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Davslens Photography / Mountain Jam Festival

Mountain Jam is a fantastic place for some family fun and offers a tremendous amount of activities and attractions for young Jammers throughout the weekend!

Children aged 10 and under are admitted FREE if accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. However, due to security concerns, we cannot admit more than 2 children under 10 years old per supervising adult (4 children per family). You may be asked to present proof of age (such as a birth certificate) if your child appears older than 10.

Here’s a list of some of the awesomely fun activities we’ve had at Mountain Jam! Stay tuned for the full list for 2016.

Activities and Attractions for Kids:


Children’s Music & Entertainment



Enjoy musical entertainment on Saturday and Sunday mornings for kids and parents alike from Ratboy Jr. in Healey Brothers Hall!


Nick Reinert / Mountain Jam Festival
Nick Reinert / Mountain Jam Festival

Cozy Kids Corner



A shady wooded lot reserved for children and their parents where imaginations come alive! With frequent visits from the puppeteers, low hanging hammocks, tipis, sandbox, some crafts and cozy corners that kids of all ages make their own. The area has prime hillside seating that allows full view to both stages so custodians won’t miss a beat. The Cozy Kids Corner will have it’s own potty, plenty of drinking water and a daily snack. Fun for all ages! *Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Vernon Webb / Mountain Jam Festival
Vernon Webb / Mountain Jam Festival

Wormtown Tent / Child Registration



Face painting, arts & crafts, workshops, team games and fun, fun, fun! Please register your child at the Wormtown Kids Tent with your information should they get lost during the weekend. The Kids Tent will be open each day from Friday and Saturday from 10am-8pm and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Remember, this area is not a babysitting service, so please do not leave your children unattended!


Jessica Bal / Mountain Jam Festival
Jessica Bal / Mountain Jam Festival

Wayfinder Experience



Imagine a world where heroes and villains are in a never ending battle between good and evil, where the laughter of faeries is echoed by the roar of dragons, where powers exist that can raise the dead, heal the wounded and enchant the living. Now, imagine yourself within this world…A hero of Legend! The success of your quest depends on you alone. The Wayfinders Experience combines the energy of a sports camp with the creativity of an arts program and the strength of a safe and supportive community. This activity is open to all ages and will meet at 1pm on Friday, and at 10am on Saturday and Sunday in the Awareness Village!


Anjali Bermain / Mountain Jam Festival
Anjali Bermain / Mountain Jam Festival




Bring your mind in its hypothetical primary empty state and inscribe your thoughts on this interactive painting installation. During the day artists in residence will supply you with colorful fluorescent paints and brushes, encouraging you to let your creative energy flow. At night you can witness your colorful creations come to life as we install black lights. All Ages Welcome we will be located in the Awareness Village.



Kids Movie Night

Friday and Saturday nights at 6:30pm in Goldeye’s in the Learning Center



Come unwind after a long festival day. Bring your own pillow, take a break and enjoy the projected film.



One World Puppets



One World Puppet troupe will arrive along with the beloved puppets to conduct daily children’s puppet shows, parades and larger-than-life puppets, sock puppet making workshop for kids consisting of step by step guidance on making unique take-home puppets that will star in their very own puppet show….Keep your eyes open and come join the fun with One World Puppets at Mountain Jam 2015!


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Ashokan Center Nature Walks & Family Activities



The Ashokan Center table will be located in the Kid’s Village. They will be leading Nature Walks and kids activities daily.

The Ashokan Center has long been a leader in outdoor education, from natural to cultural history to local music and a destination for thousands of school children and families every year. As we celebrate our new, sustainable facilities, and look forward to our fiftieth anniversary, Ashokan is ushering in a new era of informal and formal science education. Our signature state-of-the-art, place-based STEAM forest ecology and watershed programs are informed by active, on-premises research programs. Together, we are creating a meaningful dialogue with our children and their parents and teachers about the global and local water crisis, climate change, and the importance of our collective role in the active stewardship of Catskill resources. At our booth at Mountain Jam, you can find pamphlets with information about our programs; examples of colonial crafts; ukeleles for play; animal hides/tracks and traces materials; and prizes for a raffle. One of our enthusiastic Ashokan Instructors will be manning the booth to provide more information and answer any questions


Davslens Photography / Mountain Jam Festival
Davslens Photography / Mountain Jam Festival

Ethel Slutzky Foundation Arts & Crafts

Kids Tent



Hunter-Tannersville Central School will bring their vivacious talented squad of young artists. Ethel Slutzky heads up and oversees activities in the Cozy Kids Corner and Village. Activities and Arts and Crafts include Facepainting, Tabularasa, Tipi decoration, and more!


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Calamity & Crowe’s Trading Post

10:30-4 Friday, Saturday, & Sunday



Handmade artisan tie dyes, infused with good vibes & inspired by the music we love! We’re so excited to be teaching kids how to make their own tie dye! If you have a child 6-12 years old, please bring them by our bright orange tent in the Kid’s Village for their free tie dye and lesson! *space limited to 25 kids per day, so sign up early!


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