Summer Camp

We regret to inform you the Minnesota Waldorf School 2020 Summer Camp program has been canceled.
Please check back in 2021 for next summer's program offerings!

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.

2020 Pricing

5-Day/Wk Camp (MTuWThF)
8 am - 4 pm  $315.00 per week

3-Day/Wk Camp (MTuW)
8 am - 4 pm  $195.00 per week

Summer Camp Contact Information

Older Camp: Phone number to come later
Younger Camp: Phone number to come later

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 wait list, and communications with camp staff about absences and other non-urgent day-to-day questions can be sent to summercamp@mnwaldorf.org.

An Old-Fashioned Summer Camp for the Young Child
Ages 3.5 to Kindergarten in the fall

Bring your little ones to enjoy the lazy days of summer on our beautiful eight-acre campus. 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 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.

A wait list with a limited number of spots is available for sold out weeks. To be added to the wait list, 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 wait list within 1–3 business days.

An Old-Fashioned Summer Camp for Older Children
First through sixth grade in the fall

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. We are pleased to offer families the flexibility of three-day and five-day registration options, but please note that campers registered for fewer than five days will likely need time at home to complete projects. Check out the bonus activities on Fridays as well!

A wait list with a limited number of spots is available for sold out weeks. To be added to the wait list, 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 wait list within 1–3 business days.

Week 1: Flight (June 15 – June 19)

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: Toymaking (June 22 – June 26)

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 yo yo’s and kaleidoscopes. At the end of the week, we will play!

 

 

Week 3: Adventure (June 29 - July 2)

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: Fairies! (July 6 – July 10)

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: Baking Bread and Butter (July 13 – July 17)

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: Weaving (July 20 – July 24)

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

 

Week 7: Magic (July 27 July 31)

Gnomes, Unicorns, and Pixies! Oh my! This week will be filled with magic to delight the imagination. We will make gnome caves and the gnomes 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: Papermaking (August 3 – August 7)

Paper is all around us, but we never think to make it. Until now! This week we will make our own paper and fashion beautiful journals and cards from it.

 

 

Week 9: Knights and Dragons (August 10 - August 14)

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: Summertime Fun! (August 17 - August 21)

End the summer right! We will spend the week tie-dying, pressing flowers, sailing boats in a stream of our own making, and seeing how far we can toss lemons in the air! We will bid summer a fond farewell with a cookout and games in our beautiful back courtyard.