Summer Camps for Ages 5 - 7

SUMMER CAMPS FOR AGES 6 - 7
9 am - 4 pm

Sessions for campers aged 5-7 are designed to capture the creativity and energy of these budding artists. Campers will explore the galleries, have outdoor adventures, play games, read stories, and play with familiar and unfamiliar art materials.

Summer 2022
Newfields
Week Long Full-Day Camp: $275 / 3-Full-Day Camp: $165
After Care (4-5:30 p.m.): $50

 

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Fun in the Sun - 3 Day Camp

June 2-4, 2021

Studio 1 & 2

Capacity: 10 campers

In this three-day camp, we will put on some SPF to enjoy this sunny, summer weather. Campers will capture the light by making a sun catcher and create paintings of the sun in bright colors. Kids will explore The Garden to gather inspiration for beautiful landscapes and see some in the IMA Galleries. We will read the books Oscar and the Moth and Dear Sunshine.

 

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Outdoor Camp: Water Buddies - 3 Day Camp

June 2-4, 2021

Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park / Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion

Capacity: 8 campers

In this three-day camp, we will hike around Newfields’ campus to find lakes, rivers, canals, wetlands, and man-made fountains. In our outdoor classroom, they’ll make water-inspired works with watercolors (of course), paper, clay, and other natural materials. Campers will find inspiration in paintings featuring bodies of water in the IMA Galleries. We will read the books like Over and Under the Pond

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Magical Creatures

June 7-11, 2021

Studio 1 & 2

Capacity: 10 campers

Unicorns and dragons and fairies, oh my! Campers will create a dragon’s lair, construct fairy houses, and design their own magical creature. They will make wearable creature costumes and hunt for mythical creatures in the IMA Galleries. We will read the books There is No Such Thing as a Dragon and Backyard Fairies.

 

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Art Detectives

June 14-18, 2021

Studio 1 & 2

Capacity: 10 campers

Join your fellow campers to solve the art heist of the century. Campers will visit the scene of the crime and record clues in a sketchbook. They will make fingerprint paintings and detective badges, and write secret messages in disappearing inks. We will read the books What Really Happened to Humpty? and Ace Lacewing: Bug Detective.

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Outdoor Camp: Play in the Dirt

June 14-18, 2021

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park / Ruth Lilly Visitor's Pavilion

Capacity: 8 campers

Grime. Grit. Dust. Earth. Soil. Dirt! Whatever you call it, can you dig it? Work with clay (it’s actually a kind of soil), make mud paintings, and play with sand.  Explore Newfields from your outdoor classroom in Fairbanks Park and use earthen materials to create your very own natural masterpieces. Read Dirt: The Scoop on Soil and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt.

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All Things Big and Small

June 21-25, 2021

Studio 1 & 2

Capacity: 10 campers

This camp is a big deal. Play with scale by making a huge painting and then a miniature one. Build a kid-sized cardboard fort and a small cardboard house fit for a small creature. Visit The Garden to find the tallest tree and the smallest leaf. Read the books You are (Not) Small and Big Friends.

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Mad Scientist

June 28-July 2, 2021

Studio 1 & 2

Capacity: 10 campers

Bring your artistic creations to life! Design your own lab coat and perform art experiments. Learn how to make slime, mix new colors, and make a bouncy ball from scratch. Combine different parts of animals in imaginative anatomy drawings. Record observations in a laboratory notebook and read the books What Do you Do with an Idea? And Ada Twist: Scientist.

 

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Super Powered

July 12-16, 2021

Studio 1 & 2

Capacity: 10 campers

Up, up, and away! Become one of your favorite superheroes or create a new super identity for yourself. Create costumes, gadgets, and more to help you rescue Newfields. Explore the IMA Galleries and find inspiration in super stories such as Even Superheroes have Bad Days and Do Superheroes have Teddy Bears?

 

 

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Looks Good Enough to Eat

July 19-23, 2021

Studio 1 & 2

Bring your arty appetite to this tasty camp. Make art with food by printing with veggies and painting a masterpiece of your favorite food – there are lots of artistic examples in the IMA Galleries! On dough day, make play dough to take home and create a salt dough sculpture. Make a snack to share with friends and family. We will read the books Dragons Love Tacos and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

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Construction Camp - 3 Day Camp

July 26-July 28, 2021

Studion 1 & 2 

Capacity: 10 campers

For three days, campers will build with blocks, sculpt with clay, and construct with paper in this fun dimensional camp. They will visit buildings on Newfield’s campus for inspiration. Deconstructing materials is also part of the creative process with tearing, twisting, stomping and crushing. Campers will read the books Pete the Cat: Construction Destruction and Iggy Peck: Architect.

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Outdoor Camp: Welcome to the Jungle - 3 Day Camp

July 26-28, 2021

Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park / Ruth Lilly Visitor's Pavilion

Capacity: 8 campers

Kids won’t be lion around in this jungle-themed three-day camp in our outdoor classroom. They will explore the untamed nature in The Garden and  Fairbanks Park as they create jungle animals and their habitats from clay, paint, paper, and more. Kids will hunt for wild animals in the IMA Galleries and read the books If I Were a Jungle Animal and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.