Winter Break Camp

A Dicken’s Old Fashioned Holiday Party

Join the festive preparations!

Christmas Wreath


for curious children ages 6-12

December 19th-21st, Monday-Wednesday, 9am-3pm

Bring your festive spirit to our Old Fashioned Holiday Party Camp! Join us in the jolly preparations for our end-of-camp holiday party by making vintage “crackers” filled with goodies (made of paper, they bang when pulled apart!), plum pudding, a popcorn garland and more. Each child who participates in camp will leave with recipes and a satisfied grin. Give your child the gift of a nurturing and peaceful camp experience, while the rest of the world spins around in the holiday rush–and give yourself the gift of time, to prepare for festivities or take a moment to relax!

*Please Note*: We will NOT be using conventional food coloring or corn syrup in any of our recipes.  More natural alternatives are available for both of those ingredients!

Space is limited; registration is first-come, first serve.  Camp is located at the LAS classroom at Shepherd Valley Waldorf School, 6500 W. Dry Creek Pkwy, Niwot.


December 19-21, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am-3pm = $180 (includes materials fee)

To register, please complete the Reservation Form (see PDF below) and mail with a check for $180 per child to secure your child(ren)’s spot(s).  For more information, please call 720-383-4406 or email us at

We look forward to welcoming your child to the folk school!

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IMG_6323lasttryLocated in Boulder County, The Living Arts School is Colorado’s first folk school.  A folk school, also known as a craft school, is a place for “folks” of all ages to pursue a unique and life-changing education–one that focuses on the renewal of traditional living skills, crafts and music.  The modern-day application of these traditional folk arts represents a return to a simpler, more creative way of life.  When we take the time to make something with our hands, we find a delightful surprise: We are, through the process, more connected to ourselves, to our earth and to each other in the spirit of community.

Our holiday camps are adventures in folk arts and crafts for our young people, and serve to pass on the timeless and relevant traditions of the past, to the future.


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Living Arts School’s Director Elizabeth Uhrich’s background is in education, and her journey includes co-founding and directing a progressive school for young children, teaching for 10 years and speaking at conferences on the topic of education.  For her, the folk school is a natural outbirth of her passion for education.  After all, “The hands built the head, not the other way around.” (Aonghus Gordan, Ruskin Mill Trust).  She holds a BA in Philosophy from Colorado College and an MA in Educational Psychology from CU Denver.  She also holds a Director’s Certification from the CDHS and a Colorado Teacher License.  She lives with her husband James and their small dog in Erie, and loves to be outdoors, baking or singing whenever she can.