June – August 2021Summer Camp & Programs at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
The Joy of Learning & Growing Continues this Summer at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Our summer camps and programs, lead by professional adult staff, provide developmentally appropriate experiences to children, ages 4 – 12.
Sign up for one or multiple sessions. Each week offers different activities and outdoor excursions that are a complete offering in itself, while combined provide a cohesive experience for all.
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SUMMER CAMPS & PROGRAMS
Nursery & Kindergarten
4–6 years of age
Several weeks of hands-on and engaging programming have been planned.
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Monday – Friday
$375 per week
Aftercare options are available till 3:00 PM. The capacity for each week is 13 with a minimum of 8 children required to hold a session.
7 – 12 years of age
Enjoy several weeks of hands-on and adventurous programming on our beautiful campus.
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday – Friday
$375 per week
The capacity for each week is 10 with a minimum of 8 children required to hold a session.
Summer Programs • Ages 4–6
Our summer program, for children age 4 to 6, aims to provide a developmentally appropriate experience for the young child. Seasonally oriented, these sessions will provide the children with a practical immersion into the work and wisdom offered by the land. Lead by Waldorf-trained adult staff, the Nursery & Kindergarten Summer Program will allow the child to experience the dream-like and imaginative quality of their inner social/emotional development in an artistic and joy-filled way. The thoughtful building of trust and confidence ensures a smooth transition to the summer preschool and creates an ongoing experience that supports each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
Families can sign up for one or more weeks, with discounts available for multiple weeks.
The cost of this program is $375/week. 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM with aftercare options available till 3:00 pm. Please note that a minimum of 8 children is required to hold a session. The capacity for each week is 13.
Sowing the Seeds
June 28 – July 2
July 6 – 9 (4-day week)
The first weeks of summer we play with soil and pretend to be farmers, planting seeds that need warm soil and lots of sun. In this session the children will tend the garden beds and all of the life within them. The bug-life is abundant in a garden bed, and the gentle and respectful way a gardener plants their seeds harmoniously with the bug-life, will be a focus of this session. We will also learn what plants eat and the joy that comes from seeing a seed sprout up bright and green out of the rich brown soil.
Hiking & Exploration
July 12 – 16 & July 19 – 23
We embark on the path to discovery through our senses. In this session, the children will use their senses to discover hidden wonders of the Moraine Farm woods. Through hiking, observation, and STEAM based activities, we will find out what signs animals leave as they work and travel through the farm. Following some of these signs, we will find animal homes and patterns of survival. Along the way, we will discover our own abilities to move, balance, navigate, and regulate our levels of exertion.
Water is Life!
Shoreline Adventure & Water Activities
July 26 – 30 & August 2 – 6
Water has a way of bringing joy and enthusiasm to the child’s summer. It is also the basis for all life. In this session the children will learn about the life that thrives in water around Wenham lake. Bugs, plants, amphibians and many other creatures await to be seen and appreciated in this session. We will also experience the joy that water brings us through activities and games.The vitalizing force of cool water on a hot day will be a focus of this session.
Harvest the Joy
Gardening & Homesteading
August 9 – 13 & August 16 – 20
Good work and good intentions allows us to experience a harmony with our surroundings and find joy in each other. In this session the children will learn how to tell when a vegetable is ready to harvest, and how to carefully and kindly gather the delicious food that comes from the earth. We will also learn what to do with the food we gather, and how to keep the garden happy in the later weeks of summer. Useful crafts and pieces of art made from the land will also be a focus of this session.
Summer Camp • Ages 7-12
Lead by professional adult staff, with over 15 years of experience. Hands-on experiences help strengthen a personal connection to the earth and foster a sense of stewardship. Outdoor exploration + nature walks + creative arts + team-building exercises + sports + game + water play + songs + music + much more.
June 28 – July 2
From giant antlers to tiny wings, come and learn about the fascinating features that help animals survive! Campers will spend the week exploring the natural landscape around our school and find the amazing critters who share our land.
Birds Eye View
July 6 – 9
(A 4-day week due to 4th of July Holiday)
This one is for the birds! Experience the wonderful world of our winged friends. From tweets to beaks, campers will enjoy a soaring week of fun!
July 12 – 16
Explore, dig, observe and learn to be an entomologist by turning our land into a laboratory! Discover all the jumping, wriggling, flying and swimming insects that are living all around us.
July 19 – 23
Break out the magnifying glass and grab your notebook because we’re looking for clues! There’s evidence of life all around us and if you don’t look closely you might miss it. Look for footprints, animals scat, and even owl pellets to solve nature’s mysteries.
July 26 – 30
Put on your hard hats and get ready to design and create! This week campers will build contraptions and structures to achieve goals using only materials found in nature!
August 2 – 6
Spend a week exploring a unique combination of theatre, social-emotional learning, and mindfulness. Each morning campers will engage in drama games, theater crafts, and mindful movement. Afternoons will be spent exploring our beautiful campus, participating in summer activities, and contributing to a group service project. This week-long program will culminate with a showcase performance highlighting favorite moments from our week together.
Summer Refund & Cancellation 2021 Policy
If you choose to cancel your registration more than 2 weeks prior to camp start date you will receive a full refund (less the $4.95 processing fee). Any cancellation after that is non-refundable. Waldorf School at Moraine Farm reserves the right to cancel any camp due to insufficient enrollment, or mandates from the Beverly Board of Health. This would happen no later than one month prior to camp start date. Should this become necessary, your camp fees will be credited for a future camp, school tuition, or any other program offered by the school.
During camp, if your child is required to quarantine, we will offer you a space in a later camp/program session. If a later program date does not suit your family, the prorated camp fees will be credited for a future camp, school tuition, or any other program offered by the school.
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.