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Youth Summer Camp

Mon, Jul 29, 2019 - Fri, Aug 2, 2019 – Summer Camp Week 1
Mon, Aug 5, 2019 - Fri, Aug 9, 2019 – Summer Camp Week 2

Program Overview

Calling young creative folks! Summer Art and Craft Camps at North House Folk School and the Grand Marais Art Colony are week-long day camps for youth ages 5 - 14 (or entering grades K-8). As a camper you will try out lots of skills while making new friends and having fun! Kids will be in a small group while they learn from instructors who are knowledgeable and excited to help youth learn about art and traditional crafts.

Camp Schedule

Families may sign kids up for morning or afternoon camps or both. Kids staying for both morning and afternoon sessions must bring a bag lunch each day, and will have a one-hour break between sessions to eat and relax. We encourage kids to bring a book or quiet game for their break; in good weather, they will have access to an ourdoor space to play during lunch break.

If you sign your child up for an morning camp at one location and an afternoon camp at the other location, we will walk your child to their second class location (the two locations are 3 blocks apart).

Attendance

Because projects worked on at camp build from day to day and learning extends throughout the week please only sign your child up for camp if they will be able to attend all days of the week.

Pick up and Drop Off

You can drop your child off at their camp location up to 10 minutes before the start of camp (either 8:50am or 11:50am). All parents/guardians must drop off their children in person on the first day of camp. At the time of registrations, parents/guardians may authorize their child to walk or bike to and from camp alone (after the first day of drop off). To avoid pick up confusion, be sure to note the location of your afternoon camp if different from morning camp.

All kids not walking/biking must be picked up by an authorized parent/guardian within 10 minutes of the end of the camp day (12:10pm or 4:10pm).

Scholarships

We want Kids Camp to be accessible to families in Cook County regardless of financial status. Scholarships are available at both the North House and the Art Colony. You can request a scholarship in person or via phone at North House (for camps at North House) or the Art Colony (for camps at the Art Colony).

Registration

The camps at North House can be registered for online here or by calling us at 387-9762. To register for the camps at the Art Colony, call them at 387-2737.

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Camp Sessions

Week 1: Monday - Friday, July 29 - August 2

Morning Camps (9 am - 12 pm, Monday - Friday)

North House Craft Sampler Camp

Perfect for curious kids excited to try all kinds of crafts! Each day you’ll get to sample a new craft and complete a project- you may get to try your hand at fiber arts, wood working, cooking… the sky’s the limit! Note: Both sessions of this camp will feature the same activities, sign up for just one session.

Location: North House Folk School
Instructor: North House interns
Ages: 7-11

Adventurous Felting: Make your own slippers

Embark on an adventure into the world of making felt as you learn to prepare wool, try your hand at dyeing beautiful colors, and get a chance to make wearable projects by felting. Explore colors, textures, design and more! You’ll leave with new awesome felted slippers and a couple other felted projects.

Location: North House Folk School
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
Ages: 9-13

 

Afternoon Camps (1 pm - 4 pm, Monday - Friday)

North House Craft Sampler Camp

Perfect for curious kids excited to try all kinds of crafts! Each day you’ll get to sample a new craft and complete a project- you may get to try your hand at fiber arts, wood working, cooking… the sky’s the limit! Note: Both sessions of this camp will feature the same activities, sign up for one or the other.

Location: North House Folk School
Instructor: North House interns
Ages: 9-13

Fairytale Felting!

Bring your biggest imagination, your excitement for tall tales, and your readiness to be creative together in this camp. You’ll get to build a wooden box and then create a scene from a favorite story to show inside. Learn the fun new skills of needle felting, wet felting, and making both 2 and 3-D felted elements. You’ll leave ready to wow friends and family with your very own felt-scape story.

Location: North House Folk School
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
Ages: 7-11

Week 2: Monday - Friday, August 5 - August 9

Morning Camps (9 am - 12 pm, Monday - Friday)

All-Levels Woodworking: Things That Fly

Bring your imagination to this action packed wood working week as you create flying curiosities. Guided by instructor Paul, you'll gain confidence using hand tools for the woodworking projects you'd like to dream up. We'll explore cutting, joining, drilling and more and learn to use carving knives and related tools. We will defy gravity along the way and at the end of the week we'll fly or launch all our whirling and hurling creations for all to see.

Location: North House Folk School
Instructor: Paul Linden
Ages: 7-11

Make Your Own Book

Add a hand-crafted book to your library! Students will learn a series of papermaking, book arts, and printmaking techniques in the process of creating their own unique book as well as a collaborative book with their fellow campers.

Location: Grand Marais Art Colony
Instructor: Sharon Giesfeldt-van Ruiswyk
Ages: 9 - 14

Blacksmithing Camp: Hammers, Fire and Fun

Here is your chance to get into the forge, heat up metal and hammer it into shapes. Projects will abound in this camp. From decorative hooks to hot dog roasters there will be plenty of chance to practice your smithing! Youth camp is a great way to learn new things and potentially spark a lifelong interest in crafting and creating. Note: The fee for this camp  includes an extra $20 supply fee.

Location: North House Folk School
Instructor: Cody Meyers
Ages: 10-14
Cost: $100 for youth residents of Cook County, $120 for non-county residents

 

Afternoon Camps (1 pm - 4 pm, Monday - Friday)

Cost: $80 for youth residents of Cook County, $100 for non-county residents

(Note: Blacksmithing Camp has an extra $20 supply fee)

Intermediate Woodworking: Things that Float

You've tried a bit of woodworking and are ready to dive into more- sign up for a week of fun in the wood shop with instructor Paul. We'll explore the properties of wood working that make boats float! Design and build your own miniature wooden floaters to try out in the big lake next to our classroom. We'll use foundational hand tools and gain confidence in our woodworking skills while we also stretch out creativity and enjoy the fantastic body of water nearby.

Location: North House Folk School
Instructor: Paul Linden
Ages: 9-14

Blacksmithing Camp: Hammers, Fire and Fun

Here is your chance to get into the forge, heat up metal and hammer it into shapes. Projects will abound in this camp. From decorative hooks to hot dog roasters there will be plenty of chance to practice your smithing! Youth camp is a great way to learn new things and potentially spark a lifelong interest in crafting and creating. Note: The fee for this camp  includes an extra $20 supply fee.

Location: North House Folk School
Instructor: Cody Meyers
Ages: 10-14
Cost: $100 for youth residents of Cook County, $120 for non-county residents

Painting, Clay, and Sculpture

Students will explore painting, mixed-media, and clay handbuilding, while creating a variety of projects and pieces. They will also have a chance to create a relief sculpture through the process of sand casting and an aluminum pour.

Location: Grand Marais Art Colony
Instructors: Anne Mundell, Karin Holen & Greg Mueller
Ages: 5-8

Youth Sailing

Wednesday - Thursday, July  10 - 11 | 9 am - 4 pm

Learn the basics of sailing onboard the traditionally-rigged schooner Hjørdis. This two-day camp will cover a variety of hands-on, practical sailing skills as well as boat terminology, knotwork, and line-handling. Participants will walk away on a brand new pair of sea legs.

Location: North House Folk School
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund
Ages: 12-16