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Vermont Youth Orchestra Association

Vermont Youth Orchestra Association

223 Ethan Allen Ave.
Colchester, VT 05446
802-655-5030

With a mission “to develop young people as artists, citizens, and leaders through the shared pursuit of musical excellence,” the VYOA has been a leader in shaping young musicians since 1964. Over 300 musicians in grades 1-12 hailing from 41 towns, represent 60 schools across Vermont and neighboring states. Focusing on children of all ages, the VYOA offers over a dozen programs for children ages 0-18. Recognizing economic barriers some children face, the VYOA has a robust financial aid program and various tuition-free community-based initiatives. You can hear VYOA musicians perform over 20 concerts, recitals, and community engagement presentations each season.

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Art Camp

Art Camp

Colchester, VT

Art Camp is perfect for art-starved kids! Art Camp provides children a week of hands on art making in Carol MacDonald's artist studio. By learning essential processes, children get more and more proficient in these mediums and bring new ideas to their art. We work in Drawing, Painting, Artist Book…(more)

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Camp Common Ground

Camp Common Ground

Starksboro, VT

Founded in 1994, Camp Common Ground is an inter-generational family camp designed to provide families with a healthy and happy bonding experience while weaving in elements of nature education, arts, music, wellness, sports, and fun! Camp Common Ground prides itself on welcoming all definitions of "family" and cultivating a sense…(more)

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