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Summer Camp 2022

Dear Families:

CAMP REGISTRATION OPENED ON JANUARY 12TH! Within the first 24 hours camp sold out for all weeks except for MUSIC JAM CAMP and a couple spots now opened for Carnival Camp! All other weeks are sold out. You may register on the WAIT LIST and if there are cancellations you'll be notified. Thank you for your understanding.  

 

Planet Earth Needs Us!

Planet Earth needs us now more than ever. However humans got us into this mess we need humans to help make it better. Each camp week this summer we’ll acknowledge the part each of us plays in creating a healthier environment for all. Indigo Nature Arts shares the idea that we have the ability to contribute and make a positive change. However small it seems, it adds up.

What can we do on a small scale? Use reusable containers for lunches and snacks. Carpool. Use natural light more often. Recycle. Compost. Revamp clothing. Buy used things whenever we can. Resell items or give to those in need. Cut down on plastic bag use as much as possible. Plant a tree where we can. Plant milkweed seeds if possible. Plant a garden with favorite veggies (start early!) Plant sunflowers to feed the birds. Use one car instead of two. Walk when able. Cook more and buy less to avoid waste. Give away or share food instead of throwing it out. Carry boxes and bags in the car to avoid having to use plastic bags. Eat more fruits and veggies. Support community supported agriculture. Buy from farm shares. Grow flowers for beauty and for the bees and other flying friends. 

Create challenges in our own families and give incentives. It’s not about judging or being perfect. It’s about our collective consciousness to do the best we can and do as we are able. Together, we do make a difference. 

New Classes and Workshops

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Photography Workshop

 

Autumn - Spring 2021/22

Enrollment is limited (6 students per class) due to Covid restrictions. Registration is now open.

Portraiture, Still Life, Food Photography, Architecture, Nature

Are covered in the workshop.

Sundays - 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

AUTUMN 2021: November 7, 14, 21, 28, and December 5th.

SPRING 2022: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3rd. 

Thank you for celebrating our 10th year anniversary! 

 

SUMMER 2021 is COMPLETE!

 

Thank you families! You helped make our summer successful. Creativity filled our 6 weeks and the children kept their hands busy stitching, painting, building, constructing and playing. As always, our helpers made it possible. As the climate changes, every summer we have faced higher temperatures. But as we adjust to the many challenges from the climate to Covid, the kids remain flexible and have handled the changes with ease. 

 

Here is a snapshot of our 2021 camp experiences. 

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SUMMER 2020

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INDIGO NATURE ARTS SUPPORTS BLACK LIVES MATTER.  OUR HEARTS, MINDS, EARS, EYES, AND ARMS ARE WIDE OPEN. WE WILL, AND WE DO, WELCOME YOU TO SPEAK, TEACH OR CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEARN ABOUT RACISM, TO GAIN  A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING. 

Indigo Nature Arts served children from 19 different schools in and around the Philadelphia area during our 2021 summer camp session.

The Big Backyard

Alexander Adaire Elementary School

Bache-Martin

Belmont Hills Elementary

CW Henry School

Erdenheim Elementary

Germantown Friends School

Greene Street Friends School

Charles W. Henry Elementary

Houston Elementary

Independence Charter School

John S. Jenks School

Mastery Charter Thomas Campus

The Miquon School

Norwood Fontbonne Academy

Perelman Jewish Day School

Plymouth Meeting Friends School

SLA Beeber

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia

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Indigo Nature Arts serves families with children ages 5 to 12 years-old!

Indigo Nature Arts provides programming that takes place amongst some of Philadelphia's enchanting and exceptional natural landscapes. Children unplug from the technological and competitive world, and engage within natural environments. 

 

Indigo Nature Arts encourages the freedom to discover through play and creativity. In turn, children naturally develop valuable skills at their own pace. 

 

Art and photography classes, yearly summer camps, and winter programming offer opportunities for children to "be" in nature, and truly experience the transformation of the seasons.

 

Children are supported to visually and physically express themselves. Thoughtful guidance and love, nurtures growth and healthy development. 

 

 

Documenting the rich experiences the children have over the years tells the story of Indigo Nature Arts. Please take a moment and browse the gallery by clicking the image above. 

 

Listening to children tell their stories helps them to feel at ease. Children are eager to share their experiences, even the imaginary ones! Developing patience to listen to one another leads to tolerance. It helps children to discover more about their peers and friendships develop. 

When the mind, body and spirit are fully engaged in physical activity and hands-on exploration, the magic of invention happens. Wonder and surprise helps the child to blossom. 

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright
 

 

 

Indigo Summer Camp is in its 9th year serving families with children between the ages of 5-12 years-old.

 

Camp is held primarily outdoors in a forest setting, and offers 

remarkable and diverse landscapes for exploration. Professional, loving, intuitive teachers and counselors offer respectful care and knowledge.

 

Indigo Nature Arts camp runs on the belief that summertime is for play-time and down-time. We create a community environment where the children enjoy simple, yet memorable adventures, such as scouting for frogs, toads and snails, investigating insects in the meadow, exploring and playing at the creek, and hiking the trails in the Andorra Natural Area.

 

Child-led play, minute-morning-mediation, mini-healing herbs lessons, handwork, imaginative nature-based art projects, painting, drawing, and natural science, weave together practical programming.

 

Sometimes we stop.