We are a big happy creative family here, and during the summer we open our studios up to the next generation of makers and crafts-persons. Our small, customized camps are created with age appropriate projects that support our campers in developing skills, confidence, and creating beautiful objects.  We’ve been passing down the heritage of hand-made for over 70 years, and we hope that your family joins us for a very exciting and productive summer.

Summer 2018 Camp
8:30am-3:00pm with an extended option from 3:00-5:00pm

Art and Craft Sampler Ages 6-9
Art and Craft sampler multimedia camps are designed to give students the chance to try a little bit of everything. Campers will make beautiful creative projects in clay, woodcraft, printmaking, painting and glass mosaic. Each week, campers will have the opportunity to spend time learning about each craft medium while exploring a weekly focus.

Skills learned are: Design, glass cutting, color theory, light construction, forming, hand tool use and more.

Week 1: Inventors Paradise Ages 6-9
CAMP 2018: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm, July 9-13
Instructor: Mikayla Dennison
Member: $315, Non-Member: $350

Week 2: Explorers in Craft Ages 6-9
Instructor: Mikayla Dennison
CAMP 2018: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm, July 16-20
Member: $315, Non-Member: $350

Summer 2018 Camp
Ages 10-14
8:30am-3:00pm with an extended option from 3:00-5:00pm

Week 1: Graphic Design and Skateboard Ages 10-14
CAMP 2018: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm, July 9-13 
Member: $315, Non-Member: $350
Woodworking and Printmaking/Graphic Design
Instructors: Kristen Maniscalco and Ryan Cocina
Start the morning off using hand tools such as files, rasps, and spoke shaves while making a cruiser deck skateboard. Students will learn shop safety, how to select wood, laminate, sand and design their very own cruiser deck.  Grip tape, trucks and wheels are included! Then after lunch, students become graphic designers exploring print making techniques such as woodblock, linoleum, screen printing and paper making.  Using carving tools, ink blocks, rollers students will develop their own design portfolio printing posters and logos on handmade paper, stickers, and heavy weight printmaking paper.

Week 2: Mosaic and Wooden Table Ages 10-14
CAMP 2018: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm, July 16-20 
Member: $315, Non-Member: $350
Glass Art and Woodworking
Instructors: Kristen Maniscalco and Ryan Cocina
Make a beautiful table in one week!  Students begin the morning in the woodshop learning about shop safety, tools and techniques. They will use files, rasps, spoke shaves and sandpaper to hand craft the base of their table.  After lunch, students will be in the Glass studio designing a one of a kind mosaic table top.  Students will learn how to make their own design as well as cut, fit together, adhere and grout their colorful design. Then, on Friday each student will assemble their mosaic table top to their base.

Week 3: Clay on the Wheel and Tiny “Tiny” House Architecture Ages 10-14
CAMP 2018: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm, July 23-27 
Member: $315, Non-Member: $350
Clay and Woodworking
Instructors: Kristen Maniscalco and Ryan Cocina
Begin the day as an architect learning how to design and build a one of a kind Tiny Home. Looking at different genres of architectural design students will learn basic carpentry skills, and make from scratch a beautiful functional birdhouse.  Then, after lunch, students will become a ceramicist throwing clay on the wheel.  Students will center, trim and glaze and will explore making bowls, vases and useful objects. Open to all levels of clay wheel and woodworking experience.

Week 4: Craftsman Studio Sampler Ages 10-14
CAMP 2018: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm, July 30-August 3 
Member: $315, Non-Member: $350
Clay,woodworking, glass and metal
Instructors: Kristen Maniscalco and Ryan Cocina
Explore Craft and the history of the Shelburne craft school in this multimedia camp designed to give students the chance to try a little bit of everything.  Students will learn woodworking through hand tools with whittling and carving. Students will discover metalsmithing by sawing and filing to make a small pendant. Students will discover handbuilding with clay by making mugs and sculptures. And finally, Students will make a small stained-glass mosaic window.

Extended hours 3:00pm-5:00pm, $10 each day
If you need to schedule a late pick up, please let us know. Students will help instructors tidy classrooms and have a chance to play games and draw.

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Cancellation Policy

All camps must be paid for at time of registration to ensure your spot. Refunds are given two weeks prior to camp, 20% is non-refundable. No refunds for camps missed. We will not prorate the cost of a camp. A full refund will be given if we cancel a class due to low enrollment.

CIT and Volunteers

During summer camp, we invite a few selected junior artisans (ages 15 and up) to help us out and be part of this amazing creative experience, for more info please email us at info@theshelburnecraftschool.org.

Important times:

8:30am Drop off please no earlier
10:00am Snack
12:00am Lunch
12:45pm Afternoon Camp
3:00pm Pick – Up
3:00pm-5:00pm Optional After Care

Art Show: Every Friday we host an Art show for family and friends @ 3:00pm




Send an email to info@theshelburnecraftschool.org or call us (802) 985-3648, Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM.


The Shelburne Craft School offers partial scholarships for adults and children when available, and based on need. We encourage you to submit a scholarship application. Please click HEREto submit a scholarship request.

Emergency and Medical Release Form:

We ask that every child has an updated Emergency Form on-hand for Summer Camps and After school Classes, please click HERE to fill one out.

Support the Shelburne Craft School:

Your financial support to the Shelburne Craft School helps make it possible for young people attend summer camps who could not otherwise afford to do so. Consider becoming a Friend of the Shelburne Craft School today. DETAILS.