Welcome to CAATINGA!

CAATINGA!'s Summer Art Camps have been canceled.
Fantastic Summer Art Kits are now available!

"CAATINGA! At Home" Summer Camp Craft Kits!

Each large "CAATINGA! At Home" Summer Camp Craft Kit includes 5 individually wrapped and labeled packages (including snacks!) with guided activities to complete Monday-Friday. A new "CAATINGA! At Home" Summer Camp Craft Kit will be available for purchase every two weeks. These kits will provide your child with hours of creative fun!

June 8- June 19th: Fabulous Fun Club House!
-This is an opportunity for your child to use skills such as building, designing and decorating their own club house!
-Each Fabulous Fun Club House comes assembled, but is completely blank on the inside allowing your child's creativity to flow! Each clubhouse is made of wood and measures 23"H x 22"W.
-Inside of the Kit, your child will find 5 bags, labeled Monday-Friday. Each bag includes all of the materials needed to create a new aspect of the clubhouse and a daily snack!
-We are sure that this "CAATINGA! At Home" Summer Camp Craft Kit will provide your child with hours of engaging play that they can continue changing and adding to long afterwards.
-Your child's kit is available for pick up at CAATINGA! on Monday June 8th or Monday June 19th. Please choose your pick-up date during checkout.
-The Fabulous Fun Club House is $190 and comes with all materials needed for the weeklong project.
-Craft Kits can be picked-up at CAATINGA! each Monday between 10:00am-11:00am. Please email us for alternate times.
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CAATINGA! Art Classes To-Go

Inside each Art Class To-Go are all of the supplies, inspiration, and instructions for your fun creative art craft!

- Released weekly
-Choose from multiple Art Classes To-Go
-Cost: $25 per Art Class To-Go
-Special Offer for Pods! Purchase 4 or more of the same Art Class To-Go for a special discount!
-Art Classes To-Go will be available for doorstep drop off (within a 3 mile radius from CAATINGA!) each Monday between 10:00am-11:00am. (Orders must be placed by Wednesday the prior week, for drop-off the following Monday)

CAATINGA! Art Class To-Go options:
-Magical World
-Bird Family
-3D Doodle Sculpture
-Groovy Necklace
-Space Dough
-Under the Sea
-Sparkly Sun Catcher
-Rubber Band Abstract
-Creative Painting
-Little Friends
-Silly Monster
CAATINGA! is a child led art and nature program that allows children to learn about and explore art through nature with a positive community of friends. When you pick up your child we hope that they are dirty, sweaty, smell like the fresh air and have a piece of art in their hands to show you.


CAATINGA! closely monitors The City Schools of Decatur and The CDC's website guidelines for operating with COVID-19. Until we are more certain on school opening, we are not accepting any additional students at this time.

CAATINGA! is an art and nature after-school enrichment program that offers a safe, creative, nurturing environment with just the right amount of unstructured play mixed in! We have an outdoor play space and will spend as much time creating outside as possible. We also provide opportunities to reinforce and teach social skills and to encourage good citizenship.

Your child is invited to join us for 2 or more fun-filled days of art and nature:
5 days (Monday-Friday)
3 days (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
2 days (Tuesday and Thursday)

CAATINGA! operates Monday-Friday from 2:30pm-6:00pm in accordance with the City Schools of Decatur schedule. For the 2020-2021 School Year CAATINGA! will provide transportation for children attending: Winnona Park, Oakhurst, Talley St. and Fifth Avenue

(Please make sure to complete the Registration Payment to continue enrolling your child. After registering, you will receive an email of acceptance or to inform you that you have been placed on the waitlist.)
Janis Dunckel has been trained in Art at The Maryland Institute College of Art and at The Ringling College of Art and Design. She has worked at The New York Times as a News Artists and many other papers. Janis has also worked as a Courtroom Artist for Fox 5 and as a Graphics Director. Janis loves teaching children about Art and has taught at the Art Station, Callonwalde and art camps for 13 years.

Melissa Dunckel has studied at the Savannah College of Art in Atlanta and has been Ms. Janis’ assistant in several Art Camps. She also loves teaching children about art through nature.

Both founders, Janis Dunckel and Melissa Dunckel, have attended numerous training classes on nurturing and guiding children through nature. They are both Members of the Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools and have received their Nature-Based Teacher Certification's.

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If you have any question, feel free to call us at 678.632.2880 or use the form below! Also, we would love for you to Join Us on Facebook.

CAATINGA! is exempt from the state of Georgia's
Bright From the Start program.
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