Wild at Art Camp | Spring & Summer 2022
Children Entering a 4s Preschool or Kindergarten
9:15 am - 12:15 pm (Limited Lunch Bunch available from 12:15 - 1:15 pm)
Art, Nature & Me Preschool
Children entering PreK4 or K will go wild for art and nature at our newly updated camp! We’ll explore all of the best that SM&NC has to offer and get your campers unplugged and OUTSIDE hiking on trails, participating in outdoor art, visiting animal pastures, experiencing free play, rolling over logs, and more! Give your kids the camp experience they crave and that is vital to their development! Find joy and explore curiosity this summer! Our Wild at Art camp is taught by our Preschool Teachers and experienced seasonal staff.
STAY FOR LUNCH! For an additional fee, children can bring a lunch and drink and extend their time with us from 12:15 - 1:15 pm.
If you have questions about summer camp content or procedures, please call 203.977.6568 or email email@example.com for our Camp Director. For questions on the registration process or if you are having difficulties with your account, please call Registration at 203.977.6521.
- February 7, 2022: Family Plus and Director's Circle Members
- February 14, 2022: All other members
- February 28, 2022: Non-members
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2022 Spring & Summer Camp Sessions
Please ensure that you are registering your child for the correct age/grade camps. Registrations for children outside the camps listed age/grade of will be cancelled and refunded. If you have questions, please contact Camp Director Lisa Monachelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW this year! A special spring session of Wild at Art
April 11-14 (4 day session, no class on 4/15)
Join us for this special chance to be heroes for our animals! We’ll work on some great projects for wildlife as helping to fill feeders, build brush piles, and plant native plants for our pollinators! Help to make food for our pigs and salads for our turtles. Work with our staff to create art with our animals too! Lunch bunch is not offered for the spring session. Registration closes on April 1.
Session 1: Nature Trails & Farm Tales!
June 27-July 1
Our first week will bring a ton of fun and exploration on our great nature trails and popular Heckscher Farm. We’ll peek in the ponds, search the treetops for birds and bugs, and even visit the Rotten Log Hotel as we trek on some of our favorite trails. We’ll also share some of our favorite tales (and tails!) from the farm as we see what our furry and feathery critters, like our goats and chickens, are up to!
Session 2: Colors in Nature
July 5-8 (4-day session, no class on 7/4)
From camouflage creatures to beautiful rainbows, there are so many amazing colors in nature. We’ll hit the trails with a color scavenger hunt, meet animals whose colors help them blend in and stand out, and perform some great experiments on the science of color. Of course, we’ll also get to create colorful works of art with a variety of media too!
Session 3: Moo Crew Two!
Our most popular week returns! Join us for hands-on exploration and adventure on the farm. Meet the Heckscher Farm animals from chickens to cows, and everything in between. Discover the moos, baas, quacks, and oinks on the farm through stories and art. We’ll take a special look at the importance of cows learning about the many things we make from milk. Campers will also make some butter to taste. We want you to join the ‘Moo Crew”!
Session 4: How Does it Grow?
We’ll discover how some of our favorite things grow up! Discover how seeds turn into yummy garden veggies, how tadpoles turn into frogs, how hard-shelled eggs become chickens, and how our kids grow up to big goats. We’ll see the magic of metamorphosis when caterpillars become butterflies. Kids will paint their own portrait as they think they’ll look when they grow up too.
Session 5: Builders & Engineers
Last year’s favorite returns! Kids are natural builders and creators! We’ll give campers a great week of building, tinkering, and designing both in the classroom and out on the trails. We’ll create some outdoor sculpture and recycled art, give kids free rein with loose parts on our outdoor STEAM trail, and discover how animals are builders too! Join us for a great week of exploration and figuring out how things work!
Session 6: Winged Wonders
Explore the wonderful world of winged creatures! From the butterflies that visit our pollinator garden to the birds in our forest, we’ll search for all types of winged things! Help to feed our ducks on the farm, visit with our chickens, listen for birds on our trails, and meet our barred owl up close! We’ll create some great art around our favorite winged animals too!