Wildwood Summer Camp runs 5 days a week from 8:45am-3:15pm (drop off from 8:45am - 9:00am and pick up from 3:00pm - 3:15pm) and features creativity workshops, amazing outdoor adventures, water play, lots of friendships and, most important of all - FUN!
Half our day is spent in an age appropriate creative S.T.E.A.M. workshops (see below for the weekly themes) and the other half is spent staying cool in the water. Kids will learn about artistic and creative techniques and mediums in a very inspiring manner and engaging projects. Of course, we'll swim, play games, stand up paddle board, and enjoy summer in the Gorge!
Every Thursday we head out on an all-day excursion that will also include lots of games and fun!
Week of June 26
Summer in Motion: Explore the art of storytelling through a variety of analog and digital animation tools. You’ll learn to make stop motion videos, flip books, and gifs to create vignettes about summertime fun and adventures outside. You’ll write and create a short film that you make using only your imagination and these basic techniques!
Thursday Excursion: Film Studio Tour
Week of July 3
Architecture - Design a Dream Tree House! Kids will learn about the fundamentals of architecture by designing and modeling their own dream tree house! Aspiring architects will be challenged to use sustainable and recyclable materials to sketch and collage, create 2D drawings, and then craft a scale model of their treevhouse vision set in their own selected site in the Gorge!
Thursday Excursion: TBD
Week of July 17
Outdoor Photography: Develop the skills to capture natural and wild places with any camera! With the Gorge as your backdrop, you’ll look for opportunities and use a variety of techniques to photograph landscapes, flora and fauna, or friends and family on your outdoor adventures. Materials fee: $25
Thursday Excursion: Blue Sky: Oregon Center for Photographic Arts
Week of July 24
Branding and Logo Design! Discover the history and art of graphic design. You’ll use both analog materials and digital techniques to learn design composition, typography, color, visual identity, and logos and then create a brand identity for Summer 2023. Kids will design their own brand and logo and work on different projects from a design perspective. Fun for both younger and older kids and a very creative camp.
Thursday Excursion: Design Firm Tour
Week of July 31
Clothing Design! Every wanted to create your own clothing brand? Experiment with fabric as your medium! Explore tie dying, shibori, block printing, boro stitching, embroidery, and more as you create a t-shirt design and other textile projects using inspiration from your outdoor adventures. Materials fee: $25
Thursday Excursion: TBD