|Summer Camp: June 10, 2013 - August 9, 2013
Shepherd Valley Waldorf School offers a Waldorf-inspired summer camp, with themes related to our pillars of educating children, cultivating community and environmental stewardship. Children grow to love the land through immersion in our games and educational activities on our 38 acres; all the while relaxing and enjoying new and old friends on a summer day!
2013 Summer Camp Brochure.
View on-line registration. Hard-copy registration forms: Morning Glory and Cottonwood.
To reserve space, both registration and payment must be received.
A 50% refund will be given if cancellation is received by May 20th.
When calculating payment, please keep the following in mind:
1. A 10% discount is applied for each student registered for four or more sessions.
2. There is a $20 registration fee for each child in Camp Morning Glory.
To reserve space:
1. Register: complete on-line, mail or fax in.
2. Submit payment: via paypal (below) or mail in a check made payable to Shepherd Valley Waldorf School.
3. Complete school forms (immunization form, health appraisal, student information form, permission slip/form).
Camp Morning Glory, ages 3 to 7
Camp Morning Glory offers one week sessions throughout the summer. You may choose either the three-day program or the five-day program. Hours are 8:30am-12:30pm or 8:30am-3:30pm. Each day unfolds in a rhythmic way alternating group activities with opportunities for free play. Children will enjoy exploring our 38 acre campus during their daily walk, stories, songs and games during circle time, outdoor play with sand and water, crafts such as felting and fingerpainting. We’ll bake our own bread and snack on the organic veggies that we pick from the CSA on campus. June Instructor: Gabriella Cervin. July and August Instructor: Iris Kelly Candea.
Summer 2013 sessions:
Session 1: June 10 - 14
Session 2: June 17 - 21
Session 3: June 24 - 28
-No camp week of July 4
Session 4: July 8 - 12
Session 5: July 15 - 19
Session 6: July 22 - 26
Session 7: July 29 - August 2
Session 8: August 5
3 day, 8:30am-12:30pm
3 day, 8:30am-3:30pm $220
5 day, 8:30am-12:30pm $210
5 day, 8:30am-3:30pm $350
A sample Camp Morning Glory Schedule will be available soon.
Camp Cottonwood, ages 8 to 12
Camp Cottonwood offers one-week long themed day camps, including wildcrafting, theatre, and beekeeping.
Hours are 8:30am-3:30pm, unless otherwise noted.
Summer 2013 sessions: $325, unless otherwise noted
Session 1: June 10 - 14 (Wildcrafting with
instructor Joy Kemna)
Session 2: June 17 - 21 (Out and About with instructor Martina Simunek-Suarez) + $50 transportation/admissions fee
Session 3: June 24 - 28 (Circus Arts with instructor Bekah Smith)
No camp week of July 4
Session 4: July 8 - 12 (Theatre with instructor Garrett Ayers)
Session 5: July 15 - 19 (Games with instructor Humberto Zelaya)
Session 6: July 22 - 26 (Outdoor Adventure with instructor Humberto Zelaya) + $50 materials fee
Session 7: July 29 - August 2 (Bee Care with instructor Robin Hering)
Session 8: August 5
- 9 (Games with instructor Wayne Ruhl), 8:30am-3:30pm, $250
Some information on Camp Cottonwood:
Wildcrafting - Explore the grounds of Shepherd Valley’s beautiful campus in search of medicinal and healing plants. These are the same plants the native peoples would have used to feed themselves or treat common ailments. We will draw on traditional wisdom as we harvest these plants with respect and gratitude to create salves, syrups and spritzers, and perhaps find some edible plants to snack on as well!
Out and About - Who’s up for a Road Trip? Explore the nature centers and museums of Boulder County and beyond. With excursions to the Butterfly Pavilion, Lyons Farmette, National History Museum in Morrison, Dinosaur Ridge, Red Rocks, Phoenix Mine in Idaho Springs,
and more. Every day will bring us to a new location full of fun and learning.
Circus Arts - Big fun under the big top! Learn circus arts such as unicycling, juggling, stilt-walking and more. Practice the art of face painting and costume design. The camp will culminate with a performance where campers can demonstrate their new-found skills.
Theatre - Young actors will enter a world where imagination, creativity, and poetry abound. Each camp day will be filled with a mixture of theater, art, music, dance, and classic fables/myths/folk tales. The program culminates in a performance that will bring these characters to life!
Games - Each day will be filled with a variety of cooperative games. With games such as amoeba tag, sardines and taffy-pull, campers will have a blast as they develop the capacity to work together.
Outdoor Adventure -
Enjoy the great outdoors with activities such as hiking, fishing and tree-climbing. Children will have a great time exploring new activities as well as enjoying old favorites.
Bee Care - Children will safely observe and interact with bees. Participants will learn about beehive observation and manipulation and will use a hive-smoker to harvest honey. They will also learn a bee-language and the importance of honeybees in the food cycle. We will also explore some of the many uses of beeswax perhaps by making candles, wax figures or lotions. In addition to learning about the domesticated honeybee, we'll explore the world of native, wild bees, native plants, and other pollinators.
Games - NEW! -
Shepherd Valley Waldorf School Games Teacher, Wayne Ruhl, will bring his creative and athletic skills to campers for a week of cooperative and non-competitive games on our 38-acre campus. The week promises to be full of challenge, teamwork, confidence-building, strengthening and fun!