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Nature Art Summer Camp Week 1: Into the Woods

June 12-16: 9am – 3pm (1/2 day option available: 9am-12pm)

Ages: 7-11 | Location: Downingtown Municipal Complex Annex (Kerr Park)

What Will the Camper Do?

This week, explore forest and riparian ecosystems, and the incredible animals (such as amphibians, macroinvertebrates, and mammals) that rely on these habitats. Campers will engage in many STEAM games, scientific observation of soil, water movement, and understory forest life, as well as hikes, and creative projects.

Campers will explore what features distinguish amphibians from reptiles, and how flowing vs. still water (stream vs. pond) impact adaptations of aquatic life. They also shall explore microclimates within a forest environment and understand how forests are built in layers, with unique flora and fauna in each layer! As we explore these habitats, we shall engage in many artistic projects that help support their learning, express creativity, and discover the incredible world of wildcrafting using forest plants.

Some of the activities may include:
  • Botanically dying & block printing camp t-shirts
  • Nature Journaling
  • Foraging for survivalist & outdoor first aid plants
  • Building underwater viewers for observing stream habitats
  • Preserving herbarium specimens (used in real world botanical research)
  • Community Science & Data collaboration efforts utilizing iNaturalist, Web Soil Survey, and i-Tree
  • Making Slime for Ectotherm vs. Endotherm studies
  • Thatching & Woodland Weavings

Price: $350/camper, or $250/camper for 1/2 day. All materials (except for white t-shirt to use in dying projects) provided! Summer Camp group size is currently capped at 10.


Jun 12 2023


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Downingtown Municipal Building Annex
4-10 W Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335
The Art of Ecology


The Art of Ecology
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