June – August 2022Summer 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 – 11. Check back soon for Summer 2022 registration!
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
Join us for up to 8 weeks of themed programs. Each week has a new and engaging theme ranging from farming to rainbows and seaside adventures! Sessions begin June 27th.
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Monday – Friday
$375 per week
Aftercare options are available till 3:00 PM.
7 – 11 years of age
Gear up to learn about birds, bugs and more! Enjoy several weeks of hands-on and adventurous programming on our beautiful campus. Sessions begin July 5th.
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday – Friday
$375 per week
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.
Sowing the Seeds
June 27 – July 1
July 5 – 8 (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 11 – 15 & July 18 – 22
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.
Explore the Colors of the World
July 25 – 29
This week we will explore the colors of the rainbow with stories, crafts, games and a delicious fruit salad.
Shoreline Adventure & Water Activities
August 1 – 5
Row, row, row your boat…This week we will build sandcastles, play in water, make our own treasure chest and go on a treasure hunt. Stories and s’mores too!
Harvest the Joy
Gardening & Homesteading
August 8 – 12 & August 15 – 19
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 7-11
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, games, water play, songs, music, and much more.
Birds Eye View
July 5 – 8*
*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 11 – 15 & August 1 – 5
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 18 – 22
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 25 – 29
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!
Board Games and Biodegradable Plastics
August 8 – 12
Learning how to make functional objects/things out of PolyCaproLactone (PCL). PCL is a truly biodegradable recyclable, reusable material that starts to melt at 60 deg Celcius (safe temp for kids to use) but is tough and functional. It can also be merged with other biodegradable products, such as bamboo chopsticks to make even stronger composites. Students will learn basic material science, fundamentals of manufacturing (including mold-making and casting), as well as hands-on critical inquiry about how things work, when they break, and reinforcement techniques.
All this while they are creating their own pieces for a board game!
Summer Refund & Cancellation 2022 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 $5.95 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.