Crafts Help Campers Develop Skills

In honor of National Craft Month in March, Amy Liikala shares her camp crafting memories and what skills she learned from crafting at camp. 

When you think back to your own youth camping days, what brings the biggest smile to your face? Boating, hiking, swimming, skits, campfires, friends? For me, it’s lanyards.

The Power of an Inspiring Visual Arts Program

Picture ziti pasta shells strung into a necklace with yarn or glued onto flimsy paper. Think back to dried leaves and flowers cracking and falling off of cardboard squares, or paint peeling off of the tips of pinecones. Envision images from coloring book pages filled in with crayons and dried-out markers. And what about countless misshapen pinch pots with paint slapped on in a hurried dash out the door?