Welcome to Youth Programs at BARN - BARN

Welcome to Youth Programs at BARN

We hope youth and families find many opportunities to become active at BARN!  The classes and programs listed on the Youth & Teen Calendar are specifically designed for youth & teens.  In addition, all classes at BARN are open to 14 and above, unless noted otherwise.  You can also check our Evening & Weekend Classes calendar to see which of our regular classes are available outside of school hours.  

Summer Youth & Teen Classes 2020: 

We’re happy to announce our revised lineup of Summer Youth & Teen Classes!   In-person classes for 8-18 year olds in Fiber Arts, Woodworking, Glass Arts, and Metal Fabrication have been moved into August. These programs will be taught with health and safety protocols in place for the protection of our students and instructors.  Please read our BARN-wide safety protocols here. We also have an online coding class for youth in July, taught by one of the members of BARN’s Teen Council!  We hope you will find a class that will spark your creativity this summer!  

Click on the calendar icon on this page to browse the full list of offerings.  Please contact BARN Program Manager Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org if you have any questions about Summer Youth programs.  

Teen Nights: 

High school students in grades 9 – 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN at our monthly Teen Nights!  Come enjoy free food and drink. Play games in the BARN Commons. Explore a Studio project and learn new skills. Bring friends. Meet new friends!  Teen Nights will resume in the 2020-21 school year.  

Middle School Maker Mondays: 

Middle Schoolers: come on over to BARN after school on early release days for our Maker Monday sessions!  We look forward to running Middle School Maker Mondays again sometime in the 2020-21 school year. 

Girls Who Code club: 

We look forward to hosting our Girls Who Code club again in 2020-21!   Girls are guided through a progression of computer and programming skills throughout the year, after school on Thursday afternoons.   Check this page in August for information about our our 2020-21 club that will begin in mid-September.  

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: 

Teen Council: High school and middle school students can help guide and direct BARN’s youth offerings.

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.

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

Jess Henderson
Program Manager
OR call 206-842-4475 x221

BARN Youth Programs are supported in part by the City of Bainbridge Island 


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