Mohawk offers a wide array of arts programs geared to every age group’s developmental level.
Creative exploration and expression is an important part of camp. Whether designing stained glass montages, marshmallow sculptures or rocket cars that race across the basketball court, Mohawk campers develop new interests through exposure to different materials and techniques.
Our arts programs encourage self-expression, develop fine motor skills and provide mementos that remind campers of their Mohawk summer all year long!
CRAFTS, FINE ARTS & JEWELRY-MAKING
Mohawk has several Arts and Crafts areas (including one just for preschoolers) that each specialize in different types of projects and media. Projects range from the traditional to the unexpected – from painting, beading and lanyards to mosaics, t-shirt design, puppet-making and rock fountains.
Campers measure, saw, sand, hammer and bolt as they build projects that become more complex as children get older. Campers learn how to properly and safely handle tools under the close supervision and instruction of our highly trained Woodshop staff. We begin with raw wood ready to shape, assemble and finish into projects like benches, bird houses and colorful wooden toys.
MODEL & HOBBY SHOP
This program is beloved by campers of all ages.
At different ages, campers make and race cars and planes, tinker with electronics, build and launch toy rockets, make colorful kaleidoscopes, construct and fly kites, assemble plastic model ships and are exposed to the amazing world of hobbies and science.
Hobby Shop has been one of the most popular activities in camp for 50 years!
Mohawk has several firing kilns to harden and set the colorful glazes children use to decorate their handcrafted clay creations. Coil, slab and pinch techniques are used, and older campers can try their hand at throwing a pot on the wheel. Children create clay masks, trivets, vases, mugs and so much more!
Campers entering Kindergarten and older have the chance to hone graphic arts skills and Senior Campers receive an intro to webpage design, computer animation and film editing.
Campers six and older can elect to work on more elaborate and involved art projects. Calligraphy, cartooning, tie-dyeing, doll-making, Japanese crafts, candle- and soap-making, clothing design and edible crafts are only some of the choices!