Two VAE Summer Camps at the Bennington Museum

Outdoor Sculpture Camp and Make Art, Make Noise!

VAE and the Bennington Museum have combined forces to bring some of VAE style camps to the beautiful outdoor surroundings at the Bennington Museum. The VAE Art Bus will be camp headquarters as we make full use of nearby Hadwen Woods and the George Aiken Wildflower Trail. Though we’ll be spending most of our time outside, we’ll also integrate Museum exhibitions into our camp week. With the Art Bus, a large pavillion and access to the Museum, we’ll be fully prepared for any weather.

As always, we’re hosting our popular camps at the VAE studio in North Bennington.

Old-School Woodworking Camp, Never Bored with Cardboard!  and Camp Danger

VAE’s Outdoor Sculpture Camp at the Bennington Museum, Ages 8+, July 8-12, 2019

This VAE camp takes place at the Bennington Museum The Hadwen Woods next door to the Bennington Museum make the perfect outdoor studio for this week of camp. Artists who work with natural materials will be our inspiration as we create small models and large-scale works of our own. Exploration…

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Old School Woodworking Camp at the VAE Studio, Ages 8+, July 15-19, 2019

Building off of last summer’s Old-School Woodworking Camp, this camp brings new ideas to this very popular wood maker camp. Real tools and techniques, fresh projects, lake time and a few splinters are guaranteed while campers experiment, design, build and collaborate on basic woodworking endeavors. After getting the ok from…

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VAE’s Make Art, Make Noise! Camp at the Bennington Museum, Ages 8+, July 22-26, 2019

This camp is full.  To add your child to the waiting list, please email Rachel at This VAE camp takes place at the Bennington Museum A mish-mash week of making music and art from sound sculptures in the Hadwen Woods to bucket drumming downtown. Perhaps a little river clean…

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Never Bored with Cardboard! Camp at the VAE Studio, Ages 6-9, July 29-August 2, 2019

This camp is sold out. To have your child's name added to the waitlist, email Rachel at This camp is all about exploring the many ways we can make art with paper in 2 and 3 dimensions from teeny tiny to the gigantic! We'll create patterned collages, build relief…

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Camp Danger at the VAE Studio, Ages 8+, August 5-9, 2019

This camp is sold out with a full wait list. Be prepared to get messy, throw some paint around (literally) and work with the elements such as fire and water. This is the week we take more risks and explore being creative by challenging ourselves outside our usual comfort zones.  We'll…

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Registration Policy

Payment in full must be made when registering your child for camp. All camps have limited enrollment and may be canceled if minimum enrollment is not met one week prior to the start of the session.

Refund Policy

Full refunds will be given if camper cancels at least 7 days prior to the start of camp. If camper cancels between 3 and 7 days prior to camp a 50% refund will be offered. No refund will be offered if camper cancels between 3 days prior and the start of camp.

Scholarships and Drop Ins

Some scholarship money is available.  Email us at to check eligibility.

Daily drop in rate is $50 and allowable only if the camp is not full and must be reserved by emailing us at

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