From textiles to action painting, pottery to Impressionism, summer camps at Shelburne Museum offer children ages 6-12 a fantastically fun and hands-on camp experience. Campers will explore the Museum’s diverse collections and beautiful grounds through engaging and creative activities, guaranteed to provide new insights into our creative past.

Camp registration will begin February 6 for Museum members and February 13 for non-members.

All New this Year!

Artisan Apprentice: Sculpture

Camp Size: 15

Dates: June 26–June 30, 2023

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

Ages: 7-11

Tuition: $350 camps will run 5 days a week Monday-Friday.

Campers will spend the week learning about the sculpture collections at Shelburne Museum. From outdoor sculpture that reacts to the environment to fine artworks, campers will create, learn and engage in a week-long studio art-based camp.

 

Thoughtful Textiles: Sewing and Embroidery Exploration 

Camp Size: 15

Dates: July 10–July 14, 2023

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

Ages: 8-12

Tuition: $350 camps will run 5 days a week Monday-Friday.

Campers participating in Thoughtful Textiles will gain a deeper understanding of how decorative arts played a role in helping shape our society. From children’s textiles to quilts, campers will learn how to embroider, sew, and quilt in this week-long studio-based art camp.

 

Purposeful Pottery: Hand Crafted Pottery

Camp Size: 15

Dates: July 24–July 28, 2023

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

Ages: 7-11

Tuition: $350 camps will run 5 days a week Monday-Friday.

Campers will explore the vast collection of varied pottery at Shelburne Museum, from pueblo pottery to traditional English vessels, campers will learn how pottery and culture go hand in hand. Students will create unique works of art using clay, paper, and other materials.

 

Owl Cottage Academy

Camp Size: 15

Dates: August 7–August 11, 2023, August 14–18, 2023

Time: Morning Session: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Afternoon Session: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages: 4-6

Tuition: Morning/Afternoon Only $175, Full day $250. Camps will run 5 days a week Monday-Friday.

Owl Cottage Academy is our camp for young learners! This camp is geared to children ages 4-6 years old. We will explore the collections of Shelburne museum, play in the re-opened Owl Cottage, and create artworks inspired by what they see around them. You can register for full or half day attendance.

Sessions will be offered in Half or Full day attendance.