HVWS Summer Camp | Kids Out and About Fairfield County, CT

HVWS Summer Camp

HVWS Summer Camp is a day camp for children ages 3-14. Offering two groups—Explorers for 3- to 8-year-olds and Artists for 9- to 14-year-olds—HVWS Summer Camp is the perfect place for natural and exciting summer fun! Led by caring and talented educators, HVWS Summer Camp invites children to enjoy the summer through participating in a variety of activities. The Summer Camp day runs from 9 AM to 3 PM. We provide an organic, allergen-free, non-GMO snack and campers bring their own lunch daily.

Our Explorers will play with water and mud; participate in group games; enjoy organic gardening, cooking and snacks; and make arts and crafts related to the theme of the week using natural materials such as wool, beeswax, silk, wood, etc. We follow a simple daily rhythm that provides the campers with a sense of trust and ease while they explore nature, make new friends, and learn new skills.

Our Artists are more capable of challenging themselves physically and socially. Our goal is to provide opportunities that meet our older campers developmentally in a safe, natural environment. Our Artists will learn specific skills such as theater improvisation, shelter and vehicle building, wilderness survival, musical instrument construction and playing, archery, and circus arts.

For more information about Summer Camp for families in Newtown, Bethel, Danbury, and the surrounding communities, please e-mail Summer Camp Director, Marcela Perez, at camp@waldorfct.org.

EXPLORERS, AGES 3-8

There is no better time than the summer to enjoy water play. Sand, mud and water are great companions in the summertime. Throughout our summer we will have plenty of outdoor time and fun building, creating, and relaxing in the warm weather. The sprinkler will shower playtime and turn sand into a building material!

SUMMER 2020:

WEEK 1: June 22 to June 26
MUSIC AND MERRIMENT with ISABEL GANDARA
While summer can be a time to relax, it is still fun to add a little music and merriment to your days! Join us as we create simple percussion instruments, colorful hats, and wave our batons to the melody of the summer sounds around us. We will lead a musical parade as we serenade the birds, bees and butterflies!

WEEK 2: June 29 to July 3
CIRCUS AND CLOWNS with ANNETTE PREVITI
Tumbling, juggling, and “walking the tightrope,” are all activities our inner clown enjoys! Have fun this week making your own juggling balls, playing with circus toys, and clowning around with friends.

WEEK 3: July 6 to July 17
SHELTERS AND TUNNELS with ANETTE PREVITI
How fun it is to build different size shelters and tunnels! We will use a variety of materials–including sand, mud, and water–to build tiny structures to use in our imaginative play and larger structures to shelter ourselves and our friends. We may also paint, draw, and even make a little town together!

WEEK 4: July 20 to July 24
BOATS, TRAINS, AND TRAVELING with ISABEL GANDARA
Adventures by boat, train, and many other modes of travel make up theme of this week! We may build some tiny vehicles to use in our imaginative play or transform our play structures into bigger ships to
sail with our friends! We will draw and paint the wonderful lands we may visit.

WEEK 5: July 27 to July 30
BUTTERFLIES, BUGS, AND BEES with ISABEL GANDARA
Summertime is the perfect time to observe and run alongside our winged and multi-legged friends. We will build bug houses to safely keep an eye on our friends before we release them back into their habitats. Watercolor painting, beeswax modeling, and more are ways for us to bring our friends home with us without taking them from the garden!

WEEK 6: July 29 to August 2
GROWING AND GIVING with ANETTE PREVITI
“Oh what abundance the summer doth give…” Spend the week with friends, flora, and fauna as we cultivate our summer garden! You will enjoy planting seeds that you’ll bring home to watch grow in the summer sun. Working together to grow the land is mighty fun with friends by your side!

WEEK 7: August 3 to August 7
FAIRIES, KNIGHTS, AND DRAGONS with ISABEL GANDARA
The woodland creatures need protecting! Together we will build houses to keep our fairy friends safe, ride on “horses” into the sunset, and build castles in the sandbox, all the while keeping an eye out for the dragon we will attempt to tame.

WEEK 8: August 10 to August 14
LIFE IN THE WOODS with ISABEL GANDARA
Deer, squirrels, foxes, turkeys, owls and many more animals will show us this week how they live in the woods! We will use different materials to make them tiny and see what they look like when we have them in our hands. We may also explore the places where they hide through stories, drawings, watercolor and beeswax modeling. We may even turn into one of these forest creatures to play with our friends!

ARTISTS, AGES 9-14

SUMMER 2020:

WEEK 1: June 22 to 26
CIRCUS ARTS with LAURA GEILEN

WEEK 2 : June 29 to July 3
CIRCUS ARTS with LAURA GEILEN

WEEK 3: July 6 to 10
DESIGN AND BUILDING PROJECTS with ERIC LIFGREN

WEEK 4 July 13 to 17
DESIGN AND BUILDING PROJECTS with ERIC LIFGREN

WEEK 5: July 20 to July 24 ages
ARCHERY and ART PROJECTS with LAURA HAYES and JENNIFER CHAPMAN

WEEK 6: July 27 to 30
ARCHERY and ART PROJECTS with LAURA HAYES and JENNIFER CHAPMAN

WEEK 7: August 3 to August 7
THEATER IMPROVISATION with LAURA HAYES

WEEK 8: August 10 to 14
ARCHERY and ART PROJECTS with LAURA HAYES and JENNIFER CHAPMAN


*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.

Location:

40 Dodgingtown Road
Newtown, CT, 06470
United States

Phone:

203-364-1113 x102
Contact name: 
Therese Lederer
Email address: 
Dates: 
06/22/2020
06/23/2020
06/24/2020
Time: 
9 AM to 3 PM