Kids Programs and Program Descriptions

Summer Reading Program 2022: Ocean of Possibilities


Our Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program will run for 8 weeks, from June 12th - August 6th.

Read the descriptions of ongoing programs below or see our calendar for upcoming events.


Intro to Filmmaking

Tuesday-Friday, 6/28-7/1, 9:00 AM to Noon
Open to grades 4+, no experience necessary. Join Ilsley's Technology Coordinator, Kurt Broderson (also the director of MCTV), and learn to use cameras, tripods, and editing software to create short scenes and movies.

Stop Motion Animation

Tuesday-Friday, 7/5-7/8, 9:00 AM to Noon
We're doing this camp a bit different this year, as we will be collaboratively recreating a scene from Star Wars: A New Hope as part of the Crowdsourced Cinema VT remake of the Hollywood blockbuster. You can sign up solo, or with members of your family. Each individual or family will learn how to animate, and help recreate the scene.

Female Filmmakers

Tuesday-Friday, 8/9-8/12, 9:00 AM to Noon
This camp is open to female-identifying students in grades 4+. Come learn the basics of filmmaking in a supportive group environment, or more advanced tricks with your peers if you have already taken a camp with us.

Books on Sticks

Read a picture book with friends and family while enjoying the outdoors. Two locations: Riverfront Park at the Marbleworks and Harrow Way. Books are updated every two weeks.

Riverfront Park at the Marbleworks

Harrow Way

Programming To-Go: Take and Makes

A new take and make program is offered each Tuesday. Offerings rotate between sewing projects, science experiments, book discussions/storytime kits, and craft projects.