CAMP BEAR WALLOW ~ "The Art Camp for Kids!"

Directed by Nancy Dunst

CAMP BEAR WALLOW ~ “The Art Camp For Kids!”  is  in full swing for the summer with new art projects like insect paintings, bird houses, Origami, Lego sculptures,  balloon art, ,  bubble art,  fiber clay sculptures, walking sticks, paint brush making and more! 

Camp takes place in the art cabin, Monday-Friday  from 9:30am-12:30pm, and is accepting children ages  6-11.

This four week summer art camp promotes the joy of creativity, play and the arts, to all children, regardless of their financial situation. Its purpose is to teach the importance of the creative process   increasing self esteem, self expression, problem solving and critical thinking.

2017 Camp Schedule

June 5-9:  Mural Painting

June 12-16:  Lego Sculpture

July 3-7:  Garden & Arts

July 10-14:  Free for All

The camp is run on a slide scale, from $20-$70 a week, dependent on family income  and has been partially funded/sponsored in the past by: the Sedona Arts Festival, Sedona Visual Artists Coalition The Shirley Caris Family Foundation, Gardens For Humanity, Tutnick Attorney at Law,  DuCharm Framing, Yavapai Food Council, the Coffee Pot Restaurant and Sedona Dental Arts.

To register call 282-9300 or email:

At the end of the four weeks, the camp will present a demonstration exhibition tea party where each child will create and explain their favorite art process (ie: brush making).  This will be a public event with parents invited and refreshments offered.  The camp can accept 12 children each week, and they may sign up for one week or all 4 weeks.  


CAMP PHILOSOPHY:  To teach the joy of art and creativity to all children, regardless of their financial situation, and to increase self esteem, self expression, problem solving, and critical thinking.

Children will need to bring a beverage and snack each day as there will be a break time. 

VOLUNTEERS:  The camp needs several parent volunteers to help each day in the classrooms. When you register, please let Sedona Creative Life Center know if you are able to volunteer.


SLIDING SCALE FOR TUITION DONATION:  Annual Family Income Weekly Tuition Donation

          $0 - $10,000  = $20.00
$10,001 - $20,000 = $30.00
$20,001 - $30,000 = $40.00
$30,001 - $40,000 = $50.00
$40,001 - $50,000 = $60.00
     $50,001 and up = $70.00

Register by calling Sedona Creative Life Center - 928-282-9300.

About Nancy Robb Dunst, Camp Director:

The art camp Director, Nancy Robb Dunst, M.C., has been a professional artist for 37 years, was the Arts Education Coordinator for the City of Sedona from 2008-13, and is presently the  Earth Arts Education Coordinator for Gardens for Humanity.

She brings art into the classrooms in 6 different schools in the Sedona/Verde Valley area. She is Sedona’s first recipient of the Mayor’s Individual Arts Award; and the first artist to be awarded a $5000. project grant from the City of Sedona.  Commissioned by Sky Harbor International Airport, The City of Yuma,  Harkins Theaters,  the Kierland Resort and others,  she is in numerous art collections. 

Dunst has been an artist-in-residence at the Sedona Red Rock High School (2yrs) , at the Madison School District (Phx., 2 years, De Miguile  Elementary School  (Flag. 1yr), the Grand Canyon  and has taught art at ASU, WIU, the Sedona School District, YC, CCC and SAC.

 In 1996 she founded, and for 10 years presided over, the Sedona Visual Artists' Coalition. This will be the seventeenth year that she has offered the Camp.  For more information about the camp contact:  Nancy Robb Dunst  at 282-0776  or

JUNE 5th - WEEK 1:  Mural painting.  The children will learn painting techniques, skills, and work with new materials and the color wheel. This session is designed specifically for children interested in painting and painting techniques. They each will create personal landscape & abstract paintings/drawings and be a part of creating a large mural. Other activities may be incorporated into the week, ie: hand-imations. where hands/arms are painted to make animal forms.

JUNE 12th - WEEK 2:  Lego Sculptures, Science/art projects, puzzle solving/  house model building, animal sculptures, origamy.  This session is designed specifically for boys/girls who are interested in building things, critical thinking and problem solving.

JULY 3rd - WEEK 3:  Garden and Art. In this session we will make paint brushes, bug drawings, flower  sculptures, vegetables and the color wheel, painted walking sticks, & sculptural tree collages.   This session is designed for children  interested gardening, planting & in the earth.

JULY 10th - WEEK 4:  Free For All. Fiber clay sculpture and Balloon sculpture/animal. Two of the favorite sessions for this year will be repeated .  The last day of this week is also the End of camp, where on Friday we have a tea party, where each child demonstrates their favorite art.