Vacation & Summer Programs
Discovery Camp 2018: Energy
- July 9th-13th and July 16th-20th for ages 4-5
- July 30th- August 3rd and August 6th-10th for ages 6-8
Each week the hours of camp are 9am-12pm with an extended day option of 12pm-4pm.
9am-12pm $125 for the week, extended day $25 a day. Must provide camper's lunch.
12 students per week maximum.
Applications will be available here in April 2018.
For students ages 11-15.
About the program
Franklin's Guides is a student docent training program where students are ambassadors of the Museum and represent the spirit of Franklin Fairbanks when he dedicated his collections to the people of St. Johnsbury. Franklin's Guides discover and research exhibits of their choice, then provide short tours or presentations to the public based on those exhibits.
Guides receive mentoring and support from our education team to practice their research, presentations, and public speaking skills. In return, they offer creative perspectives and new ideas that help us keep our interpretations of the collections fresh. This provides both the students and our visitors a closer look at our displays and collections.
What to expect as a Franklin's Guide
Our Guides will spend time on the main floor running existing programs, but also producing their own presentations to the public. They will have the Guides Coordinator, Museum Educators, and experts in various fields as a resource throughout the summer. The Franklin's Guides schedule runs between Monday - Friday, from 10am - 2pm, and students will be expected to commit to at least one day a week to perform presentations. We also have our Friday Field Trips, which are optional, but tons of fun for us to get together for summer adventures!
Fun fact: Did you know that it was Franklin's Guides students who helped built the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium in 1961? What might you contribute and inspire in your community?