Life is for Learning - Special Offerings From Bethel Woods

Museum education and creative programming at Bethel Woods is designed to encourage individual expression, social consciousness, and cultural engagement. This summer, Bethel Woods offers a plethora of programming for children of all ages to be inspired by.

P.L.A.Y: Peace. Love. Arts. You
June 24-28 & August 19-23

Children ages 4-8 are invited for 5 fun-filled days inspired by our unique landscape and Museum collections. Students dip into themes of history, legacy, creativity, community and caring through imaginative, arts-based learning and exploration of our beautiful campus. Our team of talented Teaching Artists provide an immersive experience for students, imparting foundational skills in music, theater, dance, and fine arts. 

P.L.A.Y. Theater
July 1 – July 19 

A three-week exploration of music theater performance and production for regional youth ages 9-15 establishing a deeper understanding of all of the elements of musical theater. Led by professional Teaching Artists with weekly master classes from industry professionals, students will explore elements of music, spoken word, movement, costume and stage design emblematic of the Woodstock era. Through the creation of a collaborative, devised theater piece, students gain hands-on experience with foundational elements of theater including acting, writing, directing and designing. Anchored in social engagement, P.L.A.Y. Theater values the contributions of each participant, highlights the importance of working as a team, and inspires participants to explore new adventures in the arts.
$500/3-week session

P.L.A.Y. Music
July 22 – August 9

A three-week exploration of collaborative music making between skilled musicians and regional youth ages 9-15. Students will participate in ensemble, chorus, composition, and private lessons with a culminating event of their work inspired by the music of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Anchored in social engagement with an air of interdisciplinary exposure, this program values the contributions of each participant, highlights the importance of working as a team, and inspires participants to feel supported in their exploration of the arts.
$500/3-week session

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