Summergarten Camps

Spark a Summer of Imagination

Our wondrous, nature-inspired summer camps are tailored for children at each level of their development, from as early as 18 months through 8th grade. Your child will explore and learn in a beautiful outdoor setting – our new campus in Germantown, Philadelphia. Learn more about each of our camps below.

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Toddler - 1st Grade


Dates/Times:
July 6th - August 14th, 2015
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 3 pm


Tuition:
$325/week (Nursery)  |  $315/week (Early Child)

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Enrollment:
Complete and submit the age-appropriate form below to register:

 

Explore beauty and wonder

Camp for our younger ones models the gentle rhythm of Waldorf Kindergarten. Each day lovingly nourishes the child's developing coordination, cooperation and creativity. Each week offers a theme that explores nature or one of the four elements.

 

Your children will enjoy days filled with singing, stories, handmade crafts and collecting forest treasures – with plenty of time to play, create and dream in our beautiful, sprawling new campus at 6000 Wayne Avenue.

 

The camp includes an organic snack and lunch, educational activities, free play and wholesome summer fun.

 

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Weekly Themes:

In celebration of the summer solstice, campers will explore all things sunny. We will build a bonfire, play with light and darkness, follow our shadows, and, with the help of the sun, campers will make beautiful scarves with solar paints.

Campers will hear stories about Pico, the Gnome. Through song and movement we will explore the life of gnomes. Campers will gather sticks, stones, grass and other things from nature to build a home for a gnome. Campers will also make a dear little gnome to live in the home.

This week we will focus on the work and joy of the farm. Through song, story and movement we will explore the work of the farm and the life of the farm animals. Campers will sew a farm animal finger puppet.

Campers will delight in stories and songs about the sea and the creatures that inhabit it. We will have a treasure hunt and make mermaid or pirate pouches to hold their treasure.

Campers will focus on the fun of fishing! We will tell "fish tales" and sing sailing songs. Campers will enjoy building fishing boats, making fishing poles and wet-felting their very own fish to catch.

Through story, song and movement, campers will experience the magic and beauty of the butterfly. They will create their very own butter fly wings using plant-dyed fabric which they will dye and sew themselves. F

 


For more information about Summergarten Camps, contact us at 215-248-1662 or info@phillywaldorf.com

 

2nd - 8th Grade


Dates/Times:
August 2nd - 14th, 2015
Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4 pm


Tuition:
$315/week

 

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Enrollment:
Complete and return your Gardening Camp Application.

 

Grow a love of nature

Our gardening-themed camp gives older children the opportunity to learn about environmentally-sustainable gardening practices on our beautiful campus. Activities include garden planning, preparation, planting and composting.

 

"Gardening improves [children's] self esteem, teaches responsibility and provides satisfaction in working with their hands.”

- Dave Birk, Horticulturalist & Child Educator

 

There will also be field trips to local flower and food-producing gardens to explore how bees, chickens and plants work in unity to create an urban farm landscape. The camp also includes a wholesome, organic snack.

 

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For more information about Summergarten Camps, contact us at 215-248-1662 or info@phillywaldorf.com