We welcome youth and families at BARN! All classes are open to teens age 14 and above and we also offer a variety of programs specifically for teens and younger children. Please read about the many opportunities below.
Summer Youth Programs 2021:
We are excited to announce our lineup of classes for youth aged 8-18 this summer! We have a total of 30 different options between July 12-August 12, many of which will be held outside in our new canopy classroom spaces behind our building. Safety protocols including mask-wearing will be in place for all programs. Classes will run from Monday-Thursday, 9am-Noon or 1-4pm and we are offering an optional FREE supervised lunch hour so it is convenient to attend both a morning and afternoon session. Please see our listing of Youth & Teen Classes and check out all the creative possibilities!
Online Teen Nights:
Our popular Teen Nights have moved online, for crafts and games in Zoom breakout rooms! Our final Teen Night of the school year will be on Friday May 7th from 8-10pm. Click here to get details and register. Make sure you sign up early to be entered in a raffle for some great prizes!
The BARN Teen Council is made up of teens who would like to be around other creative people and help support hands-on activities for young people in our community. The Teen Council provides ideas and input to BARN so more great classes and events can be developed for teens. The group meets for one hour every month and there are additional opportunities to help with one-time or ongoing activities such as our Teen Nights or other youth programs. To join or get more information, please click here.
More ways to get involved:
In addition to the events above, we have other opportunities for youth to share their knowledge and enthusiasm, engage in our studios and learn from BARN artisans:
Internships: BARN is fueled by volunteers. Join the BARN team as a volunteer, and as a high school student, you could apply for an unpaid Work Experience Credit. We also have limited paid summer internships in partnership with Bainbridge Youth Services. Please contact BYS to inquire.
Community Service: Get involved in any of the community service projects at BARN.
Independent Studies/Mentorships: If you are interested in Independent Studies through your local high school, contact your school counselor.
Partnerships: We would love to chat with representatives of schools, youth and community groups on how to connect our programs with yours.