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Summer Camp

HVWS Summer Camp is a day camp for children ages 3-14. Offering two groupsExplorers for 3- to 7-year-olds and Artists 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 are inspired by the week’s activities, which feature wholesome, natural themes. The Summer Camp day runs from 9 AM to 3 PM. We provide an organic, allergen-free, non-GMO snack and campers bring their own lunch daily. 
 
Tuition for both groups is $260 per child per week ($210 for July 2-6). 
E-mail Summer Camp Director, Marcela Perez, at camp@waldorfct.org for more information about Summer Camp.
For more information, please e-mail Summer Camp Director, Marcela Perez, at camp@waldorfct.org.

2018, Explorers

Ages 3 to 7 years*
Our Explorers will participate in daily activities including baking and enjoying snacks and making arts and crafts related to the 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.
 
Week 1: June 25-29* (this week only, ages 3-8); Circus Clowns with Carrie Reilly
Tumbling, juggling, walking the “tightrope,” are all activities our inner clown enjoys! Have fun this week making your own juggling balls, playing with circus toys, and clowning around with each other.

Week 2: July 2-6 (no camp on July 4); Growing, Giving and Gathering with Carrie Reilly
“Oh what abundance the summer doth give...” Spend the week with flora, fauna, and friends as we cultivate our summer garden! You will enjoy planting seeds that you’ll bring home to watch grow in the summer sun. Working together to grow the land is mighty fun with friends by your side!
 
Week 3: July 9-13; Water and Wonder
There is no better time than the summer to enjoy water play. Sand, mud, and water are great companions in the summertime, so have fun building, creating, and relaxing this week! The sprinkler will be showering our play time and activities will include watercolor painting to add to your fun.

Week 4: July 16-20; Music and Merriment
While summer can be a time to relax, it is still fun to add a little music and merriment to your days! Join us as we create simple percussion instruments, colorful hats, and wave our batons to the melody of the summer sounds around us. We will lead a musical parade as we serenade the birds, bees, and butterflies.

Week 5: July 23-27; Fairies, Knights and Dragons
The woodland creatures need protecting! Together we will build houses to keep our fairy friends safe and ride on “horses” into the sunset. We’ll build castles in the sandbox, all the while keeping an eye out for the dragon we will attempt to tame!

Week 6: July 30- August 3; Butterflies, Bugs and Bees with Isabel Gandara
Summertime is the perfect time to observe and run alongside our winged and multi-legged friends. We will build bug houses to safely keep an eye on our friends before releasing them back into their habitats. Watercolor painting, beeswax modeling, and more are ways for us to bring our friends home with us without taking them from the garden.

Week 7: August 6-10; Merriment under the Sun
Camp is drawing to a close, so let’s party and celebrate with our summer friends that are so dear to our hearts! We will harvest whatever is available to us in our garden and create a picnic for our family and friends. Along with our older campers across the street, we will come together in celebration and will share music, joy, and good food with each other.
 
If you would be interested in registering for camp for the week of August 20, please e-mail Marcela Perez at camp@waldorfct.org.

2018, Artists

Ages 8 to 14*
Our Artists are more capable of challenging themselves physically and socially. Our goal is to provide opportunities that meet our older campers developmentally in a safe, natural environment.
 
Week 1: June 25-29 *(this week only, ages 9-14 or entering third grade); Circus Arts with Laura Geilen
This week is devoted to developing skills that will culminate in a circus performance extraordinaire 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 2: July 2-6 (no camp this week)

Week 3: July 9-13; Teensy Tiny Worlds with Emily Remensperger
Explore with an artistic eye and artistic methods and mediums, all the fun that a miniature world can share with us. Hone various artistic skills while creating homes, playthings, and practical things for your vision of “Teensy, Tiny.”

Week 4: July 16-20; Tropical Rainforests with Emily Remensperger
The rainforest provides a boundless vibrancy of sights and sounds for our senses. Using various artistic methods, you will explore and create drawing inspiration from the beauty, mystery, and majesty of this verdant, tropical landscape.

Week 5: July 23-27; Folklore, Fables, and Fantasy with Emily Remensperger
Art can be expressed through many means that develop and spark creativity. This week you will delve into a fantastic world conjuring up images of long ago lands, ancient times, and magical, mystical offerings that you will incorporate into your artistic endeavors.

Week 6: July 30- August 3; Archery
Explore and develop the fundamentals of archery including safety and proper target techniques. Investigate how Native Americans used these skills for survival and sport.

Week 7: August 6-10; Fiesta and Fun in the Sun with Laura Hayes
During our last week of camp you will enjoy music and influences from our South American neighbors who know the true meaning of “fun in the sun!” We will be treated to a performance by a percussion group from Ecuador (Andes Manta) that will entertain us with the music of the mountains. We will enjoy foods together that will highlight our neighbors and nourish us all!
 
If you would be interested in registering for camp for the week of August 20, please e-mail Marcela Perez at camp@waldorfct.org.

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