What is summer camp without arts?!
Making crafts is a favorite part of summer camp! If you love the arts, you will be able to fill your day with creativity and fun craft projects.
Throw on a Pottery Wheel
Cast, Paint, and Fire Ceramics
Make Friendship Bracelets
Tie-Dye a Shirt
And you can do it all!
Check out some of our Creative Courses below. Each of these is an option to choose during you campers stay at camp.
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.
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.
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.
We also offer a course for Seniors where they learn to master the Pottery wheel over the week. They learn to center their clay on the wheel, the techniques to form a piece of pottery, and work to make something they can take home at the end of the week!
If you love making craft projects, 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.
These are the classes for the week-long Cultural Crafts course:
- Dream Catchers
- Fimo Pens
- Native American Talking Sticks
- Inclusion Beads
The Art Studio is 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.
Nature Crafts is all about using the natural resources around us to make beautiful and necessary items like those in the past. 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.
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.
Tie-dying and making friendship bracelets are common activities here at camp. These are not part of a week-long course, but are offered daily as class options.
Culinary is the Science and Art of Cooking. In this course, campers will make a variety of culinary delights.
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, people, and scenery with ease! In this course, campers venture out into camp with a camera and endless possibilities. Each day has an objective to help campers get an eye for photography. At the end of this week long course, campers will take a home a CD with all the pictures from their course!
The classes in Digital Photography include:
- Photography 101
- Nature's Alphabet
- Tricky Pics
- 360 Shoot
- Uploading and Burning to a disc
Over the years, classes have been added by campers and counselors to the photography course and as classes such as "selfies with animals" and "paparazzi".
Improv, Stage Design, Costumes and Rehearsal are all parts of our theater course. Each week our theater group will choose or write a short play, design the stage, props and costumes, and then perform the production during the last evening activity of the camp session!