2017 Summer Camps

The more we take into account that intellect develops from the movement of the limbs, from dexterity and skills, the better it will be. — Rudolf Steiner

The Waldorf School of San Diego offers diverse summer camp experiences for children in Kindergarten (ages 4 1/2 to 6 years old) through Grade 8. Each summer, children throughout San Diego County come to our beautiful campus, located on a breezy hill in City Heights, to enjoy various age-appropriate Waldorf-inspired activities. Camp activities vary each year, but may include gardening, games/sports, handwork, plant based dyeing, swimming and more. Our camps are led by Waldorf-trained teachers, and provide a healthy balance of teacher-led activities and supervised outdoor free-play.

For all camps in early childhood, children will have a rest period following lunch, from 1pm-2pm. After this rest period children will have free play outside until pick up. Please note if you plan to pick your child up early it is advised that you pick up before 1pm or after 2pm.

Placement is first-come first-served. Summer camp grade is defined by the grade student is entering in the fall of 2017. Cancellations are charged a $25 fee. There are no drop-in or daily rates available. Registration will be accepted with full payment* and completion of this form. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after 1 week prior to class. All students not currently enrolled in WSSD must complete our Emergency Medical Information form (please ask at the office).

Our 2017 Summer Camp season will run for five weeks starting Monday, June 26 and ending Friday, July 28.

To register for Kindergarten Camps, please call the Main Office at 619-280-8016 to confirm availability.  Then you may print the Summer Camp Kindergarten Registration Form 2017  and the Medical Form (for students not enrolled in WSSD) and mail/email with payment.  

Early Childhood

Session 1: Latin Celebrations
Dates: June 26-30
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Led by: Mayra Sandelin and Leticia Ortega
Cost: $265

This has been one of our most popular camps for our children. The children will hear stories and sing songs in Spanish. They will make fun crafts and homemade salsa.

Session 2: Creepy Crawlers
Dates: July 2-7*  No camp on the 4th
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Led by: Mayra Sandelin and Leticia Ortega
Cost: $265

Children will have fun learning about the different critters that live in our garden. They will make fun crafts and listen to stories about bugs!

Session 3: Enchanted Garden
Dates: July 10-14
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Led by: Sheila Salmeron and Mayra Sandelin
Cost: $265

Children will hear stories about fairies and gnomes; they will build fairy homes in the garden.

Session 4: Down By the Sea

Dates: July 17-21

Time: 8:30am-4:00pm

Led by: Sheila Salmeron and Leticia Ortega

Cost: $265

Children will sing songs and make crafts about the sea and sea creatures.

Session 5: Forest Friends

Dates: July 24-28

Led by: Sheila Salmeron and Leticia Ortega

Cost $265

Children will hear enchanting stories about Forest critters and their friends. They will make a fun craft and sing songs.

2nd – 8th Grades

To register for Grades Camps, please call the Main Office at 619-280-8016 to confirm availability.  Then you may print the Summer Camp Grades Registration Form 2017 and the Medical Form (for students not enrolled in WSSD) and mail/email with payment.  

Session 1: Middle School Football
Dates: June 26- 30

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Cost $180

Students will learn the fundamentals of football which will include-catching and passing, blocking schemes, defensive drills and understanding proper footwork needed for football.They will also learn and understand the language of the game like the wide receiver tree route numbering system, formations and play calling such as “EMPTY, TWINS LEFT, Y-MOTION, SPOT PASS X”   This camp will be led by Coach Thomas from the high school.The camp will also include various conditioning and circuit training like ladder drills, hurdles and box jumps.

Session 1: Nature Camp & Swim

Dates: June 26-30

Time: 8:30am-4:00pm

Cost: $265

Led By: Sarah Womer

New camp this year. Join us for a week full of fun, nature inspired crafts and activities. This camp will be led by Sarah Womer.

Session 2: Plant Dyeing and Swim
Dates: July 3-7*  No camp on the 4th

Time: 8:30am-4:00pm

Cost $265

This is a camp for you and your child who would like to learn how to dye fibers with natural dyes. Led by our wonderful handwork teacher, Jennifer Hedin. Campers will work with different plants to create unique art work at the end of the end of the week. After lunch campers will head to the swimming pool for swim lessons and some water fun.

 

Session 3 Orchestral Music Camp and Swim
Dates: July 10-14
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $265

Students currently in grades 5-8

Please join Mrs. Warren and Mrs. Brown for a week long intensive summer study in strings and winds. We will spend our days working in large ensembles, splitting off into chamber groups, working in like-instrument sectionals, and reviewing a little music theory. After lunch campers will head to the swimming pool for swim lessons and some water fun. P

Session 3 Weaving and Swim

Dates: July 10-14

Time: 8:30am-4:00pm

Cost: $265

This summer, come spend a week with Mrs. Alvarez learning basic weaving techniques.  We will each build our own frame looms which we will then use to make individual small wall hangings.  Each child will learn to warp, tabby weave, tie rya knots, attach a hanging rod, and explore working with various types of fibers and other sundry materials to create a one-of-a-kind heirloom keepsake.

Session 4: Woodwork and swim

Dates: July 17-21
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Cost: $265
Led by: Peter Hodges
This is for 4th Grade and up only!
Campers will join our woodwork teacher, Mr. Hodges, making a little project with soft woods.  This camp will help students become familiar with different tools and wood projects.  After lunch we will head to the pool to cool off.

Session 4:  Arts and Crafts & Swim

Dates: July 17-21

Time: 8:30 am- 4:00 pm

Cost: $265

Led by Sarah Womer

Campers will have fun painting and making all sorts of fun crafts!
Session 5: Recycled Crafts and Swim
Dates: July 24-27
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Cost: $265
Led by: Jennifer Hedin

Campers always enjoy this camp run by our handwork teacher, Mrs. Hedin. Campers will make fun crafts by using items that were headed to the recycle bin or trash. T-shirt and jean bags,canning lid wind chimes, crocheting with yarn balls and more. After lunch campers will head to the swimming pool for swim lessons and some water fun.