LEAP! (Learn + Play) CAMPS and WORKSHOPS

LEAP (Learn and Play) Summer Camps

Get ready for an all-new exciting summer at Shelburne Museum! Tumble through the grounds, paint by the pond, explore the beloved Ticonderoga, and ignite your creativity and imagination. Summer camp at Shelburne Museum is geared towards children ages 4–13, with an all-new Counselor-in-Training program for children ages 13–16. All Shelburne Museum camps run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Morning drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m.).

Registration opens to Members on February 4, and to the general public on February 11. Questions? Contact schoolprograms@shelburnemuseum.org.

Circus Camp

Circus Camp

June 24–29
Ages 7–12
Come one, come all as Circus Smirkus and Shelburne Museum partner to offer a camp focusing on all things circus arts. Joni White-Hanson, residency artist, will join us each day to teach us the tricks of the trade—from clowning to juggling, and much more. The week will culminate in a big top performance for family and friends!

Registration opens to Members on February 4, and to the general public on February 11. 

Owl Cottage Academy

Owl Cottage Academy

NEW THIS SUMMER!
Ages: 4–6
Geared toward children ages 4–6 years old, these weeklong camps teach children about the Museum’s collections through close looking, art making, games, and fun! Each week’s activities will focus on a single theme. Sign up for a single week, or up to four!
Week 1: July 1–5 Trains
Week 2: July 8–12, Circus
Week 3: July 15–19, Boats
Week 4: July 22–26, Animals

Registration opens to Members on February 4, and to the general public on February 11. 

Quilt Camp

Quilt Camp

July 29–August 2
Ages 8–12
Learn new sewing techniques or improve existing skills as we gather in this weeklong summer camp creating unique lap quilts. Campers will explore the Museum’s extensive collection of textiles and gather inspiration. Each camper will have access to a sewing machine for the week, as well as all materials needed to create beautiful, unique, and inspired quilts.

Registration opens to Members on February 4, and to the general public on February 11.

En Plein Air

En Plein Air

August 5–9
Ages: 7–10
Do you love the outdoors? Do you love to paint? In this weeklong summer camp, campers will gather to learn the techniques of en plein air painting. We will explore the diverse paintings collection of Shelburne Museum, learn new techniques, and paint outdoors daily!

Registration opens to Members on February 4, and to the general public on February 11. 

NEW! Counselor-in-Training Program, Ages 13-16

NEW! Counselor-in-Training Program, Ages 13-16

Have you outgrown the traditional summer camp but are still looking for summer fun? Consider being a Counselor in Training! Our new CIT program allows young adults the opportunity to explore the grounds and gain on-the-job experience working with campers and staff, while still in a supervised environment. Young adults will join Museum staff to help plan and prep for camp as well as assist in all day- to-day activities. Registration opens to Members on February 4, and to the general public on February 11. 

CITs must be available for a full week and will need to submit the following when applying for their camp choice:

  1. A cover letter
  2. One personal reference

Please email Mollie Davis at mdavis@shelburnemuseum.org to submit materials and complete the placement and registration process.