Summer camp registration opens Feb 1 at 12pm on our website. Our camps fill quickly. Spaces are available first come, first serve. Read our Summer FAQ to be sure you are ready to register.
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.
Boys and girls ages 6-13
August 3 – 14, 2020
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
$680 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.
Wild Earth’s new home, 135 acres on Rock Haven Road, Kerhonkson, NY
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.
(Big thanks to Laura deNey of Flicker Filmworks for making the videos possible.)
At Art Camp we will explore the sounds, sights, scents, tastes and textures of our land’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’.
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.
Earth-based arts and crafts such as:
“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.”
Register now and reserve your space in Wild Earth Art Camp today. Space is limited.
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.