JULY 8 - AUGUST 16, 2013
Prairie Hill Waldorf School offers a Waldorf inspired summer program for children ages 3 to 13. The program is open for current students, prospective students, or any child wanting to experience the warmth and the beauty of the out of doors in a welcoming and imaginative environment.
Summer Garden Ages 3 - 6 (entering 1st grade) and must be daytime potty trained.
Join our experienced Early Childhood teachers and their enthusiastic helpers for fun in the sun, joyful play and creating! All Summer Gardner's must be daytime potty trained. Our little 'Gardeners' will enjoy circle time, water play, fun games, theme related crafts, nature walks and work in Prairie Hill's flower and vegetable gardens in addition to the fun planned for each themed week. They will help to create some of their snacks and will enjoy a nutritious lunch brought from home.
Week 1: Summer's Garden - Enjoy working in the beautiful gardens around Prairie Hill. Our little 'Gardeners' will make bouquets, a work with the vegetables, and enjoy tending Mother Nature in all her Summer Glory!
Week 2: Butterflies and Bugs - They are everywhere we look and look we will! Children will explore and discover the beauty of bugs and butterflies while making crafts that are inspired by this fun theme.
Week 3: Princesses and Knights - Build castles in the sand and in the woods, hunt dragons on the prairie and pretend to be Rapunzel in her high tower! Children may create crowns or stick swords and fabulous memories.
Week 4: Frogs, Toadstools and Birdhouses - Children will hunt for our hopping green friends, observe the many types of toadstools hiding in the woods and make a birdhouse for our fine-feathered friends.
Week 5: Gnomes and Fairies - Meander through the magic trails to find Fairy Houses, Gnome holes and other magical forest friends. Children will build homes for the fairies, create wands, wood gnomes and enjoy the wonder of their rich imaginations.
Week 6: Unicorns and Dragons - Magical, mythical creatures abound in these uncharted territories. Children will listen to fairy tales, create fun dragon tails and unicorn horns and revel in the joy of summer fun.
Extended Care Available for both Summer Garden and Arts Camp Students7 – 9 a.m. Indoor Play/Nature Walk3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Outside/Inside Play*Extended Care includes a snack and age appropriate activities such as painting, story time, cooking, gardening and more.
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Arts Camp Ages 7 (entering Grade 2) to 13 years old
Give your child the joy of summer fun while learning and refining their art skills. Each week will include time spent in the vegetable and flower gardens surrounding the school, water play, nature walks and fun in the summer sun! Choices include:
Week 1: Knitting, Crochet and Sewing - Handworks have become more than just practical, they are trendy and fun! Learn or refine your handwork skills during this week making fun projects to bring home, as well as great skills that will last a lifetime.
Week 2: Woodworking - Feel the smooth wood beneath your fingers as you sand, plane and work to create amazing things with hand tools and your own two hands!
Week 3: Tie-Dye, Dye and Paint - Collect your ingredients; prepare them and then watch the amazing change as you plant dye various materials. You will also have the opportunity to paint with plant-based paints on paper and a fun project. Finally, you will get to play with tie-dying and see all the fun patterns that can be made! (One silk and one t-shirt are included; more will be available for purchase ahead of time).
Week 4: Clayworks - Feel the cool clay beneath your hands and work beautiful projects to glaze, fire and bring home!
Week 5: Keyboarding Skills or Cooking - Learn the essential skill of typing and basic computer etiquette during this fun week. Participants for Keyboarding Skills must be entering Grade 6 or older. If instead you are looking to earn the basics of cooking and baking from scratch, join us for a fun week of tantalizing your senses.
Week 6: Earth, Air, Fire, Water - Experience the elements on Prairie Hill's beautiful land during a week of fun and exploration, working with the materials provided by nature! Investigate, create and finish the week with an overnight camp-out under the stars and enjoy s'mores, silly games and a campfire!
Ww hope to see you this summer!
Summer Playgroup - July 11 - August 15 Thursdays 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. or 11 - 1 p.m.
Come and experience the wonder!
The Prairie Hill Waldorf School Parent-Child Classes are a nurturing place that provides resources for parents and their young children from infancy to four years of age. Families will come together in a warm environment that echoes the rhythms and atmosphere of a Waldorf Early Childhood classroom. Young children are encouraged to explore and engage in the wonders of group play and the outdoors. The classes offer parents a place to connect, find support, discuss child development and parenting issues, and learn about Waldorf education.
In our morning together we will sing songs and make friends as we prepare snack, experience circle time, crafts, creative play time, story time, outdoor play and parent discussion.
Join us for magical days filled with songs, snacks, crafts and fun!
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