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Outside IN - A Creativity Camp for Ages 8-12

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Outside IN - A Creativity Camp for Ages 8-12
Outside IN - A Creativity Camp for Ages 8-12

Time & Location

Jul 06, 2021, 9:00 AM EDT – Jul 22, 2021, 10:30 AM EDT

In-Person (Locations TBD)

About the event

Outside IN is back! Join us for a 3 week session this summer, geared to 8 to 12 year olds.   

This year, Outside IN is diving into the world of wild and local plants.  Each week, we'll explore a different facet of the plants all around us in the Hudson Valley and tie what is happening in the natural world to literature and poetry, the art of sensory observation, and creative play.  We'll learn to closely observe and record the intricacies of the natural world and connect the plants we see to the plants we eat, smell and use every day.

Twice a week, we'll explore green spaces in our immediate area and share what we've discovered, drawn and observed as a group.  Outside IN provides the framework and tools for self-directed exploration during the session and beyond, while leaving plenty of time for summer daydreaming and travels. 

Campers will be able to choose works of fiction from a reading list put together in collaboration with Split Rock Books that embraces this ethos of creative exploration. 

Session Duration: July 6th through July 22th (3 weeks total), Tuesdays and Thursdays - 9:00 to 10:30AM

  • Week One:  Observation / Drawing
  • Week Two: Offering / Weaving
  • Week Three: Exchange 

Outside IN will meet twice a week to share and explore as a community.  Meetings will be held in-person, weather permitting, within the Village of Cold Spring. 

Cost:  $180 for each participant 

**** Sign up for our camps by June 15th to receive a complimentary sketchbook + pencil plus 10% off our camp reading list from Split Rock Books. ****

We know this last year been especially rough for everyone.  Creativity Camp sessions are available at reduced cost to accommodate any financial twists and turns that have come your way. Please email us at for additional information.


Grace Lo is a landscape architect, former yoga instructor and artist living and working in the Hudson Valley.  As the owner of Supplies for Creative Living, she is fascinated by the intersection of creativity and intuition, and helping others find their own inner artist.  She loves unearthing ah-ha moments, whether in the landscape, in the human body or on a piece of paper.

Lara Shihab-Eldin is an architectural designer focused on sustainable materials. She loved learning more about early childhood education, literacy and play while working on the design and construction of a children’s library space inspired by the history, landscape, and industry of the Hudson River. Lara has volunteered to encourage environmental stewardship and outdoor education in her community. She loves teaching and learning with artists, outdoor educators, and children, and bringing interdisciplinary design thinking to seasonal, nature-inspired art. Lara's work and photos can be found at Lara Eldin Design

Masha Schmidt is a Hudson Valley based acupuncturist, herbalist, and yoga teacher. She has been teaching aromatherapy, acupressure, seasonal practices, nature based spirituality, and yoga for the past 13 years. Masha was born right near the Black Sea, grew up by the Atlantic Ocean, and has lived near the Hudson River ever since. She believes in the restorative power of water; and also mermaids.


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