Shepherd Valley Waldorf School K - 8

Summer Camp: June 16 - August 15, 2014

Camp Morning Glory (for children aged 3-7 years old)

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Shepherd Valley Waldorf School offers a 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, ages 3 to 7
Camp Morning Glory offers three 3-week sessions this summer. You may choose either the three-day program or the five-day program. 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.


Session I: June 16 - July 3: Dance with the Ladybugs and Fairies!

Session II: July 7 - 25: Dig with the Farmers and Gnomes!

Session III: July 28 - Aug 15: Swim with the Fish and Mer-people!

Cost for each 3-week session:
3 day, 8:30am-12:30pm $390
3 day, 8:30am-3:30pm $660
5 day, 8:30am-12:30pm $630
5 day, 8:30am-3:30pm $1050

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)

Camp Cottonwood offers five different theme-based sessions this summer. Hours are 8:30am-3:30pm daily. Each day unfolds in a rhythmic way. Each morning the children will enjoy exploring our 38 acre campus during their daily walks. They will work with our farmers and gather food for morning snacks. Most days will include a trip to the beach at the Boulder Resevoir before lunch. Afternoons will be spent working on collaborative projects with a specialty teacher.

Aftercare until 5:00pm is offered as needed.

Session I: June 16-27 (two weeks): Watch for the flag: Go Cart and Woodworking with Taylor Replane. Every child will make their own full sized Go-Cart to take home in this woodworking camp!  Learn to use woodworking tools and explore the flags and customs of go cart culture! $725

Session II: June 30-July 11 (two weeks - no camp on July 4th): In the Shade of the Cottonwoods: Herb and Bee Camp with Joy Kemna. Explore the amazing interconnectedness of the plants and the bees. Experience giving and receiving as we offer our stewardship to the land and the bees, while wildcrafting herbs to create products such as soaps, salves, and our own natural soda from local roots. Share the gifts from the bees in our food and medicine, learn what’s the buzz about community as we study the hive as an organism, and find ways to help the bees. $610

Session III: July 14-25 (two weeks): The Juggling Time Travelers: Circus Camp with Lani Gordon. $675

Session IV: July 28-Aug 8 (two weeks): The Golden Cucumber: Indonesian Art, Batik and Shadow Puppet Theatre with Amy Oien.
The children will spend their afternoons listening to colorful stories, and learning the ancient arts of shadow puppetry and batik (dyeing fabric with wax resist). Our puppets will come to life during our last day presentation of "The Golden Cucumber", the story of a family's magical adventure as they save their daughter from an evil giant. $675

Session V: 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.


$340 per week (including Morning swimming at Boulder Reserviour and Afternoon speciality class)
Additional $40 for woodworking materials
Two week sessions are $675


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 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:

Amy Oien
I am an artist and educator who is passionate about helping others connect with nature through creative projects. I’ve worked with children since 2004, teaching fiber arts and nature connection, and am currently student teaching in a 5th grade public school classroom. Some of my favorite projects to do with the children involve creating small worlds that invite imaginative play and connecting with nature spirits through exploring the elements. I received my B. A. in Environmental Education from Prescott College and am currently working towards a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Special Education from CU Denver.

Darilynn Birse grew up in coastal, southern Maine and now attends Naropa University where she studies Health and Healing Psychology and Sacred Ecology. She grew up loving the outdoors, where her summer days were full of beach days, camping with the family, and hiking through the White Mountains. Her love for nature and desire to help our community reconnect to the natural world led her to Naropa. She now studies ways that the human community can both be closer to the earth as well as closer to themselves. Since moving to Colorado, she has enjoyed skiing and hiking in the Rockies and really hopes to see a mountain lion. A desire to reach out to children led her to Feet on the Earth.

Iris Candea

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.

Taylor Replane