Mermaids and Mamas Artful Adventure 2014: June 7-8

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Join us for Mermaids and Mamas Artful Adventure 2014! Designed for mothers and daughters to experience together, this overnight retreat gives you the opportunity to embrace creative fun as a girls only bonding opportunity while enhancing self-esteem and confidence in our girls. Picture a place where you and your daughter(s) (or granddaughter or nieces...) can get away from it all for some joyful creative play: a girls art camp slumber party!

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In addition to creating kid friendly art projects like handmade journals to record our dreams, mermaid fairies to share our secrets with, fairy wands to cast magical spells, jewels fit for the merriest of mermaids, spray paint and canvas art, we’ll add in time for outdoor fun like guided nature talks, team play and campfires with s’mores. We’ll unleash our creative souls while enjoying a supportive atmosphere conducive to sharing, dreaming, and playing…together. In our hectic day-to-day lives, sometimes it’s difficult for moms and daughters to get away from it all and just enjoy being girls! This retreat gives you the opportunity to do just that.

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We’ll take care of all the details so you’re able to simply enjoy the fun creating life-long memories. We’ll start Saturday morning at 9am and wrap up Sunday morning by Noon. Registration is $115 per person and includes all meals and snacks, lodging and supplies and a few extra surprises. Lodging is bunk-house style, so all you’ll need to bring is your favorite pillow, sheet and blanket. Registration is limited to 24 so be sure to register now to reserve your spot.  Registration deadline is Friday, May 30.

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Leading the retreat is Kelly Warren, artist and mom to twin girls who love to create art. Kelly has more than 20 years' experience developing and facilitating experiential education programs and learning through creative play and is now combining that experience with her passion to encourage confidence and creativity in young girls through the wonderful world of art and craft. Joining her on this expedition of creative discovery are her two trusty assistants, 5th graders Sarah and Olivia, who have personally helped develop each and every project to ensure Mermaid and Mama fun. We hope you’ll join us! Questions? Drop us an email at happyshackdesigns(at)   

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso