Summer Camp, Summer Garden and Playgroup
JUNE 8 – AUGUST 14, 2015
Prairie Hill Waldorf School offers Waldorf inspired summer programs for children ages infant to 14. Our programs are open to any child.
Summer Garden Ages 3 – 6 must be daytime potty trained
Join our experienced Early Childhood teachers and their enthusiastic assistants for fun in the sun, learning, joyful play and creating! Children must be daytime potty trained. Our little ‘Gardeners’ will enjoy circle time (songs, movement) water play, 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. Campers will help to create some of their snacks and will enjoy a nutritious lunch brought from home.
Weekly details for Summer Garden:
Week 1: June 8-12 Summer’s Garden
Enjoy working in the beautiful gardens around Prairie Hill. Our little ‘Gardeners’ will make bouquets, work with the vegetables, and enjoy tending Mother Nature in all her Summer Glory!
Week 2: June 15-19 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 inspired by this fun theme.
Week 3: June 22-26 Princesses and Knights
Build castles in the sand and in the wood, hunt dragons on the prairie and pretend to be Rapunzel in her high tower! Children create crowns or stick swords and fabulous memories.
Week 4: July6-10 Frogs and Toads
Children will hunt for our hopping green friends, search for their homes and observe the many types of toadstools hiding in the woods and more.
Week 5: July 13-17 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: July 20-24 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.
Week 7: July 27-31 Making Music
Create and play musical instruments out of everyday household items. Children will end the week with a delightful summer concert.
Week 8: Aug 3-7 Fine Feathered Friends
Observe the magic, hear their songs and make a beautiful home for birds. Children will make a feathered friend and a birdhouse during this week of Summer Garden.
Week 9: Aug 10-14 The Secret Underground
Turn over that rock, dig a little deeper and experience the secrets that lie beneath the surface of the earth!
Extended Care Available for both Summer Garden and Summer Camp Students
7 – 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.
Summer Camp Ages 7 (entering Grade 2) to 14 years old
Week 1: June 8 – 12 Circus Fools
Campers join our infamous friends from “The Complete Fool” for a week of circus and juggling fun. Your child will learn how to juggle, work twin sticks, Diablos and more. “The Complete Fool” will work with children on their skills and have fun themes throughout the week to discover each child’s talents. The week ends with an amazing show for family and friends!
Week 2: June 15 – 19 Life after Middle School or The Art of Theatre
In Life after Middle School (rising 7th grade and older) your pre-teen/teen will learn about what it takes to be ready for High School. Campers will explore Google Docs, learn about homework organization methods and take a trip to a local high school to get a feel for what the years ahead will bring. Does your child captivate an audience? Perhaps they are more of a “behind the scenes” kid or better yet would be fascinated with learning how make-up can turn them into a tree or an old man or woman. From the script to the set and the lines to the lights, our week will take an in-depth look at what it takes to create an amazing theatrical performance in The Art of Theatre Camp. Parents and friends can join us for an inspiring performance on the last day of camp.
Week 3: June 22 – 26 Around the World in a Week
In Around the World in a week (all ages), Campers will explore arts and traditions from all around the word and create timeless treasures such as zen gardens, mandalas, masks, loose tea art and more! All ages.
Week 4: July 6 – 10 Simple Science or Basketball Camp
Let your child follow in the footsteps of the great scientists by beginning with Simple Science. Campers have fun making volcanoes, growing crystals, creating an explosion and more while learning “how” and “why.”(all ages). Our Basketball Camp (rising 5th grade and up) will help campers to learn the rules of the game, hone their skills and have fun. We will finish the week with a skirmish of Campers versus Parents. Are you ready for the “heat?” Campers may continue to week 5 of More Basketball Camp.
Week 5: July 13-17 Bake Me Something Good to Eat or More Basketball Camp
Who doesn’t love to bake? (all ages) Cake, cookies, bread and more! Campers enjoy a trip to the store to shop for the ingredients for a week of fun in the kitchen, from baking chemistry to cleaning up, we will cover it all. In More Basketball Camp, our teammates from week 4, along with welcomed newcomers, will continue to polish their court skills and team spirit. The week will finish with a parent/camper re-match!
Week 6: July 20-24 Artsy Pants
Campers design papier-mâché projects, whittling, pinhole photography and more during this creative camp week that will ignite your child’s artistic side.
Week 7: July 27 – July 31 Campfire Cookout
Campers benefit from a week in the beautiful outdoors being resourceful and creating projects out of what can be found in nature. Your child will cook cool recipes over the campfire, learn to pack a backpack, build awesome forts and enjoy a Thursday night camp out. We’ll finish the week with s’mores at a family campfire on Friday at pick-up.
Week 8: August 3-7 What’s Cooking?
Mom and Dad, are you tired of doing all the cooking all of the time? Send your younger family members to our cooking boot camp! We will start the week making our shopping list and taking a field trip to the grocery store. Campers will learn to cook, from reading and writing recipes, prepping the food and most importantly – Clean up!
Week 9: August 10-14 Living off of the Land
The earth and the great outdoors holds so many things just waiting to be discovered by your child. What plants can you eat, and which ones will heal you? Campers will plant a “healing garden and explore and learn on our 14 acres of woodlands and prairie. This awesome week will leave your child AMAZED at all that Earth has to offer.