Children's Camp is held daily from morning until evening. Classes include creative movement, nature walks, yoga classes, arts & crafts, theater play, and more!
Jill Frere creates and performs dances with Go! Contemporary Dance Works and Studio Arts for Dancers. She graduated from Dharma Yoga Life of a Yogi and completed her 200 hr certification in 2005, 500 hr in 2010, and 800 hr in 2015. And as of May, she is completing her 1000 hr. teacher training. This is Jill's 3rd time leading the children's camp, and she will also be teaching a Dharma Yoga class at the Gathering. Noah Frere is a graduate student in Astrophysics at University of Tennessee, studying asteroids and meteorites. He has been tuning and repairing pianos as a business, Know-a Piano, since 2006. His hobby is bonsai, and you will likely see him distracted by the local plants throughout the weekend, or anywhere he goes, since plants hide in all sorts of places. This is his third time working at the Children’s Camp alongside his wife, Jill Frere, and their 4-year old daughter, Santosha."
We are so happy to have Kaela O'Dell back for the fourth year of the festival to co-lead Children's Camp. Kaela is a mother wearing many hats. She is a scientist, and environmental advocate, as well as a gardener, and yogi. She has played songs on her cello for Dancing Spider Yoga, and practices yoga daily with her daughter, Haleigh. She enjoys painting, singing, and exploring nature with the little ones at the Kundalini Rising Children's Camp.
This year, we welcome Elli McNall and Corey Pope to co-lead Children's Camp. Corelli Art Studio was created by Elli McNall and Corey Pope, an award winning Knoxville based artist team who love sharing art with old and young alike. They met while obtaining Fine Art Degrees at Winthrop University and since have worked in a variety of art fields. Currently they teach a 4x a week Nature Art Club at a local forest preschool as well as an art class for homeschool students. Additionally they paint murals, set up artist booths, sell and show their fine art. At the core, they want to create, teach, and inspire others through art and sustainability.