“River Camp is the most innovative and imaginative camp our son has ever attended.” – Caroline K.
NOTE: This camp presumes an interest in developing craft-skill and demands periods of collaboration, creative focus and self-direction. Not a camp for kids disinterested in the undertaking!
Instructors have taught canp together since 2010
Gregory Gavin designs public art and educational projects for schools, museums and public places. He’s been artist-in-residence at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the de Young Museum, the Bay Area Discovery Museum & MOCA.
Dolores Elkin has over 30 years of experience teaching. She has a CA teaching credential for art, along with a CA credential for teaching grades pre-K-12.
This year we will immerse ourselves in the mythic land of Atlantis! We will explore historical ideas of the lost continent through slides, videos, student drawing exercises and even Atlantis-inspired music! Young architects and storytellers will then work individually and together to design and construct an ancient island village society as it might have existed as part of the legendary continent. In addition to creating riverfront village habitats, each young architect will also design an elaborate, tall-masted sailing vessel or outlandish airship. These ships will be be installed along the river “at-the-ready” for their inhabitants to escape when the continent starts to sink below the angry waters of the Atlantic ocean. Our creative process involving art, craft, design and plenty of social play will be the centerpiece of a Grand Tour for parents and friends! After the river camp exhibition, which will include a 35 foot river with real running water, each child will be able to take home their work to be played with and shared with others.
River Camp 2019: Escape from Atlantis!