Indigo Nature Arts

School Closings and Holiday Camp Days!

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For those of you interested or in need…Indigo Day Camp is happening in the Wissahickon during school holidays and closings for children ages 4-10. Drop off is at 9:00am. pick up is at 3:00pm. $50 for the day and includes a healthy snack and a day of awesome-ness.

Held at the Cedars House on Forbidden Drive, we spend part of our day on the grounds in the lovely Andorra Natural Area at the Tree House. Similar to a Indigo’s Summer Camp days, we have options to explore the forest, meadow and creek and offer child-led play and nature arts and crafts.

Day Camp Dates

September 25th and 28th

October 12th

November 6

November 9th

November 11th

Holiday Break

December 21-23 and December 28 – 30

Please feel free to check in with any questions. Space is also limited. Signing up early helps.


The day runs 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and is held at the Cedars House on Forbidden Drive where Indigo Summer Camp takes place. The forest, creek and meadows surround the Cedar’s House and we spend our days exploring, hiking, painting, nature crafts, finger knitting and drawing. Older children may bring a book to read and homework if necessary. The cost per day is $50 and a healthy snack is included. You pack a lunch and a water bottle. To register – email indigonaturearts@gmail.com.


The Tree House has a beautiful new porch! 

Thanks to all of the families who brought their children out to finger knit and share their creative knowledge with others!

You are all awesome!

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Minute Meditation at Summer Camp. Taking a minute to pause, breath and feel the world around you can make the difference of how your day is going to be.


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

After school Photography and Mixed-Media Art Program.  

For students 8 – 11 years old. At Read + Eat in Mt. Airy on Germantown Avenue.  

We will explore 20141023-DSC_1964techniques of photographic images and collage. Photographing the historic architecture and the autumn landscape of the surrounding Mt. Airy neighborhood, the child will choose images from their work to incorporate into collage and mixed media painting. Our last class includes sharing of the children’s work and learning how to deliver positive critiques. 

September 30 – November 18 – 3:30 – 5:30, $200 (includes one make-up class)


Thursday After school Yarn Arts – Finger Knitting, Crocheting and Colorful Yarn DIY Projects

For students 8 – 11 years old. At Read + Eat in Mt. Airy on Germantown Avenue.  

Children are invited to join in a circle of yarn and learning. There is no better way toCamp-2015 020 “unwind” after school then to sit, finger-knit and talk with peers. After years of running Indigo Nature Arts Summer Camp I recognized the collective appeal and the benefits of children finger knitting. Children who are very physical and active are as enthusiastic about finger knitting as children who are more tranquil. Finger knitting is calming and allows quieting of the mind and body while inspiring the imagination. 

The children will have the opportunity to learn to crochet if they choose, as well as using yarn for various DIY projects. – 
8 weeks.  
October 1 – November 19, $200 (includes one make-up class) 

Summer Camp 2015 was awesome! Thank you to all of the families and children who made this summer fun and successful.

Indigo Nature Arts is grateful to provide a space and place for kids to be themselves and to be inspired by 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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Magical World of Woodland Gnomes and Faerie Folk  July 20-24iphone-2015-spring-summer-winter 514


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

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 zoe-starry-nightArtwork shown is from students 7 to 10 years old.

I wouldn’t mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.

– Henri Matisse











Interested in a portrait of your children or family? Kim Soles has been a photographer for over 30 years. Her unconventional and evocative style is what makes her photography distinct.

Kim Soles’ Photography can be viewed at kimsolesartphotography.com20140319-DSC_0168

 Elsie, Francis Cope House, Awbury Arboretum Spring 2014

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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