Registration is Open!
We are excited to announce our camps will take place back in the magical Wissahickon where Indigo Nature Arts began! After 6 memorable years at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia, Indigo Nature Arts will no longer offer camps on the Waldorf campus.
The summer of 2024 will offer children fun and exciting camp weeks under the black walnuts and sycamores! Indigo looks forward to providing your family with a summer of engaging programs! Full disclosure, the Tree House is one of my favorite places in Philadelphia. I worked with a team of educators there more than 10 years ago and the magic and charm of the land has never left my heart.
Indigo Nature Arts Nature Camp! Summer 2024!
Join us for exploration, fun, and adventure in the Wissahickon forest. The Andorra Natural Area offers a tranquil, scenic setting with hiking trails and a restored meadow. Each week kids will hike and explore the creek, connect with the land and native wildlife, and have plenty of imaginative playtime. Our weekly themes provide kids with an opportunity to get creative, dive into imagination, and explore the world around them. Indigo Nature Arts values the unique nature of each child. We are excited for you to join us! Our camp size is small so your child can enjoy a less overwhelming experience and we can offer the best hands-on program!
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Indigo Nature Arts has been a vital part of my daughter’s life for 7 years. Kim designs programs that encourage wonder, creativity and learning while meeting each child where they are. ~ Carrie M.
Summer Camp is always fun, full of different themes and the freedom to play and be creative. My kids love Indigo Camp and are happy to return every year. ~ Julianna A.
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.
Thank you Camp Families 2023!
Indigo Nature Arts is happy to announce we are serving children from 29 different schools in and around the Philadelphia area for our 2023 camp!
Abington Friends School
Enfield Elementary School
Fanny Jackson Coppin
Germantown Friends School
Greene St Friends School
Henry H. Houston Elementary
Lower Gwynedd Elementary
Perelman Jewish Day School
Plymouth Meeting Friends
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
St. Luke's Glenside
Stratford Friends School
Summit Children's Program
The Philadelphia School
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia
Whitemarsh Elementary School
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 a child tell their story 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.
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.