Do you wish for your child to have a deeper understanding and relationship with the natural world?

Do you wish for them to know and trust their own inner wisdom?

Earth School is a mindful, integrative, self discovery of the natural world, serving as a response to Nature Deficit Disorder and presenting children ages 7-13 with the opportunity to discover  and embrace their own inner nature.  Give your child the gift of discovering nature….and themselves.

What?


Art of Spirit’s Earth School offers a nature-based summer experience for children 7-13 yrs.
Through mindful approach and a sense of self-discovery, Earth School serves as a response to Nature Deficit Disorder and aligns children with the rhythms of nature, thus forming a deep knowledge of, and a personal relationship with the natural world.

This deep integrative experience allows children to tune in, recognize, and embrace, their own inner nature. We invite and promote a deep,  ‘wonder- filled’ exploration and a personal comfort in the natural world that surrounds them.

Children’s observations and experiences are expressed creatively  through art and hands on  experiences.

Each session of camp also includes a workshop from an outside expert in the field of art, earth studies or energy work.

Camp is facilitated by experienced  educators.

What do children need to bring?
•    Mud boots
•    Shoes ( not sandals)
•    Raincoat
•    Hat
•    One change of clothes for the week
•    Lunch and snack  (a second snack will be provided)
•    Water Bottle
•    Back pack ( small day pack)
•    Sunscreen

What is not needed
•    Hand sanitizer – these chemicals are deadly to many plants and animals (we will wash hands as needed with soap and water)
•    Technology (Cell phones will stay at the visitors center when we are out on the land. Camp facilitators will carry cell phones with them.)


 

 

Adult and Community Workshops

 

Who?

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Earth School summer camp is for children ages 7 years to 13 years old. Earth School not only appeals to kids but to adults as well. We also offer Earth School workshops for adults. Please check them out under the ‘What’ section.

Who are we?  Earth School Director Patricia Walsh-Collins is a certified professional educator who has been trained in Mindfulness by Mindful Schools of Emeryville Ca. She has a 23 year career as a professional educator. Seventeen of those years were spent at Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska, Pa., where she taught both Art and Religion. She has created and taught numerous camps, including the Michener Art Museum, Montessori Development Center, Bucks County Community College, and Children’s Art Studio.

Patricia has also developed and presented her integrated Art/Religion curriculum at the state, national and international education conferences.

Patricia is an educational entrepreneur. She is creator and owner of Art of Spirit Inc. Art of Spirit serves as a vehicle for education through trade of traditional arts from native cultures, workshops for adults and children, and Earth School.

Patricia has also traveled extensively, both alone and as a chaperone of many students (both grade school and high school level)  on international trips. You can find many of the teachings that she has received through her travels, relationships, and personal development in her monthly spirituality column called ‘Shared Teachings’ in the Bucks County Herald newspaper.

Assistant Earth School instructors will also be educators and experts in their fields.

Where/When?

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Where


Earth School summer camp is held at Bucks County Audubon Visitor Center,
2877 Creamery Road, Solebury, PA.

http://www.bcas.org

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When

Earth School Summer Camp 2017 – We will offer (6) One-week sessions from June 26 – August 4 .

Choose which and how many you would like:

1. June 26 – 30
2. July 3-7 ( pro-rated due to holiday)
3. July 10 -14
4. July 17-21

5. July 24 – 28

6. July 31 -Aug. 4

 

Time – 9am -3pm, Monday through Friday (with holiday adjustments)

Extended care til 4pm will be available for $15

Each week of camp will include one experiential workshop from an outside expert. These workshops will also be open to the public for a fee to be specified.

How Much?

The cost of Earth School camp is:

  • $325 per week session…….2 sessions for $635
  • Audubon Member -$315/session
  • Week 2 – July 3 – 7, (holiday) pro-rated $260
  • You may choose as many sessions as you wish, enrolling in consecutive or non-consecutive weeks
  • 50% of total registration amt. is due at time of registration (non-refundable).
  • Full payment is due June 10th 2017.
  • Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
  • For your convenience, online payment is available.

 

Adult Winter Workshops and Community Workshops are payable  IN FULL , online. Write specifics under ‘SPECIAL NOTES’ section.

Notes

IMG_2019Drop off and pick up need to be prompt for the good of the group.
If your child is going to be late or absent, please call (267-454-4491) after 7:30 a.m.

 

Extended Care is available daily from 3pm – 4pm for $15

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To register your child(ren) for Earth School, please download the Registration Form (PDF), complete it and mail it to the address provided on the form.  For your convenience, you may either enclose a check with the form or pay online.

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