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TEEN LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
July 26-29 from 9:30am - 1:15pm

APPLY NOW - deadline extended to 6/13!

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 June 13 to run the program.
  • All programs require that participants attend wearing close-toed shoes.
  • Priority application deadline is May 1, applications accepted through June 13. Program acceptance notifications will begin mid-May with applicants meeting the May 1 priority deadline. Applicants after 5/1 reviewed on a rolling basis. If the program does not reach minimum enrollment a full refund will be issued. No other refunds will be issued. If a participant is not able to attend for an extenuating reason, enrollment may be transferred to another program or participant. Refunds will be mailed to the address on file and may take up to three weeks to process.


EARLY AMERICAN SUMMER DAYS COUNSELOR TRAINING
August 1 9:30am - 4:30pm

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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.
  • Priority application deadline is May 1, applications accepted through June 13. Program acceptance notifications will begin mid-May with applicants meeting the May 1 priority deadline. Applicants after 5/1 reviewed on a rolling basis.

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