We have a WONDERFUL Summer Camp experience planned! Please join us and share the news….
Permaculture Summer Camps for children and youth…registration open! ……with a Special Summer Kick-off & Open House, Friday, June 22nd, 4-5:30 pm !
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.” For younger folks: Permaculture is an introduction to observing and mimicking nature or learning nature’s language(s), including herbalism, and earth skills. Our 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.
We’ve been kindly invited to hold our Special Summer Kick-off & Open House, Friday, June 22nd, 4:00 to 5:30 pm at the green space, across from Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, at the Village of Grand Traverse Commons (rather than on the Barns Property)….PLEASE JOIN US!
The 2012 Summer Camps will be held in a new location in our beloved Munson Woods, with Higher Grounds Trading Co. hosting us at 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, Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm to begin our daylong adventures in the woods.
Friday is a special Family Day which begins @ 11:00 am and ends @ 1:00 pm, with a family friendly picnic lunch held at the Little Artshram teaching gardens@ Barns Park.
Our camps are for children and youth 5 and older, each camp meets M-Th, from 9 am to 3 pm, with Friday being a shorter, Family Day and picnic-lunch @ the community gardens, from 11-1pm.
The 2012 Summer camps will be led by Penny Krebiehl and Marian Methner, with up to two, trained assistants, for each group of 24 children.
Open House June 22nd (FREE)
and August 13-17,
We regret that we are unable to offer scholarships this year. We accept cash and checks, made payable to Little Artshram.
Thank you for choosing to spend part of the summer with us! We intend to have BIG fun!
(For TCAPS students, this is not a TCAPS sponsored program…BUT we welcome you to our program!)
Contact us for details and to register: