Climbing trees, swinging from vines, building forts, digging oceans and rivers in the mud, riding horse sticks, looking for lost treasure, creating imaginary worlds, playing hide and seek, becoming animals, finding animal allies, going on adventures, having councils, making masks, creating music, discovering the interconnectedness of all things, uncovering the gift of oneself to the community, belonging to the human, and the more- than- human- world. This is the stuff of childhood that has inspired poets, scientists, authors, and lovers of life. Yet seldom do we see children play like this now.
The Creative Arts and Nature Camp includes these “secret” ingredients of this special experience that is the camp vision is for creating a safe space for children to play in their middle childhood world. These are ways that are developmentally essential for the nurturing of healthy children and adults. The spiritual dimensions of self are rooted in these experiences and caretakers of the Earth blossom.
Scholarships are an important factor in making camp accessible to everyone. $500 sponsors the full cost of one camper to experience nature, dance, and sing as a member of the 'Council of the Sky'.