Hudson Valley Writing Project's Young Writers Summer Programs 2019

POUGHKEEPSIE – Summer Young Writers Program: Write on the Farm (Ages 7-9) with The Hudson Valley Writing Project @ Poughkeepsie Farm Project


Join us as we explore a community farm together! Hands-on activities will inspire our writing and creativity as we grow, harvest, cook, and eat delicious, farm-fresh food.

Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2 , 2019

9 am – 1 pm

Ages 7 – 9




The Hudson Valley Writing Project (HVWP) offers remarkable summer experiences for students at the region’s most important cultural and historic sites, nature preserves, and college campus in the Hudson Valley.

Workshops are led by HVWP Teacher Consultants, some of the best teachers in the Hudson Valley. With creative guidance, writers will have opportunities and inspiration to write. At the end of each program, writers will choose one piece to refine, revise, and share in an end-of-program celebration.

The Hudson Valley Writing Project at SUNY New Paltz is an educational organization whose purpose is to promote literacy development and to improve writing in all disciplines and at all levels of education, pre-kindergarten through college.

NEW PALTZ – SummerDance on Tour with The Vanaver Caravan @ Stone Mountain Farm


Our annual SummerDance on Tour 2019 is a three week workshop that engages students in a wide variety of dance forms and styles that expand their perceptions and vocabulary in the world of dance, while also piquing their performance skills.

Week  1: 7/22 – 7/26

Week 2: 7/29 – 8/2

Week 3: 8/5 – 8/11


9 am – 3 pm


For ages 9 – 18


$925 for the full 3-week session or

$375 per single session



Classes are for all levels, and include styles such as World, Modern, Percussive, Hip-Hop, African and Ballet.


During the third and final week and weekend, SDOT students perform at venues and historic sites throughout the region.





Please register early as SummerDance on Tour tends to fill up quickly. As with all of its classes, The Vanaver Caravan promotes a community atmosphere among its students and faculty while fostering a deep love of dance and self-expression.


BEACON – Art & Movement Camp (Ages 5-10) @ Compass Arts


Through mindfulness exercises that consider each and every part of the body as a tool for mark-making, students will be given a GIANT “canvas” to investigate and work on over the course of the week. We will use our hands, arms, legs, feet, and more to invent new ways to apply paint to paper. Explorations into basic engineering, such as the construction of a pendulum for dripping paint in an arching shape, will open up new and exciting possibilities!



MONDAY, July 22 – FRIDAY, July 26, 2019

9 am – 12 pm

For ages 5 – 10


EARLY REGISTRATION RATE (by April 1st):  $150; $125 sibling

REGISTRATION after April 1st:  $175; $150 sibling



GERMANTOWN – FREE! Little Sprouts @ Clermont State Historic Site


Young children will play in the garden, harvest veggies and learn some garden themed stories, songs and finger plays with Little Sprouts!



Fridays: July 12, July 19, July 26 & August 2, 2019


10 – 11:30 am


Recommended for children ages 2-4 (must be accompanied by an adult.)




Join us for an informal playgroup in our Harvesting History Teaching Garden. Led by garden educator Leslie Reed.




Drop-ins are welcome.



About Clermont State Historic Site

Village of Walden New York

WALDEN – Walden Summer Day Camp 2019 @ James W. Olley Community Park

 Walden Summer Day Camp is held at James W. Olley Community offers daily activities including athletic games, swimming, arts and crafts, nature walks, and team building activities daily.


Mondays – Friday, July 8 – August 5, 2019


Open to all Town of Montgomery residents ages 5-15.



Half Day


9 am – 1 pm

Village Resident- $75; Town Resident;$100 Non-Town Resident: $125  



Full Day


9 am – 5 pm

Village Resident- $350; Town Resident- $400; Non-Town Resident- $425 



Family picnic Friday, August 16th at 5 pm


We also offer various field trips planned throughout the six weeks for an additional cost ($50 per).  

Early drop off program is also available at 7:45am. Cost: $25 per week or $150 for full six weeks.