2018 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.

2018 Pricing

5-Day/Wk Camp (MTuWThF)
8 am - 5 pm  $295 per week
8 am - 3 pm  $235 per week

4-Day/Wk Camp (MTuWTh)
8 am - 5 pm  $245 per week
8 am - 3 pm  $195 per week

3-Day/Wk Camp (MTuW)
8 am - 5 pm  $185 per week
8 am - 3 pm  $150 per week

An Old Fashioned Summer Camp for the Young Child Ages 3 1/2 at the start of camp  to Kindergarten in the fall.

Bring your little ones to enjoy the lazy days of summer on our beautiful 8 acre campus in St. Paul. Each day there will be a relaxed schedule 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 an old fashioned summer of taking our time, playing with friends and enjoying the outdoors.
Please note the following weeks are full for the younger children's group. Contact adminassistant@mnwaldorf.org to be added to a wait list.
  • June 11-15
  • June 18-22
  • July 9-13
  • July 16-20
  • July 30-August 3
  • August 6-10
  • August 13-17

An Old Fashioned Summer Camp for Older Children - 1st through 6th grade in the fall.

Theme weeks (below) are for the older group only and are structured on a 5 day week to provide ample time for children to relax, make friends and immerse themselves in the activities. We are pleased to offer families the flexibility of 3 and 4 registration but please note that these campers will likely need time at home to complete projects. Pricing structure reflects a discount for 4 and 5 day registration to support families in taking advantage of as many days as possible! Check out the bonus activities on Fridays as well!

Please note the following weeks are full for the older children's group. Contact adminassistant@mnwaldorf.org to be added to a wait list.

  • July 23-27
  • July 30-August 3
  • August 6-10
  • August 13-17

June 11-15
Gardening Camp

A lovely week caring for the school garden, learning to plant, weed, water, and harvest. Children will also make an herb garden to care for over the summer and learn to plant potatoes in a crate to take home. On Friday we’ll make and eat a meal from the early harvest!

June 18-22
Knights and Dragons

Spend the week designing and creating a beautiful wooden sword with a leather wrapped handle, a wooden shield with a coat of arms and cardboard armor, to use in fighting dragons and competing in tournaments. The week culminates on Friday with a quest and knighting ceremony.

June 25-29
Camp Cafe

This week campers create a menu, cook, serve and eat together. They will learn some cooking skills, dining room etiquette, and how to serve food as they prepare a meal to be served restaurant-style on the last day. On Friday campers will create and run a restaurant.

July 2-6 (no camp on July 4)
DIY Camp

During this fun-filled week campers will complete a variety of classic camp crafts including tie-dye, friendship bracelets, picture frames, handmade journals, nature crafts, and more. Friday will have a special mystery activity for campers to discover. 

July 9-13
Puppet Play

This creative and exciting week campers will create their own puppets using a variety of materials and, and rehearse a puppet play they will perform on Friday. Parents and family are invited to attend the performance with a casual reception afterwards.

July 16-20
Gnomes and Elves Camp

Campers will create a hobbit-style bark house perfect for gnomes. They will create furniture for the little house and make a variety of tiny gnomes and elves before the week is over. On Friday we’ll invite the gnomes and elves to lunch!


July 23-27
Great Outdoors Camp

Campers will spend most of their time outside during this wonderful week of camp. They will learn to make outdoor shelters, whittle a walking stick and a slingshot. Children will lace a leather pouch, take nature walks and practice building a fire. They may do some cooking over the fire and finish up with s’mores on Friday.


July 30- August 3
Baking, Bread, and Butter

Campers spend the week in the kitchen learning to make fresh butter in a jar and practicing the basics of bread making. Children will bake a variety of tasty recipes and make a simple jam. They will also be busy in our woodworking room creating a breadboard and a wooden server for their baked goods. On Friday the feast comes together!


August 6-10
Animal Habitats

Campers will explore the animal world by creating beautiful, small habitats for a different animal on each day of camp. They will use a wide variety of materials to create these small worlds and make the animal for each day’s habitat, as well. Friday features a special mystery activity for children to discover.


August 13-17
Fairy Camp

Campers will create a sturdy wooden fairy tree house complete with furnishings. When the houses are done, children will begin work on a fairy garden that they can take home and care for over the summer. They will also make a variety of small fairies for their houses and take many nature walks to find supplies. On Friday the fairies come to tea!