A Waldorf-inspired Summer Camp experience for children ages 3-1/2 through rising 6th graders.
Experience the magic of a Waldorf-inspired summer filled with unique experiences that cultivate the imagination and nurture the soul. Serving early childhood children aged 3 1/2 to 6 years, a lower grades program for rising 1st through 3rd, and an upper grades program for rising 4th through 6th, there is something engaging for all ages.
Each week the children will explore a different theme. For the early childhood aged children the themes are woven into the rhythm of the day through story, circle, and simple crafts and games. The grades children experience these themes as workshops including subjects such as circus, sports, urban farming and handwork. All full day grades campers will make daily trips to the local pool in the afternoons and the upper grades will have the opportunity to visit some of Denver’s best sites and natural wonders of the foothills.
Full day = 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Half day = 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Early Childhood Camp
Early Childhood Camp offers both a 3-day option (Tues. through Thurs.) and a 5-day option. Children may attend for half-day or full-day camp.
Grades 1-6 Camps are held 5 days per week, and have the option for full- or half-day camp.
June 9-13 — Little van Goghs - Camp FULL
Explore and create with the tools of the masters. Whether its paint or clay, or treasures from the natural world, there is something to ignite the artist in all.
June 16-20 — Fly, Fly Away - Camp FULL
Discover all the objects we see in the sky! From the winged creatures of nature to those that simply soar.
June 23-27—Sand and Sea - 3-day camp FULL
Plant your toes in the sand and get ready to get wet. This week we will uncover treasures, build castles in the sand and explore what lurks under the sea.
June 30-July 3— Clowning Around *Please note, this is a 4-Day week. 3-day camp FULL
Experience the life of the circus! Activities including face painting, juggling and learn the secret tricks of magicians.
July 7-11 — Eyes, Ears, Hands, Tongue & Nose - 5-day camp FULL
Get ready for a frenzy of messy fun with slimy, silky, and smelly concoctions sure to please all the senses.
July 14-18 —Bake Me A Cake! - Camp FULL
This week we’ll be stirring up everything sweet as we put our aprons on and prepare some delicious and healthy treats.
July 21-25 — Urban Farmers - Camp FULL
Come dwell in the dell on our imaginary farm, where you’ll hear us moo and cluck and cook up farm fresh goodies!
July 28-Aug. 1 — Summer Mini Olympics Camp – Camp FULL
Celebrate the Olympian within through your favorite outdoor games and activities, including regular walks to Congress Park.
Lower Grades Camps (Entering grades 1-3)
June 9-13-Circus *This camp starts promptly at 8:15 a.m.! Camp FULL
Come join the circus with Lani Gordon. Participants will find the unique circus within themselves as they explore a variety of skills including partner acrobatics, aerial dance, theatrical performance, stilts, hula hoops, poi and more. The focus of this camp will be to provide a fun, creative experience in a supportive and collaborative environment. Students will have the opportunity to share their new skills and passions with the community in a showcase at the end of the week.
June 16-20- Mix it Up
Explore and mix many media and materials this week with Tatyana Nevolina, the Russian teacher for The Denver Waldorf School. Paint and collage, build with found objects, wire and cardboard, make masks, and learn about sculpting with clay. Projects include a number of skill-building processes and a short exploration of the life and work of at least one master of each medium.
June 23-27 – Handwork with Deb Wolf Camp FULL
Join the Denver Waldorf School handwork teacher, Deb Wolf for a week of weaving. The children will make simple cardboard looms, learn to string them, and weave with various fibers.
June 30-July 3 – Sports With Mike Quinn
*Please note, this is a 4-Day camp that starts promptly at 8:15 a.m.!
Join Mike Quinn the Athletic Director at The Denver Waldorf School this week for a sports camp in which he will teach basic fundamentals of several sports, with an emphasis on having fun and learning new skills!
July 7-11 – Taste of Russia Camp FULL
This workshop with Tatyana Nevolina, the Denver Waldorf School’s Russian teacher, will provide insight into Russian language and culture. The children will explore Russian doll making, storytelling, cooking, and music.
July 14-18 – Games *This camp starts promptly at 8:15 a.m.! Camp FULL
During this camp with Mike Quinn we will explore some of our favorite team and individual games and activities, such as capture the flag, with routine visits to our neighboring Congress Park!
July 21-25 – Lotions and Potions Camp FULL
This week Brooke Huffman, one of the Denver Waldorf School’s nap assistants, will guide the children through the process of making some practical products, such as lip balm and soap, and some simply silly concoctions, such as slime and goo.
July 28-August 1- Circus *This camp starts promptly at 8:15 a.m.! Camp FULL
Come join the circus with Lani Gordon again! Or, in case you missed us the first week, here is an opportunity to discover the unique circus within as you explore a variety of skills, including partner acrobatics, aerial dance, theatrical performance, stilts, hula hoops, poi and more. The focus of this camp will be to provide a fun, creative experience in a supportive and collaborative environment. Students will have the opportunity to share their new skills and passions with the community in a showcase at the end of the week.
Upper Grades Camps – Entering grades 4-6
The following two weeks of Upper Grades camps are available:
June 23-27 – The Great Outdoors
This week we will escape the city and take in the fresh mountain air. With exciting outdoor activities such as hiking in the foothills and a ropes course excursion to Genesee, expect a week of fun in the sun! Full day option only; additional $30 field trip fee required. Limited space available!
July 7-11 – Primitive Skills with Sam Ritter of Laughing Coyote
Primitive skills are the means by which our ancestors lived and flourished on this earth. These include fire-making, stone tools, hunting techniques, containers, tracking, and many others. Through games, awareness, and a sampling of some skills, participants will get some of the tools they can use to develop a closer relationship with the natural world.