Dates

We will not be offering any Camp sessions in 2016.

Ages

Children around 3-8 are welcome to register. (Ask about older 2 year olds.) We will host up to 15 children and keep at least a 1:5 adult to child ratio. Children should be potty trained by the beginning of camp.

Tuition

Please contact the Camp Director here to ask about drop in days, payment plans, or financial assistance.

Tuition includes:
– unique, one-of-a-kind summer camp experience for your child!
– organic snack 5 days a week (produce bought is locally grown when possible)
– daily class of music/yoga/other
– all arts&crafts supplies
– all cooking & baking supplies
– 5 more hours per week than previous Sprouting Spirits sessions = more fun!
– the ability for us to proudly maintain a 1:5 ratio, so your child has the attention he/she deserves.

How do I register?

Registration has closed. You can register online here

Daily Rhythm/Schedule

8:50 – 9:00 Children arrive. Camp begins sharply at 9:00.

9:00 – 9:30 Opening Circle and morning songs and games

9:30 – 10:00 Arts & Crafts; snack

10:00 – 10:15 Story Time and potty break, walk to park

10:30 – 11:00 Free play/fairy houses at the Park

11:00 – 11:45 Inspiring Artist visits and teaches class

12:00 – 12:20 Walk back, Lunch at Home base

12:30 – 1:00 Afternoon songs, closing circle, children depart.

Time and Location

All activities are outdoors! Campers gather Monday through Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm for each session in the backyard of the Camp Director’s Phinney Ridge home. We will walk to Woodland Park/Rose Garden everyday for free time and snack. On rainy days, we will stay at home base and put up a tent to protect the children from the elements.

Curriculum

Most of the lessons, exercises, and games are created by the Camp Director, Hayley Crabtree. We use some lessons from the YogaEd curriculum, which teaches self-awareness and increases emotional regulation, intelligence, and concentration. Our games involve lots of physical activity, as well as our daily rest visualization (time-in). Many of the Seattle Waldorf parents enjoy our summer camp, as we believe in preserving the innocence and naivety of childhood. We involve the children in everything that we do – creating their own smoothie, gathering items necessary for the park, making pizza dough, helping the “youngsters” put shoes on…etc. This creates a sense of community, and also teaches the children responsibility. To read more about our goals and what we do and why, please visit our purpose page.