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Summer Camps Overview

EWS offers specialty camps for Children ages 4-14.  Join us for active, healthy summer days filled with fine arts, fort-building, woodwork, crafts, skateboarding, nature exploration, and more on our 54 acres of fields, forests, and farm.

For more information, contact Kristin McGee, EWS Summer Camp Director at summercamps@emersonwaldorf.org.

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Fees

 

Includes a Camper T-shirt!

Childhood Magic: 9am - 1pm $190

Childhood Magic Aftercare: 1-3pm $65

Counselor in Training: 8:30am - 3pm $95

 

Theme Camps: 8:30am - 3pm $245

Theme Camp Aftercare: 3-6pm $75


Summer Camps 2019



WEEK 4 JULY 8-12

CHILDHOOD MAGIC  Ages 4-6 FULL

Arts, crafts, nature walks, indoor and outdoor play, dress-up, water play, storytelling, and puppet shows in our beautiful Kindergarten with Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Megan Proe.

FIBER ART FUN Ages 6-9

Enjoy a week exploring the colorful world of fiber arts! Felted crafts, tie-dye, woven friendship bracelets and more! Join artist Radha McNamara for this colorful, creative immersion.

PAINT THE WORLD Ages 8-12

Tap into your unique creativity in this week-long camp with local artist Courtney Potter! Enjoy drawing, journaling, painting, and self-expression. Whether you're pouring paint on canvas, drawing your spirit animal, journaling about your morning, or creating a Zentangle, you'll have fun during this camp and come away with a deeper appreciation of your unique voice.

ARCHERY CAMP Ages 10-14 FULL

In this week of camp enjoy the rare opportunity to hand make a wooden (Hickory) bow, wooden arrows with real turkey feathers and a leather quiver! Learn to shoot your bow using the instinctive archery or traditional archery method. Instructor Peter Yencken has been making bows for over 25 years. He is a guest teacher to many wilderness schools here in the US and Australia.  


WEEK 5 JULY 15-19

CHILDHOOD MAGIC  Ages 4-6 FULL

Arts, crafts, nature walks, indoor and outdoor play, dress-up, water play, storytelling, and puppet shows in our beautiful Kindergarten with EWS Early Childhood Teacher Megan Proe.

MOVEMENT MAGIC Ages 6-9

Explore the world through dance, stories and imaginative play with dance teacher Kiera Manna. Create a rain forest dance where wind, birds and spirits soar. Or an ocean story to dance with whales and mermaids and other wild creatures of the sea. There are sure to be spiraling hoops, floating ribbons, streamers, or fairy ballerinas, and the festive clamor of tambourines!

SKATE CAMP!  Ages 8-12 FULL

Improve your moves, learn new rad tricks, skate local skate parks in Chapel Hill, Durham, Greensboro and Apex. Learn how to maintain your skateboard and build a ramp. Be inspired by the group and get tips from skateboard veteran and EWS teacher Mr. Trueblood. Liability waiver and additional $25 transportation and park fee required upon enrollment.

LEAF STORIES AND SINGING STONES Ages 8-12

Join gumby Montgomery for a week of animist immersion! We'll wander the lands around EWS, looking for teachers and meeting the many animal, plant, and other creature that live there. We’ll learn to listen deeply through observation, tracking, openness, and IMAGINATION. It's all alive, intelligent, and speaking to us! As Grandfather Stalking Wolf taught, "Every leaf tells a story, every stone sings a song..."


WEEK 6 JULY 22-26

CHILDHOOD MAGIC  Ages 4-6

Arts, crafts, nature walks, indoor and outdoor play, dress-up, water play, storytelling, and puppet shows in our beautiful Kindergarten with EWS Early Childhood Teacher Kayoko Hasegawa.

FAIRY GARDENS AND GNOME HOMES  Ages 6-9

What fun the fairies and gnomes will have with the homes, playgrounds, and gardens we make for them. Who knows, they may come out of hiding and join in our circle games and songs. Explore the fairy realm and create fun arts and crafts with former EWS Early Childhood assistant Laura Abad.

FARM CAMP Ages 7-10

Join seasoned environmental educator and Farm School founder CC King to learn homesteading skills like bread-baking, candle-dipping, and soap-making. We'll be eating our bread with butter we've churned from the cream of a local cow. Perhaps you'd like to share some lemon curd you made from lemons you squeezed and added to eggs you collected from chickens that you know. Each day we will spend time at the EWS farm, in the garden and with the animals, as well as in the woods.  Throughout the week we will farm craft, play games and grow in friendship.  


FORT BUILDING #2 Ages 8-12 FULL

Ever build a fort in the woods? Well, here's your chance to explore and experiment with structures made of natural materials that we will find and gather. We'll learn how to choose a good campsite- guided by "the 5 W's"- since a good shelter in a bad location is a BAD SHELTER. We'll also learn the 4 principles necessary for any effective survival shelter. You will have a chance to work on individual forts and possibly a large group structure with seasoned counselor Gumby Montgomery. We will also play games and take walks in the woods, fields, and wetlands to see what we can learn from other creatures’ nests, dens, and hideouts. Bring ideas and enthusiasm!