Orchard House Virtual Summer Youth Workshops

Youngsters ages 8 through 12 are invited to join us for our entertaining and educational virtual* weeklong intensive in Creative Writing that will uniquely enliven Summer vacation.  This year, show that you have the "Write Stuff!" by exploring many different forms of writing -- like Louisa May Alcott did! -- and create your own stories, poems, and dialogue; author-illustrators welcome, too.

(Please note that "Apple Slump Players" Acting/Theater Workshop will return in Summer 2023)


Special Online Pricing!

$250 for Non-Members / $200 for Members

Register with a friend and each receive a 10% discount in our Online Store!


*Ongoing health and safety concerns about the Coronavirus currently prevent Orchard House from conducting these programs in person. If conditions improve significantly by Summer, in-person programming may be offered. After registering, you will be contacted about any change in the program format.


To ensure a quality experience, our programs are limited in the number of participants we accommodate; we therefore require advance registration and pre-payment.  The registration form below allows for a quick, secure method of reserving space in each program.  For additional information or assistance, please email [email protected] or phone 978.369.4118 x106.

Keep in mind that membership in "Friends of the Alcotts" provides substantial savings on all programs!  (Join/Renew online)



Virtual Weeklong Youth Workshops

Virtual*  "Write Stuff!" Virtual Creative Writing Workshop

Monday ~ Friday       August 1 ~ 5       10:00 am ~ 2:00 pm 

Youngsters aged 8 - 12 will experiment with various writing forms -- many inspired by the Alcotts themselves!  Included are "sensory writing," poetry, journaling, fiction, and many other fun and different ways to discover and nurture the writer within.

Save $50 with Special Online Pricing:  Non-Member $250 / Member $200



Virtual*  "Apple Slump Players" Virtual Acting/Theater Workshop

~ Returning Summer 2023 ~

Each day, youngsters aged 8 - 12 will engage in theatrical warm-ups, play theatre games, experiment with improvisation and mime, and act out scenes from Louisa May Alcott's stories.  Then, just as Louisa and her sisters did, they will rehearse a skit and perform it at week's end.  Dress comfortably; imagination and a sense of fun are required!

Save $50 with Special Online Pricing:  Non-Member $250 / Member $200


Please note:

  • Our online registration process uses secure credit card processing

  • For your convenience, multiple registrations may be made with one form submission

  • If registering multiple participants, please indicate the appropriate price category for each "ticket" and provide the required information

  • Participant names and ages are required

  • Participants of in-person* Weeklong Workshops must also have Medical and Photo Release forms on file prior to the program date; your Confirmation will include information about accessing and submitting these forms  (No in-person programming is currently planned for Summer 2022 due to COVID-19 restrictions)

  • Walk-in registrations are only accommodated as space permits  (No in-person programming is currently planned for Summer 2022 due to COVID-19 restrictions)

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Virtual "Write Stuff!" Creative Writing Workshop

AUGUST 1- 5, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm daily
Special Online Pricing: Non-Member - $250; Member - $200

(Indicate # of registrations at right, then select applicable price category and enter participant information for each one below)

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