Summer Camp & Programs at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Our summer camps and programs, lead by professional adult staff, provide developmentally appropriate experiences to children, ages 7 – 12.
Sign up for one or multiple sessions. Each week offers different activities and excursions that are a complete offering in itself, while combined provide a cohesive experience for all.
June 9, 2020
On Saturday, Governor Baker shared state guidelines for summer camps. After reading through the requirements and discussing what is both feasible and feels authentic to a true Waldorf experience, we have decided that we cannot deliver the quality of camp program that we would like to.
While some of the guidelines felt manageable, such as, having no more than 10 children per group, implementing onsite daily screenings, additional cleaning/disinfecting protocols and increased hand hygiene with the children.
However, there were also many factors that were prohibitive to delivering the quality of program that we intended. Such as, the children would need to wear facemasks whenever they were less than 6 feet apart, maintaining 6 foot distancing as much as possible, and no communal sand, water or shared equipment.
As the former camp director, I love camp, and know the importance of having these fun, engaging and social experiences during the summer. This is especially true this year. Please know that this was a difficult choice for us to make.
I will keep a list of the families that have expressed an interest in our summer program and notify you if, in phase 3 of Massachusetts’ reopening when the updated guidelines are shared, we are able to offer summer programming of some sort.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have. Thank you!
Outdoor explorers and budding artists alike will enjoy inspiring adventures throughout our Moraine Farm campus.
Want to be a Camp Volunteer?
Gain experience working as a camp counselor and assist with the day-to-day runnings of the camp. This opportunity is for eighth graders or older. If this sounds like an opportunity that you would enjoy, please send a letter of interest. Let me know why you are interested in the position and when you are available. Also, include skills you have to share with camp (for instance, songs, games, activities, gardening).
For more information email Coleen Ryan at cryan @ waldorfmoraine.org or call (978) 927-8811 ext .17
Summer Camp at Waldorf Moraine Farm is licensed through the Beverly Board of Health and is a member of the Association of Independent Schools of New England.
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.