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SUMMER 2024
Arts & Wellness Day Camps
For Kids (5-12)

About our
Summer Camps!

Summer programming for your children ages: 5-12. Taking place inside beautiful Soul Space our special place for Yoga, Art, Wellness activities, and also outside on our nature trails along the creek and more!

Monday-Friday from 9 AM -4 PM with an option of early drop off at 8 AM. 

 

1st session: June 19-23

2nd session: June 26-30

3rd session: July 3-7

4th session: July 10-14

5th session: July 17-18

6th session: July 24-28

7th session: Aug 1-4

8th session: Aug 7-11

9th session: Aug 14-18
10th session: Aug 21-25

Fee: $275/camper per week

Discounts and offers:

$250/camper for siblings per week.

$200/ camper for 5 weeks or more!

$50/camper for early drop off at 8 AM.

Please scroll down to read more about our
Summer Day Camp!

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WHAT PARENTS SAY

ON POSITIVE IMPACT

He brought home new creative ideas and experience.

LEAD FACILITATOR REVIEW

Lead Facilitator was amazing! I loved that he treated each kid as an individual and worked with them to support and challenge their skills.

2021 SUMMER CAMP REVIEW

They are more in touch with nature and like teaching what they learned at home. They are more adventurous, and were inspired to do different things they were not used to.

Introduction

Our Summer Arts and Wellness Camp is designed to introduce children ages 5-12 to different art forms inside the studios and outside in nature! Exploring our local landscape, creek, and trails for inspiration and opportunities to discover new materials from nature in the summer! Our campers will engage with nature, art programming and learn wellness practices through our daily gratitude circle, art and mindfulness activities, reflection time, and team-building games. 

 

Participants will learn how to use various mediums inside and outside, and decide on several projects to complete throughout the session both individually and as a group inside and outside the studios.

 

The Summer Arts & Wellness Camp is fun and educational as we explore another season at Soulspace and the Sage Street Mill! Students will leave with a renewed sense of community, connect with friends, and leave with a strong foundation in fun arts and wellness practices!

 

Campers will have daily activities and projects. The camp introduces students to the fun of experimentation in arts through drawing and painting, storybook making, making site-specific work in nature, and multi-media art through hands-on project-based learning, and nature exploration along our trails and outdoor space. During the summer camp, we go swimming and on hikes regularly. Our team of dedicated facilitators works with each camper individually and as a group to develop their wellness toolbox through various activities and techniques! 

 

Campers can only choose to participate in full-time enrollment. 

 

For further information feel free to email us at info@sagestreetmill.com

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“This is a great program for kids who want to be creative during the summer vacation. Our Enrichment camps are fun, educational and engaging for grades K-8.”

What are we providing? 

 

  • Qualified Leadership and Staff: Sage Street Mill Founder: Patricia Burke Pedreira MA in Art Therapy;  international teacher and artist, and guests. 

  • Professional level arts and wellness lessons and materials, wellness practices, indoor and outdoor space.

  • New this year: Campers will engage with gardening, farming, experience an outdoor visual arts studio, professional guest artists and more!

  • 10 weeks of programming, 1st session: June 19 - 23 - 2nd session: June 26 - 30   3rd session: July 3-7   - 4th session: July 10- 14 - 5th session: July 17 - 21 - 6th session: July 24 - 28 - 7th session: Aug 1 - 4 - 8th session: Aug 7 - 11  9th session: Aug 14-18  10th session: Aug 21 - 25

  • Day camp hours from 9AM - 4 PM, with an option for Early Drop Off at 8 AM.

  • Easy Online Registration.

  • An experience for your child(ren) that will leave a lasting impression!

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs summer
How do I enroll my child(ren)?

The easiest way to enroll your child is through our website sagestreetmill.com

 

How long is the program?

We have multiple sessions offered throughout the summer. Each session is 1 week long. Summer break camps are from June 20 through August 12, you can sign up for just one session, or multiple sessions!

 

What age is appropriate?

Right now it's 5-12. We value a multi-aged space but we also divide into groups based on the activity or interests of campers. 

 
How many are in the studio?

There will be at least 6 with a maximum of 15.

 

Who pays for the program? 

The parent(s)/guardian(s) can mail the check addressed to SSP to P.O box #689, North Bennington 05257

or drop off cash at our physical address, 29 Sage St, in North Bennington.

Or sent online via Venmo @SageStreetMill

We are currently developing a scholarship program, please sign up for our newsletter or follow our social media channels to get the news first!

 

Do you have Online Registration?

 

Yes, our registration form also includes a medical form and emergency contact information. Please email us at info@sagestreetmill.com if you have any questions, or concerns, or for following up on your registration application. 

 

What other types of programs do you offer?

School Vacation Arts & Wellness Day Camps in the Summer, Winter, and Spring, Studio Passes on Saturday, Art classes, Weekly Friday POP UP events, gallery receptions, exhibitions and more! Follow us on Instagram @29SageStreet to get all our updates

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Registration Form

Our Team

Our team summer
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Patricia Pedreira

Founder, Director of the Sage Street Mill Project 

& Arts & Wellness Programs. 

The Arts & Wellness Camps at the Sage Street Mill have been so much fun for me to design and develop over the years!

I am so proud of the dedicated and talented team working here, and all the amazing kids and families coming here year after year!

Read Patricia's full bio here

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Chris "Zube" Zubryd

I graduated from Bennington College in 2001 with a degree focused on Architecture/Theory Film & Film theory. My first job at 14 years old was working here at the Mill as an IT manager and graphic designer, I also installed and maintained our first "public access" Internet Workstation. Happy to be back!

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Emily-Grace Maynard 

I'm a student in the 7th-grade class at the North Bennington school. I’m one of those people who always enjoy looking at art and I try to see art in everything, even if it’s not meant to be an art piece. 

I love seeing the kids just find the things they enjoy and watching them doing what makes them happy, makes me excited to see what it will become! Especially in nature, it is super fun to see what they come up with and how they decide to make it their own. 

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Melinda Paquin

Melinda Paquin has joined the Sage Street Mill team! 

 

Melinda was a camper here in 1993 when we first started our arts programming! Now she is a local parent who brings her own children to the mill for arts and wellness camps and special events! Welcome, Melinda!

Melinda Paquin, Management assistant to the Director

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Maxwell Perry-Pedreira

I've spent my whole life here at The Mill. I love nature, arts, and insects, and I  love sharing my knowledge with people around me. I worked as an assistant art teacher at the local VSNB elementary school, and I have also been a counselor for last year's awesome Wellness Camp, I just finished my first year of college at Mass College of Arts and Design, and I'm really excited to be working here! I am really looking forward to exploring and showing the different trails and areas on the property and having a blast finding crayfish and dragonflies and making natural sculptures in the trails with the kids!

 

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Patricia Pedreira  M.A.

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Management assistant to the Director

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Liah Roy

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Yasmine Fundi

Creative Assistant

Summer Arts & Wellness Camp Counselor

Hi!, I'm Yasmine, a Congolese student pursuing a double concentration in Biology and Dance at Bennington College. With a passion for somatic dances and their relation to overall wellbeing, I was always fascinated to merge my interests in science/physiology and movement to promote holistic health practices. I'm beyond grateful to witness the beauty of this town and its people. By getting the opportunity to work with Sage Street Mill, I'm excited to apply my knowledge and skills to help foster a safe and supportive environment for young people. This environment could provide a space for children to explore their creativity and improve their emotional wellbeing through the arts.

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Founder, Director, Sage Street Mill Project

For over 25 years, Patricia has served as an arts and community development leader, working with individuals and organizations to improve their neighborhoods, and the health of themselves, their families and communities.

Her work and projects have been recognized with awards and grants from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) Preservation Trust of Vermont, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and Jane’s Trust, and she has served on the Board of the Vermont Arts Council (VAC) and the Bennington Area Arts Council (BAAC), as well as on panels for the Massachusetts Cultural Council(MCC) and National Endowment for The Arts (NEA).

Melinda Paquin has joined the Sage Street Mill team! 

 

Melinda was a camper here in 1993 when we first started our arts programming! Now she is a local parent who brings her own children to the mill for arts and wellness camps and special events! Welcome, Melinda!
 

Zoe Shaheen

I am honored to bring my voice and energy to  

the Sage St Art & Wellness Camp this season. I am energized by the creative enthusiasm that children naturally embody and look forward to being an integral part of this community. As a yoga practitioner I choose movement as a tool for self-expression and as a kid's yoga facilitator I encourage children to be themselves. During our creative movement journey we will explore yoga movement and mindfulness through interactive play. My intention for each of us on this journey is to have fun as we all learn to love ourselves through the practice of yoga.

 

 

I began my yoga journey in Oregon and have taught folks from the farmer's market to the classroom. I earned my Yoga Teacher Training 200 Certification in Oregon in 2016 and completed the Rainbow Kids Yoga Program in 2018. Since moving to Vermont in 2020, I have expanded my expertise into birth work and am focused on supporting the Mother body through pregnancy and postpartum. My personal yoga practice has evolved over the years and continues to support me through the beautiful realities of motherhood and life.

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Chris Zubryd

Studio, Media /Digital Arts Program assistant

Hello! My Name is Chris but everyone calls me Zube. My first job was working in the Mill when I was 14 years old. I have a degree from Bennington College in Film/Film Theory, Architecture & Architecture Theory. I'm thrilled to be back!

Hello! My name is Liah Roy, I have been a North Bennington resident my entire life and used to be a camp member when I was younger! I am currently an attending student at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, studying as a second-year studio art major and minoring in art history. I love to turn anything into artwork and specialize in oil paint and ceramics. One of my favorite activities is walking around the mile-round woods at Park Mccullough and building fairy houses along the trails. I am so excited to meet everyone and am grateful to be part of the Sage Street Mill team! 

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Creative Movement, Yoga and Nature Facilitator

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Kathy Velon

Creative Assistant/Art Teacher

Mixed media skills gained over the years is my thing. I believe in the creative process is the magic of making arts. I love being inspired by other artists of all ages. Hue is my favorite art element I use often in my works.

      RIT alumni ‘78, BFAA in Communication Design and BU alumni ‘96, MEd in Deaf Education.  My second language is ASL. In the past, I have had taught art in summer camps and with the preK-12 deaf and hard of hearing students. I am a part-time art instructor of the River Gallery School’s Ability Art Program in Brattleboro VT. My art works can be seen at Pangaea’s and McCullough’s Library in the village this summer ’23.

This summer at the Sage Street Mill is to have fun and explore in the most creative ways. Enjoy!

Maxwell

Creative Assistant

Summer Arts & Wellness Camp Counselor

I've spent my whole life here at the mill. I love nature, arts, and insects, and I  love sharing my knowledge with people around me. I work as an assistant art teacher at the local VSNB elementary school, and I have also been a counselor for last year's awesome Wellness Camp, as well as for many VAE summer camps. I am starting college at Mass College of Arts and Design in the fall of 2021, and I'm really excited to be working here!

“I am really looking forward to exploring and showing the different trails and areas on the property and having a blast finding crayfish and dragonflies and making natural sculptures in the creek with the kids!”

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Emily-Grace Maynard 

I'm a student in the 8th-grade class at the MAU Middle School. I’m one of those people who always enjoys looking at art and I try to see art in everything, even if it’s not meant to be an art piece. 

I love seeing the kids just find the things they enjoy and watching them doing what makes them happy, it makes me excited to see what it will become! Especially in nature, it is super fun to see what they come up with and how they decide to make it their own. 

Join the fun!

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