Flynn Summer Camps

New Cardboardia

Ages 6-8

June 20-24, 8:30 am-3 pm
Pay what you can on a sliding scale

The Flynn requires that all participants in classes, camps, and workshops provide proof of full vaccination.


Let's build New Cardboardia! The active imagination gets a full workout with this immersive cardboard utopia that we will construct. We might have a city on the edge of an enchanted wood, or a castle on wheels. We might take to the seas or colonize the moon. Campers will craft their own environments, practice democratic values, and systems of exchange. Art, writing, storytelling, and playacting to improve social and emotional wellness. Inspired by the book Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran.

More about this enrichment camp:

  • We will learn about the Kamishibai - Japanese street theater and folk stories from Japan
  • We will learn cardboard construction techniques to make costumes, games and environments
  • We will explore collaborative story-building, writing, and public speaking

Meet the teaching artist

“Professor” Ben t. Matchstick

"Professor" Ben t. Matchstick is the founder of the Montpelier-based Cardboard Teck Institute. He is the co-creator of the PinBox 3000 cardboard tabletop pinball machine kit (with Pete Talbot). He co-conceived the original Hadestown (with Anaïs Mitchell), now on Broadway. He has worked as a youth advocate, librarian, café owner, educator, puppeteer, artist, game master and entrepreneur in Vermont for 20+ years. He has a BA in Theater from Northwestern University, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College. He is a proud member of Generator Maker Space in Burlington Vermont.

Making the arts accessible To all

Everyone deserves the chance to experience and participate in arts education. Our classes are structured on a pay-what-you-wish model. 

When you register, you will be able to select your contribution from a sliding scale.

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