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Camp di Rosa: Art + Nature

Drop off at Gallery 1

AN UNFORGETTABLE WEEK WITH ART + NATURE? YES, PLEASE!

During this one-week camp, your child will foster a love of art and nature, develop new friendships, and increase their social and emotional learning skills while spending healthy time outdoors in the Carneros. The last Friday of each week will include a special family open house, along with an exhibition of favorite artworks made by participants.

JOIN THE FUN!

Week 1: June 20 – June 24

Week 2: June 27 – July 1 

Week 3: July 11 – July 15

Week 4: July 18 – July 22

Campers will learn about the diverse flora, fauna, animals, and geology at di Rosa as their group explores the 217-acre nature preserve. Your child will do even more exploring and hiking, bird watching, do archery, and playing field games. They will even go fishing!

Campers will make art during studio time and learn about the many sculptures and artworks that can be found outdoors and inside di Rosa’s spacious galleries. No art experience is needed, just a readiness to have fun and get messy! Campers will learn how to hand-build objects with clay, screenprint, make paper, create natural dyes from plants, and lots more.

Your registration fee includes a special Camp di Rosa artist smock and all materials. 

Have your child experience the wonder of a summer camp that merges fine art with nature at di Rosa!

2 steps To register

1. Pay for registration online

2. Complete registration form

Limited financial assistance is available. To apply, please complete the registration form. Families will be informed of scholarships/FA by Friday, May 28.

Handy details / FAQ

What is the group size? Group sizes will be limited to approximately 10 campers of the same age range.

What is the ratio? Each group will have a lead Art & Nature Instructor. Assistants will rotate through groups. 

Can you tell me about your COVID health and safety policy and protocols? di Rosa follows all Napa County and state COVID health and safety guidelines. We ask every staff member and camper to complete a daily health check before entering camp. For more information about di Rosa’s COVID health and safety guidelines, as well as other safety considerations, please see our “before your visit” page. 

Who will lead the camp? Camp di Rosa will be led by experienced artists and educators. Assistants will be on hand to support campers and staff. Camp Director Andrea Saenz has over 25 years experience teaching and leading youth education programs in formal and informal learning settings, including through the YMCA, in classrooms, and in art museums across the country. All staff are background checked and certified in CPR/First Aid.

What will my child do all day?  Our days start and end with gathering time on the patio, and with an all-camp huddle. In our huddle, we talk about what we are going to do and about the exciting things we learned. Each day we do two art activities and two nature activities. We all go fishing on Tuesdays and we take one big all-camp hike on Thursdays. After lunch, groups have time to relax and play organized field games. 

What should my child bring? Campers should wear comfortable layers and closed-toed athletic shoes. They should bring a backpack with a change of clothes, a sun hat, sunblock, a water bottle, a snack and lunch. Be sure to put your child’s name on everything they bring!

Do you offer financial assistance? Financial assistance may be available. Please contact us at andrea.saenz@dirosaart.org if you would like to request information.

I still have questions, who can I contact? Don’t hesitate to contact Andrea Saenz Williams, Deputy Director & Director of Education at Andrea.saenz@dirosaart.org or 707.226.5991 x22. 

 

Camp di Rosa scholarships are provided by The Five Arts Fund, The Freed Family Fund, and The Richard and Martha Pastcan Fund of the Napa Valley Community Foundation.

Short Stories (for ages 2-5)

Gallery 1

Led by a di Rosa educator, Short Stories pairs a colorful story and a simple hands-on art project with a work of art on view in Gallery 1. Young children and their caregivers are invited to listen, look, laugh, create, and learn during this program designed just for them. Recommended for ages 2-5; active participation is requested of everyone attending. Drop-ins welcome; reservations not required.

$5 adult / Free for members, children, and visitors with a Napa County Library card

Note: di Rosa educators make every effort to select developmentally appropriate works that are not in proximity to mature content.

Questions? Contact our Education department at 707-226-5991 x24 or by email.

 

Short Stories (for ages 2-5)

Gallery 1

Led by a di Rosa educator, Short Stories pairs a colorful story and a simple hands-on art project with a work of art on view in Gallery 1. Young children and their caregivers are invited to listen, look, laugh, create, and learn during this program designed just for them. Recommended for ages 2-5; active participation is requested of everyone attending. Drop-ins welcome; reservations not required.

$5 adult / Free for members, children, and visitors with a Napa County Library card

Note: di Rosa educators make every effort to select developmentally appropriate works that are not in proximity to mature content.

Questions? Contact our Education department at 707-226-5991 x24 or by email.


Short Stories is generously sponsored by:

Short Stories (for ages 2-5)

Gallery 1

Led by a di Rosa educator, Short Stories pairs a colorful story and a simple hands-on art project with a work of art on view in Gallery 1. Young children and their caregivers are invited to listen, look, laugh, create, and learn during this program designed just for them. Recommended for ages 2-5; active participation is requested of everyone attending. Drop-ins welcome; reservations not required.

$5 adult / Free for members, children, and visitors with a Napa County Library card

Note: di Rosa educators make every effort to select developmentally appropriate works that are not in proximity to mature content.

Questions? Contact our Education department at 707-226-5991 x24 or by email.