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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—HVWS Summer Camp 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. Tuition for both groups is $250 per week ($175 for week 2).

Group 1

Ages 3 to 7 years*
Group 1 will participate in daily activities including baking and enjoying (organic, non-GMO) snacks and making 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 provides the campers with a sense of trust and ease while they explore nature, make new friends, and learn new skills. Campers bring their own lunch daily.

WEEK 1, June 26-30
Fantastic Fireworks: Have a blast this week making your own noise. Before the fireworks explode on the 4th, we'll send magical "meteors" into our play yard sky. Campers will blow bubbles and balloons; make their own "fireworks" with bright kite paper; watercolor paint their own flags; bake berry bombs; and more!

WEEK 2, July 5-7* (wed-Fri)
Farm Fun: Enjoy a few days of farm life. Campers will help harvest vegetables from our garden, make their own butter and jam, and share in the chores of tending to farm animals. We'll watch the sheep shed wool, spin the wool into colorful yarn, and finger knit a treasure to take home.

WEEK 3, July 10-14
Creatures, Critters And Bugs, OH MY!: Summer is a great time to explore all the habitats of our four (plus!) legged friends. We'll build a bug house to safely observe flying, crawling creatures; while with a net, we'll scoop some that are slimy and scaly. We won't forget our furry friends either--it will be fun to pet a soft bunny, a woolly sheep, and more!

WEEK 4, July 17-21
Fairies, Knights and Dragons: The woodland creatures need your protection! Together we will build houses to keep our fairy friends safe, while making our own horses to ride into the sunset. After we have tamed our dragon, we will enjoy building our own castle in the sandbox, and more.

WEEK 5, July 24-28
Music And Merriment: While summer can be quiet and restful, it is still fun to add a little music and merriment. Join us as we make simple percussion instruments, colorful hats, and shiny batons to lead our parade as we serenade the birds and the bees!

WEEK 6, Jul 31-August 4 (*This week only: 3-8-year-olds.)
Circus Clowns: Tumbling, juggling, "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 7, August 7-11
Hoes, Hands And Harvest: See what abundance abounds after the warm sun has kissed the blossoms for weeks! Enjoy a banquet with family and friends on the last day with a feast of healthful, flavorful dishes made by the campers.

Group 2

Ages 8 to 14*
Group 2 is designed for children more capable of challenging themselves physically and socially. Our goal is to provide opportunities that meet them developmentally in a safe, natural environment. We provide an organic, allergen-free, non-GMO snack and campers bring their own lunch daily.

WEEK 1, June 26-30
Archery: Learn the fundamentals of archery including safety and proper shooting techniques. Investigate how Native Americans used these skills for survival and how they used resources gathered from the land.

WEEK 2, July 5-7 (Wed-Fri)
Forests, Farms And Fauna: Spend a few days with the animals and plants that color our local geography. Learn methods to care for our domesticated friends while exploring the habitats of our wild creatures. You'll even get to make homemade ice cream using the milk we gather from local cows and goats--yum!

WEEK 3, July 10-14
All About Art!: Join us for 1 to 4 weeks of artistic activities! During these four weeks, we will explore traditional and unusual art making. We will use materials to develop creativity, encourage problem solving, and enhance our methods of self-expression and cooperative learning. Campers will be led by our talented and dedicated creativity enthusiast, Emily Remensperger, our Class of 2018 teacher. All levels of artistic activity welcomed and encouraged!

WEEK 4, July 17-21
All About Art!

WEEK 5, July 24-28
All About Art!

WEEK 6, Jul 31-August 4 (*This week only: 9-14-year-olds.)
Performing Circus Arts: 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, tumbling, and juggling with everything except fire! It is sure to be a week of strengthening, challenging physical limits, and "clowning" around with new friends!

WEEK 7, August 7-11
All About Art!

Summer Camp 2016

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