2022 Summer Camp

Join us for good 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.

Summer Camp Contact Information

info@mnwaldorf.org, 651-487-6700

Please call one of the above numbers 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.

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Camp Behavioral Policies

 

A Nature Based Summer Camp for the Young Child

Ages 3.5 to first grade in the fall

5-Day/Wk Camp (MTuWThF)
Half Day $290 per week
Full Day $360 per week

3-Day/Wk Camp (MTuW)
Half Day $181 per week
Full Day $225 per week

Full day 8:00am-3:30pm
Half day 8:00am -12:30pm

Bring your little ones to enjoy a rhythmic, natural, wonder-filled summer on our beautiful eight-acre campus. Each day follows a relaxed rhythm of games, songs, stories, free play, and lots of outside time. Other activities will include gardening, fort building, water play, picnics, making lemonade, and more! It will be a summer spent taking our time, playing with friends, and enjoying the outdoors. We are pleased to offer families the flexibility of three and five day registration options, with the pricing structure reflecting a discount for five day registrations. Please note that the weekly themes described below are only for children entering second grade and older.

Daily Rhythm:

8:00-8:30 drop off
8:30-10:30 free play, circle
10:30-11:00 snack
11:00-12:30 daily activity, story
12:30-1:00 early pickup or lunch
1:00-2:30 rest time
2:30-3:30 free play

Week 1 (June 20-June 24)
Week 2 (June 27–July 1) 
Week 3 (July 11–July 15)
Week 4 (July 18–July 22)
Week 5 (July 25–July 29)
Week 6 (August 1–5) 
Week 7 (August 8-12)
Week 8 (August 15-19) 

A waitlist with a limited number of spots will be available for sold out weeks. To be added to the waitlist, complete the family registration form and send an email to summercamp@mnwaldorf.org with your desired week(s) and number/length of days as well as the name(s) and age(s) of the camper(s) you’d like to register. You will receive confirmation of your spot on the waitlist within 1–3 business days.

Early Childhood Camp Leads

Eileen McMonigal  (Bio)
Kindergarten Teacher

Elizabeth Lenarz-Wyatt (Bio)
Fourth Grade Teacher

An Art and Nature Based Summer Camp for Older Children

Second through sixth grade in the fall

5-Day/Wk Camp (MTuWThF)
Full Day $360 per week

3-Day/Wk Camp (MTuW)
Full Day $225.00 per week

Full day 8:00am-3:30pm

Theme weeks (below) 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.

A wait list with a limited number of spots will be available for sold out weeks. To be added to the waitlist, complete the family registration form and send an email to summercamp@mnwaldorf.org with your desired week(s) and number/length of days as well as the name(s) and age(s) of the camper(s) you’d like to register. You will receive confirmation of your spot on the waitlist within 1–3 business days.

GRADES SUMMER CAMP 2022 – Theme Weeks

Week 1: Magical Creatures (June 20-June 24)
Start the summer off right! We’ll spend our week immersed in the magical world of mythical creatures. We’ll make magical creatures from beeswax, forest homes for our creatures, and egg carton mushrooms. Ring ribbon streamers with bells, tasseled bell ankle bracelets, nature crowns, bubble wands, nature filled magical jars with crystals will fill out our magical week. All together we’ll build a rock spiral, and bake rainbow cupcakes.

Week 2: Weaving (June 27-July 1)
Spend a week with all things string! Gods eyes, hot pads, friendship bracelets, and silly woven stick people will all be a part of our growing understanding of weaving. Our camp community will create a large, camp wide, tapestry, and y-stick weaving.

Week 3: Fairies and Gnomes (July 11-July 15)
One of our favorite weeks! We’ll build wonderful fairy houses to hang on porches or in trees
along with the furniture and fairies to go with them. We’ll turn ourselves into fairies with cardboard wings, and wands. Together we’ll host a tea party and sweet treat picnic under the trees.

Week 4: Paper Crafts (July 18–July 22)
Experience real paper making with recycled paper and pressed plants! We’ll make tissue paper flowers and flower crowns, paper beads, lanterns, coffee filter butterflies, and sculptures with paper pulp or paper mache. Together we’ll share our paper masterpieces art show style, and make popsicles out of real fruit.

Week 5: Bread & Butter (Jule 25-29)
Let’s bake! We’ll make bread, jam, and butter and all sorts of table top accessories. Wax candle dipping, wooden cutting boards, and naturally dyed cloth napkins will supplement our bread filled tables. We’ll celebrate our bready week with a tea party picnic under the trees.

Week 6: Recycled Crafts (August 1-5)
This week we’ll turn trash into treasure by making egg carton creatures, cardboard box towns, yogurt cup flower vases, and toilet paper roll flowers. We’ll work in community to create one giant collective art piece out of recycled materials!

Week 7: Natural Dyes & Tie-Dye (August 8-12)
Experience the wonder of natural dyes! This week we’ll make and dye playdough, color bandanas with natural dye, and tie dye t shirts. We’ll learn which makes the best eco paint: plants, berries, coffee grounds, or dirt. Flower printing and making beeswax wraps wil round out our dye week!

Week 8: All Things Art (August 15-19)
A week filled with child led creation! Yarn painting, watercolor, experimental painting using balloons and bubble wrap, and making natural paint brushes, will guide us in our art exploration. We’ll make collages, do some printmaking, and make mobiles out of natural materials!

Grades Camp Lead

Taylor Crosby

Taylor Crosby
Grades Assistant