2017 Summer Camp Information

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 8 acre campus.


June 12th through August 18th for ages 3 1/2- rising 6th grade.

 

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Our Younger Children’s Program is FULL for the summer.  Older Children’s Program is full only if noted.

Schedule Options and Pricing
4 Day, 8 – 3, $172 (M/T/W/Th only)

Younger Children’s Program
(3 1/2 – Rising 1st Grade)

Play is at the center of the Minnesota Waldorf School’s younger children’s summer camp.  We look forward to sharing a fun, and enriching time with your children.  We spend each day enjoying the outdoors in our beautiful setting, while having a daily and weekly rhythm that nurtures the younger child. As the children make new friends, we form a warm caring summer family.

Morning activities include the care of the chickens, gardening, cooking and baking and outdoor play. Every day we have a summer nature story told by the teacher and a circle full of summer songs and games.  Our afternoons include lunch (brought from home) and rest, outdoor play and handcrafts.

Older Children’s Program
(Rising 2nd through Rising 6th Grade)

June 12– June 16 – REGISTRATION CLOSED
Fairy and Gnome House Building I
 Spend a week building a sturdy home for fairies and gnomes. After a bit of woodworking to put the structure together children will make little fairies and gnomes, create a fairy garden and finally furnish and decorate their homes with a variety of natural materials, gathered on daily nature walks.

June 19 – June 23 – REGISTRATION CLOSED
 Birds, Bats, Butterflies and Bees
Join us for a week of nature exploration as we build shelters for some of our favorite wild creatures. Campers will build a screen house for monarch caterpillars and will take some home to raise at the end of camp. We will watch birds, create a journal, construct shelters for bees, make a bird feeder and more!

June 26th – June 30 – REGISTRATION CLOSED
Bread and Butter
This week will delve into all aspects of these staples of our everyday life. We learn and practice safe woodworking skills as we make a breadboard and walnut butter knife. We will make our own butter, bread, biscuits and jam. There will be lots of variety and lots of tasting in this week-long exploration

July 3 – July 7 – REGISTRATION CLOSED
NO CAMP JULY 4
Old Fashioned Outdoor Camp
Join us for a week of woods exploration and traditional crafting. Campers will sew their own leather moccasins and practice quiet woods walking, whittle a buckthorn walking stick, make a working slingshot, learn to build a fire, and much more!

July 10 – July 14 – REGISTRATION CLOSED
Animals and their Habitats
We will spend a delightful week focused on creating small animals and habitats: clay bug houses, wool birds, and beeswax butterflies, to name a few!

July 17 – July 21 – REGISTRATION CLOSED
Put on a Play
During this exciting week campers will choose a play to produce. Over the course of the week they will cast the play, create costumes and sets, learn and practice lines and finally hold a performance for parents at the end of the week.

July 24- July 28 – FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED
Fairy and Gnome House Building II
Spend a week building a sturdy home for fairies and gnomes. After a bit of woodworking to put the structure together children will make little fairies and gnomes, create a fairy garden and finally furnish and decorate their homes with a variety of natural materials, gathered on daily nature walks.

July 31 – August 4 – FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED
Knights and Dragons
During this active camp week children will work a wooden sword blank into a beautiful finished product. We will create a wooden shield which will be finished with a personalized coat of arms. Children will draw and model dragons and much more.

 August 7 – August 11 – FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED
Cooking and Baking
Spend a delightful week practicing basic cooking skills in the kitchen and over the campfire. Campers will make soup, bread, salads, desserts and more!

August 14 – August 18 – FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED
DIY Camp Crafts
During this week of crafts, children will create a variety of traditional camp crafts. Projects include sun prints, friendship bracelets, rock painting, tie-dye, egg carton fire starters and more!

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