity Lab II

Dates: July 8–July 12, 2024

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages: 10-12

Price: $350


Teen Creativity Lab

Dates: July 15–July 19, 2024

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages: 13-15

Price: $350


Owl Cottage Academy

Dates: July 22–26 (New Session added!), July 29–August 2 & August 5–August 9, 2024

Time: Morning Only: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Full Day: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages: 4-6

Price: $200 Half Day, $350 Full Day

Owl Cottage Academy is a specially designed adventure for our youngest and most spirited artists. Nestled among lush gardens, Owl Cottage is a perfect home base for Museum exploration. Get ready for days filled with laughter, new friendships, and the thrill of artistic discovery. Owl Cottage Academy artists will engage with the Museum’s fascinating collection and dive into a whirlwind of artistic expression, experimenting with an array of materials and methods that spark their imaginations. Immerse your little ones in a world where creativity thrives and where every moment is a chance to play, create, and nurture budding artistic minds. Campers may attend for a half day morning session or a full day session.

Accessibility & Inclusion

We strive to make summer camp at Shelburne Museum as accessible, safe, and inclusive as possible. We welcome and affirm all campers regardless of gender identity, race, background, religion, sexual orientation, and physical and cognitive ability. To learn more about Shelburne Museum’s commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, click here. Detailed information about accessibility around the Museum campus can be found in this link. If you have questions or concerns about how we can best support your camper, please contact the Education Department at

Summer Camps FAQ

  • Cancellation notice given at least 4 weeks prior to the first day of your camp session will receive a full refund, minus a $25 administrative fee.
  • Cancellation notice given up to 2 weeks prior to the first day of your camp session will receive a 50% refund, minus a $25 administrative fee.
  • Cancellation notice given less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of your camp session will not receive a refund.
  • If you need to cancel because of COVID-19, and for all other cancellations, please contact Sara Wolfson at with questions or concerns.

Shelburne Museum staff will contact you via email or phone if space becomes available for your camper(s). At that time, you can let us know if you would like to proceed with registering for camp or if we can offer the space to another family.

Yes, if space is available. Please be aware that because the basic structure of each week will be the same, there will be some repetition. Camp instructors will do their best to help campers who are attending both weeks engage with materials and activities in new ways. 

Yes! Checks can be made payable to “Shelburne Museum” and mailed to P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Please send checks in a timely manner so we can complete the registration process. You may also contact Sara Wolfson, School and Youth Programs Educator at or 802-985-0922 to arrange a drop-off.

Yes. Please see the answer above regarding check payment to arrange a drop-off.

We do not provide food. We are asking that children come to camp with a packed lunch (including snacks and drinks). We do not have a refrigerator to store lunches, so please plan accordingly.

We provide all supplies, but if children have their own sketchbook or special materials they would like to bring, they may. However, we are not responsible for any materials children choose to bring to camp.

Please contact Sara Wolfson at or by phone at 802-985-0922 to make arrangements.

Both! More detailed information about what to bring and wear will be provided closer to the start of the camp season.

More information about drop-off and pickup procedures will be shared closer to the start of the camp season.

Still have questions? You may contact Sara Wolfson, School and Youth Programs Educator at or by phone at 802-985-0922.