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.


Earth School Programs

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 Summer Camp 2018!

 We have expanded to (8) one-week sessions!

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

Located – Bucks County Audubon, Creamery Rd. Solebury

Cost – $330/session

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

Water and Energy Dowsing with Sally Holly-Slifer

This is a great Earth School Workshop with Sally Holly-Slifer on water and energy dowsing with some fairy identification thrown in. Through this workshop, the kids learn to trust their intuition and the unspoken relationship between themselves and the Life Force Energies.

When- July 3rd , 1pm,

Where –  Bucks  County Audubon, Creamery Rd., Solebury PA.

Who – general public, children and adults

Cost – $15 per person, 2 for $25


 register on this website, write in workshop and cost.

Exploring the Pond Ecosystem with Steve Bernardini

Steve is an impassioned science teacher of over forty years!
This is what he loves and will share it with our kids …..and you?

Open to the plublic!

When- July 11th , 1pm,

Where –  Bucks  County Audubon, Creamery Rd., Solebury PA.

Who – general public, children and adults

Cost – $15 per person, 2 for $25

Pre-registration required (just write in workshop)


Kids Crystal Workshop! 

with Val and Ian Haag of Rainbows of Healing

 July 17th , 1pm @ Bucks County Audubon, 2877 Creamery Rd. New Hope, PA

Does your child/grandchild have an interest in Crystals?
Would they like to learn more about them, and meet other kids like them?

This class is part of the Earth School for Kids Camp, but can be taken as a stand-alone class!

In this 1-hour playclass we will:
~ Review crystal basics, such as choosing, cleansing, and charging
~ Have interaction and experience with many types of crystals, stones, and meteorites
~Teach them how to identify crystals
~ Lead the children in fun activities and experiments with crystals

They will walk away inspired, excited and open to new experiences with the mineral kingdom!

Facilitated by Valarie & Ian Haag
Open to kids and adults
$15 per child or 2 kids or $25- includes a tumbled stone of their choice!

Pay online ( just write in which program)

 Save the Date – Nov. 9th!

 coming this Fall…Earth School for Teachers!!


 Earth School – Home School Program 

Consistently offered as 4-day sessions on Mondays, 9am -3pm, throughout the year….

Your child may come  at any point for a single day, or a discounted session of four days.

Children 7-12

Dates – Sessions complete for 2017/18 schoolyear. 2018/19 TBA

9am -3pm

Cost $199 for the 4 week session , or $55 individual days.

Come prepared. We will always go outside!





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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.



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



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:


$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.)


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



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.