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P.L.A.Y. All Day: Ages 7-9

Weekly summer arts programming for kids age 7-9.
students making art
students making art
students making art
    • Session 1: July 5-8
    • Session 2: July 11-15 -FULL. Waitlist option available.
    • Session 3: July 18-22 -FULL. Waitlist option available.
    • Session 4: July 25-29 -FULL. Waitlist option available.
    • Session 5: August 1-5 -FULL. Waitlist option available.
    • Session 6: August 8-12 -FULL. Waitlist option available.
    • Session 7: August 15-19 -FULL. Waitlist option available.
  • Session will take place Monday-Friday; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

  • $250 per session ($200 for session 1); Tuition Assistance Available

There's no better place to learn about art than at the site of Woodstock.

Imagination will be hard at work in this play-based introduction to the creative process. No previous experience required. We welcome artists of all abilities!

Session 1: Games, Games, Games | July 5-8

During this abbreviated week of P.L.A.Y., participants will explore the art and evolution of gaming, from capture the flag to coding, through collaborative activities.

Session 2: Art in Architecture | July 11-15

Experience the art of design as participants explore the basics of building and get hands-on as they design and create of their own structures.

Session 3: Little Woodstock | July 18-22

Participants will celebrate the spirit of Woodstock with music, art, and lots of time exploring our historic grounds! This P.L.A.Y. program will capture the spirit of the historical music festival by providing shared creative experiences for our participants, promoting peace, community, and so much fun.

Session 4: Theater | July 25-29

Stage craft comes to life where we will use theater games, character creation, music, puppets, movement, and more to share stories and have fun.

Session 5: Music | August 1-5

Music unites us, excites us, and inspires us. Participants will explore the wonders of music during this session of play, through instrument creation, movement, and learning about the great music that made Woodstock such a special event.

Session 6: EcoART! | August 8-12

This session of our summer P.L.A.Y. program is all about art and the environment.  How can we make art that is good for the Earth?  What are some ways to use art to celebrate our beautiful planet?

Session 7: Art in Science | August 15-19

Discover the art of science and the science of art and get creative while engaging in hands and minds-on projects like color mixing, painting with gravity, and lots of time out in nature.

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About P.L.A.Y.

P.L.A.Y. All Day introduces our youngest audience members to the visual and performative arts. Students dip into history, legacy, leadership, and imaginative ways of thinking through fun, collaborative, arts-based learning activities and exploration of our grounds. Our team of Teaching Artists impart foundational skills in various art forms while weaving together Bethel Woods themes of community, caring, and creativity.

Funding for education and creative programs has been provided by Bethel Woods members and donors and through generous gifts from foundations, individuals and agencies. View a copy of our annual report or visit our website  for a more comprehensive list of supporters.