CANCELLED: 2022 SUMMER CAMPS at The Denver Waldorf School

Please note that all regular summer camp sessions have been cancelled. The only offering for 2022 is our Sports Summer Camp.

Full- & half-day camps for 3 ½ years old through 6th grade

We intentionally design our themed camps with developmentally appropriate activities that are grounded in Waldorf values and loaded with extra helpings of fun! Learn more about our weekly themes and pricing below.

Sports Summer Camp for 6th through 8th grade

During the month of June, we offer sports camps for rising 6th through 8th grade students. These week-long sessions are ideal for middle school students interested in learning how to play (or hone their skills in) volleyball or basketball. Managed by our Athletics Department, Sports Camp focuses on teamwork, sustainable conditioning, building endurance, and above all, fun!

About DWS Summer Camp

Summer camp at The Denver Waldorf School fills our days with exploration and adventure, nature and art, friendship, and unforgettable experience for ECE through 6th grade students! It’s summertime as it should be. Our weekly themes inspire creativity, movement, mindfulness, and an adventurous spirit, all the while making fun-filled summertime memories! 

Early Childhood (ECE) — Children ages 3 ½-6

Our ECE program is all about the magic of early childhood. From whimsical storytelling and outdoor exploration to simple crafts and circle time, each day of the week follows the healthy rhythm Waldorf education is known for throughout the world.

Lower Grades

Adventure reigns supreme in our program serving students in the lower grades. From learning how to track wildlife and venturing off campus to scientific experimentation and bellying up to our shaving cream slip ’n’ slide, each session gives students a new flavor of freedom.

Upper Grades

Pushing the envelope is the name of the game for our campers in the upper grades. From dabbling with urban survival skills and fire science to trying their hand at archery and capoeira, students move (literally!) beyond their comfort zone.

Important Dates & Details

Online Registration Opening/Closing

Online registration for 2022 Summer Camp is easy! Please note that last year’s camps filled early, and we anticipate the same this year. Mark your calendar to secure a spot!

  • 1/04/22: Registration opens
  • 1/04/22 – 1/31/22: Early bird pricing
  • 3/09/22: Registration closed

COVID-19 Updates

Please note that our lineup of activities might change in order to fall within the Covid-19 restrictions at the time of camp.

Call for Camp Counselors

Interesting in serving The Denver Waldorf School as a camp counselor? Click the button below for full details.

Apply to be a Summer Camp Counselor

Hours & Pricing

Full- and Half-Day Options

Full Day — 8am-3:30pm
Half Day — 8am-12:30pm
*Pricing varies by age group.

Early Bird Pricing

Register by January 31, 2022 to receive a 5% discount — applicable to both full- and half-day options. Please use the discount code: EarlyBird2022

ECE & Lower Grades Pricing

Full Day — $365/week
Half Day — $280/week

Upper Grades Pricing

Week 1 (June 6-10) — $390
Week 2  (June 13-17) — $390
Week 3 (June 20-24) — $425
Week 4 (June 21-July 1) — $425
Week 5 (July 11-15) — $425
Week 6 (July 18-22) — $425

Weekly Themes

We are using new software to manage our summer camp and afterschool club registration. Click the button below that applies to where you are in the registration process. As of March 9th, registration is now CLOSED.

Log in to an existing accountRegister for additional camps/clubs

Week One — Wildlife Adventures: June 6-10

ECE

Our proximity to open space makes this week full of adventure as young campers transform into wildlife detectives and get their hands dirty learning how to track animals.

Lower Grades: Entering 1st-3rd

Hot on the trail of local wildlife, campers venture into the world of forensics to enhance their sleuthing skills and sniff out bones, skins, and skulls. They’ll even solve a “who done it” mystery!

Upper Grades: Entering 4th-6th

Spotting signs of wildlife comes naturally to these older sleuths! In addition to hunting for skins and skulls, campers get their feet wet in the study of water ecology and conservation.

Week Two — Move & Groove: June 13-17

ECE

Experts at shimmying and wiggling, young campers begin learning how the body and music work together to create harmony! This week keeps campers moving with circus, yoga, dancing, and more!

Lower Grades: Entering 1st-3rd

Campers sample the many clubs offered during the school year including circus, archery, and more! They’ll even dive into challenging obstacle courses, dance, and yoga.

Upper Grades: Entering 4th-6th

This week keeps our older campers on their toes as they take circus, obstacle courses, yoga, and archery to the next level and explore coordinating music and movement.

Week Three — The Great Outdoors: June 21-24

ECE

Building on the skills learned in Week 1, our young outdoor sleuths continue their hunt for skins, skulls, and tracks, and then begin digging into the tools of observation. Young scientists in the making!

Lower Grades: Entering 1st-3rd

Building on the skills learned in Week 1, this session has campers taking a closer look at nature through the use of binoculars and microscopes. Science comes to life before their eyes!

Upper Grades: Entering 4th-6th

During this week, campers learn a bevy of outdoor adventure skills — from learning the basics of navigation and topographic map reading to building a fire and identifying native and invasive plant species. For all survivalists in the making!

Week Four — Oodles of Art: June 27 - July 1

ECE

Equal parts art playshop and exploration, this week features many of the traditional Waldorf activities our students know and love: wet felting, beeswax molding, watercolor, and more!

Lower Grades: Entering 1st-3rd

Our beloved Wood, Wax and Wool camp is a long-time favorite that has students creating with natural materials, whistling while they work in the woodshop, sculpting, and more!

Upper Grades: Entering 4th-6th

Campers learn the art of upcycling with a week dedicated to seeing beauty all around. Trash-to-treasure activities include everything from making paper to crafting with recyclables.

Week Five — Messy Week: July 11-15

ECE

Campers get covered from head to toe as we spend the week saying yes to mess! Menu items include mud pies, slime, finger painting, and much more, leaving no clean child behind!

Lower Grades: Entering 1st-4th

One of our most popular camps, Messy Week is chock full of slime slinging, mud baths, and the much-loved shaving cream slip ‘n’ slide.

Upper Grades: Entering 4th-6th

Messy Week has our older campers covered in head-to-toe fun. Plus, campers try their hands at tie-dying fabric, launching soda rockets, and erupting handmade volcanoes.

Week Six — Magic & Wonder: July 18-22

ECE

Fairy tales come to life through interactive storytelling — in typical Waldorf fashion! In addition to playing dressup and hosting tea parties, campers learn how to build magical fairy houses.

Lower Grades: Entering 1st-4th

Dubbed Earth Magic Week, this session conjures excitement for all the enchantment nature has to offer. Plus, campers dip into folklore, create wands and charms, study stones, and more!!

Upper Grades: Entering 4th-6th

Back by popular demand! A local muralist guides campers to design and paint a vibrant mural. Register early; this camp fills quickly.

DWS CAMP CONTACT

Mahdyeh Nowkhandan
Enrichment Director
303-777-0531 x113
enrichment@denverwaldorf.org