2019 - 2020 After School Sessions and Camps

We are excited to offer several summer vacation camps to engage, educate, and entertain Central Vermont's creative kids. UPDATE: We are watching the Covid-19 school closures and remote learning planning. If schools are rescheduling learning into the summer months, we will reimburse any camp costs paid to register.

Sculpture Arts April Vacation Week Camp has been cancelled due to the Stay Home Stay Safe policy.

SUMMER PROGRAM DATES & INFORMATION:

Games, Games, and more Games!

with local artist and TW Wood’s After School Arts program director, Ellis Jacobson and Castleton University Elementary Education major Sean Sullivan.
For ages 7–12 8:30­am–4:00pm June 22nd - June 26th Session I June 29th - July 3rd Session II $270/week Registration open for Summer Camps at this link

Come have summer fun with Ellis & Sean at River Rock School being active, cerebral, and creative! Enjoy playing games including Ping-Pong, chess, tabletop games, cards, strategy games, creative group games, and more! A great balance between active and intellectual, Games camp will explore cooperation, coordination, strategic thinking, and friendly competition. We will have Ping-Pong tournaments, learn new games, and revisit some classics. Each day will include time for outdoor play and snacks.

LEGO Build Camps

with local artist and TW Wood’s After School Arts program director, Ellis Jacobson and Castleton University Elementary Education major Sean Sullivan.
For ages 7–12 8:30­am–4:00pm July 6th - July 10th Session I July 13th - July 17th Session II $270/week Registration open for Summer Camps at this link

Our popular summer standby returns this year for two one-week sessions, featuring creative construction play, games, and outdoor fun for kids ages 7 to 12. Working alone or in groups and fueled by their own imagination, participants will build a colorful, collaborative world of their own. Led by local artist and experienced program director Ellis Jacobson, this camp will elevate your child's building skills and take their summer to the next level.

Staff Bio's: Ellis Jacobson is a theater artist, sculptor, and arts educator. He has toured and performed internationally, and has directed fully-staged puppet opera with award winning soloists from the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Opera. His sculpted masks have been featured in performances in the United States, France, Italy, and Mexico. The Vermont Times Argus called his 2014 original solo comedy, Adapted from Samuel Beckett, “elegant and effective” and “more than entertaining, it was touching.” He was an Artist in Residence with the Vermont Arts Council for many years and was the founder and gallerist of Artpath Gallery in Burlington, Vermont 2002-2009. He was a trustee of the T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier, Vermont for a number of years where he was the Chair of the Visual Arts Committee and frequent curator. Jacobson has been a curator/presenter and lecturer at the Provincetown Arts Association and Museum. He is currently the Director of After School Arts at the T. W. Wood Gallery.

Sean Sullivan is River Rock School 2014 graduate, 2018 Montpelier High School graduate and current Castleton University sophomore majoring in Elementary Education. You may also meet Sean at Union Elementary as he substitute teaches while home on breaks. Sean has been a part of these popular camps since the beginning, starting first as a camper, then Counselor in Training and now as full fledged staff.

 

River Rock School welcomes students of any race, gender, sexual orientation, color, creed, religion, class, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any of these in the administration of any of its programs.