Youth Camps

Kids in the Woods summer day camp interweaves arts with weeklong intensives in environmental sciences.

Kids in the Woods summer camp serves youth 7-11 years old and runs from 9:30am – 2:30pm for four weeks in June. In 2018 the cost was $950 per child and included a shuttle to and from pick up locations on the East and West Banks. Professional teaching artists lead the camp and are joined by Tulane natural scientists for week-long focuses in botany, ornithology, entomology and/or herpetology.

Campers are immersed in the natural environment as they engage in a variety of hands-on art and nature activities such as:

  • Creating poems inspired by local ecology
  • Collecting and studying insects
  • Making puppets of woodland creatures for a puppet show they write themselves
  • Sculpting clay houses for bugs and frogs
  • Learning how to identify trees and other plants
  • Constructing a colorful cardboard forest
  • Creating mosaics out of seeds and sand
  • Daily nature walks in the woods and on the levee
  • Documenting their camp experience in a handmade journal

Details are still being finalized for our 2019 camp. Fill out this form to be among the first to hear when registration opens!