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Arts Outside Camp

~service through art in nature~

2022 Arts Outside Camp details

July 3-8

Ages: 8 years+

Capacity: 16 campers

Tuition: $900 (base rate), $1,200 (restoration rate)

Session Info

Perfect for those campers who just can’t get enough of the Ekone craft area, this session will challenge the hands and the creative spirit, as campers interact with a wide variety of material to create beautiful works of art, form, and function.


We’ll spend time on the land finding inspiration and natural materials for our craft projects, and campers will also work with weaving and sewing projects, collage, block printing, and nature-based art, and maybe even create a mural together!

Sample schedule for Art Camp:

7.00 am:  Rise and shine to greet another beautiful day!

7.30 am:  Set-up crew heads down to the kitchen to help prepare breakfast, feeding crew heads to the barn to feed the animals, and the garden crew harvests some delicious veggies…or maybe some strawberries?!

8.00 am:  Breakfast time at the Yummy Tummy Café!  After breakfast, the clean-up and dishes crews help to tidy the kitchen so we can move on to morning activities.

9.00 am:  Morning Circle, where we all meet to do some stretching and talk about activities for the day

9.30 am – 12.00 pm:  Could vary from time out on the land getting inspired, sketching or painting to beginning a new project such as a mural, weaving, sewing or collage

12.00 pm:  Gather the set-up crew to help get lunch ready

12.30 pm:   Lunch time!

1.30 pm – 3.00 pm:  Ahhh, it’s Siesta time.  Cool off with a swim in the pond, write letters home, read a book, work on a craft project, or take a nap to rest up for some more exciting activities in the afternoon.

3.00 pm – 5.30 pm:  Either time to continue a project from the morning or earlier in the week, take a hike down to the canyon pools for a swim or have a visit from a local artist.

5.30 pm:  Set-up crew heads down to the kitchen

6.00 pm:  Dinner time!  After dinner is a little free time; a great chance to play on the rope swings, work on crafts or watch the beginning of the sunset.

7.00 pm – 8.30 pm:  Time for some evening games, council, or possibly a walk to the canyon

8.30 pm: Head up to the bunkhouse and start brushing teeth and finding pajamas.  After everyone is ready, we’ll read some stories, or maybe do some stargazing outside.

9.30 pm:  Zzzzzz…better get some rest, it’s going to be another awesome day tomorrow.  Sweet dreams!​

**Note that Art Campers will not ride horses, but will enjoy all the other facets of Ekone Magic! And there could be time with horses for artistic inspiration**

If you haven’t already, please visit our main About Camp  page

to get a feel for our camp philosophy, history and the scope the Ekone Summer Camp program

Please visit our Apply Here! page for information about applying for a space in summer camp and a link to our registration system.

Lead Staff for Arts Outside Camp

Alyssa Eckert


Alyssa is our resident Craft Queen and a loving goat mama.

Alyssa has been coming to camp for the past four years. She never got the opportunity to come as a camper, but is now making up for lost time! Alyssa loves to explore the relationship between arts & crafts and the natural world with the kids, and to wander in the woods learning about the different plants and critters in the area. 

When not at Ekone, Alyssa spends her time pursuing her own art, playing with her plants and exploring a new found love for cooking. Her favorite Ekone activity: Evenings milking the goats!

Check out the slideshow for Craft Camp 2018!

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