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20 Nelson Road
Ithaca, NY, 14850
United States


Summer Camp

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  Early Childhood Camp 2018

Built upon the Waldorf understanding of the child, we provide children ages 4 to 6 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. Days 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.

Farm Camp 2018

The Youth Farm Project is offering a summer camp at the Ithaca Waldorf School for kids ages 7 to 12. For 2 weeks this June your child can experience nature, farming, and social justice concepts in a way that sparks their curiosity and invigorates deep thought through creativity. This is a summer camp like no other.
Under the instruction and guidance of Laura Arias, Farm and Food Justice Educator at The Youth Farm Project, your child will learn about food and farming through an anti-racist and nature ethics learning model. Each day will include time for creativity, learning, discussion, contemplation, and fun of course! From plant walks, herbal sun tea, and tending to lambs, to learning about stereotypes, farming around the world, and indigenous land, this well-rounded program will ground concepts discussed throughout the school year and warmly open your child’s heart to new ones.
Note: Although the two weeks of farm camp are separate sessions, the activities and discussions will build on each other.

Each child at camp will also participate in:

  • Free Play
  • Water Play
  • Yoga
  • Cooperative Games
  • Crafts
  • Snack / Lunch
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String Boot Camp

     Summer vacation is right around the corner. Very often that means students take a vacation from playing their instruments. The reduction in practice time usually results in a setback, from which it takes us several months to regain the lost ground of progress made during the year. In an effort to maintain an ongoing interest in music, and reduce the damage that comes from inconsistent practice, we will be offering two weeks of String Boot Camp.

     These camps will run Monday-Friday, 8:30-12:00, and the weeks we are offering are 7/23-7/27 & 8/20-8/24 and will include basic skill work, ensemble playing, rhythm games and introduction to music reading. The cost will be $250 per child per week. The teachers will be Miss Christine, Miss Ali and if needed Mr. Augusto. We can accommodate various levels so don’t assume this is only for the first year students.

     We need to ask for a commitment, with payment in advance by Friday, June 1. Please use the registration link on this page and submit payment to the strings teachers or the IWS office.


              Early Childhood Camp

Price $275 per week
Ages  4 - 6 years old
Time Full Day 8:30 am - 3:00 pm M-F

Grades Farm Camp

Price $300 per week
Ages 7 - 12 years old
Time Full Day 8:30 am - 3:00 pm M-F

String Boot Camp

Price $250 per week

Ages 8 - 13

Time 1/2 days from 8:30 - 12 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 Camps

June 11th - 15th (Farm Camp only)
June 18th - 22nd (Farm Camp & EC Camp)
June 25th - 29th (EC only)
July 9th - 13th (EC only)
July 16th - 20th (EC only)
July 23rd - 27th (EC & String Camp)

August 20th - 24th (String Camp)