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Camp Newaygo’s The Enchanted Forest is April 28 and 29, with local artists busy creating one-of-a-kind miniature dwellings to be hidden in the woods at the camp.

Among the artists for The Enchanted Forest are some Fremont Middle School Art Club members. Their project was done after school, teacher Chris Rosenberg said.

“It’s made out of clay,” he said. “The kids worked together to make the trunk, and then made the individual critters on their own. They painted the pieces and hot glued them onto the trunk with artificial flowers and leaves.”

The project took four sessions to complete, “with different kids helping each time. So, it was a real collaboration,” Rosenberg said.

The Enchanted Forest is an opportunity to roam the expansive and beautiful forested grounds of Camp Newaygo to try and find as many fairy houses and gnome homes as possible. The public event is the weekend of April 28 and 29, a Saturday and Sunday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Walk the trails, create a craft and enjoy a cup of tea or punch and a fairy cookie. Wands, wings and fairy dresses are more than acceptable, they’re encouraged. The cost is $7 per person, or $25 per family of four. Call (231) 652-1184 or e-mail campbiz@campnewaygo.org for more details or with questions.

In addition, you can also make and take your own fairy or gnome garden. On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, work with guest artist Jennifer Vincent-Mills, of Linden Floral. Each garden can be created by up to three participants.

Children must have a parent or guardian registered to take part. The cost is $40, including admission for two to The Enchanted Forest. Advance registration is required and the deadline to register is April 26. Register online at  https://campnewaygo.org/events/make-and-take-fairy-gardens/

All the fairy houses and gnome homes are available for purchase in an online auction during the event

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