Optional Youth Programs

IMPORTANT: you must be registered for Family Week to sign up for the youth programs listed below.

This summer there are multiple morning and afternoon programs for youth of different ages. Each program is run by a community partner just for Family Week families. Each program partner sets their own schedule and fee structure. Please read each program description to check the days, times, and fee.

COLAGE programming is now full, so to support all the youth on the waiting list and at Family Week, Family Equality and COLAGE have teamed up to add these new programs to the Family Week schedule.

Registration is now open.

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Afternoon Art Time

The Provincetown Art Association Museum is hosting a new afternoon Art Time! Don’t miss this fiber arts and puppet making workshop with artist H. Gene Thompson. Students will build a deeper understanding of relating to puppets—as an artist, as a creator, and as a puppeteer. They will collaborate to develop characters who will interact in a performance space and with other sculptural elements. Using a range of materials including papier mâché, foam, paint, and fabric dye, they will create puppets who come to life through innovation and creativity.

Registration for this program will close Sunday, July 7th at 11:59 pm EST. Monday to Thursday, 2 - 4 pm.

Age: 8 – 12

Cost: $100/participant

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Afternoon Improv Workshop

IMPROVincetown is offering an improv workshop for youth. What is improv? Improv teaches you to think on your toes, follow the fun and play until you laugh, snort, and ugly cry. Youth will learn improv games, gain confidence while making new friends, and create fun characters to bring to life on stage. This class is for all—new performers are encouraged to attend!

Teachers for this workshop include Holly Tarnower, an academic educator, professional improv player, and curriculum writer - along with IMPROVincetown founder Katie Pentedemos and regular player Justin O'Connor, both teachers at Provincetown School.

Registration is capped at 30 youth. Monday to Thursday, 2 - 4 pm.

Age: 8 – 12

Cost: $80/participant

Additionally, IMPROVincetown has two family-friendly shows at Pilgrim House, 6 PM on July 31 and Aug 1. The July 31 show is a new addition to our schedule and features a kid-friendly musical improv group special guest! Tickets for all shows are $20/person at the door, or buy on line and save $5/person at the Pilgrim House ticket hub, discount code: ptownimprov

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Afternoon Camp Highlight

Camp Highlight, an annual summer camp for youth with LGBTQ+ parents, is offering a special program during Family Week. Youth will enjoy traditional summer camp games, crafts, and activities.

Registration is capped at 25 kids. Monday to Thursday, 2 - 4 pm.

Age: 8 – 12

Cost: $135/participant

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Morning Theater Time

Fishermen Hall is offering a theater program for kids for a second year. Led by professional theater and music instructors, this progam will take youth through the steps for a show and end with a performance up on stage! Theater Time participants will break into small groups to rotate through workshops on music, acting, and dance.

Program is FULL. Monday to Thursday, 10:30 am - 12 pm

Ages: 5 - 8

Cost: $100/participant

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Morning Whale Time

The Center for Coastal Studies is once again offering a program for kids! This program gives kids the opportunity to learn about the wonderful world of whales and oceans. Each day will hold new fun activities and exciting new things to learn. From inspecting a whale skeleton to taking a closer look at what we can find in a tidal pool, kids will learn together.

Program is FULL. Monday to Wednesday, 10:30 am - 12 pm.

Ages: 6 - 8

Cost: $100/participant

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Morning Art Time

The Provincetown Art Association Museum is hosting Art Time for a second year! Join Michael Gillane for a week of fun, hands-on projects. Each day brings a new project to explore and experiment with! Begin the week with 2D drawing, painting, and printmaking, getting inspiration from both observation and imagination. Close out the week with 3D sculpting projects. Freedom of expression will be emphasized! There will be helpers in the room to aid with varying degrees of complexity in the projects.

Program is FULL. Monday to Thursday, 10 am - 12 pm.

Ages: 5 -8

Cost: $100/participant

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Morning HBO Kids Time

HBO Kids and The Provincetown Film Society are offering a program for the fourth year. Children will alternate between watching educational short videos in the theater and enjoying creative projects and games. Activities organized by Cape Cod Children's Place early childhood education professionals. Thanks to HBO Kids, this program is free but registration is required. If you register for this program, your child will be guaranteed a spot during Family Week. All children must be potty-trained to attend.

Program is FULL. Monday to Thursday, 10:30 am - 12 pm.

Ages: 3 - 5

Cost: Free

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Afternoon HBO Kids Time

HBO Kids and The Provincetown Film Society are offering a program for the fourth year. Children will alternate between watching educational short videos in the theater and enjoying creative projects and games. Activities organized by Cape Cod Children's Place early childhood education professionals. Thanks to HBO Kids, this program is free but registration is required. If you register for this program, your child will be guaranteed a spot during Family Week. All children must be potty-trained to attend.

Program is FULL. Monday to Thursday, 10:30 am - 12 pm.

Ages: 3 - 5

Cost: Free