Summer Programs 

serving children in Nursery, Kindergarten, and the early grades

The alluring scents and sunny days of summer tempt us to trade work and routine in favor of time outdoors. Our teachers understand the young child’s desire to daydream and explore during the summer season. They consciously plan experiences that allow children to unwind from the school year into a new “holiday” mood and a sense of freedom and exploration.

Designed to complement our September through June programs, Green Meadow Waldorf School’s summer offerings extend the school year for 4- to 9-year-old children and engage them with a balance of summer activities that strengthen their developing skills and capacities.

Run by trained Waldorf teachers, our summer programs take place on more than 11 acres of farm, fields, forests, gardens, and streams. Parents appreciate our unplugged environment, our ecological sustainability, and our commitment to serving food made with only natural and organic ingredients. We use rich materials for handcrafts and authentic tools for gardening, woodworking, and cooking. Children are welcomed into learning experiences that nourish their senses, engage their innate desire for self-initiated movement, and inspire their budding imaginations.

The Nature Place Day Camp also offers a non-competitive, nature-oriented experience on our campus for children aged 4 to 15. 

Summer 2018 Programs

Summer Fun Days: Felting Fun
with Jeanette LoPinto and Aya Yanagi

June 18-22: Half Day from 8:30am-12pm / Full Day from 8:30am-3pm

Ages 3-7; children bring lunch from home

We will spend a week immersed in artistic activities that meet the young child. The class will include wet-felted craft projects and preparation of home-cooked snacks. We will play in the sprinkler, enjoy rich imaginative play on the playground, and take nature walks to the nearby woods.

Summer Fun Days: WEAVing Fun
with Jeanette LoPinto and Aya Yanagi

June 25-29: Half Day from 8:30am-12pm / Full Day from 8:30am-3pm

Ages 3-7; children bring lunch from home

Please see description for June 18-22 program. The week of June 25-29 focuses on weaving.  

Japanese Star Festival Week

WITH aya Yanagi, assisted by Jeanette Lopinto

July 2, 3, 5, 6 (four-day program): Half Day from 8:30am-12pm / Full Day from 8:30am-3pm

Ages 4-7; children bring lunch from home

We will work with Origami and Kirigami decorations, learn Star Festival songs, and enjoy story time, as well as making and enjoying Japanese snacks. All this will be enriched by opportunities for rich imaginative play on our beautiful playground and on nature walks.

Calligraphy and Plant Dyeing

WITH aya Yanagi, assisted by Jeanette Lopinto

July 9-13: Half Day from 8:30am-12pm / Full Day from 8:30am-3pm

Ages 4-7; children bring lunch from home

Traditional sumi ink and brush are used for playful creation of symbols. We will plant dye, using different techniques, and bring home projects from our week together. Children will enjoy opportunities for rich imaginative play on our beautiful playground and on nature walks.

To register for any of the programs above, please contact Aya Yanagi. Prices for all above programs are $475/week for full day, $310/week for half day, except Japanese Star Festival Week (which is a four-day program due to the July 4 holiday, and costs $380/week for full day, $248 for half day).

Summer Farm Days

with Carol and Christoph Grieder

June 18-22 and June 25-29 from 9am-2pm, $550/week

Ages 4.5-9; children bring lunch from home

This popular program will open to the public on April 15 as space allows.

To register for Summer Farm Days, please email Carol Grieder.