Wild Earth Art Camp

Wild Earth Art Camp

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Our financial aid philosophy is take what you need and give what you can. We recognize that there are economic hardships, and we want to be accessible to all, so we ask that you pay whatever it is that you can.

The more you can pay, the more children we are able to extend aid to. Before you request financial aid we ask families to consider if there are family members or friends who might help provide a scholarship to your family for this program.

How To Request Financial Aid

  1. Register online to reserve your space.
  2. Check the financial aid box on your registration form and let us know how much of the total program fee you can afford.
  3. If you are unable to pay a $150 deposit with your registration use the coupon code: NOCREDITCARD and contact our office to arrange deposit payment.
  4. After your registration is submitted, our office will contact you to continue the financial aid process. If we are unable to fulfill your aid request we will refund your deposit(s) in full.

For:

Boys and girls ages 6-13

Time:

9:45-3:45pm

One 2-Week Session

July 9 – July 20, 2018
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

Cost:

$635 per two-week session. $150 non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit per child per session is required with registration. Sibling discounts apply. Limited scholarships available depending on enrollment and need.

Location:

Stone Mountain Farm, 475 River Road Exd, New Paltz, NY

Additional Questions?

Drop us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to answer your questions.
hello@wildearth.org
(845) 256-9830

Wild Earth Art Camp

At Wild Earth Art Camp, your 6-13 year-old will create a variety of wild crafts, fine art and earth sculptures with an adventurous, fun-loving group of campers and instructors.

At Wild Earth Art Camp we will spend all day, every day outside in nature playing games, learning songs and exploring the nature of making art in new and exciting ways. We will take time to notice the macro and the micro, the visual and experiential while building connections with each other, the land and within ourselves.

Check out these videos created at past years of Wild Earth Art Camp!

(Big thanks to Laura deNey of Flicker Filmworks for making the videos possible.)


Wild Earth Art Camp is a feast for the senses!

At Art Camp we will explore the sounds, sights, scents, tastes and textures of Stone Mountain Farm’s forests, fields and stream. We will use fibers, pigments and other raw materials found on the land to make art materials and create fine arts and crafts. Through games and instruction we will build skills of observation to tune into the world around us, and work with visiting artists who will teach us how to really ‘see’.

A Typical Day at Wild Earth Art Camp

When your children arrive they can expect to be met by our instructors’ smiling faces and led down to the morning circle area where they can choose to play an active game or participate in a quiet activity.

Our day will begin by giving thanks in a community circle. After a few songs and games, we will split into our “family groups” and hike into the woods where we will spend the day playing and creating a variety of art works tied closely to the Earth. We will break for lunch and have some free time to splash in the creek or play a game, then do an afternoon activity.

Toward the end of the day, with sticks in our hair, mud between our toes and smiles on our faces we’ll return to the circle, share stories of our day, and look forward to another day of new experiences or continuing a long-term project.

Wild Earth Art Activities May Include:

Earth-based arts and crafts such as:

  • Natural dyeing
  • Basket Making
  • Weaving
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Making paints and brushes from nature
  • Clay
  • Processing and using natural fibers
  • Singing and music making
  • Film and video
  • Sound recording
  • Journaling/Sketching
  • Playing awesome games

In addition to arts activities we will work on nature skills including:

  • Harvesting and using wild foods
  • Wildlife tracking
  • Stalking and the art of camouflage
  • Building shelters
  • Making friction fire
  • Exploring the land
  • Water play

Art Camp Testimonials:

“My child loves this camp and wishes it lasted longer than just two weeks.”

“Spending days out in the woods with friends and meeting new people was so inspiring.”

“We loved the small size of the groups and the setting, and Mary Jane is such a wonderful leader!”

“I like the style and compassion of the leadership.”


More About Wild Earth Summer Camp

At Wild Earth our goal is to build skills for connection, awareness, and self-confidence. We work hard to ensure that our camps are welcoming, exciting, and nurturing. Since 2004, our all-outdoor camps have provided nature immersion and adventures for children of all ages.

Using multigenerational mentoring, our experienced and inspiring adult and teen instructors guide the children in engaging earth-based activities, awareness games, experiential knowledge of plants and animals, natural craft, and story and song.

Gratitude and reverence for the earth, as well as fostering a vision of community based on mutual respect and acknowledgment are modeled and encouraged.

Campers are grouped (by age) in "packs" of 8-12 children. Each pack is guided by at least three of our skilled instructors who facilitate exploration and discovery on beautiful and magical forested land. Learn more on our Summer Camp FAQ page.