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 camp@waldorfct.org 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).

Group 1

Ages 3-7 years
Tuition: $260/week; $285 after May 1
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. There's still time to register for...

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
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. There's still time to register for...

Archery
Tuition: $310/week; $335 after May 1
(Basics) 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.
(Advanced) 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.
 
Art Camp
Tuition: $275/week
Each week of Art camp will be an exploratory adventure into different materials and techniques used by artists old and new!  A thematic subject will guide individual and age appropriate instruction that will excite and engage students, whether they consider themselves expert artists or beginners. The week will progress as follows:
  • Monday will be devoted to drawing based on the weekly theme with a wide variety of drawing materials.
  • Tuesday will be a 3-d sculpture day, using clay, as well as other more non-traditional materials to introduce new methods of construction.
  • Wednesday will involve bringing our subjects "to life" with puppetry, mask making and costuming.
  • Thursday will be devoted to methods of painting and printmaking.
  • On Friday we will wrap up the week with opportunities to polish unfinished projects and to do "free art" based on each student's interests with the guided support of the teacher.
Week 4, July 18-22
Archery
Art Camp
Fantasy Lands, Mythical Gods and Beasts

Week 5, July 25-29
Archery
Art Camp
The Weird World of Beautiful Bugs & Interesting Insects

Week 6, Aug 1-5
Advanced Archery
Prerequisite: Basic Archery at HVWS
Art Camp
Land/ Nature Art; Using Mother Nature's raw materials to create outdoor sculptures and drawings

Week 7, Aug 8-12
Art Camp
"DO play with your food" Edible Art

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