Programs and Activities: Creative Arts
At Camp Hillard, our campers get the opportunity to experience a variety of exciting creative arts programs. Our Creative Arts programs are led by a talented staff composed of teachers and professionals in the creative arts. Their extensive experience creates a fun-loving, warm environment that allows campers to discover their own creativity and unique style.
This specialty area includes Traditional Arts and Crafts, Jewelry and Bead Making, and Ceramics & Pottery. Our unique programs provide opportunities for campers to create their own individual projects.
Traditional Arts & Crafts projects include using collage, paper-mache, clay, sculpturing, painting, shell, felt, tile , plaster crafts and fabrics. Older campers are also involved in advanced projects such as cartooning, drawing, painting, leather crafts, knitting, woodcrafts, beading, three dimensional work and model projects.
Girls entering 1st grade and older are also scheduled weekly for Jewelry and Bead Making. Each class campers make a new piece of personalized jewelry or beads and learn to work with different materials creating necklaces, bracelets, key rings and focusing on patterns and colors combinations.
Boys and Girls going into 3rd grade and older also can participate in our Ceramics, Pottery, and Sculpting program. Campers work with different types of clay, sculpting tools, glazes and paints to create their own individualized projects which are all fired in our own kiln.
NATURE: Our various animals are a real highlight of the program. Some of the other nature activities include crafts projects using materials from nature, the weather station, appreciation of the environment, and collecting and identifying natural specimens such as trees, flowers, rocks, insects, and birds.