Join the Discussion This summer program has 10 comments. Post your own! Report abuse Debi said... May 1 at 3:00 pm: The Putney Summer School Programs gave me the best summer of my life; I attended session 2 in 2013, and took the intensive writing class. Before Putney, I had went to two different writing camps- both that I had mediocre experiences with. Therefore I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect as I was coming to Vermont to attend this program. However, I found myself falling in love with this camp as soon as I arrived. The classes were amazing; my writing improved tremendously even after th... (more ») Report abuse Debi said... Apr. 30 at 7:48 pm: The Putney Summer School Programs gave me the best summer of my life; I attended session two in 2013, and took the Intensive Writing class. Before Putney, I had gone to two different writing camps- both that I had mediocre experiences with. Therefore I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect as I was coming to Vermont to attend this program. However, I found myself falling in love with Putney as soon as I arrived. The classes were amazing; my writing improved tremendously even after the... (more ») Report abuse kokoroyer said... Apr. 30 at 2:16 pm: Regardless of where you're from, or what you like to do - chances are, someone at the Putney School Summer Programs will have a lot in common with you. I have spent a total of four 3-week sessions in two summers there, and I have never found a more welcoming environment. Everyone at Putney gets to work on the art of their choice to either improve upon something they love, or find a passion they never realized they had. Every sunset is beautiful and out of 12 weeks I've spent there, none ... (more ») Report abuse Mags said... Nov. 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm: I do not like many people in the world. I liked many, many people at Putney Summer Programs. One night we lay in the grass during a sunset while a teacher played a beatiful piano piece he composed while hiking in the Adirondacks. An accepting, clever, and spunky place. Report abuse Adam K said... Nov. 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm: I spent two sessions as a student (2009-2010) and two more as a staff-in-training (2011) at the Putney Summer Programs and it was a truly wonderful experience. During the time I spent there, I gained confidence in myself by finding people to relate to and found interest in activities I did not have the opportunity to participate in before. In the twelve weeks total I was in Putney; I was able to write several poems, short stories, and plays. I developed photographs, and even ma... (more ») Report abuse Elizarose12 said... Nov. 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm: I had the most phenomenol experience at the Putney Summer Programs! It was a truly magical experience and I will never forget it. I was surrounded by the kindest, most caring and down-to-earth people while pursuing the art that I loved the most. I was able to greatly increase my knowledge about not only theater, but art in general. Putney was one of the most amazing places I have ever been. The community was amazing to be a part of and I feel I left a much better actress than I came. I learned s... (more ») Report abuse tuesday2 said... Nov. 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm: Putney School Summer Programs was the most incredible place to spend my summer. The community of loving, talented, and supportive people allowed me to really discover and then display who I am as an artist. I made the most incredible friends and was introduced to incredible artists. I was also able to learn about filmmaking, an art that I was not experienced in at all before. Putney is an incredibly inspiring and beautiful community to spend your summer in. Report abuse elderado666 said... Nov. 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm: Putney...I went there every year I could, all four summers. It was the perfect place for me to explore a myraid of art forms in a detailed manner, for each year you have 1-2 workshop classes to study something in detail and 2 evening classes that are less intense, and instructors are open to students new to the form, especially in evening classes but in workshops as well. The people attracted to Putney all have this sort of spirit that makes meeting, bonding with, and learning to trust those aro... (more ») Report abuse E-syd said... Aug. 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm: This was the perfect place for me to jumpstart my writing. the instructors work closely with their students and provide effective feedback. the students also cooperate and definitely add a valuable layer to the already awesome environment. As far as the enviroment, people, and teachers go, I highly recommend Putney. Report abuse ejoffe27 said... Apr. 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm: The Putney School Summer Programs was a life-changing experience for me. I learned a lot about the art I made from the instructors I had during workshops. I made friendships that are still strong 2 years later, and the beauty of southern Vermont taught me to love my planet more. I'm constantly thankful for the two summers I had there and I hope to return again someday.