June 25- 29: Basket Weaving

Instructor: Louise Dawkins

This brand-new week of camp will surely be a blast as campers explore one of the oldest forms of making: Basket Weaving. We will use various types of reed and found organic objects from the beautiful Hermitage grounds to create our very own unique baskets. Campers will use both contemporary and traditional methods to dye their basket reed and develop their own basket design. Learn what “underwater basket weaving” is all about during this exciting week of camp!

The camp day runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a morning session from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., lunch and outdoor time (weather permitting) from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., and the afternoon session from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The camp day ends promptly at 4:00 p.m.

Members: $175 | Non-members: $205
Registration opens 4/2

*Important Membership Discount information: Beginning November 1st, 2017 a Household PLUS membership is required to take advantage of discounted member pricing for Spring Break and Summer Camp. Regular Household memberships purchased prior to November 1st, 2017 will still be honored through their expiration date. You can find out more information about our membership levels here. For questions about this new policy please contact Julie Morgan, Membership and Development Manager at 757-423-2052 x205

Camp Guidelines and Rules 2018

For questions concerning art camp at the Hermitage, contact Carrie Spencer, Education Manager at 423-2052 x203 or email