Do you seek ‘grounding’ for yourself and your children?

Do you wish for a deeper understanding, connection, and relationship to self, and the world around you?

Would you like  to know and trust your own inner wisdom on a deeper level?

Art of Spirit’s Earth School is a mindful, integrative, self discovery of the natural world, serving as a response to Nature Deficit Disorder and presenting children and adults with the opportunity to discover  and embrace their own inner nature.  Give your child or yourself, the gift of connection to self through nature.

What?
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Through a mindful approach and a sense of self-discovery, Art of Spirit’s Earth School exists in a beautifully balanced space between ‘doing’ and ‘being’, which not only speaks to one’s  mind, but  to the heart and soul as well.

This deep, integrative experience allows  children and adults to tune in, recognize, and embrace, their own inner nature. Given the gift of ‘time’, we  invite and promote a deep,  ‘wonder- filled’ exploration and a personal comfort in the natural world, which we call home.

Our programs are a blend of the physical and metaphysical aspects of the natural world and thus include spiritual teachings (not religion) earth studies, art, and energy work. We work with singing bowls, meditation, tadpoles, forests, streams, and silence.

Earth School inspires forming relationships with nature, each other, and most importantly, with one’s self. We learn about the elemental and animal teachings by participating in specifically themed activities and explorations, as well as letting go of time, as we invite wandering, wondering, and healing. Experiences are processed through creative, integrated art projects.

Earth School can be experienced through our summer camp,  home school and weekend  programs, including adult programs.

Programs are  facilitated by Earth School founder and Director, Patricia Walsh-Collins and assisted by other experienced and dedicated educators.

We are located at the Bucks County Audubon, on Creamery Rd. Solebury PA.



Earth School Holiday Program

Wed., Sept. 19th

Enjoy a day off from your school and spend a day with us at

Earth School, in an exciting new location!

Come join us for a day along the gorgeous waters of the Tohickon Creek at

Ralph Stover State Park in Point Pleasant, PA.

                      We will have the shelter of a pavilion with a fireplace if needed.                         

What – Earth School full day program
Who – Kids 6-12 yrs
Where – Pavillion #2, Ralph Stover State Park, 5998 State Park Rd. Pipersville, PA 18947
When –  Wed. Sept. 19th, 9am – 3pm
Cost – $45

Pre- Registration is Required!

To pay online, write in program and cost, or

Checks may written to Earth School Inc.

mailed to Art of Spirit, PO Box 31, Point Pleasant, PA.18950

Please bring:

water shoes

change of clothes (including warm clothes and dry shoes)

towel

backpack

filled water bottle

lunch and snack

 



Water is Life! program for adults

Sunday, Sept. 30th

Join us in experiencing the magic of water!

Participants will feel the wisdom and responsive healing qualities of water

through singing bowls, water meditation, kayaking, and a corresponding  art project.

We have a limit of 15 kayaks available to us. Don’t wait. Sign up now!

No kayaking experience necessary. We will be joined by park educator to assist.

What – Water is Life! adult program

Who – adults, 18yrs. older

When – Sunday, Sept. 30, 12pm -3pm

Where – Lake Nockamixon State Park, (1542 Mountain View Dr, Quakertown, PA 18951)

Cost – $25

Please bring:

water shoes

change of clothes (including warm clothes and dry shoes)

towel

backpack

filled water bottle

snack provided

 

Pre-registration required (just write in workshop) or mail check

Checks may written to: Earth School Inc.

mailed to: Art of Spirit, PO Box 31, Point Pleasant, PA.18950



Water is Life! program for children

Monday, Oct. 8th

Join us in experiencing the magic of water!

This is an incredible program for kids to ‘feel’ the joyful wisdom and responsive

healing qualities of water through singing bowls,

water meditation, supervised kayaking, and a corresponding  art project.

No kayaking experience necessary. We will be joined by park educator to assist.

Limited to 12 children.

What – Water is Life Program for kids

Who – children age 8-12 yrs.

When – Monday, Oct. 8th,  9am -3pm

Where – Nockamixon State Park, (1542 Mountain View Dr, Quakertown, PA 18951)

Cost – $45

Please bring:

water shoes

change of clothes (including warm clothes and dry shoes)

towel

backpack

filled water bottle

lunch and snack

 

Pre-registration required (just write in workshop) or

Checks may written to: Earth School Inc.

mailed to: Art of Spirit, PO Box 31, Point Pleasant, PA.18950



 Save the Date – Nov. 9th!

 coming this Fall…Earth School for Teachers!!

Earth School for Teachers Workshop offers teachers and administrators (of all levels and disciplines), an opportunity for renewal and growth of their educational philosophies and methods. This nature-based workshop is not simply a walk in the woods, but rather an opportunity for exploration, discovery, and networking from experiencing and discussing the Earth School practices and activities.

Earth School a non-profit educational organization offering mindful, integrative, educational experience for both children and adults through nature. We offer home school, family, camp, and teacher programs. At Earth School, time is relaxed as children work with singing bowls, meditation, tadpoles, streams, trees, silence, and much more. Many of these experiences are processed through integrative art projects, thus teaching to the mind, body, and spirit.

During these times of social, political, and climatic change, Earth School offers a grounded connection to one’s inner self and all beings. Earth School for Teachers Workshop offers this unique synthesis of activities and practices providing educators with new pathways and modalities for teaching the whole child.

The holistic education offered through Earth School nurtures the cognitive, emotional, and intuitive intelligences. Earth School is a conduit to the natural and higher teachings of Mother Earth.

As a participant in the Earth School for Teachers Workshop, educators will learn specific mindful practices, activities, and integrative art projects. Because Earth School serves as a lens through which to expand the vision of your own teaching and affect change, these activities and practices are relevant to both rural and urban settings. Specific modifications will be discussed. The workshop closes with an opportunity to share experiences and insights as you network with other participating educators about the Earth School experience.

Pre-registration required

for more info contact:

patricia@artofspiritworld.com    267-454-4491

 



 Earth School – Home School Program 
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Consistently offered on Mondays throughout the school year.We experience differing aspects of the natural world through a variety of experiences. Our sessions are centered around the theme of the Earth’s elements. Each day involves, meditation,  hands-on experiences in nature , and integrated art and/or creative writing projects. Your child may come  at any point for a single day, or a discounted session of three days.

What – day-long Earth School program

Who -Children 7-12yrs.

When – beginning Monday, Oct. 1st 2018, 9am -3pm…meeting every     Monday throughout the school year

Where – Bucks County Audubon, 5228 Creamery Rd. New Hope, PA 18938

Cost- $45/ session or $125/3 sessions

Come prepared. We will always go outside!

Please bring:

water shoes

change of clothes (including warm clothes and dry shoes)

towel

backpack

water bottle

lunch and snack

Pre-registration required (just write in workshop) or mail check

Checks may written to: Earth School Inc.

mailed to: Art of Spirit, PO Box 31, Point Pleasant, PA.18950



We are also very happy to create customized group programs for your scout, church, or social group….either child or adult.  The Earth is our greatest teacher, no matter what time of year!

Find a group of 4-5 people and have and ES. party!!

Please keep us in mind when you are planning!

 

 

Who?

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Earth School began as  summer camp for children. Over the past four years, we have found that Earth School not only appeals to kids but to adults as well, therefore we have broadened our offerings to include adults programs. Please check them out under the ‘What’ section.

Who are we?  Earth School Founder and Director, Patricia Walsh-Collins is a certified professional educator with  a professional career spanning more than 24 years.   Seventeen years were spent teaching at Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska, Pa., where she taught both Visual Art and World Religions. She has developed numerous curriculums and presented them at state, national and international education conferences.

She has created and taught numerous camps, including the Michener Art Museum, Montessori Development Center, Bucks County Community College, and Children’s Art Studio. Patricia has also been trained in Mindfulness by Mindful Schools of Emeryville Ca.

As an ‘educational entrepreneur’, Patricia took  a leap of faith,  by leaving her full time teaching position in order to teach in a more expanded way. She is creator and owner of Art of Spirit Inc., which serves as an ‘umbrella’ organization for education.  Through Art of Spirit, Patricia shares and educates through trade of traditional arts from native cultures, Earth School, and public speaking and  writing.

Patricia has travelled extensively, both alone and with students on international trips. Having been blessed with many teachings through travel, relationships, and personal development, Patricia is compelled to share them with others through Earth School and her monthly spirituality column called, ‘Shared Teachings’ in the Bucks County Herald newspaper.

Assistant Earth School instructors are experienced, dedicated educators and experts in their fields.

Where/When?

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Where


Earth School summer camp and year-round programming is held at Bucks County Audubon,
2877 Creamery Road, Solebury, PA.

http://www.bcas.org

 

When:

Earth School Summer Camp 2018 -We offer one-week sessions .

Dates  are below:

Week 1 – June 18 – 22
Week 2 – June 25 – 29
Week 3 – July 2 – 6 (pro-rated due to holiday on July 4th)
Week 4 – July 9 -13
Week 5 – July 16 – 20
Week 6 – July 23 – July 27
Week 7 – July 30 – Aug. 3
Week 8 – Aug. 6 – Aug. 10

 9am – 3pm daily. Extended care til 4pm ($15)

Other fall and winter programming can be found on the ‘What’ page.

How Much?

How Much

Summer camp 2018 costs:

$330/session

$15 discount for any two sessions

  • You may choose as many sessions as you wish, enrolling in consecutive or non-consecutive weeks
  • 50% of total registration amount is due at time of registration (non-refundable).
  • Full payment is due June 1st, 2018
  • Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.( we intentionally keep our group sizes small for a deeper experience)
  • For your convenience, online payment is available… (but honestly we would prefer a check made out to Art of Spirit….memo Earth School, mailed to: PO box 31, Point Pleasant, Pa. 18950) 

Other programs (details under ‘What’ section) are payable  IN FULL in advance. You may pay online

( Write in specific program under ‘SPECIAL NOTES’ section.)

or, 

you may send a check made out to Art of Spirit, (specific program in memo)

mailed to:

Art of Spirit

PO Box 31, 

Point Pleasant, PA 18950

Please feel free to contact Patricia with any questions ..

267-454-4491, email -patricia@artofspiritworld.com

Notes

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What is needed to bring? (specific to summer camp and home school programs)
•    Mud boots
•    Shoes ( not sandals)
•    Raincoat
•    Hat
•    One change of clothes (depending on program)
•    Lunch and snack
•    Water Bottle
•    Back pack ( small day pack)
•    Sunscreen

What is not needed
•    Hand sanitizer – these chemicals are deadly to many plants and animals (we will wash hands as needed with soap and water)
•    Technology (Cell phones will stay at the visitors center when we are out on the land. Camp facilitators will carry cell phones with them.)

Drop-off and pick-up need to be prompt for the good of the group.
If your child is going to be late or absent, please call (267-454-4491) after 7:30 a.m.

 

Extended Care for summer camp is available daily from 3pm – 4pm for $15

To register your child(ren) for Earth School, please download the Registration Form (PDF), complete it and mail it to the address provided on the form.  For your convenience, you may either enclose a check with the form or pay online.