Come experience the beauty of our farm or the excitement of our circus! Our summer programs are a great way to get a taste of our school and Sonoma county.
Farm Camp, for ages 4 – 10
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, cooking delicious organic snacks, crafts, games, songs and stories. Our 4-5 year old program takes place on our First Grade Playgarden which is transformed for the summer into a nature habitat with crafts and garden work. This location makes daily trips to the Farm and Permaculture Garden more accessible. Our 6 – 10 year old program takes place on our Farm.
We offer six, one-week sessions of Farm Camp usually starting the third week of June and running through July. We meet Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 1pm (including July 4th!). You may enroll your child in one session or up to all six sessions! Please pack a lunch – an organic morning snack is provided.
We also offer a fun and nurturing After Care Program from 1 to 3:30pm for children ages 6 – 10. Our staff is well trained in environmental education, bringing a “sustainable model” to the young child.
Registration for the summer of 2020 will open in February 2020.
Earth Ecology Camp, for ages 10 – 14
Fiber Arts in the Garden: Taking wool from our sheep and plants from our garden, learn to wash, card, spin, dye and weave it into something beautiful. Pick berries for snack and build community while exploring color and craft. Using the Permaculture Garden and Handwork Room, this special session will be taught by Summerfield’s Handwork teacher, Lisa Wilde.
Earth Ecology Camp: Earth Ecology Camp is specifically designed for youth ages 10–14. Students will learn ecological skills and practices in our Permaculture garden. Daily activities include growing and harvesting food, gathering herbs for teas, cooking in our solar oven, picking berries, use of natural plant dyes, natural crafts including wood carving, and wetland studies. We will explore the wild areas of the land, the farm and become an “earth-wise” community.