Summer Programs

The Trout Gallery Summer 2017
Education Programs 


Bring your day camp, club or organization for a 1.5 hour workshop during select summer weeks. All workshops include a hands-on craft or experiment. Individual workshops are tailored based on age level for kids 4-14 and free of charge. Registration is required. See parent organization sites to register (below).

Hopi, Navajo, Zuni! 

  • June 26-30, 9AM-4PM
  • July 3,5, 6 and 7, 9AM-4PM 
From snake singing to buffalo dancing and fabric weaving, life was quite different among American Indian tribes. In this interactive program kids will explore photographs and film footage of daily life from Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni tribes that lived in the American Southwest at the turn of the century. After investigating Zuni beiiefs about the land, kids will use natural materials to create inspired works of art!


Invisible Science

  • July 24-28, 9AM-4PM
  • August 7-11, 9AM-4PM
Do all four of a horse's legs leave the ground when it's at a full gallop? One man paid $25,000 to find out if this was true by hiring a photographer to prove it. That photographer was Edward Muybridge and in this program kids will learn how Muybridge used science to make the invisible visible. Through experiments of their own, kids will use the tools of science to reveal a universe of invisible things that surround them everyday. 



The Trout Gallery partners with Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) and the Carlisle Parks and Recreation Department to offer the following full-day camp experiences. Campers will spend a half day at The Trout Gallery and a half day at the partnering institution. Contact the partner institution for registration. 


The Nature of Art

  • June 12-16, CALC*
  • K-6th Grades
  • July 10-13, Carlisle Parks and Recreation 
  • Entering 1-6th grades
Calling all nature lovers! Inspired by photographs of Native American life on exhibit at The Trout Gallery, kids will learn cool ways that nature can be turned into art. Come explore basket-weaving, fabric dying, totem-pole carving and sand painting and experience playing in a drum circle and tasting traditional Native American foods! 


The Science of Art

  • July 17-21, Carlisle Parks and Recreation
  • Entering 1st-6th grades
  • July 31-August 4, CALC*
  • K-6th grades
Where do art and science collide? It turns out, everywhere! Come learn about pioneering artist/scientists who changed the world, including one famous example on view at The Trout Gallery: Edward Muybridge. His experiments gave us the moving photographs we call movies today. In this camp kids will engage in science experiments that create wild and unpredictable works of art. 

*The Trout Gallery provides full scholarships for CALC-partnered camps to those who would not otherwise be able to participate. Ask for more information when registering.

Carlisle Parks and Recreation Camps: 

  • Online Registration begins Friday, March 24
  • Standard Registration begins Monday, March 27
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CALC Camps: 

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To register for Trout Gallery events, workshops, and programs please contact: 
Heather Flaherty
Curator of Education or (717) 245-1492