Summer Camp


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Please note for all camps:

  • A minimum # registrations must be met as follows:
    Grades & EC Camps – 2 weeks before camp begins; Adventure Camps – 4 weeks before camp begins.
    Camps that do not meet minimum registrations will be canceled (and full refunds issued).
  • Registration closes 2 weeks before each camp’s start date.

Outdoor Adventurers

Age 4 – Grade 1 (Fall 2021)

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Registration Closes 5/31

WEEK 1:
June 15 – 17

3 Days:
T/W/Th
9AM – 1PM

Chris Ecklund

$215.00

Come enjoy lots of outdoor play, games, storytelling, arts & crafts, campfires and water-play days!

Young Explorers

Age 4 – Grade 1 (Fall 2021)

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(2 Spots Remaining)
Registration Closes 6/7

WEEK 2:
June 22 – 24

3 Days:
T/W/Th
9AM – 1PM

Sweta Jaganath

$215.00

We will explore nature, play outside, arts & crafts, campfires, and water-play days. Games and storytelling will round out a healthy, adventurous camp.

Have a BALL!

Age 4 – Grade 1 (Fall 2021)

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(3 Spots Remaining)
Registration Closes 6/14

WEEK 3:
June 29 – July 1

3 Days:
T/W/Th
9AM – 1PM

Sarah Canga

$215.00

Children will make and roll playdough balls, roll a ball that makes ice cream, play with water balls and more. Outdoor play, games, crafts, and storytelling will round out this fun camp! Come have a ball with us!

Outdoor Adventurers

Age 4 – Grade 1 (Fall 2021)

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Registration Closes 6/28

WEEK 5:
July 13 – 15

3 Days:
T/W/Th
9AM – 1PM

Monika Boguszewski

$215.00

Come enjoy lots of outdoor play, games, storytelling, arts & crafts, campfires and water-play days!

Pageant Puppet & Performance Camp

Grades 5-8 (Fall 2021)

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(Needs 3 More by 5/31)
Registration Closes 5/31

WEEK 1:
June 14 – 17

4 Days: M-Th
9AM – 12PM

Marianne Fieber

$165.00

Design and create your own pageant puppet from cardboard, paper mache, paint and fabric. A pageant parade performance will be shared on the final day for family, friends and community members.

Sewing Camp

Grade 5 (Fall 2021) – Adult

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(5 Spots Remaining)
Registration Closes 5/31

WEEK 1:
June 14 – 17

4 Days: M-Th
12:30 – 3:30PM

Elizabeth English

$165.00

Learn basic machine sewing, patterns, and creating useful items.

Family Folk Dancing

Age 6 years – Adult

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Registration Closes 6/7

WEEK 2:
June 21 – 24

4 Days: M-Th
9AM – 12PM

Jutta Distler &
Terran Doehrer

$165.00

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.

Photography Workshop

Grade 4 (Fall 2021) -Adult

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(Needs 1 More by 5/31)
Registration Closes 6/7

WEEK 2:
June 21 – 24

4 Days: M-Th
12:30 – 3:30PM

Terran Doehrer

$165.00

This entry-level workshop will be a hands-on exploration of what goes into creating art with a camera. Participants will need a digital camera of some sort, be it a cell phone or something with an actual button to press.

Handwork Camp

Grade 2-6 (Fall 2021)

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(FULL)
Registration is for Waitlist

PLEASE NOTE: Grades Week 3 Handwork Camp is FULL. Registration for this camp will add you to the WAITLIST. You will not be charged at this time. We will contact you directly in the order your registration was received if a space opens up.

WEEK 3:
June 28 – July 1

4 Days: M-Th
9AM – 3:30PM

Nicole Griffith

$340.00

This year’s handwork camp is crafting with nature’s gifts, including fleece from sheep and plants from the garden. Outdoor play, friends, and fun in the sun will round out this creative week of camp!

Jr. Chefs Camp

Grades 2-8 (Fall 2021)

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(FULL)
Registration is for Waitlist

PLEASE NOTE: Grades Week 5 Jr. Chefs Camp is FULL. Registration for this camp will add you to the WAITLIST. You will not be charged at this time. We will contact you directly in the order your registration was received if a space opens up.

WEEK 5:
July 12 – 15

4 Days: M-Th
9AM – 3:30PM

Elizabeth English

$340.00

Campers will learn kitchen skills, chefs’ techniques, and how to use basic kitchen tools. We will make all snacks and lunches during camp. Bring an apron if you have one and come prepared for deliciousness, summer fun, and making memories!

Theater Camp

Grade 2-5 (Fall 2021)

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(1 Spot Remaining)
Registration Closes 7/5

WEEK 6:
July 19 – 22

4 Days: M-Th
9AM – 12PM

Marianne Fieber

$165.00

Drama games and exercises will lay the foundation for creating a simple production of a Folk, Fairy or Nature Story. Our presentation to be shared with friends, family and community members at the end of the week.

Jr. Volleyball & Basketball Camp

Grades 2-5 (Fall 2021)

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(FULL)
Registration is for Waitlist

PLEASE NOTE: Grades Week 6 Jr. Volleyball & Basketball Camp is FULL. Registration for this camp will add you to the WAITLIST. You will not be charged at this time. We will contact you directly in the order your registration was received if a space opens up.

WEEK 6:
July 19 – 22

4 Days: M-Th
12:30 – 3:30PM

Courtney Slinko

$165.00

Serve, Pass, Set, and Hit! Dribble, Pass, Shoot, and Rebound! Explore the basic skills and techniques of both sports in a fun, outdoor environment.

Adventure Camp 1:

Beach Day: Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park

Grades 5-8 (Fall 2021)

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(Needs 1 More by 6/9)
Registration Closes 6/25

WEEK 4:
Friday, July 9

1 Day: Friday
9AM – 4PM

Kristine Fiskum &
Sarah DuRocher

$105.00

Campers will swim, hike, and play on the shores of Lake Michigan at IL Beach State Park, located in Zion, IL. We will eat our lunch in one of the shady picnic areas. Campers need to bring water, a towel, sun protection, lunch, and snacks. Drop off and pick up at the beach.

Adventure Camp 2:

Bike and Hike Day: Moraine Hills State Park

Grades 5-8 (Fall 2021)

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(6 Spots Remaining)
Registration Closes 7/2

WEEK 5:
Friday, July 16

1 Day: Friday
9AM – 4PM

Kristine Fiskum &
Sarah DuRocher

$105.00

Miles of hilly trails await bike riders and hikers. Three loops offer over 14 miles of biking. If the nature center is open, it offers a nice display of area Native American history and Ice Age geology. The Leatherleaf Bog trail offers a shady hiking adventure. We’ll take the bike path to the McHenry Dam, where we can watch the cormorants in action! We’ll find a shady spot for a picnic. We’ll play group games and share some camping activities. Campers will need a bike that goes on gravel trails, helmet, water bottle, sun protection, lunch, personal snacks, and a backpack to keep them in. Drop off and pick up at the Northern Woods parking lot.

Adventure Camp 3:

Kayak Day: Nippersink Creek

Grades 5-8 (Fall 2021)

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(3 Spots Remaining)
Registration Closes 7/9

WEEK 6:
Friday, July 23

1 Day: Friday
9AM – 1PM

Kristine Fiskum &
Sarah DuRocher

$130.00

The group will 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. Experience paddling not required, but an attitude of endurance is needed. Campers will need to bring water, a towel, sun protection and a lunch. Dry bags are encouraged but not required. Fee for single kayak and personal floatation device included.
Drop off is at Keystone Landing. Pick up at Pioneer Landing.

Adventure Camp 4:

Beach Fun & Ice Age Trail Hiking: Kettle Moraine South

Grades 5-8 (Fall 2021)

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(3 Spots Remaining)
Registration Closes 7/16

WEEK 7:
Friday, July 30

1 Day: Friday
9AM – 5PM

Kristine Fiskum &
Sarah DuRocher

$130.00

We’ll head out on the historic Ice Age Trail, enjoying moraines, kettles and outstanding views of Rice and Whitewater Lakes. We’ll cool off in Whitewater Lake and have a picnic. Ice cream and boat rentals are planned. Stay overnight in the reserved group campsite in Hickory Woods. Campers will spend the night with their own family in a tent OR if that is not possible, campers can be picked up at 5PM. Fee for trail pass and pavilion rental are included. A small campsite and parking fee will be added for overnight campers. Drop off and pick up at the park.

  • Choose Tuesday OR Wednesday Camp; Registration is for all 5 weeks
  • Age 18 months – 4 years, with an adult
  • Grandparents and other loving caregivers welcome
  • $235 per camp
  • $25 for each additional sibling (age 1-4) enrolling in the same camp
  • Babes in arms welcome free of charge (below age 1)

Parent-Child Summer Camps

led by our Parent-Child teacher,
Ms. Margaret Myren

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Tuesdays: June 15, 22, 29 & July 13, 20
9:00 – 11:30AM

Wednesdays: June 16, 23, 30 & July 14, 21
9:00 – 11:30AM

PLEASE NOTE: Parent-Child Tuesdays is FULL. Registration for this camp will add you to the WAITLIST. You will not be charged at this time. We will contact you directly if a space opens up.

(Wednesdays – 1 Spot Remaining)

Parent-Child summer camp is a once-per-week playgroup that mirrors the rhythms and activities of a Waldorf Early Childhood experience. A parent or other loving caregiver will accompany their child(ren) in:

  • circle time
  • storytelling
  • simple crafts
  • baking bread
  • games
  • physical movement
  • free play
  • summer fun!

Adults have the opportunity to meet like-minded parents and build community and local support structure while discovering the framework of Waldorf-inspired best practices. Explore the importance of rhythm in the home, the role of early movement in motor organization and speech development, and how to support your child’s budding interest in the world through play.

Summer Camp 2021: T-Shirt Order Form

Early Childhood, Grades, and Friday Adventure Campers will receive one free t-shirt (one per child, not per camp.)

If you’d like to order extra shirts, you are welcome to do so here.