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, 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?

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  and educator programs.

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

We are primarily located at the Bucks County Audubon, on Creamery Rd. Solebury PA. Occasional workshops take place at Lake Nockamixon State Park and other local parks.



Our 5th year of Earth School Summer Camp!!!

Dates:  June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug.5 & 19                                      ( 8 one-week sessions)
Time: 9-3pm daily ( extended care, 4pm)                           
Cost: $335/wk  $320 /2wks
Location: Bucks County Audubon, Creamery Rd. Solebury

Open House – March 6th 2019, 7pm

Scholarships are available for a single

week of camp. Inquire with Patricia

 

                                                           

                                      Pre-registration required

We prefer a check made out and mailed to:
Earth School Inc.,  PO Box 31, Point Pleasant PA 18950

for more info contact:

patricia@artofspiritworld.com    267-454-4491

 



 Teachers, Save the Date!!

Earth School for Teachers Workshop

Tues. May 7th, 2019

 

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 is 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 by April 27th.

We prefer a check made out and mailed to:
Earth School Inc. PO Box 31, Point Pleasant, Pa. 18950

Online registration is available for you convenience… simply write in which workshop and amount.

For more information contact Patricia at:

patricia@artofspiritworld.com

 



 

 Earth School Retreat in Vermont!! 

Earth School has been invited to Northern Vermont this summer. We are in the planning stages of our first Earth School Retreat in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont.  Here’s what we have so far. We would love your input

What – Three days of Earth School including hiking, swimming, meditation, art, cookouts, climbing, trails, fishing, stars, and quiet, great food, and new friends….hundreds of acres to explore.

Where – Literally at the end of the trail, at Penny Pipe Farm, outside of Elmore, Vt. (the beauty spot of Vt.) Accomodations are tent camping with full facilities available.

When – August 15-17.

Who – Adults, minors 15 yrs. and up are  welcomed with accompanying adult.

Cost – To be determined

Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions, or excitement about joining us!

We are excited!



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 throughout the seasons. 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 -TBA 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!


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, throughout the year!

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

Please keep us in mind when you are planning!

 

 

Who?

My name is Patricia Walsh-Collins. I am the founder and director of Earth School .  As a certified professional art educator, I have taught for over twenty five years. Seventeen  of those years were spent teaching Visual Arts and World Religions at Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska, PA.  I love curriculum integration, and have developed numerous curriculums  presenting them at state, national and international education conferences. This past summer, I was honored to be invited to present Earth School at an environmental conference in Italy.

I have developed and taught numerous camps, including the Michener Art Museum, Montessori Development Center, Bucks County Community College, and Children’s Art Studio. I recieved my Mindfulness training from Mindful Schools of Emeryville Ca.

Taking  a leap of faith, I became an ‘educational entrepreneur’, by founding Earth School Inc., a non-profit educational organization. I also founded and own Art of Spirit Inc., which serves as an ‘umbrella’ organization for education through the arts and trade. I have created five Holiday pop-up stores featuring traditional arts from native cultures, as well as local arts and crafts.

I feel blessed to have recieved many teachings through international travel, relationships, and personal development. I believe these teachings are meant to be shared and do so through Earth School, as well as my monthly newspaper column called, ‘Shared Teachings’ in the Bucks County Herald. I also love public speaking and am happy to speak about Earth School anytime, anywhere. In my precious down moments, I embrace any opportunity to spend time with my two grown chilidren, (they are the best!) Making art is a huge part of who I am, as well as spending personal time among the trees, waters, and birds, either here at home or somewhere out in the world!

Peter Pearson is Earth School’s co-facilitator. He has a long and influential career in education. Having taught sixth grade, wood shop, and creating the Summer Arts Camp at Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska, PA, he then became Head of School for many years. He is one of my great mentors and my former boss.  After working in Administration at Solebury School, in New Hope, Peter served as Head of School at Westfield Friends School in Cinnaminson, NJ.

Peter is an artist as well. For the past forty years, he has created beautiful stained glass windows, panels, boxes and candle boxes. He also loves to  hike, camp, and work with wood.  He is a much valued member of the  Earth School family and every community he has ever been a part of.

Other 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.

 

 

When:

Earth School Summer Camp 2019 –

We offer one-week sessions for ages 6 -13 yrs. .

Dates  are below:

Week 1 – June 24 -28

*Week 2 – July 1 – 5 (off July 4th, pro-rated)

Week 3 – July 8 – 12

Week 4 – July 15 – 19

Week 5 – July 22 – 26

Week 6 – July 29 –Aug.2

Week 7 – Aug. 5-9

Week 8 – Aug.19 -23

*(pro-rated, see page 4)

Camp hours are 9am – 3pm daily, with extended care til 4pm ($15/day)

( please be prompt with drop-off and pick-up)

 

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

How Much?

How Much

Summer camp 2019 costs:

$335/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, 2019
  • Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. ( we intentionally keep our group sizes small for a deeper experience) 
  • Scholarships available- due to a generous supporter of Earth School, we now are able to offer financial  assistance through scholarships. Please inquire with Patricia if interested.
We prefer, a check made out and mailed to:
Earth School Inc, (specific program in memo)
PO Box 31,  Point Pleasant, PA 18950

Online payment is available for your convenience as well.

 

Please contact Patricia with any questions 

267-454-4491,  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.)
  • Earth School encourages the use of reusable water and food containers.                                                                                                                                    Please no plastic water bottles. It starts with us……

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, complete it and mail it to the address provided on the form.  Registration form and online payment are available at pay online.