Summer Camps

shepherd valley summer camp

Shepherd Valley Waldorf School offers Waldorf-inspired summer camp with themes related to our pillars of educating children, cultivating community and environmental stewardship. Children grow to love the land through immersion in our games and educational activities on our 38 acres; all the while relaxing and enjoying new and old friends on a summer day!

Camp Morning Glory (for children aged 3 to 7) 

Hours are 8:30am-12:30pm or 8:30am-3:30pm. Aftercare until 5:00pm is offered as needed.

Each day unfolds in a rhythmic way alternating group activities with opportunities for free play. Children will enjoy exploring our 38 acre campus during their daily walk to interact with the farmer and gather food for morning snacks, stories, songs and games during circle time, outdoor play with sand and water, crafts such as felting and fingerpainting.

To reserve space, both registration and payment must be received.
A 50% refund will be given if cancellation is received by May 20th. 


When calculating payment, please keep the following in mind: 
1. A 15% discount is applied for each student registered for two 3-week sessions or for siblings.
2. There is a $20 yearly registration fee for each child in Camp Morning Glory.

To secure your child's place for summer camp:
1. Register: complete on-line, mail or fax in a hardcopy.
2. Submit payment: via paypal (below) or mail in a check made payable to Shepherd Valley Waldorf School.
3. Complete school forms (immunization form, health appraisal, student information form, permission slip/form).

 

 

Camp Cottonwood (for children aged 8-12 years old)

Hours are 8:30am-12:30pm or 8:30am-3:30pm. Aftercare until 5:00pm is offered as needed.

Session III: Aug 11-15 (one week): The Long Ago Lake- Feet on the Earth with Darilyn Birse.  Explore nature’s mysteries and magic!  With a fun gang of Nature Explorers you’ll find out amazing things every day about what goes on in the wild when people aren’t looking.  One day a scavenger hunt, the next track animals and leave gifts for the fairies.  We’ll play LOTS of games, learn how to make awesome nature crafts, sing silly songs, and work on our “sneaking” skills.  Learn team work and ancient skills for living close to the Earth, with new and old friends. $340

To reserve space, both registration and payment must be received.
A 50% refund will be given if cancellation is received by May 20th. 

When calculating payment, please keep the following in mind: 
1. A 15% discount is applied for each student registered for two sessions or for siblings.
2. There is a $20 yearly registration fee for each child in Camp Cottonwood.

To reserve space:
1. Register: complete on-line, mail or fax in a hardcopy.
2. Submit payment: via paypal (below) or mail in a check made payable to Shepherd Valley Waldorf School.
3. Complete school forms (immunization form, health appraisal, student information form, permission slip/form).

 

INSTRUCTORS BIOS:

Iris Candea joined Shepherd Valley 2006 from Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten, where she spent six years as the Aftercare Director. Iris worked a year at River Song Waldorf School. Iris apprenticed with a Master craft teacher and brought a mediation training program to the upper grades and teachers. She worked the aftercare program for the elementary and kindergarten students, and assisted and taught in the kindergarten at Haleakala Waldorf School. Iris has spent more than sixteen years in the classroom with children. While in Colorado Springs, she was a docent, teaching programs for school children with the Forest Service where she nourished and shared her love of environmental education. She facilitated an art and nature based Rite of Passage program for families for fourteen years in New Mexico and Colorado. Iris brings an appreciation for parenting, as the mother of two boys.

Joy Kemna is a gardener, herbalist and practical arts teacher. This year marks her seventh year working with students at Shepherd Valley Waldorf School in concert with the 38 acres of experiential classroom! Joy is passionate about farm-integrated curriculum and opening students’ eyes to the wonders of nature. She is a Colorado licensed K-6 teacher, a state recognized Early Childhood teacher, and has a background in Waldorf education through her training at Rudolf Steiner College and many years as a Waldorf parent. Joy is a life-long learner who is currently pursuing a Master’s in education with a concentration in culturally and linguistically diverse education as well as continuing to deepen her studies of herbalism and traditional healing modalities at the feet of her elders.

 

Shepherd Valley Waldorf School
303-652-0130

6500 West Dry Creek Parkway
NIwot, Colorado 80503


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