Makers Camps

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Makers Camp for your 1st - 3rd Grader

Our Makers Camp is designed for children entering 1st grade to 3rd grade. It’s a whole new way to discover the joys of summer. 

Nature Makers
create, build, explore

1st - 3rd Grade

Meander through forests, hike in the Wissahickon, and learn from local urban farmers. Beekeeping, herb tea making, and urban farming are all elements of our weekly themes. Feed your child’s imagination and sense of wellbeing and immerse them in the natural world.

Dates/Times:
Four weeks
June 18-22
June 25-29
July 2-6
July 9-13
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 3 pm

Cost:
$300/week
Early Bird Special: $275 if application is received by March 1st

Register:
Nature Makers Camp Registration

Weekly Themes:


Campers will create a journal using three or more different printing techniques. Campers will keep a journal throughout the week. Your child will learn how to tye dye using only natural colors.

Campers will create a flower pot to take home, learn about bees, pollination, and participate in an insect scavenger hunt. Campers will work together to create a group project using "hive culture". Campers will make pickles from garden produce.

Your child will collect and dry herbs in order to make a delicious tea and salve. Campers will cook with plants, spices, and herbs that produce medicinal foods. Campers will go on a plant walk and collection hike, building their own edible weed collections. Sun prints will amaze and delight.

Make a fairy house to take home and build ones in nature. Campers will create their own felted wool fairies, they will also complete a bird feeder project. Campers will wonder at the technique of Ikat dying.

"Our kids loved the balance of structured time and independent time to work on their own projects. They came with an idea of what they wanted to make, and had the whole summer to work on their projects or just run around and hang out with their friends." - Jeff, Parent

"We loved summer camp at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia! My daughter enjoyed the unique activities, the time outside, the staff, and the friendships she made. She had the opportunity to just delight in the treasured experiences that make kids happy- playing, water activities, creating–it was overall a wonderful experience!" - Jackie, Parent