Nature Art Camp
All summer 2020 camps are finished for the year. We hope to be meeting in person for summer 2021!
Check out the classes page of this website for current offerings.
Nature Art Camp is designed for 5-9 year olds. Professional mixed media artist Jordan Kim and early childhood specialist Anna Diem invite your children into a week that we’re calling A Hero’s Journey from Home. Campers will be sent a “Hero’s Survival Kit” in which each day’s mystery supplies will be provided in a wrapped bundle to be revealed through treasure hunts, coded messages, and riddles. Each day campers will explore a different aspect of their journey through observations of journeys found in nature – from the river’s path and migrations, to life cycles, and stories. From 9-11am each day campers will meet virtually for a welcome activity, introduction to the day’s theme/activities, and a collective art project. From 11-2pm campers will work independently on the projects / activities provided for the day. And from 2-3pm, campers will again meet via Zoom to share their day’s discoveries, participate in story telling/sharing, games, and more art making. As with past Nature Art Camps, each project and activity will tie back into our connection to the natural world and each other. However, this year’s camp will have an extra focus on creating artwork and projects that can be used a s a foundation for support at home – such as games that can be played later with family or virtually with friends, story starters, and ideas for independent play. And no Hero’s Journey would be complete without a heroic return home with an elixir! So special this year, camper families will also receive a “Hero’s Family Elixir” providing quick tips, activity ideas, and resources for parents to help nurture positive communication, creative expression, and growth mindset during uncertain times. Our aim is to provide a week of support that can be used as a foundation for growth for the whole family – fostering strength, resilience, and connection. We hope you and your children will join us for this week together – apart!
Camp fee of $175 includes most necessary art supplies (Hero’s Survival Kit), guidance documents, daily activity plans, and Hero’s Family Elixir delivered/shipped to your home. Additional kits may be purchased for siblings for an additional $50/sibling.
Contact Jordan for questions or class details: [email protected]
Class Info at a Glance:
- Cost: $175/camper (+$50 for additional sibling)
- Summer 2021 TBD
- Time: 9:000am to 3:00pm M-F
- Where: Home – Virtual Camp
- Mixed media experiences
- Ecology lessons daily
- A playful, inquisitive tone
- An emphasis on the journey
- An invitation to express oneself
- Extensive support for family growth beyond camp
Nature Art Camp
Hi! I’m Jordan Kim and if you choose to take a Found & Rewound class, I will be your instructor. I do not have a teaching degree, but I do have a lot of experience educating the public.
What are my credentials? Well, I have a BS in biology and two minors – one in chemistry and one in studio art. I also have a masters degree in Environmental Management. Needless to say, I love to learn. And I like to share this love of learning with others.
Like many, my path has been a winding one. I worked as an ecologist for over 15 years. In this career path, I often taught the public about how best to manage their land so as to minimize imacts on natural resources. I love sharing my love and fascination with the natural world.
Now I have the absolute joy of creating classes that combine these loves with my passion for the arts and creativity. I hope to see you in class!
Think you might be interested in registering your child for Nature Art Camp, but have some questions? Feel free to reach out here and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you might have. Thanks for your interest!