I'm not a studio artist, professional artist, or even a visual artist - can I come to Art Camp? Yes! Art Camp is open to a wide variety of media and levels of experience, including those who don't consider art their profession but still value being creative as an integral part of everyday life. Art Campers and residents have been knitters, musicians, painters, poets, sculptors, dancers, writers, designers, and photographers, to name a few. Above all, Art Camp values individuals being able to share their creative gifts with the community and work within a collaborative, experimental setting. If you are unsure if Art Camp would be a good fit for you, contact us!
What is it like living at camp? Camp is rustic but cozy, and Labor Day weekend in Maine is beautiful! Campers stay in cabins with bunks, most of which do not have bathrooms attached but are a 30-second walk away. Camp is spread out between several cabins and 3 to 4 recreational buildings each 300-400 feet apart. Limited housing closest to the dining hall and with bathrooms attached is available upon request, for those with health / mobility needs. The waterfront is accessible by car or a ten minute walk downhill. Single stall / all-gender bathrooms are available. The cook will be able to accommodate any dietary needs campers may have if they are specified at registration.
What? Who?? are Quakers? Quakerism (AKA The Religious Society of Friends) is a religion/spiritual community that believes that there is goodness (God, Light, etc) inherent in every person. Quakers also practice the acronym SPICES, which stand for Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship. Quaker process includes silent worship, consensus-based decision-making, and collective leadership, and considers social justice an integral part of spiritual work. More about Quakers. Is Art Camp for kids? Even though it's called Art Camp, it is for adults 18 and older. Unfortunately Art Camp is not able to provide childcare for artists at this time- we're working on it!
Can I afford Art Camp? We are committed to making Art Camp affordable for all. See Register for more information on fees. Those able to pay more are encouraged to do so, as this will cover the cost to support those who are not able to pay the entire basic rate. Quaker artists are encouraged to request some funding from their monthly meeting. Financial aid is available on a first-come-first-serve basis, with priority given to artists of color and LGBTQ artists.
Is Art Camp part of Friends Camp? Yes! Art Camp has, as of fall 2018, been adopted by Friends Camp and exists as one of Friends Camp's many off-season opportunities for enrichment and community.
I'm curious about what you do at Art Camp, can I visit? Yes! Contact us ahead of time to arrange a time to visit.
FRIENDS CAMP 729 Lakeview Drive South China, ME 04358