Spring & Summer Programs

2019 Summer Programs

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Playing This Summer In a Woods Near You!

In And Around Ithaca NY


Early Bird Registration – $50 off fee if registered before May 15.

Earth Arts empowers people of all ages to become stewards, naturalists, artisans, mentors, and leaders. Our core curriculum combines nature observation, naturalist skills, interpretive tracking, earth arts, survival skills, and bird and animal awareness. As students study all of these areas of knowledge in concert they develop a more holistic sense of place, community, and greater awareness of their individual passion and purpose. Earth Arts is a proud member of a consortium of nature-based education programs and schools in the Northeast U.S.




When children come in contact with nature, they reveal their strength.” ⎯ Maria Montessori





2019 Summer Programs

Earth Arts Lantern Camp

ELLIS HOLLOW, NY,  The One Room School House @ Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850 http://folithaca.org/finding-us/
Session One – July 1-3 (Monday-Wed), 9am-4pm        
Sliding Scale $200-$280
Session Two – July 15-19 (Monday-Friday), 9am-4pm        
Sliding Scale $310-$400

Who: For ages 5-8 (older by invitation only)
Mentors: Julie Nichols Kulik and guest mentors  

This week will have a similar rhythm to the school year program, The Lantern Program, that happens in the same location. Through observation, games, forest walks, crafts, and a welcoming community, children will increase their awareness of the woods and the place they live. They’ll discover who lives in the forest and record their journeys through natural pigment drawings, mapping, clay and fiber sculptures, and stories.

Danby Art Camp- Earth Arts and Camille Doucet (water color artist)

At Camille’s studio in Danby NY
July 8 to 12 9am-4pm
Sliding scale from $350 to $450/w for the full-day session 1. Plus Materials. Will be sent supply list, and supplies can be purchased from Camille the first day of camp.
Contact: Camille Doucet, (607) 272 – 8781, doucetcamille@gmail.com

Mentors: Julie Kulik of Earth Arts from 9am to 12:30pm (primarily in outside) and Camille Doucet from 12:30 to 4pm (primarily inside in the cool art studio)
Who: For ages 7 and up.  

During each day there will be studio time as well as outdoor games and explorations. Come create art, work on a projector your own, explore different subjects  in nature through watercolor, field sketching and journaling. What happens when we spend time in the woods observing, tracking, reflecting, and solving mysteries?  We’ll open our senses to the forest, listen to the birds, explore animal trails, observe silently at secret spots, and write in journals.     

Other Half day camps offered by Camille – DANBY ART CAMPS: weeklong summer art camps for all ages:  https://camilledoucet.com/CLASSES


Programs run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Fees, unless otherwise noted are: Early Bird Registration (postmarked before May 15) $310-$450/week, sliding scale. Registration postmarked after May 15: $360-$450/week. All fees collected above the lowest rate go directly to the scholarship fund.

Please send child daily with: appropriate footwear and clothing for the woods and the weather, a snack, lunch, water bottle, and a backpack. A change of clothes and shoes can be brought and kept at base camp at each location.

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