REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR OUR POPULAR CHICKADEES SUMMER CAMPS!
Empowering, Connecting, and Nurturing the mind, body and creative spirit of young girls, ages 9-12...
TWO WEEKS TO CHOOSE FROM:
August 13-17, 2018 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
August 20-24, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
WOLF WILLOW STUDIO, 9 SPRUCE CENTRE SW, CALGARY
'Chickadees' is a uniquely 'Wolf Willow' program designed to empower tween girls through connections to art, nature, and self. Our centrally located space is surrounded by heritage nature spaces for daily outdoor activities and our magical indoor studio is designed to host a multitude of creative projects!
This established program fosters positive peer experiences and social awareness for young girls and this summer we are thrilled to have two special teen mentors, Ayla and Malena, join the Chickadee Club! They will be co- facilitating the camps along with support from special guests to provide your young camper with a rich and meaningful experience.
Activities will include:
- Unique mosaic and nature based art projects directed and inspired by professional artist, Michelena Bamford
Nature hikes and outdoor picnics in the beautiful surrounding Heritage Nature Spaces
Meditation and movement options from Practicing Grace Qigong with Patti Wardlaw
Singing and theatrical games
Journaling and reflective time
Fun and empowering activities to foster and enhance positive self-image (hair braiding, natural nail care and making natural body scrubs and soaps)
Small camp sizes ensure meaningful connections and positive interactions!
$298 plus GST
For more information:
Text or phone: 403-813-8804
Artisan and Founder of Wolf Willow Studio
Michelena is an artist and community creator. She opened Wolf Willow Studio in 2012 to hold space for her passions of nature, art, and collaboration. She specializes in the mosaic medium and has taught throughout the Calgary area for more than 16 years. A popular artist in residence in all school boards, she leaves a legacy of large scale mosaic murals in many public buildings and communities. Wolf Willow is also home for her local, sustainable, décor business, Rocky Mountain Wreaths, which she founded nine years ago to stay creatively connected to nature and work flexibly while raising her three sons! After years of community beautification in her own neighbourhood of Wildwood, she is now excited to focus her passions on the diverse and unique community of Spruce Cliff.
Qigong Instructor and Founder of Practicing Grace Qigong
Driven by a deep desire for inner peace and health, Patti's path led her to Qigong, an ancient Chinese practice of slow movement, focused intention and deep breathing. Within weeks of practicing Qigong Patti felt healthier, calmer, more energized, more excited about life, and more present in her relationships. Inspired by her experience, Patti became a certified teacher of Medical Qigong in early 2016, and began teaching classes at Wolf Willow Studio. Recently, she began offering workshops to children which have been incredibly well received. Patti brings grace and ease to her teachings and has a natural ability to relate to her students. With her soothing voice, she gently guides her students to rest, relax and to return to their true nature.
Malena is sixteen years old and lives on Saltspring Island BC. While in junior hight, she attended a wilderness program called W.O.L.F Kids which teaches nature connection and survival skills, such as building fires, shelters and learning about different plants and animals. Malena is a Red Cross certified babysitter and holds her current CPR certificate. She assisted last year at summer art camps and enjoyed helping out with the different activities and playing games with the kids. She plays the harp and loves art, reading, writing fiction and being in nature.
Ayla Wardlaw is a sixteen year old Calgarian who loves children, singing, acting, dancing, art, and all things fun and creative! She is currently employed as a director of youth musical theatre at The Performance Studio. Ayla is a Red Cross certified babysitter and holds a current Emergency First Aid and CPR certificate. Ayla is passionate about reading, fashion, hairstyling, yoga, and living an active and healthy lifestyle. She values having confidence and a positive self image!