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The Marion Cross School is contacted by local businesses and non-profits to make our parents aware of upcoming opportunities. We publish information that directly supports or enhances our Pre-K-6 population. Please note that these are not school sponsored events.

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Week of May 9 - 13


CraftStudies are excited to offer week-long morning & afternoon summer camps for kids ages 6-14 in ceramics, sewing, fiber & book arts, jewelry, fashion design, and even the art of special effects makeup!  Join us this summer to explore, create and learn!


Clay Play

Ages 6-10, June 27-July 1 or July 18-22, 9am-12pm

Join us for an inquiry-based exploration of clay that emphasizes process and experimentation! Incorporate basic hand-building skills such as pinching, coils and slab work, as well as surface design and decoration techniques with slips and glazes to make each piece all your own!

Wheel Throwing for Tweens

Ages 10-13, July 25-29, 9am-12pm

Learn the basics of pottery on the wheel: centering, making simple functional forms, attaching handles, slips, glazing and decorating. Bring your enthusiasm and a desire to get your hands dirty!

Found Object Fashion

Ages 8-12, August 15-19, 9am-12pm

Express your unique style as you create fashionable clothing and whimsical accessories using repurposed materials in unexpected ways! Explore how fabric, costume jewelry, paper bags, and even hardware can be transformed into wearable art!

Jewelry Design

Ages 10-14, June 27-July 1, 9am-12pm

Ages 8-12, August 15-19, 1pm-4pm

Designing jewelry involves creative problem solving, critical thinking and the development of technical skills. Building on each camper’s interests and skills, we will learn techniques such as stamping, piercing, stone setting, polishing and forming will be introduced to design your own collection of hand-made jewelry.

Marvelous Paper Mache

Ages 8-12, July 5-8 (Special 4 day camp!)

Learn the Mexican folk art technique using brown paper bags and cooked flour and water. You’re not going to believe the amazing, strong critters you can make using a single coat of paper mache! 

Bookmaking: Join the Fold

Ages 10-14, July 25-29, 1pm-4pm

Play at the intersection between origami and bookmaking, creating folded books that require no adhesive. Campers will create up to eleven books, including the Blizzard Binding, the Lotus Accordion, and the Fishbone Binding.

Wild Color

Ages 8-12, August 8-12, 9am-12pm

Explore the wild world of natural color! We will forage and harvest seasonal plants to extract and experiment with color. We will naturally dye and over-dye fabric, create patterns and designs using resist methods such as batik and shibori, and even paint with our own naturally derived inks.

Crafty Combinations

Ages 8-12, August 8-12, 1pm-4pm

Fractals, tessellations, tensegrity, Fibonacci numbers, the Golden Ratio… Discover how these (and other) math concepts can be the secret inspiration of your creative expression. You will experiment with a variety of materials including paper, polymer clay, rubber bands, jump rings and more, as you engage in hands-on projects such as triaxial weaving, collage, kinetic sculpture and flexagons.


Learn more and register at

Workshops are a great time for cartooning adventures! 

Brush up on some skills, learn new ones, or discover the world of cartooning for the first time ever. This summer The Center for Cartoon Studies is offering an exciting line-up of online and in-person workshops, including Create Comics for ages 16+, Single Panel Comics, Color for Comics, Intro to Hand Drawn Animation, Graphic Novel Workshop, and Cartoon Club (ages 9-13), Cartoon Collective (ages 13-16) + more!

Summer session begins with the Single Panel Workshop, June 13-17! 

To see the complete line-up and to register, visit:


Second Growth is a non-profit agency that supports youth, young adults, and families in our community. This summer, Second Growth will be hosting our Summer Break Arts Camp and our Start Ready Sports Camp for one week each Hartford, VT and Bethel, VT. These camps are free for all that register and lunch will be provided! Our proprietary risk prevention curriculum addresses everyday situations that students may experience, including bullying and substance use prevention. This is a great opportunity for students to learn new leadership skills, gain confidence, and develop resilience. 

Students will experience five days of fun activities, games, and preparation for their final project that will be presented at the end of the week. This camp is offered for students entering sixth grade through students leaving their eighth grade year. Parents may contact us at with questions or for further information.

Hartford, VT:

Sports: July 11, 2022- July 15, 2022 @ Hartford Memorial Middle School

Arts: July 18, 2022- July 22, 2022 @ Hartford Memorial Middle School

Bethel, VT:

Sports: August 1, 2022- August 5, 2022 @ Bethel Middle School

Arts: August 15, 2022- August 19, 2022 @ Bethel Middle School