Summer Arts and Crafts Camp
Making crafts is a favorite part of summer camp. If you love arts and crafts you will be able to fill your days with advanced craft projects. Cub Creek Science Camp offers three different week long craft courses, as well as over 20 unique craft activities.
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Or visit our sister camp Animal Camp Jamaica to see Culturally Diverse Programs
Our week-long craft camp courses include:
- Pottery – Get muddy on the pottery wheel. Learn coil, pinch and slab methods for hand building clay. You will make a variety of great projects such as masks, mugs, and animal tiles to take home.
- Cultural Crafts – Anthropologists have been studying other cultures through art for a very long time. During this course, you will learn to appreciate the time, skill and dedication of other cultures by learning some of their crafts including jewelry, beading, and dream catchers.
- Nature Crafts – Use the natural resources around you to make necessary items like our ancestors did. Dip your own candle, make handmade paper, or spin a natural jump rope, all while you learn about the importance of managing the world's valuable natural resources.
This craft camp provides all the supplies needed for campers to complete 100% of every project. For campers who don't sign up for one of our craft classes or courses, craft kits, and supplies are available for sale in the camp store (Trading Post). These supplies can be used during their free time or inside cabins at night.
Whether you are looking for a craft camp, an animal camp or an adventure program, you have found it at Cub Creek.
If you love making craft projects then this is your course. Campers will make five different projects that they can take home, all while learning about the different cultures and what these crafts meant to them. Anthropologists have been studying other cultures through art for a very long time. Many people have never associated making crafts with science, but at Cub Creek Science Camp, we make the connection. During this course, campers will learn to appreciate the time, skill and dedication of other cultures by learning some of their crafts.
Cultural Crafts is just one of more than 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp. For every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses. Each summer camp course is made up of five classes.
These are the classes for the week-long Cultural Crafts course:
- Dream Catchers
- Fimo Pens
- Native American Talking Sticks
- Inclusion Beads
The Art Studio will be open for everyone during free time each day so that campers can work on special projects or dedicate more time to the projects that they are working on as part of this course.
Whether you enjoy working on the wheel or forming your own original sculpture, working with clay can be a very rewarding experience. Campers have the opportunity to let their imaginations soar as they learn to create wonderful works of art.
Pottery is just one of over 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science Camp. For every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses. Each summer camp course is made up of five classes.
These classes are part of the POTTERY course:
- Tile Making
- Pinch Pots
- Coil Pots
- Slab Construction
- Wheel Throwing
Camp is equipped with six wheels, a slab roller and a kiln in a dedicated pottery studio. This studio is also open during free time, giving campers more time to work on their creation or practice their skills.
Pottery is an ancient craft that was developed centuries ago from the need to create vessels to hold food and water. Ancient civilizations learned that by heating clay to extremely high temperatures they could create objects as hard a stone with the added bonus of being lightweight and watertight. In modern times, people still use clay to make practical objects, like bowls and cups, but clay is also used as an expressive media to create phenomenal works of art.
Use the natural resources around you to make beautiful and necessary items like our ancestors did. Dip your own candle, make handmade paper, or spin a natural jump rope, all while you learn about the importance of managing the world's valuable natural resources.
Nature Crafts is just one of over 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science Camp.
For every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses. Each summer camp course is made up of five classes.
These classes are part of the Nature Crafts course:
- Wonder Knitting
- Candle Making
- Stamp Carving
- Paper Making
- Rope Making
Mother nature contains much natural beauty, but she also provides us with the materials to create our own works of art. For centuries, nature has provided inspiration for the creation of beautiful and useful works of art. When nature is providing the materials for the artwork, nature and artist working in harmony can create fantastic beauty.
Culinary Science is the Science or Art of Cooking. In this course, campers will make a variety of culinary delights. You will grind wheat to make flour and then use that flour to make pancakes, cookies, cakes or bread.
Culinary Science is just one of over 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science Camp. Campers choose two courses for each week they are at camp.
The classes include:
- Pancakes and Breads using freshly ground wheat
- Butter, Jams and Jellies
- Baked Alaska (baked ice cream – Yum)
- Fruit Salad
- Cake Decorating
Learn how to photograph animals with ease and photograph a nature alphabet. Learn photo tricks to create funny pics, like a friend standing on your hand! Upload your photos and alter them in fun ways in the computer lab. This is the ultimate summer camp course for the aspiring digital photographer.
Digital Photography is just one of over 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp. For every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses. Each summer camp course is made up of five classes.
Digital Photography is made up of 5 classes:
- Photography 101
- Nature's Alphabet
- Tricky Pics
- 360 Shoot
- Uploading and Burning
Improv, Stage Design, Costumes and Part Rehearsal are all parts of our theater course. Each week our theater group will choose a short play, design the stage, props and costumes, and then perform the production during the last evening activity of the camp session.
Theater is a one week course. Campers who take theater will take one other course during the same week.