2024 Summer Camps

2024 Summer Camps

Explore the Arts this Summer at the Chaffee Art Center!

Check out our classes here.

MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR CAMPS/CLASSES:
802-775-0356 or [email protected]

BEFORE & AFTER CARE: Available for all camps 8–9am and 4–5pm, must pre-register. $15/hr. Also, please add $15 if they need to stay for lunch 12–1pm. Must pre-register.

Camp forms:
Camp and Class sign-up 2024
Camp Permission Form 2024
Camp Financial Aid 2024
Camp Medical Form 2024

Fantasy Creatures

Dates: June 24–28
Time: 9am–12pm
Ages: 6–12
Cost: $140
Create fantasy creatures as we travel to different cultures and experience their stories.
Instructor: Deb Dauphinais
Minimum enrollment: 5

The Art of Nature

Dates: June 24–28
Time: 1–4pm
Ages: 6–12
Cost: $140
Explore the Art of Nature using natural elements such as rocks to create sculptures, collages and to use for mandala painting, plus, some fun surprises!
Instructor: Karen Wurster
Minimum enrollment: 5

Fun with Music 3-Day Camp

Dates: July 1, 2 & 3
Time: 9am–1pm
Ages: 6–12
Cost: $115
Campers will learn how to have fun with music using games and instruments as they develop their musical skills.
Instructor: James Gram
Minimum enrollment: 5

Adventure Camp

Dates: July 8–12
Time: 9am–12pm
Ages: 6-12
Cost:  $140
Each day campers will explore a theme through yoga, play, activities and mindfulness. They will have fun learning ways to be adventuresome, and also how to relax and be present.
Instructor: Cristy Lauzon, All Together Yoga

Explore Our World with Sculptures

Dates: July 8–12
Time: 1–4pm
Ages: 6–12
Cost:  $140
Campers will use clay, wood, mixed textiles, paint & papier-maché to create Sculpture art and more! They will also use other mediums to tell a story about their creations.
Instructor: Karen Wurster
Minimum enrollment: 5

Intro to Music Camp I

Dates: July 15–19
Time: 9am–12pm
Ages: 6–12
Cost: $140
Discover your passion for music! Campers will develop skills as they experience the world of music with games, singing, and more!
Instructor: James Gram
Minimum enrollment: 5

Song Writing & Music Production Camp I

Dates: July 15–19
Time: 1–4pm
Ages: 9+
Cost: $140
A camp all about creating music!  Learn how to write a song and then how to produce it. Campers will have fun working with the program “Sound Trap”
Instructor: James Gram
Minimum enrollment: 5

Fun with Food 2-day Camp

Dates: July 29 and July 30
Time: 9am–12pm
Ages: 8–12
Cost: $140
Campers will learn to make dough and turn it into poptarts in their favorite flavor, as well as how to make crepes. Chef Lisa is a licensed teacher and will instruct on food prep techniques and kitchen safety. Location: Chaffee Art Center
Instructor: Chef Lisa, Marble Valley Kitchen
Minimum enrollment: 5

Musical Theater — FULL DAY CAMP

Dates: July 29–Aug. 2
Time: 9am–4pm (hour break for lunch)
Ages: 6–12
Cost: $285
The world’s a stage and there’s music playing! Campers will explore the world of theater through a musical lens, working with dance and singing to create characters and hone performance skills. This camp ends with a showcase where campers will present a musical performance for friends and family. .
Instructor: Marisa Valent
Minimum enrollment: 5

Intro to Music Camp II

Dates: Aug. 5–9
Time: 9am–12pm
Ages: 6–12
Cost: $140
Discover your passion for music! Campers will develop skills as they experience the world of music with games, singing, and more!
Instructor: James Gram
Minimum enrollment: 5

Song Writing & Music Production Camp II

Dates: Aug. 5–9
Time: 1–4pm
Ages: 9+
Cost: $140
A camp all about creating music!  Learn how to write a song and then how to produce it. Campers will have fun working with the program “Sound Trap”
Instructor: James Gram
Minimum enrollment: 5

Payments and Refunds

  • Checks payable to: Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland VT 05701 / [email protected]
  • Full payment is required to secure your space in camps/classes. There are minimum and maximum enrollment limits, so be sure to register quickly to ensure your place. Students will be notified if a camp/class is to be canceled due to low registration at least a week in advance and will be refunded in full.
  • Refund requests must be received at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the camp/class. An administration fee of 15% (plus credit card fees if applicable) of the camp/class price is non-refundable. After the two-week window, a camp/class credit will be processed at the discretion of the Chaffee Executive Director. Camp/class credits are non-refundable.