Hiring: Camp Chef + Instructor

We are still accepting applications for a Camp Chef + Instructor to join our awesome team of camp staff this summer! This is a unique and rewarding experience providing healthy meals to kids while also fostering an understanding of nutrition and the joys of cooking.

We are looking for an energetic, positive and kid-friendly person to manage our summer camp kitchen, including meal planning and daily lunch preparation for up to 25 campers. You'll be joined 3 mornings per week with a group of 7 campers and (adult) counselor to be your kitchen assistants: chopping veggies, washing dishes, and learning some cooking basics.

Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 2:00 (with some flexibility, if needed). While we would prefer the camp chef to join us for the entire 5 weeks of camp (July 1 - August 2), we are willing to work with your schedule!

--Never worn a toque before but love cooking big meals for your extended family? 
--Have ample experience cooking but feel nervous sharing your skills with a group of kids?

We recognize that this is quite a unique position and want to encourage anyone interested to reach out and talk to us. We're looking for simple, healthy meals to be prepared in a low key, fun and supportive environment and shared family style.

Click Here to read the full job description!

QUESTIONS? Contact Skye Livingston at Skye@WonderArtsVT.org or (802) 533-9370.

The Startup Series in Hardwick


The Startup Series in Hardwick

Taught by Gwen Pokalo of the Center for Women & Enterprise in partnership with the WonderArts program Spark

During the past month, a dynamic group of community members has come together to explore their entrepreneurial visions as part of the Startup Series. In the first session, the group of 18 had fun exploring their visions and goals. During the next two sessions, everyone worked to refine their ideas for their endeavor and began to lay out the beginnings of a business plan.

Simply getting a group of creative people together to share ideas and get to know each other has been one of the most inspiring parts of running this class. The group has realized many common threads in the work each person is contributing to the community and is seeing opportunities for collaboration and mutual support!


The series has also included concurrent sessions with a group of middle- and high- schoolers at Hazen Union. These students are learning about starting businesses and developing and pursuing their ideas. Some students are already making products or selling to distributors, while others have incredible ideas to pursue in the future.

WonderArts partnered with the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) to host the series in Hardwick and continue to provide resources and learning opportunities for entrepreneurs, creatives, and innovative thinkers in the Northeast Kingdom through the Spark project. Gwen Pokalo, the director for the Vermont branch of the CWE has led the group in visioning and goal setting and business plan basics.

Save the Date for the Annual WonderArts Summer Celebration!

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August 15, 2019

Annual WonderArts Summer Celebration

Mark your calendars for August 15

Celebrate another year of community connection and vibrant programs with an evening full of music, food, libations, and friends! This year’s Summer Celebration is on August 15th, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Turning Stone Farm. All are welcome and we hope to see you there for the event of the summer!

Featuring live music by Cookie’s Hot Club, a cash bar, delectable finger foods from local producers, a phenomenal raffle and a lively pie auction!