Register for 2016 Summer Camp

Summer Camp

HVWS Summer Camp is a day camp for children ages 3-14. Offering two groupsGroup 1 for 3- to 7-year-olds and Group 2 for 8- to 14-year-olds—Summer Camp features weekly full-day programs with both before and after care available. It is the perfect place for natural and exciting summer fun!

Led by caring and talented educators, HVWS Summer Camp invites children to get a taste of a variety of activities that are aligned with the principles of Waldorf education. With just the right balance of activities and relaxation, children also enjoy the occasional field trip and are always inspired by the week’s activities, which feature wholesome, natural themes.

E-mail for more information about Summer Camp.
The Summer Camp day runs from 9 AM to 3 PM and children must bring a lunch. A snack is provided. In observation of the July 4th holiday, weeks 1 and 2 are four days only. Before and after camp are available: Before Camp 8 AM to 3 PM, $50/week ($10 per day); After Camp 3 PM to 5 PM, $100/week ($20 per day). Discounts are  available for: Before & After Camp combo; siblings; registering before May 1.
Receive a 10% discount when you sign up for all 7 weeks.

Group 1

Ages 3-7 years*
Tuition: $260/week; $285 after May 1, 2016
Location: North Campus, 40 Dodgingtown Rd., Newtown

Group 1 will participate in daily activities that will include baking and enjoying snacks with organic, non-GMO ingredients. They will make arts and crafts related to theme of the week using natural materials such as wool, beeswax, silk, wood, etc. We follow a simple daily rhythm that the campers come to trust and ease into while exploring nature, making new friends, and learning new skills. Campers bring their own lunch.

Week 1, June 27-30 (no camp on Friday)
Fantastic Fireworks
Have a blast this week making your own noise! Before the fireworks explode on the Fourth, we'll send magical "meteors" into our play yard sky, blow bubbles and balloons. Campers will make their own "fireworks" with bright kite paper; watercolor paint their own flag; bake berry bombs to eat and more!

Week 2, July 5-8 (no camp on Monday)
Music and Merriment
While summer can be quiet and restful, it is still fun to add a little music and merriment. We’ll make simple percussion instruments, colorful hats, and shiny batons to lead our parade as we serenade the birds and the bees!

Week 3, July 11-15
* This week only, 3- to 8-year-olds.
Circus Clowns
Tumbling, juggling, and walking the tightrope are all things our inner clown enjoys! Have fun this week making your own juggling balls, dressing up like clowns, clowning around under the big top, and more!

Week 4, July 18-22
Fairies, Knights, and Dragons
The woodland creatures need your protection! Together we will build houses to keep our fairy friends safe, and make our own horses to ride into the sunset! After we have tamed our dragon, we will enjoy building our own castle in our sandbox and more.

Week 5, July 25-29
Farm Fun
Enjoy a week of farm life! Help harvest in the garden; make your own butter and jam; share in the chores of tending to some farm animals. Watch the sheep shed some wool which you will spin it into colorful yarn and finger knit into a treasure to take home with you.

Week 6, Aug 1-5
Creatures, Critters and Bugs, Oh My!
Summer is a great time to explore all the habitats of our four (plus!) legged friends. Let's build a bug house to safely observe our flying, crawling creatures, while we scoop with a net some that are slimy and scaly. We won't forget our furry friends either--it'll be fun to pet a soft bunny, wooly sheep, and more!

Week 7, Aug 8-12
Hoes, Hands, and Harvest
See what abundance abounds after the warm sun has been kissing the blossoms for weeks! Enjoy a banquet with family and friends on the last day with a feast of healthful, flavorful dishes you created.

Group 2

8-14 years**
Tuition: $310/week; $335 after May 1, 2016
Art Camp Tuition (NEW for 2016, weeks 4-7): $275/week
Location: South Campus, 1 Jacklin Rd., Newtown

Group 2 is designed for children more capable of challenging themselves physically and socially. Our goal is to provide them with opportunities that meet them developmentally in a safe, natural environment. Our themes will highlight Circus Arts, Archery, Games and other exciting activities. We provide an organic, allergen-free, non-GMO snack and campers bring their own lunch daily.

Week 1, June 27-30 (no camp on Friday)
Games, Games, Games
Join us this week to explore traditional games that are quick to learn, fun to adapt and can be played no matter what your athletic ability! Space ball, hot ball, bench ball, basketball, jump rope, double Dutch rope, tagging games, ancient Olympic games, string games, hide and seek games, water games, just to name a few!

Week 2, July 5-8 (no camp on Monday)
Circus Arts Basics
A preliminary class to get you informed and interested about the many aspects of being an acrobat or even a clown. The performers make it look so easy but we are here to show you the ropes, literally! Practice walking a tightrope, juggling while balancing, and walk on stilts among other things. Tumble into fun while challenging yourself learning these new skills!

Week 3, July 11-15
Performing Circus Arts
** Limited to children entering third grade or older.
Prerequisite: Basic Circus Arts or After-school Circus Arts Class at HVWS
This week is devoted to developing skills that will culminate in a circus performance at the end of the week! You will practice skills such as unicycle riding, stilt walking, advanced tumbling, and juggling with everything except fire!!! It is sure to be a week of testing and challenging physical limits while "clowning" around with new friends.

Week 4, July 18-22
Learn the fundamentals of archery including safety and proper shooting techniques. Investigate how our Native American settlers used these skills for survival and how they used resources gathered from the land.

Weeks 4, July 18-22
Art Camp
Explore the fundamentals of the arts in a variety of media with one of our very talented teachers (Ms. Remensperger!). You will paint, sculpt, and create with various methods and forms using seasonal themes and inspirations.

Week 5, July 25-29

Week 5, July 25-29
Art Camp

Week 6, Aug 1-5
Advanced Archery
Prerequisite: Basic Archery at HVWS
Now that the fundamentals of Archery have been established, hone your skills even more. This course will expand your abilities by strengthening techniques, form, and accuracy.

Week 6, Aug 1-5
Art Camp

Week 7, Aug 8-12
Fantasy, Phantom, and Fairies
All season our fields, flora, and fauna have been drinking in the summer sun. Let us celebrate the beauty around us with dramatic expression and creativity! We will set the stage, large and small. We will begin with simple puppet plays and then develop a dramatic sharing for the end of the week. We will find our props among the woodlands and use what nature provides us.

Week 7, Aug 8-12
Art Camp

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