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 the cost is $950 per child. For summer 2019 the camp day will run June 3 – 28, 9am – 2pm and include a chaperoned shuttle to and from Tulane’s Uptown Campus, departing 8am and returning 3pm, stopping in Algiers Point on the way. Artists Renee Anderson and Shawn Hall will return as lead instructors. Tulane natural scientists will join in for week-long focuses in 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