Summer Camp, Summer Garden and Playgroup

JUNE 9 – AUGUST 15, 2014

Prairie Hill Waldorf School offers Waldorf inspired summer programs for children ages infant to 13. 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 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 (June 9-13) – 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! FULL

Week 2: Butterflies and Bugs (June 16-20) – 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 Tadpoles – Children will hunt for our hopping green friends, observe the many types of toadstools hiding in the woods and more.

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. FULL

Week 7: Earth, Air & Fire – Experience and explore the elements of Prairie Hill’s beautiful landscape working with the materials provided by nature. We will end the week with a parent-child campfire cookout.

Week 8: Fine Feathered Friends – Observe the magic, hear their songs and make a beautiful home forbirds. Children will make a fine feathered friend and a birdhouse during this week of Summer Garden.

Week 9: 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 Walk
3:30 – 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.

Register for Summer Garden


Summer Camp Ages 7 (entering Grade 2) to 13 years old


Give your child the joy of summer fun. Choices include:

  • Circus Camp
  • Woodworking
  • OMG Keyboarding
  • German Language
  • Theatre
  • Science
  • Cooking
  • And more

Week 1: German Camp (June 9-13) – Join us for an introduction to the German language. You will spend your week working with the language, creating crafts and maybe even a German baked good!

Week 2: Circus Fools (June 16-20) – Join our friends from “The Complete Fool” for a week of circus juggling fun. Campers will work with juggling, twin sticks, Diablos and more. The children will be in a choreographed show at the week’s end for their family and friends!

Week 3: Woodworking or “There are more than thumbs?” (aka Keyboarding & Creative Writing) (June 23-27) – If you choose Woodworking for this week, you will learn the art of working with simple hand tools and the materials found in nature. Campers will build a community project as well as a project they can bring home. If you choose “There are more than just thumbs?” aka Keyboarding & Creative Writing, campers will learn to type with their whole hand and have fun while doing so. Campers will learn the value of traditional keyboarding while working with Microsoft Word, creative writing and learning a bit about “netiquette.” OMG, this will be so cool! Must be rising Grade 6 or older.

Week 4: Simple Science or Using Excel and PowerPoint (July 7-11) – Simple Science includes making a volcano, learning about how crystals are grown and creating an explosion! This is a week of super science fun! Or choose Using Excel and PowerPoint. This camp will put campers on the road to dazzling their high school teacger some day. They will learn to be proficient in the Microsoft applications and end the week by creating a PowerPoint to share. Rising grade 8 or older

Week 5: Planet Earth (July 14-18) – Spend a week enjoying the beautiful outdoors…create projects using what you find outside, cook from the gardens, hunt for cool treasures that the Earth has to offer and build awesome forts. Enjoy a Thursday night campout, cooking over the fire for both dinner and breakfast and finishing the week with s’mores at a family campfire on Friday at pick-up time.

Week 6: Cooking Cooking Cooking! (July 21-25) – Moms and Dads are you tired of doing all of the cooking? Well, 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 and bake, working from reading and writing the recipes, prepping the food and most importantly CLEAN UP!

Week 7: Artsy Pants (July 28-August 1) – Create paper-mache projects, lanterns, candles, soap and more during this week exploring your creative side.

Week 8: Field Days (August 4-8) – Good old fashioned outdoor fun! Join us for some friendly games including gunny sack races, beanbag tossing, capture the flag and much more. The camp will conclude with teams participating in a “Field Day” to show off their new skills!

Week 9: Theatre Camp (August 11-15) – Ever want to captivate an audience? Perhaps you are more interested in what happens “behind the scenes?” Come join us for a week in the theatre. 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 produce a beautiful theatrical performance. The week will end in a production of our very own. Come break a leg! We hope to see you this summer!

Extended Care Available for both Summer Garden and Summer Camp Students
7 – 9 a.m. Indoor Play/Nature Walk
3:30 – 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.

Register for Summer Camp


Summer Playgroup

Come and experience the wonder!

Our Summer Playgroup will meet on Wednesdays, beginning June 18 and running through August 13 (no class on July 2).

Choose from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
We will enjoy the beauty of Prairie Hill’s grounds while creating fun parent crafts, circle time and all of the magic that Prairie Hill’s Parent-Child classes offer. We will have the honor of welcoming Ms. Peggy (Peggy Lippe) as a guest teacher for some of our weeks.

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!

Register for Playgroup

Please contact Miss Stanlee by email or 262.646.7497 Ext 17 for more details.