We are pleased to once again offer our long-time Summer Permaculture Camps for kids…seriously it’s the best camp we’ve ever been to!
What is permaculture? We’ll provide two very easy definitions, one for the adults that may be reading this, and another for children.
Here’s the adult definition, shared by Claudia Joseph: “Permaculture is more than just good gardening. It is a life long approach to analysis, action and social structures that results in better relationships, more functional systems and a clearer understanding of everything necessary for human communities to thrive.”
AND, here is our Little Artshram version of permaculture for children: Permaculture is an introduction to observing and mimicking nature or learning nature’s language(s), including herbalism, and earth skills.
Little Artshram camps are a creative, outdoor experience focused on discovering the intelligence of nature at work, care-taking the Earth and giving something back, with an emphasis on natural art, cooperative games and hands-on activities.
The 2012 summer camps will focus on a fun, and informative exploration of permaculture. We will be sharing a powerful set of art-making and nature skills that are sure to awaken a deeper understanding of our connection to each other and to the outside world, by being outdoors all day long!
The Summer Camps will be held in a new location in our beloved Munson Woods, near the Village of Grand Traverse Commons, with over a hundred-acres hard-wood forest to explore! We will be meeting outside of Higher Grounds Coffee Roastery each morning to begin our daylong adventures in the woods.
Children and youth 5 and older, have THREE weeks to choose from: June 25-29, July 9-13, August 13-17, each camp meets M-F, from 9 am to 3 pm.
The Summer camps will provide one to two permaculture trained, adult educators, with two, trained assistants, for each group of 24 children.
Summer Camp Fee: $150.00 per week.
Registration open NOW!