Nature Poetry Camp for Kids
June 22 – 26 2015, 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Click HERE for highlights from our camp in June!
For youths, 10 – 11 years old
DUE TO GRANTS FROM CAMBRIDGE ARTS COUNCIL AND VERMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THIS CAMP IS NOW **FREE** Email Tamra at email@example.com if interested.
(For our “A Taste of Poetry Camp” for 10 – 12 year olds in August, click here).
A unique poetry camp that focuses on the nature around us in Vermont. Walk the nature trails, explore the woods, observe the wetland birds and animals from the lookout platform, learn the names of the sheep, and take refuge in our small yurt if the weather is not agreeable. Read and write poetry and make your own journals under the guidance of a Master’s level teacher with 19 years experience.
$225 per camper, materials and snacks are included. A $50 deposit is required to reserve the spot. Some scholarships are available.
Camp Leader: Tamra J. Higgins
Tamra J. Higgins holds an MFA from the Stonecoast Writing Program, University of Southern Maine and a M.Ed. from Johnson State College. After teaching in Vermont public schools for 19 years (she continues to hold teaching certification for K – 9th grade), Higgins founded Sundog Poetry Center, Inc., a nonprofit 501c3 organization that promotes poets and poetry throughout Vermont. Higgins is current President of the Poetry Society of Vermont. Her work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Passagers, Modern Haiku, Avocet, The Aurorean, The Mountain Troubadour, Vermont Magazine, and other publications. She is the author of Nothing Saved Us: Poems of the Korean War and co-editor of Tasteful Traditions: A Collection of Cambridge History, Memories, and Family Recipes. She lives in Jeffersonville, Vermont.