The summer program at Rowanberry School was designed to provide an unhurried, child-centered alternative to traditional children’s summer camps. The daily rhythm will include circle games and songs, time for inventing, messing about, lemonade making, and play in the garden and treehouse. A wholesome organic snack will be served daily. Children will have the opportunity to share their work at the end of camp.
Why “Maker Camp”? Because the work we are doing can not be classified as strictly art. It does include traditional arts and crafts, but also has a strong design element.
SESSION 1: August 15TH-August 19TH
What does it mean to have a pet? What if you could make a pet that could travel with you wherever you go? Using Portland author Maggie Rudy’s book I Wish I Had a Pet
as inspiration, campers will invent and create their very own pocket pets using a combination of needle felting and simple sewing.
Maggie Rudy's "I Wish I Had a Pet"
SESSION 2: AUGUST 22ND-AUGUST 26TH
Inspired by Portland artist Maggie Rudy’s 17 year project, “Mouseland” and her book The House That Mouse Built
, children will create a diorama style environment for tiny friends to live and play in. Campers will use sturdy boxes, reuse materials and powerful imaginations to create their whimsical worlds.
Maggie Rudy's "Mouses Houses" blog
Maker camp is Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Best suited for children ages 3-10 (alumni ALWAYS welcome!) $250 for one week or $225 for both weeks.
For more information, please contact Angela Molloy Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org