Welcome to Youth Programs at BARN - BARN

Welcome to Youth Programs at BARN

Youth Maker Mondays

Youth and families are welcome at BARN!  We offer a variety of programs specifically for teens and younger children, and all of BARN’s classes are open to youth age 14+.  Read about the many opportunities below, or view all youth classes!


Summer At BARN Registration Now Open!

Every summer, BARN invites youth ages 8-18 to exercise their creativity and learn new skills. This summer BARN will offer more classes than ever! Summer Youth Badge

Most classes run for four days, Monday-Thursday, in either the morning or afternoon. There’s a supervised lunch in between if you want to put together a full four days of creativity. Classes begin the week of July 10, and the final week starts Aug. 7.  Check out the list of classes today and make plans for a creative summer!

Now Accepting Internship Applications!

Help make Summer at BARN great by joining us as an intern! Both paid and volunteer positions are available in BARN’s studios and administrative office. Applications for paid interns (ages 16+) are due by May 24. Volunteer applications (ages 13+) are due by June 7. Apply Now »

Teen Council

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 so we can make BARN youth & teen events even better!  The group meets for one hour every month through the school year 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: 

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.

For more information on any of these activities, please contact:

Sarah Jones
Youth Programs Coordinator
[email protected]
or call 206-842-4475 x224

Teen Nights: 

Teens (7th-12th grade), come on down to BARN for an evening of games, friends, music, and creativity! Save your spot by registering in advance to ensure that we have enough food and activities for everyone! We’ll also need a youth waiver, which you can submit online.

You’ll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry-making, metal-working, and more – every month is a different lineup. You can also just hang out and work on casual craft projects in the commons. Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new friends! All teens will be asked to sign in and confirm emergency contact information upon arrival. Some studio activities may require masks.

Teen Night Dates

  • Teen Nights are the second Friday of every month October – May.
  • Teen Nights have concluded for the 2022-2023 school year. Have a great summer, and we’ll see you in the fall!