Chicago Waldorf School Summer Camps
Spend the summer engaged in Waldorf-based: Creative Play • Nature • Crafts • Recreation • Sports & Athletic Movement • Urban Exploration • Afternoons at the Beach • Fun Activities • Music Instruction • Theater & Puppetry • Arts & Handwork • Exploring Vibrant Chicago Neighborhoods in weekly Field Trips... and more!
2013 Camps: from June 10th through August 9th. Enroll Now in Weekly Sessions or All Summer Long!
Chicago Waldorf School is offering expanded camp activities and options for full weekday coverage from 7:30am - 6:00pm. Our Kids Camp and Sports Camps offer full day camp experiences (All day camps are 8:30am - 3:30pm). Now campers can also try topics based, specialty camps which are offered as half-day "stand alone" options or as supplements to Kids Camp. (Half day camps are mornings: 8:30am-12:15pm and afternoons: 12:45pm-3:30pm). Additionally a Precare option is offered from 7:30-8:30am and After Care is offered from 3:30-6:00pm. Project materials and snacks will be provided in all camps (included in camp tuition). All campers should bring their own bag lunches and wear clothes appropriate for each camp's activities (details will be outlined on the first day of camp).
Early Bird Special: Register for a minimunm of 4 weeks by March 15th for a $100 discount!
Call 773.465.2662 or use the Summer Camps registration form to enroll. See below for specific camp descriptions. Camps range from $100/week to $300/week depending on the details of the camp. Registration form has specific dates, times and costs for each camp.
All Day Camps: kid activities & sports
Kids Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 10-Aug 9 (9 Weeks- Full Days / mornings & afternoons)
A traditional summer full day camp with weekly themed activities that will culminate in a Friday field trip by school bus to destinations in the city. Campers will also make daily trips to the beach and other outdoor play areas. Dress in comfortable clothes and bring a lunch. Snacks will be provided. (6 years + up)
African Drumming Camp . . . . . . . . . . June 10-14 (Week 1- Full Day / mornings & afternoons)
CWS drumming teacher, Michael Taylor, will guide campers through an exploration of the West African djembe drum and the surrounding culture, language, history, geography, and (of couse) music and songs. Drums will be provided. (For rising 2nd graders and up / 8 years + up)
Songwriting Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 17-21 (Week 2- Full Day / mornings & afternoons)
Have fun exploring basic songwriting techniques on musical instruments in a variety of traditional styles, including folk, blues and classical. The camp will culminate with an afternoon of campers performing & recording their songs at Soapbox Music Studio. (For rising 4th graders and up / 10 years + up)
Marionette Theatre Arts Camp . . . . . . June 24-28 (Week 3- Full Day / mornings & afternoons)
CWS handwork teacher, Claude Driscoll, will work with campers to create papier mache marionettes including hand-painted features, sewing clothing and creating a performance piece using the completed marionettes. (For rising 2nd graders and up / 8 years + up)
Patriot Play Days Camp . . . . . . . . . . . July 1-3 (Short Week / 3 days- Full Day)
Camps will be closed on July 4th & 5th. Campers can enjoy Kid Camp activities for our Patriot Play Days: Monday through Wednesday. Precare and Aftercare still available this week. (For 6 years + up)
Basketball Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 29-Aug 2 (Week 7- Full Day / mornings & afternoons)
Held in the CWS gymnasium, this camp is open to all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. We teach fundamental skill development as well as team concepts. Campers receive individual instruction from highly qualified coaches with previous college playing and coaching experience. Campers should bring a lunch. (11-18 years old)
Theater Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 5-9 (Week 8- Full Day / mornings & afternoons)
CWS teacher, Karen Hartz, will work with campers to create a theatrical production of a traditional fairy tale that will be performed in the camp. Campers will learn roles and develop stagecraft to support this production. (For rising 2nd graders and up / 8 years + up)
Half Day Camps: Specialty topics
Some specialty camps are full day. Others are offered as half-day camps that may be combined with another specialty camp or with Kids Camp and aftercare for a full day of coverage. Half day camps are mornings: 8:30am-12:15pm and afternoons: 12:45pm-3:30pm. If staying through lunch period (12:15-12:45), campers should bring a lunch. Aftercare option provides additional coverage until 6pm.
Yarn Crafts Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 8-19 (Week 4 / mornings & Week 5 / afternoons)
CWS handwork teacher, Claude Driscoll, will help campers transform yarns into handmade, colorful, and useful creations through knitting, crocheting and weaving. (For rising 2nd graders and up / 8 years + up)
Felting Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 8-19 (Week 4 / afternoons & Week 5 / mornings)
CWS handwork teacher, Claude Driscoll, will help campers experiment with dyeing sheeps’ wool using plant dyes, and then transforming the dyed wool into felting projects. (For rising 2nd graders and up / 8 years + up)
Art In The City Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . July 22-Aug 2 (Week 6 / mornings & Week 7 / afternoons)
CWS grade school teacher, Nancy Szymanski, will guide campers in an exploration of beauty and creativity in the urban environment. Campers will undertake projects that use the city’s landscapes as a vehicle for art. (For rising 2nd graders and up / 8 years + up)
Exploring Art Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . July 22-26 (Week 6- Half Day / afternoons)
Waldorf alum & CWS Main Office manager, Phoebe Cape, will introduce campers to a new art medium each day, including printmaking, textiles, painting, mixed media, and more. (For rising 2nd graders and up / 8 years + up)
Volleyball Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 5-9 (Week 8- Half Days / mornings & afternoons)
Volleyball- Level One (8:30am-12:15pm)
This camp covers all volleyball skills for beginning and intermediate levels and promotes collaborative team play. Campers receive instruction in volleyball technique with an emphasis on fun skill development games. (For rising 6th-8th graders / 11 – 14 years)
Volleyball- Level Two (12:45pm-3:30pm)
This camp provides more advanced and detailed instruction in volleyball techniques and skills for players in the intermediate to advanced levels. This camp will teach Individual skills, team play and offensive/defensive strategies. It will also address fitness and strength training. (For rising 9th-12th graders / 14-18 years)
Or call our main office at 773.465-2662 to register by phone. Registration Forms includes pricing and further details.
Waldorf incorporates active play and creativity in children’s learning to foster developmental growth.
Nine 1 week sessions are offered. Pick one week, multiple weeks or all summer!
Full day camp sessions run weekdays from 8:30am-3:30pm.
Separate aftercare and precare options are also available.
• Camps range from $100/week to $300/week depending on the details of the camp.
The registration form has all dates and pricing costs per camps.
• All materials, equipment and supply costs are included within the camp fee.
• For Kids Camp, Single Day Drop-Ins ($50.00 per day) may be prearranged 48 hrs ahead of time with the
Main Office on a “Space Available” basis.
• Payment is due the week before session begins.
• Because spaces are reserved, refunds/discounts are not available for absenses or early pickups.
Mail in this registration form or call our main office at 773.465-2662 to register by phone.