"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."


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, children 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 children 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- Explore the meadow and walk ways, trees and all the little homes of our forest creature friends. Children will discover what animals and creatures live in each habitat and will have the chance to create little “homes” for their forest friends. Campers are encouraged to bring from home a stuffed little animal or creature that they will then create a special habitat for that they will take home at weeks end.

Week 2: Fairy Tales- “Once upon a time”….the telling of fairy tales from many a culture will enchant the children’s imaginations. Campers will explore and test their castle building skills, create crowns and stick swords all while making fabulous memories in the land of fairy tales.

Week 3: Fine Feathered Friends- Hear their songs, look for their nests and observe the magic of the birds in our meadow. The children will have opportunities to bird watch on their meadow walks and paint little birdhouses for their feathered friends and the chance to make a little bird of their own.

Week 4: Friendly Frogs- Children will hunt for our hopping green and brown friends as they search for their homes. Frog games and stories will delight and amuse along with the chance to create little frogs of their own. Water tables will allow exploration of the life stages of a frog sure to make frog exploration fun.

Week 5: Magical Forest- Meander through the enchanting trails to find fairies, gnome holes and other magical forest friends. Children may build tiny homes and gardens, create wands, and enjoy the wonder of their rich imaginations.

Week 6: Bugs and Butterflies- They are everywhere we look, and look we will! The children may explore and discover the beauty of bugs that creep and crawl and butterflies that flitter and fly. Stories of these creatures are sure to delight and inspire bug and butterfly crafts of this fun themed week.

Week 7: Melody and Music- Musicians will come and play their instruments for the children this week, inspiring song and dance! Several musical instruments will be made to ready for exploration and merriment. The week will end with a kazoo concert and parade through the school grounds.
Week 8: Under the Sea- Our play yard is transformed into an underwater garden where fish and sea creatures swim. Water tables brim with aquatic themed items for play on these warm sunny days of summer. A fun filled week of water play and themed crafts for the children to make and engage with.


Half Days: (M, T, W, Th, F) 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Full Days: (M, T, W, Th, F) 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Before & After Care Available

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: I'm Tied Up Right Now- Get ready to make a fashion splash! This week we will immerse ourselves in colorful creativity as we explore tie dying, including some unique techniques like reverse dying and ice dying. Campers will create wearable works of art, including t-shirts and socks.

Week 2: Picture Perfect- See the world through the eyes of an artist! This week we will explore famous works of art and the masters who created them. Campers will dabble in different mediums, such as painting and drawing as they create their own masterpieces.

Week 3: Birds of a Feather- 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: Adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson- Do you have what it takes to survive in the great outdoors? This week we will learn how to utilize the resources around us to create shelters and
structures. Campers will learn basic fort construction and water gathering techniques.
Week 5: Lost in Space- Get lost in our glorious galaxy! This week we will study the day and night sky, a well as the planets and stars. Campers will study the constellations and create far out crafts!
Week 6: Go Green or Go Home- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Train your brain to see things in a new way. This week trash becomes treasure, as campers create unique pieces of art from recyclable materials.
Week 7: I Saw How You Did That- Grab your hammers and your saws! This week we will explore the world of woodworking. Campers will create some amazing hand crafted projects and learn to utilize simple woodworking tools.
Week 8: Wild Artists- Let your imagination run wild! This week we will immerse ourselves in the beauty of our natural surroundings, taking inspiration from all we see. Campers will gather materials from our extensive campus and use them to create works of art from clay, salt dough, mud and more.


Half Days: (M, T, W, Th, F) 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Full Days: (M, T, W, Th, F) 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Before & After Care Available


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

**Summer camp is subject to Prairie Hill's COVID policies. These policies are subject to change.**


Summer Garden Camp Brochure
Summer Garden Registration Form

*All Weeks are Full*

Please call 262-646-7497 and speak with our Admissions Coordinator to inquire about being put on the waiting list!

Summer Forest Camp Brochure
Summer Forest Camp Registration Form

*Summer Forest Week 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 are full*

As of 3/9/22, there are:
8 spots remaining in Week 1
1 spot remaining in Week 6

Please call 262-646-7497 to confirm availability prior to submitting registration!