Forest Adventures, Clay Arts, Puppets, Building Classes, Archeology and More!

We'll spend our mornings building, foraging and exploring in the forest and our afternoons in workshops with local artists, in our school garden or deepening our knowledge about the land around us.

Camp will run July 9 - August 17 from 9:00am-4:00pm. Before and after care may also be available pending enrollment. Families can sign up for one week or all 6.

July 9-13 Clay Camp: We'll spend our mornings in the forest with a special focus on what we can make with dirt. Is there clay in the ground at Catskill Wheelhouse? In the afternoons local ceramicist Dina Burystyn will lead an exploration of the art and craft of creating with clay, culminating in a fired project to take home. Children also participating in Expedition Camp will have the opportunity to glaze their piece during the following week.

July 16-20 Expedition Camp: During this week children will learn basic wilderness survival skills, participate in team building games and end the week with a day long forest expedition.

July 23-27 Building Camp: We'll spend our mornings in the forest with questions such as: What kind of homes do animals build? and Can I make a shelter that would keep me dry using only what I find in the forest? guiding our explorations. We'll spend our afternoons building a temporary "Adventure Playground" with local artist/architect Mark Ressl.

July 30-August 3 and August 6-10 Archaeology Camp: For these two weeks we'll be diving into the story of the land surrounding Catskill Wheelhouse. We'll search for clues about who lived here before us, collect artifacts, and create a "museum" to share our findings.

August 13-17 Puppet Camp: We'll spend our mornings exploring and foraging in the forest and our afternoons with local artist Chantal VanWierts building puppets and creating a puppet show to share with friends and family on the last day of camp.

 “This event is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants program.”