December 27 through 29
NLArts is open during that limbo week
between Christmas and New Year’s.
Winter Camp for kids 4-12 will be available – featuring photography, hand casting, claymation, and more!
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a weird time no matter what your situation, but it’s even tougher if you have little kids. There’s no school, many daycares are closed, caregivers and babysitters are off enjoying their own holiday and new gifts can only hold attention for so long.
Enter NLArts, which has been offering a mini winter day camp for nearly a decade now.
“Our programming runs when others don’t,” said NLArts executive director Natasha Mell-Taylor. “When other places close, we make sure the parents in the community have somewhere for their kids to go.”
Students at the day camp — who range from around 4 to 12 years in age — come from all over the city, not just Northern Liberties, Mell-Taylor said.
A visual artist and trained arts educator, she’s been running NLArts for two years now. The teachers she hires are all professional working artists, most of whom also have some kind of education training. The organization also runs summer sessions, and convenes camps on pseudo-holidays where parents might need caretaking help, like Presidents Day.