My concept statement is "Nurture Through Nature" and these mood board images help illustrate my feelings about this statement. The facility will encourage campers to build self-esteem and break down personal barriers while exploring nature and themselves. The soothing greens, browns, and golds will help generate a natural sense of security and inclusiveness as children of all abilities learn to reach out and discover strengths that they never knew they possessed.
The camp name "Awerika" is the Iroquois word for their nation, meaning literally "We Are Here in Unity". The camp will stress the unity of the campers with each other and the greater world, regardless of their disabilities.
The concept will incorporate design principals and elements and such as rhythm, variety, shape, scale, and texture as it is expressed in organic materials. The result will be uplifting and positive, designed to display the marvel of the natural world while revealing the inner strength that lives in us all.