Join us for a summer of fun!!
Remember those lazy days of summer? Time spent outside, running around with friends; no screens, phones, or organized sports to constantly be taking away from our much needed downtime.
Our Nature Camp is designed for your children, 7 – 12 years of age. It will be a place for them to reconnect with nature, friends, and themselves after a busy year in school.
Our fully outdoor program, with a home-base at Spring Park (Matthews St). From there we will travel around by foot visiting Grandmother Willow and the Spring Creek Trail, as well as the ‘Forest’ and Edora Park.
There will be crafting galore to keep children engaged, hands busy, and to add a bit focus and good work to their day. The summer will be broken up into crafting blocks where children can acquire new skills, or continue building on previously learned skills.
Crafting blocks may include:
What will a typical day look like?
Children will gather at Spring Park with drop off between 8:00-9:00am. After everyone has arrived, we’ll gather for a morning circle to greet the day. Depending on the daily rhythm, we’ll either stay at the forest or move to another outdoor location.
Days will include:
- Arts & Crafts
- Group games
- Snack time
- Picnic lunch
- Tree climbing
- Nature hunts
- Playground play
This is how my child should spend the summer!!
How do I enroll??
Complete the enrollment interest form below! Enrollment priority is given to River Song Waldorf School alumni and siblings of current children. Registration opens in January of each year. (Rates are below)
2021 Tuition & Fees
Our 10-week summer camp program dates are June 1st – August 6th. Rates include 1 week of vacation/absence, at no charge. We ask each family to coordinated their scheduled week of vacation in advance.
Full day 8:00-5:30; Half day 8:00 – 2:00.
- 5 full days (M-F) ~ $1,074/mo; $2,416.50/summer
- 5 half days (M-F) ~ $741/mo; $1,667.25/summer
- 3 full days (M-W) ~ $727/mo; $1,635.75/summer
- 3 half days (M-W) ~ $502/mo; $1,129.50/summer
- 2 full days (Th/F) ~ $507/mo; $1,140.75/summer
- 2 half days (Th/F) ~ $350/mo; $787.50/summer
There is a one-time materials fee of $100/child. This feel will help cover the extra costs of crafting and personal supplies that we’ll purchase for each child.
*What if I will be late dropping off my child?
If you have to drop off late, please coordinate in advance with the camp counselors to determine location based on anticipated time of arrival.
*What will my child need to bring each day?
All campers will be responsible for carrying their own backpack, containing:
- Healthy, hearty lunch (packed with ice packs, if necessary)
- Afternoon snack
- Water shoes, towel, bathing suit on water play days
- Towel or small blanket for meal & craft times
- Filled water bottle
- Sun hat
- Rain Gear (on days rain is forecasted)
*What is the $100 materials fee for?
Many of the natural materials we use can be somewhat costly. The materials fee will help offset the extra costs of crafts/projects the children will be creating over the summer. Each camper will also be given a bag, which will include: journal, pencils (colored & regular), scissors, crafting supplies, safety equipment (goggles, gloves), etc. These bags are theirs to take home at the end of the summer.
*What if I need to pick up after 2:00 but before 4:00 when they head back to Indian Hills Park?
Any pickups prior to departure will take place at the location of the day.
*How will I know where my child is each day?
A schedule will be sent home at the beginning of each month. The camp counselors will alert parents to any changes at daily drop off.
*Can my child bring their cell phone in case of an emergency?
We ask families to keep their electronics at home. River Song Nature Camp, just like River Song Waldorf School, strives to be tech-free. Children need this time to unplug to be present in the moments. All counselors will have cell phones for use in an emergency or if a child needs to contact a parent.
*What will you do for bathrooms when out and about all day?
Spring Park and Edora Park have public restrooms available for use. When the camp is at the forest or willow tree, we will have a portable composting toilet with privacy tent to be used for immediate bathroom needs. Otherwise, a counselor will take a group of children to use the restroom at River Song Waldorf School.
*How will the children be protected from the hot Colorado sun?
We will have portable shade tents with us for use when trees do not provide enough coverage. Spring Park & Edora Park also have shelters for use. All children will need to have appropriate sun hats and apply sunscreen often.
*What happens if it rains?
Rainy days during the summer are not common, so will not be a big concern for us. The sun shades will double for rain protection when needed. Spring Park & Edora Park also have shelters for use. We ask that children have rain gear since we’ll still be running around outside.