Audubon Park Plans Summertime Events

Audubon State Park has planned a number of arts activities for the summer months including a program of arts and nature camps for ages 3-12, monthly art programs for toddlers, a Princess-themed program that includes a tea party, adult artists retreats and more.

Here’s what coming up:
Arts & Nature
Arts and nature programs for three age groups are planned in June and will include art, fishing, hiking educational programs on reptiles and birds of prey, paddleboats, Bertha Bubbles and more.
The program fee includes all materials, snacks and a T-shirt. Students should wear tennis shoes and bring a sack lunch. The schedule is:
– Camp Eagle, four-day camp for ages 8-12, June 13-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $36.
– Camp Sparrow, four-day camp for ages 6-8, June 20-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $36.
– Camp Buzzy Bees, for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult, two Fridays (June 10 and June 17), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $15.

Tiny Tots Art: “Little Rembrandts”
Arts educator Kim McGrew-Liggett has planned three programs for ages 3-5 (who must be accompanied by an adult). The programs will meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on June 3, July 1 and Aug. 5.
Dress for a mess. Pre-registration is required. The schedule is:
– June 3 — “Bubblelicious Art” with Bertha Bubbles
– July 1 — “Stars & Stripes,” watercolors, sparkles and more
– Aug. 6 — “Me, Myself & I”

Princess at the Castle
A program for girls ages 6-9 called “Princess at the Castle: A Tea For You” is planned from 10 a.m.-noon on two Wednesdays, July 6 and July 13.
This event will include visual arts projects, storytelling, tea parties and more. On July 13, participants will dress up for a tea party with guest speaker and storyteller Linda Hawkins. The workshop fee, $20, includes all materials.

Turtles, Toads & Doggie Tails
A sculpturing class for ages 6-8 that will use a variety of textures and mixed-mediums is planned for two Thursday, July 7 and July 14, from 10-11:15 a.m. The fee is $12.

Tropical Paradise
A three-session watercolor class for ages 8-12 is set for June 28, July 5 and July 12 from 10-11 a.m. The class fee is $15 for all three sessions.

Artist Retreats
For adults, three Artist Retreats have been set for June 18, July 15 and Aug. 19.
The retreats run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and beginning to advanced artists are invited to bring their own supplies to work. The fee is $15, which includes a noon program. Pre-registration is required.
To register for any of these programs, contact McGrew-Liggett at 827-1893 or email

Information provided by Audubon State Park and The Gleaner.