Join us on an adventure to explore both the heavens and earth in the otherworldly landscape of Bryce Canyon! By day, trek through countless surrounded by blazing orange hoodoo rock formations. By night ,see the stars like never before in this Night Sky Sanctuary. Thanks to the elevation and climate, you can see over 7,500 stars with over 1.2 million light years of visibility. The perfect conditions make Bryce Canyon the obvious choice for the Annual Astronomy Festival, where astro-enthusiasts bring dozens of high-powered telescopes to share with the public!
Our five-day / four-night all-inclusive journey invites creatives to explore, expand and express themselves amongst the dramatic backdrop of Bryce Canyon's many wonders as we draw and converse together.
• High elevation and clear skies create one of the best constellation gazing spots in the United States
• Admission to the Annual Astronomy festival with access to over 80 high-powered telescopes by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society
• Sketchbook hike through Bryce Canyon National Park's countless trails and otherworldly landscapes.
• World's largest collection of hoodoo rock formations in Queens Garden Trail, Inspiration Point, and Sunset Point
• Interpret your very own Astrological Birth Chart and learn more about how the planets / houses influence your destiny.
• Enjoy cabin accommodations in the beautiful, forested town of Brian Head
AND OF COURSE... Plenty of time for creative conversation, sketching the gorgeous surroundings, and tons of LGAL led activities!
We will reach out to applicants in the order the applications were received. We should be able to get back to you within a day to let you know the status of your application! If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to reach out! email@example.com
INTERESTED IN MORE RED-ROCK ADVENTURES?
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE INFORMATION FOR THE ZION NATIONAL PARK ART CAMP JUNE 16 - 20th ADD-ON.
If you are interested in attending both trips, lodging accommodations, meals and activities will be provided for free to all stay-over participants on the evening of the 20th! We will be traveling to Sand Hollow State Park and participants can opt-in to kayak, paddle-board, swim or explore on foot for the afternoon! We'll spend the night here in St. George before continuing on to meet up with all participants joining us for the Zion National Park Art Camp!
*** Those participants wishing to join us for both legs of the Utah trips can contact Lindsay for recommendations on flights into Las Vegas and shuttle times. We are beginning and ending our journey in St. George, Utah.
Questions about coordinating both trips can be sent to Lindsay Nohl : firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT LIGHT GREY ART CAMPS:
The Light Grey Art Camps are designed to be fun, full of inspiring adventures & creative challenges including fun creative discussions and activities, and a chance for us to see incredible spaces together and learn from each other!
This adventure is perfect for people looking to connect with other creatives over a unique and intimate experience where we'll step out of our comfort zones and have a great time getting to know one another! For more information about Light Grey's other programs, send us a note at email@example.com.
THIS ART CAMP IS 21+
The base price for this 5 day / 4 night trip includes transportation to-and-from St. George, UT* and during the program, meals, lodging, and some supplies for our creative sessions, as well as admission to Bryce Canyon National Park and all of the fun activities we'll host at the cabin!
LODGING & OUR HOME:
Our Art Camps are for individuals looking for an intimate, camp-like atmosphere!
We share a home together during our stay where we enjoy family-style meals, round-table discussions and lots of time bonding over activities in a shared space! We offer dormitory-style sleeping accommodations with 1 - 4 roommates. We have an assortment of sleeping options, and couples are encouraged to apply together in order for us to assign the most comfortable sleeping arrangements for all. Our trips are planned with budget in mind and we do our best to keep the cost down by choosing spaces & places that allow us to share resources on our journey!
The LGAL team prepares family-style meals each day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and snacks will be available at the cabin as well! Accommodations for specific needs can be arranged. Those wishing to pick up a couple special things will have access to both a liquor store and a grocery store during their stay!
This is a moderate-to-high activity level trip that includes plenty of outdoor hiking. Participants should be ready to explore on foot and a spend a reasonable amount of time outdoors. The average Utah temperature in Summer is 85 degrees fahrenheit. We expect all types of weather, and will provide a packing list to participants in advance of the trip.
Flights are not included in the price of this program as people may be joining us from all over the country or beyond!
We encourage people to look into flights to St. George, UT or Las Vegas, NV. Anyone wishing to spend more time in the area may also request information on other fun things to see while you're in town, or recommendations on how to extend your trip!
* We can help arrange transport from Las Vegas or Salt Lake City to St. George!
There is a shuttle that takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from the McCarran Airport in Las Vegas. We can assist you in arranging a timely pick-up!
** Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE, so please feel free to ask any questions you may have and we will gladly help!
If you have any questions about the experience, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll pick everyone up in St. George, Utah, at our rendezvous spot and set off on our adventure! For this trip, we recommend everyone fly into Las Vegas, Nevada, and take the shuttle across to St. George to meet up with us! The shuttle runs every hour from the McCarran Airport in Las Vegas and it goes through a super scenic gorge on the way in, where the Earth's crust juts into the sky with crazy angular formations!) We would love to help coordinate arrival times for anyone needing assistance as well and will be available to help. A full itinerary and recommendations for how to make it to our rendezvous spot will be provided to everyone upon sign-up!
If you are interested in joining us on the ZION ART CAMP ADD-ON (directly preceding this trip - June 16 - 20th - check out the details for our itinerary in the link HERE -- as well as the information about free lodging / activities mentioned ABOVE in the "Optional Add-on: ZION NATIONAL PARK Art Camp notes!)
We'll meet for coffee together and say hello to all of our new camp-friends and pile in the van for a scenic drive to Brian Head, a forested area north of St. George, where rabbits and deer run wild through the high altitude forests. We'll check everyone in at our giant woodland cabin and enjoy wandering the forest together for our first camp adventure.
We'll wake up at our cabin and spend the morning workshopping with the Light Grey team over breakfast, learning about star-stories and the mythology behind some of the most incredible of our 88 modern constellations. After lunch, we'll head to our first day Bryce Canyon National Park in the afternoon to wander the beautiful Queens Garden Loop and spend time sketching the brilliant hoodoos of Bryce Canyon!. We'll have a picnic dinner and proceed to our first night of the 17th Annual Astronomy Festival!
Bryce Canyon is one of the Night Sky Sanctuaries of the United States -- here, there is such little light pollution that you can see everything from the bright expanse of the Milky Way, to the blinking light of the International Space Station in it's rotation. As the sun dips behind the horizon, renowned astronomers begin their talks! We'll enjoy learning about the Cosmos into the night!
After a late breakfast and some much needed coffee, we'll dive into the astrological side of the universe and we'll have a workshop in our birth charts! Learn how your astrological sign might influence your fate, or how the planets pull at different elements in your life during our morning workshop. We'll make everyone customized birth charts so you can take yours home and plan for the future after the program!
After lunch, we'll head back to Bryce to tackle the beautiful Inspiration Point hike, where we'll take in incredible panoramic views of Bryce's many magnificent features. From this high up, the canyon looks expansive, and one can see how the light plays across all of the anthropomorphic shapes of the hoodoos. At night, we'll listen to lectures by some of Utah's most celebrated astronomers, learn about the science of stardust and the origins of our universe while gazing at the night sky.
We'll make a big family-style breakfast and spend the morning making our own customized deck of Oracle Cards! After lunch, we'll make Galaxy Deserts together to pack for our night out. We'll head back for our final full evening at Bryce Canyon, where we'll take on Sunset Point Hike as the night falls upon us. In the evening, we'll meander through a sea of over 80 high-powered telescopes contributed by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society and Bryce Canyon's Astronomy Rangers.
See what Saturn looks like with it's many rings, View binary stars and learn to spot some of the most interesting features in our night sky from the pros! We'll have an opportunity to take a hike into the hoodoos at night with Bryce Canyon's night-rangers.
We’ll say goodbye to one another over a delicious farewell breakfast and plenty of good coffee, and the Light Grey team will assist everyone in getting back to St. George to catch their flights by Noon today. The team would be happy to help you coordinate your shuttle back to Las Vegas this morning as well for anyone leaving the same day. If you are staying on to explore the area further, we’d be happy to recommend some other amazing places for you!
**** Please note that we do our best to stick to our itinerary above, but we do occasionally adjust or modify our schedule due to weather, road conditions, or unforeseen circumstances --- but only if we must. No matter what, we've got a million amazing things planned for the adventure and will make sure you have an incredible time!