Our weeks are centered around the following themes to strengthen our social and emotional development and deepen connections to ourselves, each other, and the earth.
Week 1: Identifying Emotions
Week 2: Self-Image
Week 3: Self-Management
Week 4: Perspective Taking
Week 5: Acceptance (Empathy, Diversity, Respect)
Week 6: Communication
Additional themes in our curriculum: Teamwork, Problem Solving (Constructive Choices), and Compassion (Ethical Responsibility)
Schedule: Predictable schedules are important to children, particularly in a world filled with so many unknowns. Here is what a typical day looks like at Art in the Garden.
9 am: Breakfast and Free Play
9:30 am: Morning Circle. We greet each other, do a mindfulness activity, make music, and/or engage in an activity around the week’s theme.
10 am: Arts/Ecology Workshop
10:45 am: Free Play at garden stations (Water, Earth, Air, Fire, Space), athletic activities, or fort building
11:30 am: Lunch
12:15 pm: Ecological activity or Free Play
12:45 pm: Afternoon Circle
1 pm: Pick up/ End of Camp