Summer Camp 2017
Built upon the Waldorf understanding of the child, we provide children ages 4 to 11 with a nurturing environment which allows the imagination to unfold in a beautiful and lush summertime setting. The forest and field setting is the ideal place for children to experience an Upstate New York summer to the fullest. Day's will be spent outside in our magical forest and field, equipped with comfortable shady spots, a sand play area, rustic climbing structure, ample water sources, and lots of room to run around. We strive to provide a world where children can experience the wonder of childhood. Within the rhythm of our day you will find time for snack and lunch. A healthy morning snack is provided by the camp. Children bring their lunches from home.
In addition to the weeks theme activities, each child at camp will also participate in:
- Free Play
- Water Play
- Cooperative Games
- Snack / Lunch
Early Childhood Camp
Price $250 per week
Ages 4 - 5 years old
Time : Full Day
8:30 am - 3:00pm M-F
Grade School Camp
Price - $275 per week
Ages 6 -11 years old
Time: Full Day
8:30 am - 3:00 pm M-F
%15 Sibling Discount ( 2nd child)
%40 Sibling Discount ( 3rd child )
%10 Additional Discount for signing up for all 5 weeks
DSS Summer Camp Subsidy
Contact Alissa Dean at 607-274-5612 for pre-screening.
Waldorf Weekly Grades Camp Themes
Note: Early Childhood Camp will loosely follow these themes, with age-appropriate activities for each week. If you have any questions, please contact us.
June 19th - 23rd, Spanish Camp: Join us and be delighted in the sights, sounds, tastes and experiences of the Spanish-speaking world. Campers will enjoy crafts, cooking, and of course building their Spanish vocabulary with this exciting week of camp.
June 26th - 30th, Fairy Houses: Come and build a fairy homestead with Ithaca's own Gourdlandia! Let your imagination be your guide, as children hand craft beautiful fairy homesteads with professional artisan. Over the course of three afternoons, each child will craft a fairy cottage. There will be delicate fairy food and a little bit of fairy literature too! Power tools will be used with counselor supervision. Check out more Gourlandia classes at : gourdlandia.com
July 10th - 14th, Musical Theater: Join us for a week of song and dance as children explore their own rhythm. A variety of songs and dance will keep the beat as campers learn to project their voices and present themselves confidently. Campers will work together building sets and creating a short performance for parents on the last day of camp.
July 17th - 21st, Grow Garden Grow: Joins us and get your hands dirty at garden week. Campers will participate in the growing of outdoor plants, paint ceramic planting pots, and hands on experience at the Ithaca Waldorf biodynamic farm. Campers will also leave with the resources to start their own mini-garden at home.
July 24th - 28th, La Papier: Enjoy a week of working with fibers of all shapes and sizes. From making paper kites to pressing your own paper books, children will be delighted with all they create.