Vacation Week Camps

  • Winter Vacation 2018

    Monday, February 26 - Friday, March 2

Cartooning & Crankie Movie Box Theater Camp

  • Ages: 8-12 years
  • Times: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (5 days)
  • Cost: $295 + $25 registration fee*

Campers will start out their days learning cartooning basics and becoming comfortable with their artistic styles, and develop our own comic strips. During the afternoons, we will travel to Hollywood (well, in our minds) to become movie producers. We will learn how to write scripts and develop a story, then illustrate it into our very own crankie! A crankie is a hand-operated scrolling box movie viewer, which will utilize some hand crafting and simple engineering to create. Camp is meant to be a relaxing, respectful, and engaging space where students are comfortable to be themselves, think outside of the box, and make new friends.

This full-day art camp is split up with multiple snack, recess, and lunch breaks to make sure we get plenty of fresh air and play to balance our creative work habits in the studio.

What to bring:

  • packed lunch
  • snacks
  • refillable water bottle
  • seasonally-appropriate outerwear (e.g. snow pants, snow boots, mittens, hats, etc.)
  • rubber-soled indoor shoes

  • Spring Vacation 2018

    Monday, April 23 - Friday, April 27

STEAM Fusion: Green Screen Puppetry Cabaret

  • Ages: Group A: 5-7 (Kindergarten and up) | Group B: 8-12
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (5 days)
  • Cost: $350 + $25 registration fee*

April vacation camp has never been so exciting! This camp seamlessly combines art and technology by teaming up with The Enrichment Center @ 2nd Nature Academy. Campers will be offered art intensive time to focus on their puppetry creation station, and then rotate to learn how to infuse their sets with green screen technology, enjoying a full day of STEAM fun. Organized games are led by teachers during recess break, and students will enjoy making new friends and memories.

(Puppetry projects will be a mix of hand and rod puppets with simple marionettes. We will create a cabaret style of puppet shows throughout the week and allow students to come up with original scripts.)

Learn more about The Enrichment Center @ 2nd Nature Academy:

Visit Painted Turtle Art Studio

Schedule: This full-day camp is split up with multiple snack, recess, and lunch breaks to make sure we get plenty of fresh air and play to balance our work habits in the lab.

What to bring:

  • packed lunch
  • snacks
  • refillable water bottle
  • seasonally-appropriate outerwear (e.g. outdoor shoes, jacket, cold weather accessories if applicable, etc.)
  • rubber-soled indoor shoes

Before/After Care


  • Times: 7:30am-8:30am / 4:00-6:00pm
  • Pricing: $70 additional per week

Discounts do not apply to before/after care.


Registration Forms

To register, all participants must submit the following paperwork:

All camps are subject to cancellation, should a minimum enrollment not be met. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be informed and payment will be refunded.

*A once-annual, non-refundable $25.00 registration fee is due at the time of registration. One annual registration fee per child applies to The Enrichment Center @ 2nd Nature Academy/The Painted Turtle Art Studio courses and camps, Camp Lovewell, and 2nd Nature Farm Camp. If your child is enrolled in 2nd Nature Academy, this registration fee is waived. Discounts do not apply to the registration fee.

Registration forms and payment (cash or check only) may be mailed or hand-delivered to The Enrichment Center (10 Groton Road, Nashua, NH 03062).