One creative city. Four inspiring programs for kids.
A whole summer of imaginative, inventive fun!
What makes a great summer for kids? It’s having time and opportunities to explore, experiment, learn new skills, and have fun! You can find all of that‒and more‒right here in Worcester, MA, a city with a rich history of creativity and innovation. Whether your child prefers being outdoors or in the studio, likes tinkering with electronics or is mad for artmaking, or just wants to try a lot of different things, there are a variety of engaging programs to choose from.
Make this an inspiring summer for your child!
Week-long programs for children ages 3 – 17 begin on July 8.
Choose from full day, half day, and extended day options.
Register early for the best selection!
Worcester Center for Crafts
Engage your inner maker while you pinch, build, measure, fire, cut, throw, draw, sculpt, decorate and more in the Youth Craft + Creativity Summer classes. Designed to give you hands-on making, summer at the Craft Center will have you rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty!
Choose from morning, afternoon or all day sessions.
Small classes. Expert instruction. Individual attention. Exercise both sides of your brain.
July 8 - July 12
Craft a Story,
Handbuilding with Clay,
Rings & Things,
TheaterCraft: Act 1, Stained Glass for Teens, and
Rings, Rings, Rings for Teens
July 15 - July 19
Craft a Story, Full STEAM Ahead,
Theater Craft: Act 2,
Stained Glass for teens, and
Metals, Fire, Glass – Enameling for Teens
July 22 - July 26
Theater Craft Intensive
for Youth 10-13
Summer Discovery Camp is back! Campers become immersed in hands-on science and nature activities alongside friends old and new. A mix of traditional camp songs and games adds to the weekly experience. Each week explores a different camp-wide theme, and campers spend their time indoors and outdoors, and includes a ride on the Explorer Express Train (weather permitting).
Each of the age groups provide opportunities to
make discoveries and new friends.
Worcester Art Museum
All new programming! WAM has shaken things up, with a new summer schedule and brand-new interdisciplinary offerings mixed in with our classic high quality arts classes!
Our classes are now easier to register for than ever before, and longer class hours fit
family schedules. Check out our Summer Art Adventures for children 3-13 and
Teen Art Academy offerings for 14-17.
Choose from six, week-long programs with
half-day, full-day, and extended day options.
July 8 – 12
July 29 – August 2
July 15 – 19
August 5 – 9
July 22 – 26
August 12 – 16
8 full week programs of hands-on learning that explores technology, history, science, biology, culture, and just plain fun!
All programs will teach how to safely use our makerspace, basic hand tools, and have age appropriate access and training for our digital fabrication resources, like the 3d printer, laser fabricator and vinyl cutter (for making custom stickers of all sizes).
July 8th - 12th
Make your own skateboard
July 22nd - 26th
Building and city science
August 5th - 9th
Design and create musical instruments
August 19th - 23rd
Technology focused fashion design
July 15th - 19th
Learn and launch Rockets
July 29th - August 2nd
Transportation: how cities keep moving
August 12th - 16th
DIY Toys and Games
August 26th - 30th
My Body, My Machine: learn about you
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