Summergarten Camps

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Spark a Summer of Imagination

Our wondrous, nature-inspired summer camps are tailored for children at each level of their development, from 2 years to 9th grade. Your child will explore and learn in a beautiful outdoor setting – our historic campus in Germantown, Philadelphia. Learn more about each of our camps below.

Buttercup Camp
2-3-year-olds

Enjoy the wonder and simplicity of Waldorf Summer:garten Camp. Each day lovingly nourishes your child's developing coordination, cooperation, and creativity. Buttercup Camp is for the youngest campers and is based in our beautiful, safe, and nurturing nursery classroom. Campers must be two years old by June 1st to register. 

Summer:garten includes snack, activities, free play, and wholesome summer fun.

Dates/Times:
August 7-11 - Registration Closed
August 14-18 
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 3 pm

Cost:
$325/week 

Register:
ButtercupCampRegistration

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Honeysuckle Camp
3-5-year-olds

Immerse your child in nature. Imagine summer days filled with song, story-telling, handmade crafts and forest treasures – with plenty of time to play, create and dream in our beautiful, sprawling new campus at 6000 Wayne Avenue.

"For our whole family, it was a wonderful experience. My child loved his teachers, making new friends, and thrived in the open-ended ended play that camp provides. We are excited to have him back at Waldorf summer camp this year, to experience some simple pleasures of summer, alongside his friends." - Parent Testimonial 

Summer:garten includes snack, activities, free play and wholesome, unplugged summer fun.

Dates/Times:
June 12 - September 1
Monday to Friday, 8.30 am - 3 pm 
Aftercare available until 5.45 pm

Cost:
$300/week

Register:
Honeysuckle Camp Registration

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Weekly Themes:

Through story, song and walks in nature we will discover all the green and growing things that abound. Campers will help tend the early childhood herb garden and grow a small herb garden of their own. We will make tea with peppermint and bake bread with rosemary.

In celebration of the summer solstice we will explore the element of fire and light. Children will help build a bonfire, hear tales about fireflies, and explore light and darkness by playing with their shadows and making shadow puppets.

The children will delight in stories and songs about the sea and the creatures that inhabit it. We will build boats to play on both inside and outside and make fishing poles and sew some fish to catch.

The wonder and beauty of the miraculous honeybee will be experienced through movement, stories, and song and we will share the bees’ precious gifts of honey and beeswax. Campers will wet felt a honeybee and model a beehive with beeswax.

Using water and sand, campers will build castles and make moats, rivers and ponds. Then while on nature walks we will find bark and leaves to make boats to float.

Modeled after programs in Europe, the Forest Camp allows children to spend all day in the beautiful outdoors. Guided by teachers, the children will explore, garden, dig, play and work on our beautiful historic campus.