2019 Program Details

The Basics

Art and Science in the Woods is a five day program held Monday through Friday, rain or shine, at the Sun Foundation Art and Nature Center.

Everyone in moderate physical condition can enjoy being at the Sun Foundation’s Art and Science in the Woods summer day camp. We welcome students ages 6 through adult.

June 10 to June 14, 2019

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Review the full schedule and learn about our Friday celebration.

How it works

Mornings and all day Friday classes are devoted to in-depth study of one subject, called Majors. On Friday evening, you will share what you have learned with the rest of the group, including family and friends.

Monday through Thursday afternoon classes are called Minors; a chance to do something different each day with different students about topics that interest you.

For classes with a wide suggested age range (8-18) please note, we will narrow that down, once we see the trend in registration. We always try to keep students of similar age together in their classes. Students ages 6 and 7 who have finished kindergarten may sign up for pee wee classes. Older 7 year old students who have attended camp previously or are comfortable in new class situations may choose to opt for Majors and Minors listed for that age group.

Lunch and snacks

We recommend packing a healthy, low sugar, nutritious lunch and snacks for the morning and afternoon that won’t need refrigeration, and a water bottle. As a key theme of Art and Science in the Woods is caring for our environment, please use reusable and recyclable containers as much as possible.

What to bring and wear

Wear comfortable clothing that can get soiled, wet, and painted. Long pants and long sleeved shirts are best for protection from plants and insects, and are required in some classes. For comfort and safety, do not wear sandals. Flies and mosquitoes will not be as annoying if you wear socks, and hiking and exploring will be easier in shoes that tie. Bring a cap, backpack, and non-toxic, non-aerosol bug repellent (such as Avon Skin So Soft).

Financial needs scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available through the generosity of the Sun Foundation community and local businesses for students with verifiable financial need. Need can be verified by teachers, scout leaders, church leaders or any adult or parent who knows of a child’s interest in Art and Science in the Woods but is unable to attend because of financial considerations. Students should fill out the registration form and send a recommendation to Sharon Obery at sharon.obery@gmail.com, or mailed to:

Sharon Obery
1115 Dixon St.
Washington, IL 61571

Adults who are interested in attending may contact us on their own behalf.

Use code AID19 at checkout to deduct registration fees.


Our students come from many central Illinois communities. Bus service may be provided from Peoria, Metamora, and Germantown Hills. We can also share contact information for carpooling with your permission.

Bus service is not provided Friday afternoon.

Learn more about bus service →

First aid and insurance

A nurse and/or a resident EMT will administer minor first aid. In the event serious medical attention is needed, the emergency number listed on your registration form will be called. Please be sure to give a number for a responsible party. The Sun Foundation does not provide insurance for coverage of medical expenses.

Please advise us when you register if the student has special needs.

Lost and found policy

Check the Pavilion Lost and Found Box each day. Items will be held following the program for up to two weeks and then donated to the Goodwill.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are accepted up to two weeks before camp and will be refunded minus a $25.00 processing fee. After that cancellations are considered on an individual basis.


2019 summer camp registration has closed.

Student Registration

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Contact sharon@sunfoundation.org with questions.

Bus Service

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Rocket Kit

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Financial Support
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Please consider making an additional, tax-deductible, donation to Art and Science in the Woods.

Listed are specific areas of the program you can help financially support. This list shows examples of what it takes to provide our programing every summer. If you’re unable to fully fund an area, consider donating any amount here.

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