Morven Museum & Garden

Camp Morven

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Camp Morven

On each of the week’s last day - we plan to have the Morven spray pool operative for campers to have a splash!

Teen Arts Studio: Botanical Art and Architecture at Morven

Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9
Full day camp 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  
$350 for Friends of Morven and Arts Council of Princeton members/$375 for the public
Ages 13 to 16

This full-day camp will take place at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton where students will be dropped off and picked up. Students will explore botanical art and watercolor through Morven’s well known historic gardens, including colonial revival and kitchen gardens, as well as the great lawn. Campers will spend the day outdoors among the plants and flowers and observe nature at its finest. Then, using pencil and watercolor, develop artistic skills to create botanical compositions and a summer sketchbook. Students will also explore the architecture behind Morven through drawing and painting projects. Morven was built in the 1750s on land granted to the Stockton family by William Penn in 1701. From the 18th through the 21st century Morven has had various inhabitants and its structure has seen many architectural changes. Travel through time exploring the master touches that make Morven.


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Art of Nature at Morven Museum & Garden

Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$350 for Friends of Morven and Arts Council of Princeton members/$375 for the public
Ages 5 through 9

Morven Museum’s gardens are a natural space where campers can run, play, dance, sing, squeal, shout or be silent. Using various media, campers will paint or create the creatures, birds, trees, flowers and grasses which are all around them.


Art of Sports at Morven Museum & Garden

Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$350 for Friends of Morven and Arts Council of Princeton members/$375 for the public
Ages 5 through 9

Take me out to the ball game! New Jersey was home to many “firsts” in the history of the game of baseball and during the summer of 2018, Morven’s campers will be inspired to create a variety of artwork from posters to baseball cards to objects and artifacts including, perhaps, a recreation of a vintage game!

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Encampment at Camp Morven: The Art of the American Revolution

Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$350 for Friends of Morven and Arts Council of Princeton members/$375 for the public
Ages 5 through 9

Marshal Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, led the French expeditionary forces through Princeton in August 1781 to help the Continental Army capture Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. Marching from Phillipsburg, NY, across New Jersey on separate routes, the allied forces united just north of Princeton, followed by the encampment of Rochambeau’s army of 5,000 men on the grounds of Morven on August 29-31, 1781.  To commemorate we will spend the week on the site of Rochambeau’s encampment focusing on the crafts and art forms being created during the Revolutionary War era - portraits, miniature portraits, pen and ink landscapes and doll-making, quilt-making, and basketry. Masters of this era like John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, John Trumbull and Gilbert Stuart will all be explored. There is a monument to this encampment on the grounds of Trinity Church which we will also visit during that week.