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Kaleidoscope: Art and Nature on Wheels is a mobile education program for Kettering youth. Launched in 2017, Kaleidoscope brings a specially outfitted van to parks and community events, offering free access to inspiring art activities. Kaleidoscope’s creative projects, taught through the lens of science, strive to deepen participants’ understanding of the connections between art and nature.

kids at kaleidoscope van

Camp Kaleidoscope

Wednesdays, May 27 – July 29
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
7 – 10 year olds
FREE, Kettering residents only

We are bringing dynamic, meaningful and fun experiences in art and nature to you!  Our mobile education program – Kaleidoscope: Art and Nature on Wheels – will encourage inspiration, creativity and learning in the non-traditional setting of your neighborhood parks.

Preregistration for each camp is required, as well as participation in a pre- and post-camp survey.  Please meet at the park shelter.  Pre-register for one or more camps on our registration site or call (937) 296-0294.

Camp REGISTRATION BEGINS on March 2 for residents!

Kaleidoscope Camp Schedule - Summer 2020

Dates (Wednesdays)LocationActivity Number
May 27Delco Park

1700 Delco Park Drive

June 3Indian Riffle Park

2801 East Stroop Road

June 10State Farm Park

2510 Blackhawk Drive

June 17Wenzler Park

3535 Sharewood Court

June 24Tait Park

3750 Tait Road

July 8Oak Park

2055 Malcolm Avenue

July 15Irelan Park

4532 Marshall Road

July 22J.F. Kennedy Park

5073 Bigger Road

July 29Oak Creek Park

2239 Berrycreek Drive



Plus, look for Kaleidoscope at some of our upcoming events including HoneyFest and Art on the Commons!  Follow Kaleidoscope on our Facebook page (PlayKettering)!

Kaleidoscope Summer 2020 Calendar of Events

May 9: Art on the Playground, Habitat Environmental Center, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  
TBD : Kettering Community Block Party, Lincoln Park Civic Commons
August 9: Art on the Commons, Lincoln Park Civic Commons, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
TBD: Honeyfest, Delco Park, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kaleidoscope will “pop-up” at Kettering locations and parks for unregistered free mini-programs that will both entertain and educate. Stay tuned for more information.

Kaleidoscope is a joint initiative of Rosewood Arts Centre and the Habitat Environmental Center and supported in part by the City of Kettering, the Kettering Parks Foundation, and the Community Foundation for Kettering.

The Kaleidoscope van can also travel to your event and location! It can be reserved for after-school activities, parties and pop-up events. Call 296-0294 for more information.


Support for Kaleidoscope is provided by the City of Kettering, the Kettering Parks Foundation and the Community Fund for Kettering.

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