Discovery Summer Camps 2019

For children in rising second grade to seventh grade

We are offering eight themed weeks of camp summer (see themes below). These camps are open to all children whether or not they are enrolled at Santa Fe Waldorf School.

June 10-14, 2019 July 15-19, 2019
June 17-21, 2019 July 22-26, 2019
June 24-28, 2019 July 29-August 2, 2019
July 8-12, 2019 August 5-9, 2019

Please see below for camp week themes.

8:30 am-3:30 pm
Aftercare (3:30 pm-5:30 pm) is available, but if not enough campers sign up, it will be cancelled. Please contact the Camp Coordinator with any questions.

Week Camp = $250 (early registration by April 15, 2019), $300 (registration after April 15, 2019)
Aftercare 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  (full week option only) = $75

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations need to be made 10 business days prior to the start of the camp week or a 20% cancellation fee will be incurred.


HeART Week | June 10-14
Turbo charge your art experience! We will move our bodies and lead with our hearts, creating art from new mediums each day. A daily introduction to famous artists throughout history with a message....we are all artists in our own way!

Fantastic Fiber Fun | June 17-21 
Through directed study, campers learn the ins and outs of fiber from natural shibori dying, yarn painting, felting, and embroidery. We will explore the culture and story of cloth, with the greater message that it takes many small threads to create a strong community.

Travel the World | June 24-28
World traveling counselors take campers on a week-long journey to discover new territories. Visit a new country each day—Nepal, Mexico, England, Switzerland, and Italy—learning about geography, cultures, festivals, crafts, and cuisines.

Magic, Myth and Alchemy | July 8-12
This week we explore a menagerie of mythical creatures, create a colorful circus, and learn some magic. Through art, creative theater, and kitchen science, we’ll explore our inner magic and learn about the golden talents we bring to the world. 

Cosmos and Crystals | July 15-19
The elemental forces that create and shape our universe are vast, mysterious and worthy of exploration! Study gems and crystals, then gaze up to learn about constellations, with each of our week-long activities emerging from four foundational elements—earth, air, fire, and water—and the kingdoms in which they reign.

Trash to Treasure | July 22-26
Learn about sustainability, our fragile environment, and how to create art from anything! Bring interesting or even ho-hum recyclables, and we’ll build a wonderful week of turning well-known objects into beautiful creations. 

Sacred Geometry and Mindfulness | July 29- August 2
We’ll ask questions about the natural world this week and explore what it means to be mindful. While exploring the many ways geometry appears in nature, we will turn inward, learning thoughtful, simple insights, and practice varied forms of meditation this week. 

The Novice of Nature | August 5-9
Let’s play outside and see the natural wonders we are! This week we will explore the living environment and the energetic forces of the chakra system. Come and make art from nature and sing the tones of each chakra, creating a rainbow vibration inside and out!


Location & Pick-up/Drop-off
While the camp program utilizes many of the buildings and outdoor spaces on the school's wooded 13-acre campus, it uses the high school building as its primary space. Pick-up and drop-off both occur at the high school building, accessed by making an immediate left at the driveway entrance and parking in one of the two available parking lots. All children must be signed in and out each day by an authorized adult.

View SFWS campus map.

Snacks & Lunch
All campers are to arrive at camp each day with a healthy lunch, full water bottle and two snacks in a bag or basket clearly marked with the camper's name. Perishable food items should be stored with an ice pack in an insulated bag. Sodas and candy are not allowed at camp. While some camp weeks may include preparing and enjoying foods as part of the curriculum these are not to take the place of snacks and lunch from home. Parents must indicate any camper food allergies and/or sensitivities during the registration process. Please note that the Santa Fe Waldorf School is a peanut-free campus due to life-threatening allergies to peanuts among our school community. No snacks or lunch items containing peanuts are allowed on campus at any time. 

Camp Shirts
All campers receive an awesome Santa Fe Waldorf School Summer Camps t-shirt on their first day of camp! Campers are encouraged to wear their camp t-shirt each day and parents are asked to indicate their child's t-shirt size during registration.

Other Questions?
Contact our Camps Coordinator, Leigh Patton, or, for questions around payment and registration, contact Business Manager, Thomas Keppel.


Each week there will be the Camp  Coordinator, 2 Counselors, and 2 CITs. (Teen Counselors in Training)

Discovery Camp Coordinator: Leigh Patton

I chose Waldorf when I heard there was an education that encompasses happy hands, heart, and mind…. I was hooked right then and there.

Leigh Patton holds a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in painting from Western State University of Colorado. She has been a Handwork teacher at the Anchorage Waldorf school for four years while also directing the after-school program. For the past six years, she has directed the summer camp at Anchorage Waldorf School. She studied the educational foundations of Waldorf education and the fiber arts at Rudolf Steiner College and is now studying art therapy and counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ms. Patton is an interdisciplinary artist and finds joy in being in nature.