Savage River Arts and Poetry Camp


Savage River Arts is a collaborative program of the Savage River Watershed Association (SRWA), the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing, the Frostburg Museum, and the Allegany and Garrett County Arts Councils to promote environmental literacy and appreciation for the Savage River watershed through the arts.

This year, Savage River Arts will offer a five-day art and poetry summer camp at the New Germany State Park in Garrett County Maryland for children ages 8 to 12 from July 27 to 31, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Savage River Arts camp is staffed by professional writers, artists and naturalists, including Park Rangers. Activities include water painting, drawing, stone sculpture, print-making, clay, photography and drawing, fishing, nature walks, journaling, story telling, and poetry.

All campers will be encouraged to exhibit their paintings and poems at the Frostburg Museum’s “Savage River Reflections” exhibition in September 2015.

They will also be eligible to submit their poetry and artwork to the international “River of Words” competition ( organized by St. Mary’s College of California.

Last year’s summer camp was a great success and we are thrilled to be able to run the camp again this year.

Camp costs $150.00 per week. A discount of $25.00 for “Early Bird” registrations received by April 15, 2015; and a discount of $25.00 for campers whose parents are SRWA members. A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 must accompany each registration form, and must be received not later than June 1, 2015, with balance due July 1, 2015.

For questions or more information, please contact Jerri Dell, Director, Savage River Arts Camp: or 301-707-3717

To register for the Savage River Arts summer camp, please complete the Registration Form and mail with a non-refundable deposit of $75 payable to “SRWA”” (Memo item: Savage River Arts Camp) to:

P.O. Box 355
Frostburg, Maryland 21532.