Artists’ Retreat

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Bear Creek Camp Artists’ Retreat: July 1-6, 2018

Surround yourself with the beauty of nature to support and inspire your art

This full week program is designed to provide the artist with an opportunity to work in a variety of natural environments including lakes, streams, meadows and woodlands. In addition to the natural environment, Bear Creek Camp offers you:

  • A perfect site for visual artists, writers and other artists to find inspiration
  • Lodging and meals
  • Guided hikes to various on-site locations
  • The opportunity to commune with other artists
  • Areas to work: rain or shine
  • Accessibility to a naturalist
  • Additional activities may include daily meditation, visual journaling, nature printing workshop and other activities
  • Artist’s families may attend Bear Creek Camp’s Family Camp



The Artists’ Retreat coincides with Bear Creek Camp’s Summer Family Camp which will allow the artist and their family to cross over to all events. Visit our Summer Camp page to learn more about our Summer Family Camp. Artists and families will reside in our new Program Site Cabins, which sleep up to 10 and have bath facilities in the nearby Program Building. The Artists’ Retreat costs $275/person, with family members ages 3-6 at a reduced cost of $140/person, and ages three and under attend for free.

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Meet Your Host!

LINDA KECK

Swoyersville, PA

As a former camper, counselor, and director of arts and crafts at Bear Creek Camp, and now a member of the Board of Directors, I have often enjoyed the natural beauty and the many peaceful settings on the camp grounds. Over the years, I have painted a number of scenes of the beautiful examples of nature at Bear Creek Camp.

I am currently a licensed psychologist in private practice in Kingston, PA, and an avid gardener. My love of gardening and nature is evident in the themes of much of my art. By providing private art lessons, and classes in visual journaling at local studios I can share my love of art with others.

I often work in plain air in my own garden or visiting other gardens and natural settings.

I invite all artists to join me in a week long opportunity to work alone or with other artists in a variety of natural settings.