Camp Walt Whitman, located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is the best coed sleepaway camp available in New England. Boys and girls from 2nd grade into their teens have the time of their lives participating in sports, water activities, outdoor recreation and the arts. Coaches, teachers and professional instructors oversee the large number of programs offered. Children make friendships that last a lifetime at Camp Walt Whitman. Visit Site: www.campwalt.com
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Crafts Are Geared for Each Age and Skill Level
at Sleepaway Summer Camp
Arts and crafts are a big hit at overnight summer camp, where youngsters get creative with everything from pottery wheels to sewing machines and skill saws.
Because of the wide range of ages and skills at most camps, arts and crafts programs are divided up into age groups
with younger campers creating colorful collages…
… hand-sculpted pieces and fun crafts like sand candles, while older kids are often able to use more sophisticated artistic media and woodworking tools.
Whatever the age, arts and crafts activities at overnight sleepaway camp foster a spirit of camaraderie and creativity, with young artists excitedly chatting as they work
on visual arts projects.
Good old fashioned craft projects are a time-honored summer camp tradition, and many adults wistfully recall sitting around long picnic tables …
… on sultry afternoons surrounded by loads of friends, paper, paint, glue, craft embellishments
From friendship bracelets to wind chimes, tie-dye T-shirts and personalized tote bags, camp crafts often become treasured memorabilia of long, lively days on the lake.
Kids of all ages love to create landscapes, portraits, caricatures and abstract works of art.
Camp art classes use a variety of mediums including ink, colored pencils, water colors and acrylic paints.
While younger kids may just enjoy some free form designs and basic color concepts, older campers may receive more advanced instruction in perspective, color and design.
Ceramics, from free-form clay designs to pottery wheel masterpieces, lends itself to all sorts of cool creations,
from bowls to vases, animal sculptures, refrigerator magnets
and nature tiles.
Younger campers love to hand sculpt and paint everything from flower pots to name tags.
Use of a pottery wheel is usually reserved for older campers who can better learn wheel throwing technique and use
of glazes and stains, enabling them to design and create
a wealth of projects including bowls, plates and mugs.
Not only is creating jewelry fun,
but necklaces, bracelets and earrings make great gifts and wearable memorabilia of happy days at camp.
Little kids love to string beads,
put sparkle on just about everything
and weave friendship bracelets…
… while more advanced skills may involve use of wire wrapping
and more intricate aesthetic designs.
Today’s tech-savvy kids seem to love the old-fashioned skills of wood working.
When starting out, kids can make boats and toys by gluing Popsicle sticks together, then later learn such basic skills
as measuring and cutting wood in a straight line or designing a simple project.
As they progress, campers learn how to safely use basic
hand tools to design and create personalized projects ranging
from chess sets to salad bowls, toys and birdhouses.
Senior campers often get the opportunity to use power tools including band saws and drills to build more advanced projects.
Lots of sleepaway camps wind up a summer of amazing creativity with a camp-wide art show, giving kids the opportunity to show off a season’s work to family and friends.
You’ll be amazed at the wonderful works of art your child
has produced and delighted with the joy and excitement
he or she has found in the creative process.
If you're considering sending your child to an overnight summer camp, be sure to visit our site to learn about Camp Walt Whitman.
Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Camp Walt Whitman offers a safe, nurturing environment in a beautiful mountain setting.
Our camp is a coed sleepaway camp, with separate areas for boys and girls.
The kids have a blast, and make friendships that can last a lifetime.
1000 Cape Moonshine Rd
Piermont, NH 03779