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2018 Camps for Ages 8-10
Explore ceramics from around the world to shape your own clay creations. For inspiration we will visit the Museum's prehistoric pottery display, go on nature hikes, and view local galleries. We will create embossed tiles, pots, and dishes using prehistoric pottery forms and designs that will be fired, glazed, and ready to take home on Friday.
Educator: Kelly Woodruff
Session dates: June 4-8, 9 am–4 pm
Plein Air Painting
Plein Air is a French term meaning to paint outside in the open air. Campers will learn all about this nature-immersive technique while creating beautiful natural scenes. Hikes and field trips are included.
Educator: Kelly Woodruff
Session dates: June 11-15, 9 am–4 pm
Sleuth through archaeological sites, puzzle through excavations, and analyze artifacts. Discover the mysteries of rock art and stone tools while on field trips and at demonstrations.
Educator: Elden Pueblo staff
Session dates: June 18-22, 9 am–4 pm
Dancing Through Cultures
Get on your culturally-rooted-dancing-feet to learn and experience how history can inform our dancing path through life! We will move to the beat of personal experiences. The dances we learn and create will be influenced by our culture and nature as we allow our body, mind, and spirit to influence our creativity. We will dance together with the humanistic influence of the choreographer José Limón.
Educator: Jessica Taylor
Session dates: June 25-29, 9 am–4 pm
Grab your magnifying glass and bug box as we learn techniques for collecting, identifying, and understanding the importance of pollinating insects all around us. Create a native bee hotel, make hummingbird feeders and visit the Butterfly house at the Arboretum.
Educator: Melissa Eckstrom
Session dates: July 2-6, 9 am–4 pm (*no camp on July 4th)
Raptors and Falconry
Soar into the art and science of falconry with live raptors! Explore these birds’ amazing anatomy and the variances among their species based on survival strategies. Feel the uplifting feathers and terrific talons of these birds during demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Educator: Michele Losee (International Raptor and Falconry Center)
Session dates: July 9-13, 9 am–4 pm
Up With People Jr. (Ages 8-12)
Sing, dance and play music in this fun, high energy musical arts experience that culminates in a Friday performance for families. Campers will gain confidence, a greater sense of independence, life skills, a sense of community, and respect and understanding of global society. For more information please go to www.upwithpeoplejr.org.
Educator: Michelle Galloway
Session dates: July 16-20, 9 am–4 pm
Become an author and illustrator! Each day discover a new way to keep a field journal by observing and recording the sights and sounds and smells of nature. We will create sonic maps of the Museum’s campus, describe animals that come into our view on local hikes, and chronicle our week-long reflections in a take-home book.
Educator: Chris Wiewiora
Session dates: July 23-27, 9 am–4 pm