Gentle Llamas Help Teach At ‘Art Day Camp’

5389a502b03ad.image“Art at the Llama Farm” is a new day camp experience located at Walnut Ridge Llama Farm, 1345 Chuckey Highway in Chuckey.

A news release said the llama farm llama farm offers a summer day camp “unlike any other in East Tennessee.

“It provides children the opportunity to discover a world where life takes place in harmony with nature.

“Children are allowed to enjoy and learn through fiber arts and crafts while surrounded by the tranquility of llamas.

“The 19-acre llama farm is the ideal setting for such a unique art and farm experience.

“Children do not have to be “╦ťartistic’ to attend the camp.

“This engaging environment will help children discover their own abilities and creativity through art and farm activities.

“Boys and girls alike will experience learning like they’ve never known before.

“They will enjoy the lost art of fiber and interact with llamas, one of the world’s most gentle creatures.”

The llama farm’s summer day camp is open to children ages 8 through 12 years old.

Campers will rotate through two art sessions and two farm activity sessions each day.

During the sessions the students will be involved in activities such as:

  • Fiber Arts: dyeing, spinning, weaving, knitting llama fiber and yarn
  • Arts & Crafts: drawing, painting, felting soap
  • Farm Activities: feeding llamas, miniature horses and donkeys, goats, chickens and emu
  • Llama Activities: grooming, shearing, training crias or young llamas, llama obstacle courses
  • Nature Activities: llama trekking, hiking, gardening, nature exploration
  • Academic Enrichment: (math, social studies, science and language arts instruction through farm activities, art, creative writing, journaling and storytelling
  • Physical activities: field games, board games, old timey games, hayrides

The day camp will offer two sessions during the summer: June 4-7 and June 11-14.

Each weekly session is limited to 16 campers so everyone can receive individualized attention.

Camper registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

All supplies will be provided, and the art projects are distributed at Friday’s closing activities.

For additional information go to www.ArtDayCamp.com or call 423-257-2875.

Published by the Greeneville News & Neighbor.