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Clay Camp!

Kids Clay Camp!

Monday through Friday, July 9-13  |  9am - 3pm daily

Instructors:  Julia Gronski and Barbara Tam

Join the fun in a fabulous week of clay.  Each day, new projects will be introduced with plenty of personal instruction and with inspiration from the farmyard, the woods, and from one another.  Throughout the week, we will explore the pottery techniques of pinching, coiling, and rolling slabs.  And some days we will try our chances at the wheel!  Campers can make a variety of functional projects including piggy banks, trinket boxes, slab plates, alphabet cups, and story tiles.  And we will sculpt clay critters, farm animals, and imaginary creatures, too.  No clay experience is required, just your enthusiasm and imagination.

Our day will begin with a clay session in the Studio, followed by organized outside activities and games or farm and field explorations.  We might harvest our morning snack from the garden.  After lunch together in the Applebarn, a camper may choose to return to the clay studio or to engage in an art project using other techniques and materials.  These projects could include crafting a kite, making a rainstick, weaving  with wool rovings, building a gnome house in the woods, or painting magic wands.  We might even sing to the pigs. 

All work will be glazed with food-grade safe glazes and fired in our electric kilns and will be available for parent pick-up about 2 weeks after camp. 

Ages 7-10

Max. 9 campers

Camp Fee:  $325  |  includes all instruction, clay and art materials, glazes, and kiln firing

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, a limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available.  Please email us for information:

***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*** PLEASE EMAIL US TO be added to a waitlist:


step 1.  submit the camp fee online by clicking "online payment" below.

step 2.  submit the registration form below. 

Or - email us at to register by mail.

Campers should arrive each day wearing solid shoes and clothing able to endure clay and garden dirt.  In a sturdy bag or backpack, campers should have a rain jacket and bring a healthy snack, a home-lunch, and a water bottle with their name on it.  A smock or old coverall t-shirt can be brought but is not necessary.  A change of clothes and shoes can be kept at camp for the week.  More information located on the registration form, or call us at 518.242.6535.


The Parents/Guardians assume all risks associated with participation in the program; Craigardan Inc. assumes no liability for injury or damages arising from participation in the program.

Due to the strenuous nature of some activities, Craigardan encourages parents/guardians to consult their physician concerning the participant's fitness to participate in the program.  The parents/guardians consent to emergency treatment to their child.  The parents/guardians also consent to the camp's use and publication of any photographs taken of their child in the program.

By clicking on the SUBMIT button, the parent/guardian approves the child's participation in the program, and release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Craigardan Inc. and camp staff of any and all liability on account of negligence or otherwise. 

The parent/guardian will be required to sign a print version of this disclaimer on the first day of camp.


local contact should we not be able to reach you during the day. Include name, relationship to the child, and phone numbers.
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