Summer Camps

Registration links for Current SWSF parent or returning visitor students:

Trapeze Camp – registration open, drop-in’s welcome by request.

Farm Camp- registration closed, full

Circus Camp – registration closed, full

Questions
Trapeze & Circus Camps:
Registration-specific questions: email Circus Camp Registrar (Zoey Sugino) at circuscamp@sumerfieldwaldorf.org
Program-specific questions: email Circus Camp Director (Rose MacDonald) at circus@summerfieldwaldorf.org

Farm Camps:
Registration-specific questions: email Farm Camp Coordinator, Acacia Brisbois
Program-specific questions: email Farm Camp Director, Saree Heydenfeldt


Trapeze Camp – Summer 2024

Open to ages 7 to adult. Drop-in’s welcome by request. Email circuscamp@summerfieldwaldorf.org

Flying Trapeze is the closest you can get to flying! Come and experience a week of thrilling skill building and individualized lessons to help all participants progress and experience this amazing circus art. Join us for a week of Flying Trapeze on a full sized trapeze rig right here on Summerfield’s campus.

Morning Classes: Monday-Friday 9am-12pm
Afternoon Classes: Monday-Friday 1pm-4pm

Session 1: June 24-28
Session 2: July 1-5
Session 3: July 8-12
Session 4: July 15-19

Cost per session: $450 per person for session. Drop-in’s $60 per person.
Details: Please bring water canteen, hat, sunscreen, and wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing you can easily move in.

Farm Camp at Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm is an opportunity for children to connect with the natural world while living into the rhythms and experience of a working farm. The day is designed to inspire a connection with and love of nature and the outdoors. Activities include gathering eggs, planting in the garden, picking berries and vegetables, and cooking delicious organic snacks, crafts, games, songs and stories.

Please Note: Farm Camp is offered as three age-specific programs (age 4 years, age 5 years, and ages 6-10 years). Be sure to select the proper age group when registering your child.

Farm Camp (age 4 years & age 5 years (2 separate groups))

Commencing in the Kindergarten Village, both the 4-year-old and 5-year-old groups will embark on journeys to the Farm and Permaculture Garden to visit with the animals, pick berries, gather eggs and harvest vegetables. They gain a reverence for the natural world and learn about caring for animals and the earth. The children will also do crafts, sing, play games, hear stories, and enjoy much outdoor play time!

Farm Camp (ages 6-10 years)

The start of each day involves circle time on hay bales, setting the tone for farm chores ahead. From gathering eggs to planting in the garden, drying herbs, picking berries, and harvesting vegetables, the activities unfold. Children actively participate, assisting farmers in field work and contributing to the preparation of delicious organic snacks in the outdoor kitchen. Crafting and games are in the afternoon and their day ends with lunch and a story. Led by our very own Ms. Acacia & Ms. Saree, supported by two beloved assistant teachers and provided guidance from SWSF’s talented Farmers.

Aftercare

Our aftercare begins right after camp ends at 1pm and runs until 3:30pm. Registration is for the full week and hours thus we are not able to accommodate exceptions or drop ins. Refunds are not available for aftercare.

2024 Dates/Times:

Offered in 4, one-week sessions, Monday-Friday 8:30am-1pm. You can enroll your child in one session, or register for multiple sessions!

  • Session 1: June 17-21
  • Session 2: June 24-28
  • Session 3: July 1-5
  • Session 4: July 8-12

Please Note: We want to acknowledge that we are holding camp on the Federal holidays of Juneteenth and 4th of July. While we recognize the importance of these holidays, in an effort to give your children as much summer fun as possible we will hold camp on both of these dates.

Cost & Details:

  • Cost: $350 per child, per session.
    • Details: Please pack a sun hat, sunscreen (if needed), a water bottle and lunch (an organic morning snack is provided).

    • Aftercare Option–$200 additional per session: Extend the fun with our aftercare program running from 1pm to 3:30pm! Children help with chores, followed by a tasty snack and free play. Limited spaces available.

 

Circus Camp

Circus Camp – FULL

Run away and join the circus this summer! Circus Waldissima is excited to announce that we will be offering a Summer Camp program. Dust off your juggling balls, shake out your leotards and get ready for 5 weeks of acrobatic fun, led by experienced circus arts instructor, Rose MacDonald and a talented team of circus instructors. All classes are taught in and around our big blue and red circus tent. Please Note: Circus Camp is offered as three age-specific programs (ages 6-8 years and ages 9-14 years and 10-16 for aerial camp). Be sure to select the proper age group when registering your child.

Circus Camp Ages 6-8

Monday-Friday 8:30am-1pm

Circus Camp For Ages 6-8 offers a fun and supportive way to experience lots of different circus arts and related crafts. Each Friday there will be a showcase performance at the end of the day so everyone has a chance to see what we have been working on throughout the week.

  • Session 1: June 17-21
  • Session 2: June 24-28
  • Session 3: July 8-12
  • Session 4: July 15-19

Cost and Details:

  • Cost: $350 per child, per session.
    • Details: Please pack a sun hat, sunscreen, a water bottle and lunch (a morning snack is provided). Please send your student in clothes that are comfortable to move in, without metal zippers or rivets and with shoes that are easy to take on and off.
    • Aftercare Option–$200 additional per session: Extend the fun with our aftercare program running from 1pm to 3:30pm!

Circus Camp Ages 9-14 years

Monday-Friday 8:30am-1pm

Circus Camp For Ages 9-14 is offered as a two week session to allow our older students to build a more in depth show over the course of two weeks. Students will have the opportunity to try all sorts of circus techniques and build acts together.

  • Session 1: June 17-28
  • Session 2: July 8- July 19

Cost and Details:

  • Cost: $700 per child, per session.
    • Details: Please pack a sun hat, sunscreen, a water bottle and lunch (a morning snack is provided). Please send your student in clothes that are comfortable to move in, without metal zippers or rivets and with shoes that are easy to take on and off
    • Aftercare Option–$200 additional per session: Extend the fun with our aftercare program running from 1pm to 3:30pm!

Aerial Camp Ages 10-16 years

Monday-Friday 9:00 am-1pm

Aerial Camp is new to Circus Waldissima this year and is being offered for students who would like to focus only on aerial arts. Students will have the opportunity to work on Silks, Lyra, Spanish Web, and Trapeze.

  • Session 1: July 1-5

Cost and Details:

  • Cost: $400 per child, per session.
    • Details: Please a water bottle (a snack is provided). Please send your student in clothes that are comfortable to move in, without metal zippers or rivets and with shoes that are easy to take on and off. Aftercare is not offered for the Aerial Class.