Panorama: Summer Learning for Youth


Week One |  July 10-14
Panorama: Real and Imagined Eco-Landscapes
Wagon House Education Center; Ages 6-13

The Olana Partnership works in collaboration with the Taconic Outdoor Education Center to bring you this camp for youth who love exploring nature; and who imagine and invent places and spaces. Frederic E. Church loved fictional stories of faraway places, nature, and ecology and dreamed up his own landscape from a drawing and an idea. This program will be led by seasoned environmental educators who have a number of fun-filled experiments and expeditions planned inside Olana’s 250 acres. We will also make miniature landscapes, and learn to identify clouds to name just a few of many activities. This weeklong program is place-based learning, plus a whole lot of play and imagination at work and completely new activities never before presented at Olana. Space is limited to 30.

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paper stars

Week Two |  July 17-21
Panorama: Paper Art 
Wagon House Education Center; Ages 6-13

In the ever growing digitization of culture, paper becomes more and more of a sidelined material in our youth’s lives. In Frederic Church’s lifetime paper was the form of all communication, it was exotic, precious, incredible, and a material that drove so much childhood play and adventure. We will delve deeply into the history of paper, borrow from the 19th century children’s work and from many cultures around the world to make decorative pulp papers, paper dolls, paper cutouts, papier-mâché, pop up books, kites, decoupage, and so much more. This week-long program will turn paper into magic and create marvelous skills with paper. Space is limited to 30.

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Families can choose to participate for one week or both weeks. Payment can be made online or can be mailed to The Olana Partnership, Attn: Amy Hufnagel, PO Box 199, Hudson, NY 12534.  To qualify for the discounted rate, all payment online or by mail must be received by Friday, March 17. Registration for all programs will close Friday, June 23.  Fee for program is ½ refundable until 14 days prior to the start of the session.

Media and Program Contact: Amy Hufnagel, Director of Education, The Olana Partnership. (518) 828-1872 x 105 or email

Wagon House Education Center programming is made possible in part through support provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency; the Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation; the Taconic Foundation; the John Wilmerding Education Initiative, and the members of The Olana Partnership.

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