Early Afternoon Workshops (1:30– 3:00)

Unlike adult morning seminars, children’s RE, and youth programming where you commit for the week, afternoons at SI are more “come and go as you please.” You don’t sign up for these workshops but enjoy the offerings, or exercise, (or nap!) as the spirit moves you. Most are intergenerational and designed to be experienced by families together. Please remember to be responsible for your children during this time. Early afternoon workshops are from 1:30 to 3 each afternoon. Late afternoon workshops are from 3:15 to 4:45.

  • Children’s Choir

    Joe Schaffer

    The Children’s Choir meets 12:45 to 1:30 in the church sanctuary. School aged Children 6th grade and under are welcome to drop by to join.

  • Duct Tape

    Sara Beech

    Today’s Duct Tape has many more uses than just a tool in your toolbox. We will be creating your master pieces out of all kinds of colors and patterns. The focus of the workshop will be on the construction of beach/grocery bags, pull string backpacks, wallets and so much more. If you would like to make grocery bags, you should bring two rolls of tape in different colors or patterns.

  • Body Art

    Deb Widner

    What could be more mindfully meditative than creating a multicolored chalice which winds around your ankle? Or a beaded hair wrap in your best friend’s (or your daughter’s or dad’s) flowing locks? Join us under the trees for a peaceful afternoon of world music and body decoration.

  • It’s Game Time

    Claire Galpern and Danny Galpern

    Come learn about all kinds of outside group games to play! We will be learning and playing games that help groups get connected, have a lot of fun with each other and play hard together. We will be playing old classics and learn lots of new games. All ages welcome.

  • Tie-Dye and Un-Dye

    Nicole Hayman and Lexi Staples

    Tie Dye at Summer Institute is an absolute must. This intergenerational workshop is great for all skill levels, while being designed with beginners in mind. Join us for this fun and colorful project! Pick a pattern, freestyle dye, or un-dye a darker clothing item! Let your creativity flow with little rules or regulations! Limit two items per camper please!

  • Poetry for a Summer Day

    Dean Hazelton

    This is a workshop in reading and appreciating poetry. We will read aloud and talk about poetry on a variety of subjects from different times and poetic traditions. Some possible topics are nature; love, lust and loss; poetry by Rumi, mystical poetry and poems about poetry.

  • Play with Me

    Colleen Thoele

    This workshop is for taking a few moments to stop rushing and just play. Each day a new activity will be introduced that is designed for small children through older adults to enjoy together. Drop in and spend some time creating, connecting and playing. Create a sidewalk paint mural, paint your own SI rocks and take home a treasure box of your week at SI.

  • Chalice Jewelry

    Evelyn Sobczak

    During this workshop we will make UU chalice jewelry using various materials including shrinky dink, sculpey, beads and wire. In addition to jewelry you will be able to make wearable art, ornaments, and magnets. There will be something for all ages and abilities. Participants should bring their own chalice ideas, shark teeth (makes good chalices in sculpey), shells, beads, and lots of smiles!