Group 1 will participate in daily activities including baking and enjoying (organic, non-GMO) 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. 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.