Indigo Nature Arts

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Join Indigo Nature Arts at the Mt. Airy Village Fair. Sunday, September 20, 11:00-4:00. A little yarn and a set of hands goes a long way! Inspiration and imagination will set the stage. We hope you can make it!


Three more weeks left! We have had fun days filled with play, exploration and hiking. The kids have made friends and continue to create from found objects. Indigo allows kids to relax yet energize and explore naturally. I’m grateful to provide a space and place for kids to be themselves, and of course to be among the beauty nature provides. Learning at it’s finest.

2015 Indigo Nature Arts Camp 

 Indigo Nature Arts Sassafras Camp

Full Day Program for 5 – 8 year old children

Monday through Friday  9:00 – 3:00 $250

Half Day for 4 – 5.5 year old children only

Monday through Friday  9:00 – 12:30 $185

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Weeks of – June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29 – July 3, August 17-21, August 24-28

Indigo Nature Arts Sassafras Camp provides children with an interactive camp that is small and takes place in an outdoor play-space in the Wissahickon. Boys and girls enjoy lazy days that open up to all kind of adventures such as exploring at the creek, scouting for bugs, worms and insects in the meadow, and hiking the trails in the Wissahickon woods. Imaginative-child-led play, handwork, art work, and natural science weave together a program for children 4.5 to 8 years old. The size is lovingly-limited which allows children to form relationships while becoming comfortable in a setting where they get thoughtful attention. Health, daily snack is provided for full day program.

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9:00 – 3:00 Monday – Friday $300     

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The delightful world of woodland fairies and gnomes will enchant children 5 to 8 years old for an entire week! Children will have the opportunity to investigate the captivating world of the faerie folk and will help build faerie houses, create sparkly crafts and prepare tasty faerie treats. Each child will work on a story book with their drawings, pressed flowers, leaves and other faerie findings. Our week will conclude with Faerie Friday Celebration Day, creating faerie inspired accessories, charming crowns and laurels. There will be plenty of play time, finger knitting and time to rest during this enchanting week of summer. Faerie inspired – healthy, daily snack is provided.

Wissahickon Warrior Camp 


FOR 8 AND 9 YEAR OLD CHILDREN (note- this is a two week camp. Children may participate in one week or two.)

July 27-31 and August 3 -7

Girls make awesome Warriors! This camp is for girls and boys. It invites all children to use the knowledge and endurance they’ve gained thus far and put it to good use! The first week of Warrior Camp concentrates on “shelter” the second week concentrates on “necessities”. These topics allow us to explore how warriors use their inner guide, practicality and wisdom.

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9:00 – 3:00 Monday – Friday $300

Setting up camp, honoring individual strengths, embracing stewardship and connection to land and creating basic tools and objects, the Wissahickon Warrior Camp will inspire children ages 8 and 9 years old. Creek investigation, crafting spears and shields, learn story-telling techniques through words and pictures, and romping on extended-backpacked hikes will fill our week. We’ll call upon our inner Warrior for a warrior name, take exploratory hikes along the creek, search for sacred spots in the forest and learn how to use native, medicinal herbs. We’ll end our week with a meal cooked over a fire and put our story-telling techniques to good use! Warrior inspired – healthy, daily snack is provided.




The summer programs are held at the Historic Cedars House on Forbidden Drive and takes place on the grounds surrounding. The forest, meadow, creek and trails are part of the weekly program. Searching for nature’s gifts and building small structures, children naturally develop a community among themselves. Having this “breathing space” allows them to use their imagination to the fullest.

Indigo Nature Arts aims to provide an affordable summer day camp while offering a holistic approach. Our camp size is small and creates an environment which some children do best at. This year we have extended our day by a half hour. Every year we learn something new from our camp experience and the overhead costs inform what is needed to provide quality staff, quality art materials, as well as healthy snacks. Our camp costs are in-line with other camps in our area and offer children the freedom of play while creating a structure that imparts beauty and order. Children thrive at Indigo.


email us at indigonaturearts@gmail.com

Morning Minute Meditation 

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“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” – Albert Einstein

Indigo Nature Arts Tuesday After-School Instruction Workshops at Read & Eat Bookstore in Mt. Airy – 4 week sessions 3:30 – 5:00

Children 7 to 10 years old


TO REGISTER for After-School Classes https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1811773-hXdJOv4gzk

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Artwork shown is from students 7 to 10 years old.

Urban Photography for Kids 


Time to get out and shoot! We will explore the neighborhood of Mt. Airy (throughout 3 week sessions. The 4th session, the students will project their best work on the screen and will learn how to constructively critique. Students will gain knowledge about shooting architecture, photo journalism, nature photography and textures within an urban environment. Each student will have the option to print a favorite image for a spring exhibition (optional). (Location – TBD). Program is held at Read + Eat  Bookstore in Mt. Airy. 1st session we meet for a presentation and the last class is held at Read + Eats’ theater space.)

I wouldn’t mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.

– Henri Matisse

Urban Sketch Class

October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11

Walk the blocks and discover interesting details about historic Mt. Airy. We will walk and sketch and collect a journal of illustrated snapshots of the neighborhoods. We will then spend two classes transforming a couple of favorite sketches into larger works. Program is held at Read + Eat  Bookstore on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy.



Space is limited. Sessions run consecutively on Tuesdays after school at Read & Eat Bookstore on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy.

$100 per (4 week instruction sessions). For more information on the workshops and to receive a registration form, email indigonaturearts@gmail.com



Thank you camp families, and to all of those who reached out to participate in this year’s Indigo Nature Arts Summer Camp. We had the best camp yet! 



Dear Families,

I’m excited and (rested) during this long winter and preparing for another summer of spending time with your children in the majesty of the Wissahickon. We will now be including children 8 years old. We will meet the older child again this year with longer hikes than the younger children as well as other activities that meet their needs. The younger children will also be met with their specific needs.

As always, a Parent Guide, a simple medical form and other info will be sent once confirmation of registration and payment is received. I am here to answer your questions. 


Elsie, Francis Cope House, Awbury Arboretum Spring 2014

Sometimes you just have to stop and listen to the trees.


Simple as gazing at the moon and stars; wonder and surprise allow us to grow in a way that no other experience can give. It is with this belief and certainty that has inspired me to implement the Indigo Nature Arts program. The program embraces art, nature exploration and movement, surrounded by the magic of the Wissahickon Park. Giving children the opportunity to take part in the natural world will enable them to share it with others as they grow into adulthood. ~Kim Soles

All photography on this site is by Kim Soles c 2013 unless otherwise noted. Materials and information from this site may not be used without permission.

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