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"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air is softer and the morning more fragrant than ever again."

- ELIZABETH LAWRENCE, author

Summer As It Should Be:


Nourish your child’s inherent connection to nature and enliven a sense of wonder! Whether skipping through the meadow, climbing trees, searching for frogs, or playing games with friends, campers in our Summer Garden Camp are given a summer that helps them fully experience the world around them. The gentle rhythm of Waldorf education carries the campers throughout their day, ensuring a balance of activities.

Join our experienced Early Childhood teachers and their enthusiastic staff for fun in the sun, joyful play and creating! 

Your child will enjoy:


  • Morning meadow walk
  • Exploring nature
  • Making new friends and deepening existing relationships
  • Plenty of time for creative free play
  • Music and movement
  • Fun-filled activities
  • Learning and practicing new skills
  • Weekly themes
  • Creating art projects with natural materials
  • A consistent rhythm

Summer Garden Camp for Ages 3-6:
3 years old to 6 years old (day-time potty trained). Prior Waldorf experience is not needed to attend Summer Garden Camp. Weeks are filled on a first come/first serve basis. Sign-up is on a week-by-week basis to ensure flexibility for your summer schedule.

Week 1: Habitats and Homes- Where oh where do our animals friends dwell? Campers will explore our meadow and woods in search of dens, nests and burrows. Which creatures live in the ground? In the trees? This week, we celebrate our furry friends through discovery, stories and fun!

Week 2: Fairy Tales- “Once upon a time”….Campers will be transported to magical lands as we read and discover fairy tales from around the globe. Imagination and wonder will fill their minds as they discover stories from long ago!

Week 3: Fine Feathered Friends- This week we take to the skies! How many kinds of birds can we see and hear? Campers will use their senses to discover and appreciate our fine feathered friends.

Week 4: Friendly Frogs- We’re going on a frog hunt! Where do our hopping friends live? We will search high and low to discover a frog’s favorite habitat. Frog games, stories and water table play will delight and amuse the campers this week.

Week 5: Magical Forest- I spy a fairy! I see a gnome! Campers will meander through our wooded trails to find the homes of our tiniest friends. Enchantment awaits as they discover the possibilities of who may live in the forest.

Week 6: Bugs and Butterflies- Flit and fly! Creep and crawl! Bugs and butterflies are everywhere we look! Campers will investigate insects, discovering their beauty and unique traits.

Week 7: Melody and Music- Whistle a tune and strum a song! Campers will sing and dance to their own beat this week as we explore music through instruments, including our own voices!
 
Week 8: Under the Sea- What awaits us beneath the waves? Campers will splish and splash their way through an aquatic paradise as we transform our outdoor paly space into an ocean filled with brightly colored fish and sea creatures.

Week 9: Weather- Campers will explore our Wisconsin weather through story and crafts. As the saying goes “if you don’t like the weather give it 10 minutes... It will change”!
 

Schedule: 

Half Days: (M, T, W, Th, F) 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Full Days: (M, T, W, Th, F) 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Summer Forest Camp for incoming Grades 1-4 

Prior Waldorf experience is not needed to attend Summer Forest Camp. Weeks are filled on a first come/first serve basis. Sign-up is on a week-by-week basis to ensure flexibility for your summer schedule.

Week 1: Lights Camera Action! -Let your imagination and creativity come to life! Join Candace Decker, Prairie Hill Handwork Teacher, as she leads campers through a variety of activities using their hands. Crafting, knitting, sewing…The possibilities are endless!


Week 2: Practical Arts- Get into the groove! Join Chet Celenza, long-time Prairie Hill Community Member, as he shares his music expertise. Dance, drum and sing under the big blue sky! This week is all about finding our rhythm in nature.

Week 3: Song of the Trees- Grab your binoculars and practice your bird calls! This week we will take to the meadow and woods in search of our feathered friends. Bird themed art will abound this week. Campers will even create a bird feeder from kitchen utensils.
 
Week 4: The Nature of Art- See the world through the eyes of an artist! Join John Pfeifer, Prairie Hill Art Teacher, as he leads campers through our forest and meadow in search of artistic inspiration. Beauty and creativity come to life this week. What will you design?
 
Week 5: It's All Fun & Games- Let the games begin! Join Mike Buchta, Prairie Hill Gym Teacher and Coach, as he leads campers in a variety of sports and games. Jump, Skip, Bounce and Run! Learn new skills and test your endurance. This week is sure to be a ball!
 
Week 6: I'm All Tied Up- Get ready to make a fashion splash! Join, Nancy Husanu, Prairie Hill Community Member, as she teaches campers how to tie-dye. Immerse yourself in colorful creativity as we explore different techniques and create wearable works of art.
 
Week 7: Creative Cooking- Let’s get creative in the kitchen! Join Stanlee
Maliszewski, Prairie Hill Grade 3 Teacher, as campers cook and bake their way to culinary creativity!
 
Week 8: Birds of a Feather- Grab your binoculars and practice your bird calls. Join Candace Decker, Prairie Hill Handwork Teacher, as she guides campers through the meadow and woods in search of our feathered friends. Bird themed projects will abound this week.
 
Week 8: Theatre Reprise- It’s time to shine and take center stage! Join Candace Decker, Prairie Hill Handwork Teacher, as she shares her theatrical expertise. This week promises fun and laughter as campers learn to warm up their voices, showcase their personalities and get comfortable in the spotlight!
 

Schedule: 

Half Days: (M, T, W, Th, F) 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Full Days: (M, T, W, Th, F) 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.



Register:


For more information, please contact our Admissions Coordinator at 262-646-7497 or [email protected]



Summer Garden Camp Brochure
Summer Garden Registration Form

GARDEN CAMP WEEK 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8 are FULL: 
Please contact our Admissions Coordinator at 262-646-7497 or [email protected] for questions or to be place on a waiting list


Summer Forest Camp Brochure
Summer Forest Camp Registration Form

FOREST CAMP WEEK 5 IS FULL: please contact our Admissions Coordinator at 262-646-7497 or [email protected] for questions or to be place on a waiting list