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Summer Camp 2022

LAST WEEK OF SUMMER IN THE WOODS 

at THE TREE HOUSE! Kids ages 7-12, August 22-26, 9:00-3:00

Woodworking Camp with Mario Rodriguez

Ages 9-13 year-olds

 
August 8th-12th
9:00 - 3:00
$425

Indigo Nature Arts is excited to host master woodworker Mario Rodriguez this summer! Mario offers kids an immersive experience of being challenged to acquire new woodworking skills while making several cool projects. Kid's have the opportunity to be inspired and use their imaginations in this unique camp. There will also be time for outdoor play and relaxation on the Waldorf campus.

Mario Rodriguez is the woodworking teacher at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia. He has taught the art of woodworking to children and adults for over 30 years and has many published articles about the craft as well as two books - Traditional Woodworking and Building Fireplace Mantels, published by Taunton Press.

All tools and materials are provided. Experience is not necessary, only a desire to build and have fun
​. This camp is offered by Indigo Nature Arts. To register  https://indigonaturearts.formstack.com/forms/indigo_event_registration_2022and inquiries can be found here indigonaturearts@gmail.com.

Spend time in nature before school is back in action!

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Moon and Thunder Nature Camp 

Ages 7 - 12 Years Old

 

August 22-26

9:00 - 3:00

$400

 

We are excited to add on a week of Moon and Thunder inspired programming in August held at the Tree House!

Moon and Thunder Creative Wellness is a sister program of Indigo Nature Arts. This special camp provides kids with a chance to connect while surrounded by the magic of natural elements in the Wissahickon forest! Kids enjoy a playful exploration in the woods and express ideas, imagination, and individuality. Wonder, nature arts, plant projects, hiking, creek exploration, and more!

Moon and Thunder Creative Wellness promotes heart-based practices for young people to learn more about themselves by discovering how the body, mind, and spirit work in unison. Valuing each person’s unique nature, Moon and Thunder encourages fine-tuning the senses to achieve an inner balance. Programs highlight topics that focus on: one's relationship to nature, encouraging curiosity, the value of using all of the senses, understanding how breath can be used for calming, exercising compassion, discovering grace, exploring the health benefits of plants and foods, and using methods for maintaining physical and emotional balance in a challenging world.

STAY IN TOUCH FOR MOON AND THUNDER CREATIVE WELLNESS IN THE AUTUMN OF 2022! WEEKEND AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR ALL! SUBSCRIBE HERE.

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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!
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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.