Published on: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Takoma Park Newsletter

Getting Back to Nature

Amirah Bellamy is the instructor for the City of Takoma Park Recreation Department’s brand new “Tots Nature Camp.” Amirah is an artist, yogi, veganista, nature photographer, author of Hidden Wildlife of the Nation’s Capital and executive board chair of the Life Arts Institute in Washington, D.C. She has been developing creative ways to get children excited about nature since her son was a toddler over 20 years ago. Since then Amirah has instructed several children’s camps, classes and workshops throughout the DMV.

Amirah is now offering a Tots Nature Camp for the City of Takoma Park. Amirah brings a wealth of creativity, love of nature and passion for working with children, which she has developed over the years to inspire tots to develop an awareness of the beauty of their natural surroundings, respect for nature’s gifts and adoration for all that nature and wildlife has in store for them.

There are two sessions you can choose from, Monday – Friday, July 18 – 22 and July 25 – 29, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. for ages 3-4. You can register for Tots Nature Camp in person with the Recreation Department or online at www.takomaparkmd. gov/governmnet/recreation. The fees are $125/TP Residents and $145/Non-residents per session. For additional information, please contact Michael Kurland at

This article appeared in the March 2016 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.