Summer Program 2024

JOIN US for a 5-week art camp focused on the creation of PUBLIC ART using recycled materials!

July 8 - August 6 (5 weeks). Register early as space is limited. Registration closes on June 7.

Grades 5-8 in Sturgeon Bay is FULL -- Join Waitlist
Grades 5-8 in Northern Door is FULL--Join Waitlist

Join Us!

JOIN US for a 5-week art program focused on the design and creation of public artwork created with recycled materials. Using art journaling, discussion, mindfulness activities, group problem solving, and collaboration, participants will reflect on the following ideas:

  • In what way do we care for ourselves and each other?
  • In what ways can we inspire hope?
  • How can we share our gifts with others?

These themes, and a basic project design, were defined by the STRIDE CREATIVE COUNCIL, a gathering of youth who participated in the Mighty Teens program during the 2023-2024 school year.

Participants will design and create a large mixed-media wall art to be displayed in a public space in Door County.


They will also be provided with time and materials to explore their creativity and to create personal art projects to take home.

Participants will work with Jodi Rose Gonzales, a credentialed art therapist and visual artist who uses nature and found/recycled objects in her artwork.

Camp images, shown, from left: working on the glass mosaic wall; group space at Enclave; group painting games; preparing boards for mounting the artwork; and the finished group piece on Enclave's exterior wall.

Hi! I'm Jodi.

I'm a Stride Creative service provider. I LOVE making group-created artwork because it is so empowering for participants as they contribute to a project that is much bigger than anything they dreamed they could do by themselves.

I hope your child will join this year's summer program!

We'll explore themes related to emotional safety, boundaries, respect, resilience, growth mindset, and more.

This program is for all levels of artistic ability.

For Students Entering Grades 5-8.

Groups sizes are limited to 6

to ensure a positive and empowering experience.

Sturgeon Bay

Mondays (July 8 - August 5); held from 1:00-4:30pm at Enclave (120 S. Madison, Sturgeon Bay).

Sturgeon Bay - Mondays 1:00-4:30pm is FULL -- Join Waitlist

Northern Door

Tuesdays (July 9 - August 6); held from 1:00-4:30pm at the Sister Bay Fire Department.

Northern Door - Tuesdays 1:00-4:30pm is FULL -- Join Waitlist

Summer Program Information

Ready, Set, Be MIGHTY! Register by June 7.

Grades 5-8 in Sturgeon Bay is FULL -- Join Waitlist
Grades 5-8 in Northern Door is FULL -- Join Waitlist
Questions? Contact Cami at 920-421-2177 (United Way)

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