Summer Camps

Spend the summer in action!

Creative Play • In Nature • Arts & Crafts • Music • Food • Movement • Urban Exploration...and more!

Eight 1-week sessions are offered from June 21-August 13. Pick one week, multiple weeks, or all summer!



EC - Grade 3 Outdoor Free Play Camp

June 21 - August 13

Ages: 3.5-9 years old


Full Day

8am - 3pm | $300/Week

Half Day

8am - 12pm | $225/Week

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This play-based summer camp involves outdoor activities, nature fables and storytelling, playtime, nature-based crafts and other Early Childhood class experiences.

Week 1 6/21-6/25

Week 2 6/28-7/2

Week 3 7/5-7/9

Week 4 7/12-7/16

Week 5 7/19-7/23

Week 6 7/26-7/30

Week 7 8/2-8/6

Week 8 8/9-8/13

In the event camp is canceled due to COVID health issues and/or city restrictions, camp fees would be refunded for those days.

If you have questions about camp, please contact Ashley Gambill at agambill@chicagowaldorf.org

Our health and safety guidelines:

  • All children must wear a mask while at camp.
  • Parents will be required to take their child’s temperature at home before camp and fill-out a daily health form at drop off.
  • Children who are signed up for a half day must bring a snack.
  • Children who are signed up for a full day must bring a snack and a lunch.
  • Camp will be outside, weather permitting.
  • There will be a required pre-screening meeting with parents to discuss camp COVID procedures.

Daily Rhythm

EC Summer Camp

Ages 3.5-6

8:00 Arrival

8:00 - 9:30 Inside free-play time

9:30 - 9:45 Clean-up and bathroom time

9:45 – 10:00 Circle time (seasonal songs)

10:00 - 10:30 Outdoor Snack time

10:30 - 11:30 Outdoor free play time

12:00 Half-day children pick-up-time (outside), in case of rain pick-up inside

Afternoon Rhythm:

12:00-1:00 Lunch-time

1:00-1:30 Story time

1:30-2:30 Quiet rest time (nap)

2:30-3:00 Outside time and pick up

Your child does not have to nap but may lay down quietly and rest on their cot. This is part of healthy development of the young child who is 3-6 years old. This way the brain and the whole body can rest and the child’s well-being is restored.

We will also do beeswax once a week.

Please make sure to put sunscreen on your child and bring a sun hat, extra clothing, extra masks and rain gear. We will be playing outside even if it rains.

For snack and lunch: please pack a healthy snack and lunch for your child and water bottle filled with water.

Grades Summer Camp

Ages 7-9

8:00 Arrival

8:00 – 9:30 We will play games in the gym or walk to the park and play there

9:30 – 10:00 Snack break

10:00 – 11:45 We will make different crafts, arts or bread baking

11:45 – 12:00 Clean-up, wash hands

12:00 Half-day children get picked up

12:00 – 1:00 We eat lunch. If the weather is nice, we will walk to Ravenswood Gardens to eat outside and relax there. There will also be time for reading, telling stories, etc.

1:30 – 3:00 We will walk back to school, use the bathroom, go to the park across the street or play board games inside.

3:00 Pick-up

Registration Steps FAQ

The registration link brings you to UltraCamp where you will be required to create an account and complete all of the necessary medical information for your child. Follow the steps below to complete registration.

You may first see: "Please select your camp from the list below." Scroll down to pick "Chicago Waldorf School" from the list of camps & schools. Then, in the CWS event registration window:

1. CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Click the "Create an Account" button, and follow the instructions to create your profile and make a new password (please keep a record of this password-you will use it for registering for future CWS events, like our Summer Camps and other school presentations.)

2. ADD YOUR CHILD(REN) TO THE ACCOUNT

Complete the profile of your child (you only need to do this once, and the profile will work for all future registrations). Add this person as "your child" and then you can move on to Reservations.

3. MAKE A RESERVATION

Click the "Reservations" link in the navigation bar to get to the web page to select which Circus Club your child will attend.

4. SELECT A SESSION

You will see Summer Camps (listed next to other events). Pick the right Camp by its title (and dates) and fill out all the info about your child's health and any other adults authorized to pick-up your child. Once you complete & submit the registration form, move on to payment.

5. COMPLETE PAYMENT

Click "payment" from the navigation bar to complete your child's registration and submit payment!