Summer Programs

2016

Camp-Shops

IAIS is offering fun-filled theme-based programs in July and August. Our woodland setting is perfect for fun-filled days learning about ecology, art, stories, archery, outdoor survival skills and more!

Members: $35 / session
Non-members: $40 / session

Summer Programs Brochure
Application for Youth Summer Programs

Summer programs at IAIS are the way summer should be! We believe learning is fun, offering 28 individual programs that teach about various American Indian cultures through exciting activities, crafts and stories. We make full use of our land with hikes, tracking excursions, and outdoor games using our 15 acres of wooded land abutting Steep Rock Reservation. Our Educators are capable and caring individuals with a broad range of knowledge: art; woodland survival skills; music; herbology; the list goes on! Our educators and staff are CPR trained and First Aid certified.

Tales from the Trails July 12, 13, 14

Ages: 5-7

Dates (7/12-14):
AM session - 10am to 12:30pm
PM session - 1pm to 3:30pm

All six sessions featured this week will focus on life along the trails. Children will make a trail map and explore the environment around them. Learn about plants, tress, bugs, birds, and all the other mysterious Woodland creatures. Each session challenges them to take a closer look at how important each creature is to the balance of life. They will take home a craft as a reminder of what they have learned.

Nature Nuts July 19, 20, 21

Ages: 8-10

Dates (7/19-21):
AM session - 10am to 12:30pm
PM session - 1pm to 3:30pm

Each session will introduce children to the wonders of nature. Forests, fields, ponds, and streams are just waiting to be explored! Learn to identify the sounds of the forest and study the many critters and crawlers both on land and near the water

The Rabbit Bag July 26, 27, 28

Ages: 5-7

Dates (7/26-28):
AM session - 10am to 12:30pm
PM session - 1pm to 3:30pm

We begin each new session with a story from the Rabbit Bag! These traditional Native American stories are not just fun, but teach valuable lessons as well. Each session has its own rabbit bag full of activities and crafts to go along with the story. Some of the activities include creating a story, making finger puppets, making corn husk dolls, weaving, and crafts made from plants and trees gathered along our trails.

Organic Designs August 2, 3, 4

Ages: 8-10

Dates (8/2-4):
AM session - 10am to 12:30pm
PM session - 1pm to 3:30pm

Learn something new and let your creativity flow! Discover how to make paints and dyes from the world around you. Make natural cordage to weave beautiful textiles and sew animal skins and hides. Learn how clothing was made before the industrial age!

New This Year!

D.E.E.P. Bowhunting Certification August 8 & 9

Ages: 11-15

Dates (8/8-9):
All Day - 8:30am-3pm

D.E.E.P. certified instructors will teach proper archery techniques and safety while IAIS educators support the program by providing a background in traditional Native American hunting. To register, call or go online to http://www.ct.gov/deep/

Survival Skills August 10 & 11

Ages: 11-15

Dates (8/10-11):
AM session - 10am to 12:30pm
PM session - 1pm to 3:30pm

These sessions give young adults the opportunity to have some fun! Learn about the atlatl, methods of fire-starting, shelter-building, and finding your way through the wilderness.

Archery Competition August 12

Ages: 11 and up

Date (8/12):
PM - 1pm to 4pm

Tired of shooting at the same target in your own backyard? Come to IAIS for some fun, friendly competition and prizes!

To sign up*, look through the brochure for age appropriate sessions, dates, and hours, then fill out our application form:

* (except for for the DEEP Bowhunting Certification)

Just a few of the exciting activities in store for Campers at IAIS... Just a few of the exciting activities in store for Campers at IAIS... Just a few of the exciting activities in store for Campers at IAIS...