Winter, Summer and Fall Workshops

Children & Youth Programming

Bright Hill Literary Center Winter Workshops & Book Clubs for Children and Teens – Note: 2017 Workshop Registration Form available here – Click below to download.

BHLC LITERARY WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS     /      The Wind!     /      Bugs      /    The Talking Trees    /     1001 Nights    / Workshop Leader: Bertha Rogers

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Bright Hill Programming for Children & Youth

Blowin' in the Wind

Children will design kites, build turbines, diaramas, study different kinds of wind, write poetry, riddles, and present with Carl Welden accompanying on the theremin with Robert Milby as host.

Bugs! ~ June 26-30

“Bugs! How to Love Them!”Students will research, write, and make visual arts projects based on astronomy. Includes a trip to the Cornell University Insect Collection in Ithaca on Day 2. Full & partial scholarships available Mon. – Fri., June 26-30.

Talking Trees ~ June 24-28

THE TALKING TREES – HOW DO THEY SPEAK? Grades 1-8 (Ages 6-14). 9 am – 2:30 pm FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS IN JULY. Morning and afternoon snacks included. Bring lunch. Students will research, write, and make visual arts projects involving geography and fossils. Includes a trip to the NYS Museum in Albany on Day 2. Morning & afternoon snacks included. Bring lunch. Full and partial scholarships available. Mon. – Fri., July 24-28.

1001 Nights ~ Aug 14-17

ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS: TRAVELING IN THE MIND AND HANDS TO THE ANCIENT MIDDLEEAST. Grades 1 -8 (Ages 6-14). 9 am – 2:30 pm for FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS IN AUGUST. Morning & afternoon snacks included. Bring lunch. Students will research, write, and make visual arts projects based on Ancient Far East Art & Tales. Full & partial scholarships available. Mon – Fri, Aug. 14-18.

3-D Printing ~ Aug 7-11

POEMS & STORIES IN THREE DIMENSIONS (3-D PRINTING) / HS WORKSHOP – Grades 9-12, limited to 7 students only. 9 am – 2:30 pm for FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS IN JULY. Morning & afternoon snacks included. Bring lunch. Students will research, design, and create 3-D creatures on our 3-D printer from the poems and stories. Full & partial scholarships available. Mon. – Fri., July 17-21.

Winter Schedule ~ To Be Announced
BRIGHT KIDS BOOK CLUB

BRIGHT KIDS BOOK CLUB – Grades 3-8; Saturdays, Noon – 1 pm; various months during the year; led by Linda Morgan and Wendy Burckhaus. Each students gets a free copy of the book being discussed, but must attend at least 2 of 3 sessions. Free Program. Call for details and dates.

Workshop Details

Bright Hill’s 24 Annual SUMMER Literary Workshops for Kids program will take place from late June through August 2016. Space is limited, so early registration is advised. Note: All Bright Hill Literary Workshops for Kids include writing and visual arts. Children ages 6-14 are eligible. High-school students and Middle-school students are eligible for the Poems & Stories in Three Dimentions (3-D Printing), which are limited to only 7 students each & led by Bertha Rogers, Founding Executive Director & Master Teaching Artist, aided by Cain Rodriguez, Franklin. Workshops I, III, and V are led by Bertha Rogers, aided by high-school and college interns. There is always an exhibit and program for parents at the end of each session. Bright Kids Book Club takes place at different times during the year. Pre-Registration is required for all workshops and book club programs.

Since 1996

Bright Hill Kids Literary Workshops Participants

Bright Hill Literary Workshops For Kids

Winter – 2001

Maeve M., Hazel M., Eva Rae A., Stefan S., Felicia S., Amber T., Elizabeth B., Peggy Sue B., Heidi R., Winsome Z., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Lorenz K.

Students from Bovina Center, Delancey, Delhi, East Meredith.

Summer Session One – 2001

Eva Rae A., Annika A., Iris B., Jake D., Jasmine C., Claire F., Olivia G., Jessie G., Christina H., Tiffany H., Anna H., Oliver H., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Hannah L., Elizabeth M., Christie O., Fawn P., Stephanie P., Cody L., Heidi R., Bo S., Amber T., Emily T., Eda Faye H., Elena W., Nora W., Kathryne W., Alex W., Winsome Z.

Students from Andes, Cooperstown, Delancey, Delhi, East Meredith, Hastings On Hudson, Oneonta, South Kortright, Springfield Center, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2001

Annika A., Daisy B., Katy C., Luke K., Alexis D., Emily F., Sean K., Lorenz K., Isabella M., Alexandra N., Kaity P., Christopher R., Gabriela R., Delilah S., Devon S., Lizzie P., Dove H.

Students from Andes, Brooklyn, Cooperstown, Cortlandt Manor, Delhi, Franklin, Jefferson, Manhattan, Oneonta, Sidney Center, Stamford.

Winter – 2002

Amber T., Tom T., Stefan S., Felicia S., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Lorenz K., Dillen D.

Students from Delancey, Delhi.

Summer Session One – 2002

Annika A., Chloe A., Eva Rae A., Carson B., Chase B., Jake D., Bronwyn E., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Eda Faye H., Desiree B., Jared B., Louis B., Luke K., Hannah Rose L., Raquel O., Stephanie P., Evan P., Robin R., Heidi R., Bo S.

Students from Brooklyn, Coshecton, Delancey, Delhi, Franklin, Hastings, New York City, Oneonta, South Kortright, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2002

Lizzie P., Alexis D., Anna H.

Students from Delhi, Franklin, Treadwell.

Summer Session Three – 2002

Sarah C., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Ethan J., Hannah Rose L., Chester M., Alexandra N., Evan P., Heidi R., Bo S., Amber T.

Students from Bovina Center, Brooklyn, Delancey, Delhi, Franklin, Hastings, Manhattan, South Kortright, Treadwell, West Delhi.

Winter – 2003

Kendall A., Annika A., Chloe A., Eva Rae A., Matthew C., Brianna D., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Cody L., David O., Heidi R., Felicia S., Stefan S., Amber T., Kali T., Katie W., Cheyton V., Winsome Z., Mikey F.

Students from Delancey, Delhi, East Meredith, Oneonta, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2003

Chloe A., Eva Rae A., Sarah C., Bronwyn E., Mikey F., Abby H., Christina H., Peter L., Hannah L., Elizabeth M., Emma M., Elisa P., Jessica P., Heidi R., Bo S., Delilah S.

Students from Brooklyn, Cochecton, Delhi, Hastings On Hudson, South Kortright, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Three – 2003

Jessie G. Olivia G., Samuel H., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Peter L., Hannah L., Maggie M., Justice M., Alexandra N., Bo S.

Students from Brooklyn, Cherry Valley, Delhi, Delancey, Hastings On Hudson, New York, South Kortright, Treadwell, West Delhi.

Winter – 2004

Rachel B., Peter F., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Cody L., Elizabeth M., Emma M., Heidi R.

Students from Delancey, Delhi, Oneonta, Treadwell.

Summer Session One – 2004

Annika A., Bronwyn E., Michael F., Samuel H., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Declan K., Peter L., Hannah L., Justice M., Elizabeth M., Emma M., Peter P., Stephanie P., Heidi R., Bo S., Delilah S., Katie T., Jimmy S., Evie W., Jonathan W.

Students from Brooklyn, Cobleskill, Delancey, Delhi, Edison, Hastings, Mendham, Oneonta, South Kortright, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2004

Georgia A., Elizabeth B., Cody L., Peter L., Maggie M., Justice M., Katrina S., Joanna W., Roy W., Hannah W., Zachary W., Heidi R., Laura C., Rene H.

Students from Bovina Center, Brooklyn, Cherry Valley, Cortland, Delancey, Delhi, Downsville, Richfield Springs, Stamford, Treadwell.

Bright Hill Literary Workshops For Kids Winter – 2005

Emmaline F., Michael F., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Declan K., Meredith H.

Students from Delancey, Delhi, Walton.

Bright Hill Literary Workshops For Kids Summer Session One – 2005

Annika A., Stephen B., Jasmine C., Kimberly D., Bronwyn E., Christina E., Katherine E., Emmaline F., Meredith H., Justice M., Delilah S., Alicia Rose T., Jasper H., Gloria B.

Students from Castro Valley, East Meredith, Franklin, Marathon, Masonville, Mendham, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2005

Martha A., Felix B., Tristan C., Christina E., Katherine E., Brittany H., Meredith H., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Sky M., Emma M., Nathaniel M., Marion S., Alicia rose T., Michael T., Emma T.

Students from Delancey, East Meredith, Franklin, Hamden, Los Angeles, Masonville, Oneonta, Richfield Springs, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Three – 2005

Maggie M., Heidi R., Bo S., Ameber T., Hazel C.

Students from Cherry Valley, Delhi, East Meredith, South Kortright

Winter – 2006

Bethany D., Emmaline F., Mikey F., Meredith H., Sky M., Dylan S., Megan S., Nathan S., Cushla S., Marion S., Lizzie P.

Students from East Meredith, Franklin, Hamden, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2006

Felix B., Wade C., Kimberly D., Bronwyn E., Emmaline F., David H., Lydia H., Brandon L., Meredith H., Sky M., Cain R., Delilah S., Violet S., Cushla S., Marion S., Alicia T.

Students from Brooklyn, Cochecton, Delhi, Franklin, Hamden, Los Angeles, Marathon, Masonville, Mendham, Philadelphia, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2006

Felix B., Evan C., Wade C., Kimberly D., Bronwyn E., Brandon G., Meredith H., Kevin H., Jasper H., John H., Sky M., Delilah S., Violet S., Marion S., Joanna W., Roy W.

Students from Brooklyn, Cochecton, Delancey, Delhi, Franklin, Hamden, Los Angeles, Marathon, Mendham, Walton, West Oneonta.

Summer Session Three – 2006

Bo S., Kyrra H., Samantha H., Michael F., Kimberly D., Hazel C., Caitlin T.

Students from Delancey, Marathon, Treadwell, Walton.

Winter – 2007

Tianna B., Jenna C., Hattie C., Abigail D., Kimberly D., Cristina E., Katherine E., Emmaline F., Mikey F., Meredith H., Cullen L., Brandon L., Emma M., Jason O., Molli O.

Students from Bainbridge, Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Oneonta, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2007

Gloria B., Stephen B., Tianna B., Lisa B., Felix B., Jenna C., Bronwyn E., Cristina E., Katherine E., Emmaline F., Mikey F., Meredith H., Sarah L., Brandon L., Marisa M., Justice M., Jason O., Molli O., Delilah S., Viloet S., Marion S., Cushla S., Alicia T., Giulia V., Nathaniel M.

Students from Bovina Center, Brooklyn, Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Laurens, Masonville, Mendham, Philadelphia, Sidney Center, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2007

Gabriel D., Abigail D., Kimberly D., Sibyla G., Meredith H., David H., Lydia H., Leif J., Madelyn K., Marisa M., Cain R., Joshua R., Noah R., Delilah S., Violet S., Marion S., Cushla S., Alicia T., Giulia V.

Students from Bovina Center, Brooklyn, Delhi, Franklin, Hamden, Masonville, Philadelphia, Sidney, Treadwell, Unadilla, Walton.

Summer Session Three – 2007

Kimberly D., Kyrra H., Heidi R., Lizzie P., Hannah, Stephen B., Gloria B., Tianna B., Gabriel D., Abigail D., Sibyla G., Meredith H., David H., Lydia H., Leif J., Madelyn K., Marisa M., Cain R., Delilah S., Violet S., Cushla S., Marion S., Alicia T., Giulia V.

Students from Brooklyn, Delhi, Franklin, Hamden, Masonville, Philadelphia, Sidney, Treadwell, Unadilla, Walton.

Winter – 2008

A.J. A., Tianna B., Emmaline F., Meredith H., Madelyn K., Molli O., Jason O., Miranda S.

Students from Delhi, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2008

A.J. A., Meredith H., Brooke H., Madelyn K., Marissa M., Ariah M., Justice M., Jason O., Molli O., Joshua R., Noah R., Delilah S., Violet S., Samantha S.

Students from Brooklyn, Delhi, Franklin, Screven, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2008

A.J. A., Hali B., Felix B., Abigail D., Kimberly D., Sibyla G., Meredith H., Brooke H., Madelyn K., Marissa M., Jason O., Molli O., Cain R., Samantha S., Zara Z.

Students from Brooklyn, Delhi, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Los Angeles, Screven, Treadwell, Walton.

Winter – 2009

Elizabeth A., Abigail A. A.J. A., Lillianna B., Tianna B., Felix B., Bethany D., Jessica D., Kate D., Abigail D., Nathaniel D., Alexis G., Asa G., Sibyla G., Meredith H., Madelyn K., Sarah K., Jillian L., Samuel L., Shaina M., Safiya R., Reyhana R., Tasneem R., Cain R., Madison S., Shelby S., Ty S., Alaina T., Zara Z.

Students from Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2009

Ali E., Aliya S., Ariah M., Asa G., Bronwyn E., Cain R., Cian H., Cushla S., Felix B., Finnegan H., Frances M., Io W., Ivan M., Jason O., Leo F., Lily M., Madelyn K., Marion S., Miranda S., Molli O., Samantha S., Sibyla g., Sofia K., Teresa H., Violet S., Zara Z.

Students from Brooklyn, Cochecton, Delancey, Delhi, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Oneonta, Philadelphia, Treadwell, Unadilla, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2009

Abigail D., Asa G., Bella B., Brandon L., Cain R., Cushla S., Daniel F., Delilah S., Elizabeth G., Emily R., Henry H., John H., Julian M., Kristen H., Lilliana B., Lucia M., Madelyn K., Marion S., Matilda F., Nate D., Shaina M., Shane B., Sibyla G., Teresa H., Violet S., Wesley W., Zara Z.

Students from Birmingham, Brooklyn, Cooperstown, Franklin, Delancey, Delhi, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Philadelphia, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Three – 2009

Abigail D., Aliya S., David H., Emmaline F., Emily W., Felix B., Ida Rose A., Julie W., Leo F., Lydia H., Marion S., Mary M., Meredith H., Mikey F., Safiya R., Sky M.

Students from Delhi, Franklin, Oneonta, Philadelphia, Treadwell, Unadilla, Walton.

Winter – 2010

Lilliana B., Felix B., Abby D., Nate D., Emmaline F., Michael F., Asa G., Sibyla G., Elizabeth G., Ava G., Meredith H., Siobhan H., Patricia H., Demitri J., Madelyn K., Sophia K., Angus M., Lucia M., Shaina M., Morgan R., Zachary R., Alaina T.

Students from Delhi, Franklin, Hamden, Otego, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2010

Felix B., Julia B., Brooke G., Asa G., Sibyla G., Keely H., Ariah M., Patricia H., Siobhan H., Angus M., Alexa K., Charlie M., Jasper M., Cain R., Aliya S., Diandra S., Kaelan S., Samantha S., Charlie T., Eddie T., Zara Z.

Students from Andes, Bovina, Brooklyn, Delhi, Delancey, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Oneonta, Otego, Sidney Center, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2010

Lilliana B., Brooke G., Alexis G., Teresa H., Gwendolyn H., Demitri J., Cain R., Delilah S., Violet S., Diandra S., Kaelan S., Charlie T., Eddie T.

Students from Andes, Brooklyn, Franklin, Hamden, Oneonta, Sidney Center, Walton.

Summer Session Three – 2010

Meredith H., David H., Aliya S.,

Students from Oneonta, Philadelphia, Walton.

Winter Session – 2011

Abigail D., Nate D., Cain R., Alaina T., Zara Z., Sasha D., Madeline M., Molly M., Felix B., Lilliana B., AJ A., Abby A., Angus M., Demitri J., Sibyla g., Asa G., Ava G.

Students from Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Oneonta, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session One – 2011

Leo B., Lilliana B., Felix B., Asa G., Sibyla G., Margaret H., Sophia K., Samantha S., Liam L., Angus M., Ariah M., Luke P., Cain R., Delilah S., Violet S., Cushla S., Marion S., Charlie T., Eddie T., Emma Y., Zara Z.

Students from Andes, Brooklyn, Delancey, Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Philadelphia, Treadwell, Walton.

Summer Session Two – 2011

Jude A., Adam B., Julia B., Savannah B., Sabrina B., Abigail D., Nathaniel D., Sasha D., Zach G., Gwendolyn H., Demitri J., Christopher K., Angus M., Shaina M., Cain R., Charlie T., Eddie T., Io W., Zara Z.

Students from Brooklyn, Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Gilbertsville, New York, Oneonta, Treadwell, Walton, West Oneonta.

Winter – 2012

Charlotte B., Lilliana B., Felix B., Abigail D., Nate D., Sasha D., Isabelle D., Asa G., Sibyla G., Gwendolyn H., Liam L., Angus M., Julian M., Ariah M., Meredith S., Zara Z.

Students from Delhi, East Meredith, Franklin, Gilbertsville, Hamden, Oneonta, Treadwell, Walton, West Oneonta