The Village is a magical place created for campers between 5-7. The space has been sized right and filled with age-appropriate arts and nature activities - from dance and drama, to art, nature, music, pottery, puppetry, storytelling, and more! Kids are encouraged to embrace their curiosity, explore new and fun interests, and discover their creative potential. Each child is assigned a ‘home tent’ and given a significant amount of time to explore all of the areas.
Budding musicians will love the opportunities to explore a range of instruments in our Village Music tent! Guitars, drums, recorders, maracas, ukuleles, and more are available to campers to play and experiment. Musical parades, group music games, jam sessions, and instrument lessons are all part of the fun.
Village Art inspires a love of art in our campers as they explore a wide range of artistic materials and express their creativity. Activities rotate daily, but frequent activities include painting and drawing from life, creating self-portraits, sculpting, and a variety of mixed-media craft projects.
Villagers explore clay and learn the basics of handbuilding and wheel-throwing in our Ceramics tent. Projects rotate daily but free-sculpting is always an option for those who want to let their imaginations run wild!
The Village Dance tent invites our campers to get up and move! Campers can choreograph their own dances, play movement games, and learn dance moves from a variety of cultures and styles, including tap and ballet. Campers interested in tap dancing should pack a pair of socks to reduce the risk of blisters.
In the Village Drama tent, imaginations run wild! Campers learn to communicate and cooperate as they play drama games, create storylines, act out scenes, and dress up in costumes. Campers in this tent have the opportunity to put on special Village performances each week.
The offerings in the Village Nature tent are designed to teach our campers about the natural world around them and inspire a sense of environmental responsibility in the next generation. Activities include nature walks, science experiments, nature-based crafts, and occasional gardening!
This area will focus on listening, telling and performing stories. Campers will also get an opportunity to work on creative writing in relationship to folktales and storytelling.