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Summer Camp at WSSS!


 

We are excited to offer two 4-week summer camp options:


Forest Summer Camp (ages 3 to 6) 

 

Lower School Camp (Grades 1-5)

Each themed week is led by one of our beloved faculty members and an assistant (or two). They are all excited to be able to spend some time during the summer with your children! 

 Just like last summer, our number one goal will be to maintain the health and safety of our campers and staff within the context of fun and engaging activities. Each camp is limited to 16 participants. See below to register today!

                                                                                             

FOREST SUMMER CAMP │ Ages 3-6

June 13 - July 8

9:00AM-3:00PM

 

Located on Spa State Park land, our one-of-a-kind Forest campus features numerous forested hiking trails and ample yard space for climbing, gardening, digging, playing, and working. The farmhouse provides a nurturing indoor space and respite from extreme weather.

 

Week 1 │June 13-17 

Recycled and Reusable Art with Emily O’Donnell

We will be creating functional and fun crafts and art made from recycled or reusable material this week! Materials will be provided, but children are strongly encouraged to bring some clean dry recycled cardboard and any fabric scraps along!

 

Week 2 │June 20-24 

Fairies and Gnomes with Courtney Stanger

We will be enjoying crafts and activities based on the magical world of fairies and  gnomes! 

 

Week 3 │June 27-July 1

Water & Rainbows with Jennifer Lutz

We will be enjoying daily water play and exploring rainbows and colors through art.

 

Week 4 │July 4-8

Birds & Butterflies with Kristin Young

We will be building birdhouses, making snacks for our feathered friends, and creating butterflies out of wool.

 

Pick up/drop off: Forest Campus at 45 Kaydeross Avenue West

Snacks are provided

Bring a lunch and water bottle

 

For any questions about the Forest Summer Camp, email:

forestcamp@waldorfsaratoga.org 

 

 

LOWER SCHOOL CAMP │ Grades 1-5

June 20 - July 15 

9:00AM-3:00PM

 

Come walk to the many local parks with us for water play, games, and a picnic lunch. Then head back to school for crafts, free play, stories, and snacks in the shady yard of our beloved Lower School campus. 

 

Week 1 │ June 20-27

Wet Felting with Heather Kidd

Play with beautiful colors of wool to make Geodes!, Earth Marbles, Chicks in an Egg, and Slithery Snakes! Older Children may even get to make a Flower Pot or Bowl!

 

Week 2 │June 27-July 1

Needle Crafting with Heather Kidd

We will primarily make three dimensional creations from wool felt and embroidery floss: Animal Family (a big and a little), Mini Veggie Garden, Treasure Pouch, Jingle Ball, and Button Bouquet!

 

Week 3 │July 4-8

Bread and Butter with Sophie Ward

A week full of baking and cooking with a focus on dough and bread! While our dough rises each day, we will make things to go along with our creations like pizza sauce, mozzarella, jam, and butter. Each child will take their creations home along with a handmade recipe book at the end of the week. 

 

Please note: If Covid-19 protocols do not allow for baking and cooking, Sophie will offer the following alternative:

 

Nature Study and Journaling with Sophie Ward 

We will explore our surroundings with a journal in hand. We will learn about different plants in our area through observation and art! Each day we will draw, paint, and even garden. 

 

Week 4 │July 11-15

Flowers and Fabric with Emily O’Donnell

This will be a week filled with beautiful locally grown flowers from Goode Farm and fabrics! First we will be using natural dyes to dye our own fabric, then we each sew our own character for a last day puppet show. Each child will sew one animal friend made from fabric they dye with plants, and make a flower crown with flowers from Goode Farm this week! We will also do wool painting: using wool roving dyed with plant dyes on felt canvases. Once you have one, you have a never ending wool painting that will go through countless transformations!

 

Pick up/ drop off: Lower School Campus at 62 York Avenue

Snacks are provided

Bring a lunch and water bottle

 

For any questions about the Lower School Summer Camp, email:

summercamp@waldorfsaratoga.org 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

An up-to-date immunization record and physical examination form is required and must be received before your child is officially registered for camp.

 

Please email all medical records to healthoffice@waldorfsaratoga.org 

OR via fax to 518.581.1466   Attn.: School Nurse no later than May 31st.

 

 

COST AND PAYMENT INFORMATION:

 

Cost Per Week: $350

Early Registration Discount available through March 15

Enter Code: EARLYBIRD! to receive a $25 discount

 

Register your child for the full 4-weeks: 10% discount

Sibling Discount: $25

A deposit of $150 is due at the time of registration.

The balance is due no later than May 31st. 

Payment is non-refundable unless camp is canceled due to Covid restrictions or if a reserved spot can be filled by someone from the waiting list.