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What do teachers do in the summer?

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David Zimmerman (fastedy)
Thu, 2 Apr 1998 09:01:21 -1000


Hi:

I've been an art teacher for over 15 years (I didn't start until I was 30!).

When I first began teaching I worked for summer camps in the summer.
Almost every camp has an arts and crafts person. The pay is okay and you
usually get to be in the woods for 8 weeks which is pretty nice. You can
look into this all over the country but I chose a camp that was near New
York so I could get in some culture on my days off--I lived in the rural
Alabama then. If you're single, you have a lot of flexibility. Some
couples came together and each taught different things. Many teachers
brought their kids and enrolled them in the camp while they worked there.

There are also a lot of specialty art camps now. I worked for one in New
Milford, Connecticut for 4 years called Buck's Rock. It was a fabulous
place with about 10 different studios featuring all media--clay, glass,
photography, painting, metals, silkscreen etc. It was for kids 11 - 15.
Anybody heard of it????

I taught for ten years in a summer program here in Hawaii while I taught
during the year on the mainland. It was a nice way to get to Hawaii every
summer, but I admit, I had family here to stay with. I just took over the
program as director this year.

Deb Rosenbaum

>Give me ambiguity or give me something else.


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