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Carrying on a Summer Mission

When people describe Snow Farm and our unique 2- to 5-day residential workshop structure they often say it’s like “summer camp for adults.” With long, sunny days of unfettered creativity, cozy dorm rooms off open-air hallways, a packing list that includes sunscreen and bug spray, and evenings spent by the bonfire, chatting with friends around bites of gooey s’mores – we certainly see the comparison! But did you know that Snow Farm actually hosts a summer camp?

Snow Farm Summer, our July art camp for teens, is one of our core programs and we are proud of the way that it carries on our founding mission. Snow Farm traces its history back to 1982 when Jane Sinauer founded a summer program for teenagers – then called Horizons: The New England Craft Program – because she wanted to create a place "where a resident faculty of artists and high school kids [would] have the opportunity to live and work together in a hands-on studio experience."

A love of art and craft often takes root in our teen years, when we begin to think deeply about ourselves, the world around us, and the type of future we envision for both. Whether that love flourishes or flounders can be a direct result of how our ambitions are treated. Jane Sinauer knew it was important to treat young artists with respect and empower them with education so that they may realize a future in which art plays a central role in their lives.

More than 40 years later, this unique program continues, bringing 80+ passionate and talented teens to our campus each July. Things look pretty different than they did in the 1980s, but the important elements remain the same: a community of like minded young artists, daily professional studio instruction, and life-long memories of long summer days spent making art in a beautiful natural setting.

Here is what our current high school program director, Angela McHale, and assistant director, Alex Cincotta, are most excited about for Snow Farm Summer 2024:

"I am looking forward to the wave of energy, all of the quiet and chaotic moments full of laughter and creativity, that instructors and students bring to campus. [At the end of the summer], that energy doesn't dissipate, we all take a little with us back into our lives." - Angela McHale

"I can't wait to see what great work the students create. Seeing what gets made [at Snow Farm Summer] by talented young artists is consistently one of the most inspiring and energizing things I do each year." - Alex Cincotta

Angie (center) and Alex (far right) with Snow Farm Summer 2023 session two staff & instructors

This small, special summer program fills quickly, so if you know a young artist (14-18) who would benefit from being a part of it, make sure you are subscribed to our High School Program interest list, so that you’ll be the first to know when we open applications for 2025!


Snow Farm also offers scholarships to high school students to participate in this life-changing program, covering up a third of the cost. Please consider supporting these scholarships with a gift today.



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