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Summer Teen Programs

TEEN LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
July 25-28, 2023 from 9:30am - 1:15pm

Keep an eye on this page for application information in mid-February 2023.

Storrowton’s Teen Leadership Experience invites youth who have completed grades 7-11 to experience 19th century trades in a hands-on setting and receive strengths-based leadership training. This program will show how these trades are still applicable in the 21st century and ways to continue exploring them after the workshops wrap. Students will choose either the blacksmithing or open hearth cooking experience. All participants will attend the leadership session. All sessions are taught by experienced historical and professional instructors and include the following daily schedule:


9:15am - Arrival
9:30am - Program tracks Blacksmithing OR Open Hearth Cooking
11:45am - Lunch
12:30pm - Leadership Workshop
1:15pm - Departure

  • Cost to attend this program is $100 per person. Scholarships are available for students in which the cost would pose a barrier for participation.
  • Teens must bring a lunch. Refrigeration is provided.
  • A maximum of 10 participants will be selected (5 for each program track).
  • A minimum of 6 participants (3 for each program track) is required by mid-June to run the program.
  • All programs require that participants attend wearing close-toed shoes.

EARLY AMERICAN SUMMER DAYS COUNSELOR TRAINING
July 29 & 31, 2023

Keep an eye on this page for application information available February 2023.

EASD Counselor Training teaches teens to be leaders at Storrowton’s summer youth programs, taking place August 2-5, 2022. This program is only for teens volunteering for EASD and required in order to participate as an EASD counselor. Teen counselors are volunteers, earning 40 volunteer hours over the course of two weeks and a small cash stipend. During training, teens learn leadership skills, are trained on managing groups of children and facilitation of program activities. Teens are guided by the museum staff.


There is no registration fee for EASD Counselor Training. Participants will be interviewed for this volunteer position. Parental consent is required to participate to ensure teens will have reliable transportation to and from the museum on all days of the training and EASD program.

  • A maximum of 8 counselors are needed, this number varies year-to-year, returning counselors and previous EASD and Teen Leader participants will have priority consideration.
  • All programs require that participants attend wearing close-toed shoes.

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