2021 Summer Camp

Join us for good, old-fashioned summer fun at the Minnesota Waldorf School summer camp! Outdoor games, natural crafts, water play, gardening, and much more, all on our beautiful eight-acre campus.

2021 Pricing

Grades Camp
5-Day/Wk Camp (MTuWThF)
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  ::  $315.00 per week
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  ::  $250.00 per week

Early Childhood Camp
5-Day/Wk (MTuWThF)  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  :: $315.00 per week
5-Day/Wk  (MTuWThF)8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  :: $250.00 per week
5-Day/Wk  (MTuWThF) 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  ::  $158.00 per week
3-Day/Wk  (MTuW) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  :: $195.00 per week
3-Day/Wk  (MTuW) 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  :: $160.00 per week
3-Day/Wk  (MTuW) 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  :: $98. 00 per week

Summer Camp Contact Information

Grades Camp: Phone number to come later

Early Childhod Camp: Phone number to come later

Please call us if you need an immediate response from camp staff regarding communications about currently enrolled campers. Camp enrollment and registration queries, requests to be added to the waitlist, and communications with camp staff about absences and other non-urgent day-to-day questions can be sent to summercamp@mnwaldorf.org.

 

Welcome to Minnesota Waldorf School’s Early Childhood Summer Camp

Ages 3.5 to kindergarten in the fall

An old-fashioned lazy day of summer is the overarching theme of our early childhood summer camp.   Each day is spent outside playing on our beautiful eight acres.  Sandbox, slide, mud kitchens, and gardens will be waiting at drop off each morning to ignite creative play.  Simple summer crafts of summer will keep interested hands busy and illuminate the season.  Clean up time, circle games and a healthy snack happen mid-morning before we head out front to engage in water play, nature hikes, and tending chickens.  Children staying all day will pack a lunch from home, have rest-time, and then head to the courtyard for more play.
Come join us!

An Old-Fashioned Summer Camp for Older Children

First through sixth grade in the fall

Theme weeks are for older children only. Each theme week is structured on a five-day week to provide ample time for children to relax, make friends, and immerse themselves in the themed activities.

GRADES SUMMER CAMP 2021 – Theme Weeks

Week 1 -June 21-25
Flight

This is the week we take to the skies. We will explore everything that flies. From windsocks to kites, from planes and catapults to rockets! Everything we make will be able to take flight and play with the air.

Week 2-June 28-July 2
Toymaking

Games and toys do not have to be bought. You can make them yourself! We will spend the week making our own toys to take home out of wood, paper, and upcycled materials, including yoyo’s and kaleidoscopes. At the end of the week, we will play! 

Week 3-July-7-9
Adventure!

Summer is made for outdoor adventure! This is the week we will get wet, dirty, sticky, and smoky! We will look for nature’s treasures in the woods, play in and with water, make our own bubble solution and bubble wands, and candles. At the end of the week, we will have a cookout in our wonderful fire ring.

Week 4-July 12-16
Fairies!

The word on the street is that the fairies love to go camping in style. We will build wonderful fairy tents and the furniture and fairies to go with them.

Week 5-July 19-23
Baking, Bread, and Butter

Baking bread, churning butter, cooking jam….the most fragrant and satisfying kitchen work there is! We will fashion a bread board and butter spreader out of wood to serve them on!  

Week 6-July 26-30
Weaving

A classic summertime activity, we will weave many things this week! Potholders and baskets, God’s eyes and friendship bracelets, and jump ropes! We will even make our own peg loom to take home.

Week 7-August 2-6
Magical Creatures

Fairies, Unicorns, and Pixies! Oh my! This week will be filled with magic to delight the imagination. We will make dragon caves and the dragons to live in them. We will make magic wands and unicorns out of beeswax. Pixies and elves, wizards and witches will come to visit too.

Week 8-August 9-13
Papercrafts

We’ll have a great time learning the art of paper marbling and make our own journals with a simple bookbinding technique. We will do sun prints, paper-mache globes to be used for string lights, and of course origami

Week 9-August 16-20
Knights and Dragons

This week we will have lots of fun making swords and shields, training to be excellent knights, and seeking the dragon. All knights go on a quest and so will we at the end of the week. We may even find the dragon and its treasure!

Week 10-August 23-27
Summertime Fun!

Make the most of these last days of summer with nature hikes, games and crafts activities. We will spend the week tie-dyeing, building a flower press , and making friendship bracelets. We will bid summer a fond farewell with a cookout and games in our beautiful back courtyard.