Summer Camp


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Parent-Child Camps (Ages 18 mos – 3.5 years)

 Early Childhood Camps (Ages 3-7)

 Grades/Family Camp (ages vary)

 Friday Adventure Camps (ages vary)

 Family Camp Out (all ages)

 

Parent-Child Camps

  • Age 18 months – 3.5 years, with an adult
  • Mondays and/or Wednesdays, 9:00 – 11:30AM
  • Registration is for all 5 weeks on your chosen day(s)

 

Mondays: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25

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Wednesdays: June 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27

Cost: $240 early bird, $265 after 5/2 ($100 fee for siblings 1-4 years old)

Leaders: Mrs. Swarna Chandrakant and Mrs. Anna Zasada

The Parent-Child class is a once-per-week class that mirrors the rhythms and activities of a Waldorf Early Childhood classroom. Parents/caregivers accompany their children in: circle time & storytelling, simple crafts, baking bread, games, physical movement & free play!

Parents have an opportunity to mingle with each other to discover the framework of Waldorf-inspired best practices. Parents explore the importance of rhythm in the home, the role of early movement in motor organization and speech development, and how to support their child’s budding interest in play. It is also a great way to establish community with like-minded people and build a local support structure.

 


Early Childhood Camps

  • Ages: 3-7
  • 4 Days: Mon-Thur 9AM-1PM
  • Cost: $210 per week early bird, $235 per week after 5/2

 

Week 1: June 20-23

All About Bugs

Cost: $210 early bird, $235 after 5/2

Leaders: Felicia Ramon & Noelle Andrianopoulos-Klamczynski

Does your little one love the beauty and wonder of the outdoors including the insects that live there? Come join us for this camp that will focus on various types of bugs. Sensory play, stories, games and songs will be a part of this fun week! Please bring your own snack. 

Week 2: June 27-30

Fairytale Adventures (FULL)

Cost: $210 early bird, $235 after 5/2

Leaders: Kiaya Memeo & Sarah Sasin

Welcome to the magical world of fairytales! Each day we will explore a new fairytale to inspire our creative play and projects. From planting magic beans with Jack to creating fairy wands and wings, fun is surely to be had by all. Sensory play, games, songs and process art will all be a part of the magical fun! Please bring your own snack.

Week 3: July 11-14

Knights & Ladies

Cost: $210 early bird, $235 after 5/2

Leader: Felicia Ramon & Laura Schultz

Come join us for an adventure that will sure bring smiles! We will take a look into the fun festivals of medieval times with stories and songs. We will create small catapults, wildflower headbands and of course no knight or lady can forget their shields! Sensory play, games and an all around good time! Stories, songs and snack daily. Please bring your own snack.

Week 4: July 18-21

Mad Scientist (FULL)

Cost: $210 early bird, $235 after 5/2

Leader: Felicia Ramon & Laine Ambrose

Are you ready to introduce your child to the fun world of science? This week will be full of messy and awe inspiring science experiments. We will learn about chemical reactions with a hands-on approach. Be prepared to have your child get dirty! Stories, songs and snack daily. Please bring your own snack.

Week 5: July 25-28

Water Play (FULL)

Cost: $210 early bird, $235 after 5/2

Leader: Felicia Ramon & Sarah Canga

What’s summer without water play?! This is certainly going to be a camp all children will enjoy. Daily activities will be based on water play. Baby pools, water balloons, sprinklers and even a DIY slip n slide.  We will also have stories, songs and a snack daily. Please bring your own snack, swimsuit and towel.


Grades/Family Camps

  • Age ranges, days, times, and costs vary; please see individual camps for details.

 

(one registration form per camper)

Week 1: June 20-23

Machine Sewing (Age 7-Adult)

(CANCELLED)

Mon-Thurs 9AM-1PM

Cost: $210 early bird, $235 after 5/2

Leaders: Esther Calderon-Gierszal

Learn the basics of machine sewing, patterns, and creating useful items in this fun class for the whole family.

Week 2: June 27-30

Family Folk Dancing (Age 7-Adult)

Mon-Thurs 9AM-1PM

Cost: $210 early bird, $235 after 5/2

Leaders: Jutta Distler & Terran Doehrer

Campers will learn folk dances, sing the traditional songs that go with them, and play percussion. Campers are invited to bring instruments to join in the music-making! This camp is brought to us by international touring musicians Jutta & the Hi-Dukes.

Chess Camp (Ages 7-12)

(CANCELLED)

Mon-Thurs 9AM-1PM

Cost: $210 early bird, $235 after 5/2

Leader: Frank Swindell

Campers will learn or build on existing chess skills, play games, and have some Summer fun!

Week 3: July 11-14

All About Animals (Age 9-14)

Mon-Thurs 9AM-1PM

Cost: $210 early bird, $235 after 5/2

Leader: Chris & Andy Ecklund

In this camp we will explore the ethics of responsible pet ownership including: choosing the right pet for your home, how to choose a healthy pet, and providing for their needs for a variety of common and not so common pets. Some of the animals we may be working with include: dog, cat, chinchilla, rat, guinea pig, ball python, garter snake, bearded dragon, leopard gecko, crested gecko, dubia roaches, isopods (rolly-pollies), springtails, freshwater fish, and both land and water snails. This camp is open to rising fourth grade students and up.

Week 4: July 18-21

Yoga (Ages 7-12)

Mon-Thurs 9AM-1PM

Cost: $210 early bird, $235 after 5/2

Leader: Laura Schultz

In this camp, we will use our imaginations and take adventures to the mountains, oceans, and forests all while we learn how to connect with our bodies and breath. The camp will include an art project, as well as all the benefits of yoga poses, breath awareness, games, relaxation and of course free play.

Week 5: July 25-28

Chess Camp (Ages 7-12)

(CANCELLED)

Mon-Thurs 9AM-1PM

Cost: $210 early bird, $235 after 5/2

Leader: Frank Swindell

Campers will learn or build on existing chess skills, play games, and have some Summer fun!

 

Friday Adventure Camps

 

  • Age ranges, days, times, and costs vary; please see individual camps for details.
  • Students must be dropped off at the camp. Exact locations will be given after registration.

 

(one registration form per camper)

June 24: 9AM-2PM

Boundless Adventure (Ages 7-14)

Cost: $50 early bird, $75 after 5/2

Leaders: Ryne Ambrose & Laine Ambrose

Come spend the day in the treetops!  We will be harnessed and climbing and zip-lining on ropes courses throughout the trees.  High in the trees are elements that require adventure-seekers to crawl, swing, climb, balance, traverse and zip-line.  Throughout the 200 Bristol Woods location, we have courses for all skill levels.  Beginner courses are closer to the ground, and do not require much strength and stamina.  Advanced courses are higher up in the canopy, and require more strength, stamina, and courage!

July 15: 10AM-2PM

The Forge (Ages 7-14) (FULL)

Cost: $50 early bird, $75 after 5/2

Leaders: Ryne Ambrose & Laine Ambrose

Get your adventure on at The Forge: Lemont Quarries Adventure Park! Thrill-seekers will enjoy the Adventure Park, outdoor laser tag, and hiking the quarries.

July 22: 9AM-2PM

Rip the Nip (Ages 10-14)

(CANCELLED)

Cost: $100 early bird, $125 after 5/2

Leaders: Ryne Ambrose & Laine Ambrose

The group will begin in Richmond, IL and paddle 6.5 miles of the Nippersink Creek, the largest tributary to the Fox River. Along the way we will have lunch and take in the beauty of the wetlands.


 

Family Camp Out

(CANCELLED)

 

 

August 5 5PM – August 6 10AM

All Ages.

Cost: $50 early bird, $75 after 5/2

Families are invited to camp under the stars at DVWS! Grab a tent and your sleeping bags and come hang out around the campfire.

 


Check out our video from last year’s Summer Camp: