A Mid Summer's Dream

Ages: 6-8

July 15-18, 2019

9 am to 3 pm (Mon-Thur)


The art of the natural world is always inspiring us to create and send our artists spirits to new heights. 

This four-day camp will allow for an exploration of artistic expression in the stunning valley of Trout Lake, WA. We will use our senses to engage with the natural rhythms and patterns of the earth, while gathering plants and natural materials for inspiration. Throughout the week we will take on art projects, write poetry, create art while hiking on trails and put on forest theater. All the while learning about how nature and art are truly connected.

Students can expect to hike and walk to hidden treasures around the Trout Lake, Washington community. This week will be equal parts play, outdoor exploration, improve and art of all forms. 



Dates: Monday, July 15 -Thursday, July 18, 2019

Time: 9am - 3 pm

Ages: 6-8

Activities: Hiking, water-play, nature exploration, theater, creating art, poetry, improv, and games

Partner: Kelly O'Dowd, Environmental Educator and Outdoor Leader

Location: Forest Campus, Mt. Adams Institute, Trout Lake, WA.

Cost: $300 per student plus fee for optional transportation.

Optional Shuttle: There is optional transportation for students from Hood River, OR and Bingen, WA for an additional fee. The payment for the optional shuttle is $12.50/day or $50/week per student.


Kelly O'Dowd

Environmental Educator & Outdoor Leader

Kelly grew up as the middle daughter of a big family in New Jersey. She graduated college with a degree in International Relations and Anthropology. Her interest in the global network of people and places led her to an environmental study abroad experience and her own independent travel adventures. These experiences began to shape a passionate steward of the environment, driven by the curiosity to understand our world. Kelly has worked with children in traditional and experiential capacities over the years and enjoys the chance to share her love of nature through outdoor education in all CMS programs. Kelly moved to Washington two years ago to join the CMS team, where she shares her excitement for exploring new environments and personal growth with students of any age.


Cascade Mountain School, a program of Mt. Adams Institute

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