Sunflower Summer Camp

Summer play days for children age 5-7 years. These play days are open to all children whether or not they are enrolled at Santa Fe Waldorf School.

Explore, dig, plant a garden, climb trees, swing, hike, build fairy houses, look for interesting rocks, play with friends, and enjoy the freedom of sunny summer days. Ample natural play things and materials, shade, and water will make our playtime filled with joy.

Each week we will build waterworks in our shaded sandbox as well as care for song birds and visit and feed campus doves. Daily we will hand water the children’s garden, in which each child will have their own plot. There will be time to enjoy flowers and herbs for play, pressing, or magical potion-making. Weekly we will cook with garden foods or make frozen fruit treats from scratch.

Dates
June 3-6, 2019 July 29-August 1, 2019
June 10-13, 2019 August 5-8, 2019
June 17-20, 2019 August 12-15, 2019
June 24-27, 2019

Please note that each week is Monday-Thursday only. Registration closes as of the first Monday of the each camp week.

Times
8:45 am-3:00 pm
Earlier drop off available if sibling is in the Discovery Summer Camps program.

Costs
Week Camp = $250

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.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Location & Pick-up/Drop-off
The camp program utilizes many of the outdoor spaces on the school's wooded 13-acre campus. Pick-up and drop-off both occur at the kindergarten playground, which is accessible from the main parking lot. All children must be signed in and out each day by an authorized adult.

View SFWS campus map.

Snacks & Lunch
A wholesome snack will be made each day. Parents should provide a hearty lunch and a water bottle in a small backpack. 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.

What to Bring to Bring to Camp
Please include a change of clothing and dress your child in a sun hat and a long-sleeved shirt (mandatory for sun protection, can be layered over other clothing). Long pants are highly encouraged. Closed toe shoes and simple attire is best for mobility, mud and sand play, climbing, and nature explorations.

Other Questions?
Contact Sunflower Summer Camp Coordinator, Arina Pittman, or, for questions around payment and registration, contact Business Manager, Thomas Keppel.


STAFFING
Sunflower Summer Camp Coordinator: Arina Pittman

“I choose Waldorf as a powerful educational force for social renewal, and for the empowering relationship between children and teachers.”

Arina Pittman is working on her Masters in Waldorf Education through Antioch University New England. She is an avid gardener, singer and a talented maker of things with a background in sciences, art and design. She served as an education director for non-profit organizations promoting sustainable living practices, natural building and permaculture. When surrounded by young children, Arina shares her love for nature, animals, fiber arts and storytelling. She enjoys the homesteading arts of candle-making, fiber arts and gardening.