Urban Prairie Waldorf School

2019 Summer Camps

Summertime is for fun, and Urban Prairie Waldorf School offers a wide variety of week-long summer camps that fit the bill.

Looking for a camp for your preschooler?  Click here for Early Childhood Summer Camp. 

Archery camp is available to students entering grades 3 – 8.  All other camps are open to children entering grades 1 – 5, both inside and outside the Urban Prairie community. Camps will be held at UPWS (1310 S. Ashland) as well as walking field trips around the neighborhood.

Before-care is available at 8 am.  You may either choose a half or full day option. Half-day pick-up is at 12:00.  Full day pick-up is at 3:30 pm; there is after-care available until 5:00pm.

Pricing:

  • One week whole days: $365
  • One week half days (morning session): $225
  • Beforecare (8-9am):  $10
  • Aftercare (3:30-5pm): $15

Week 1:  June 17 – 21 ~ Fiber Arts

Instructor: Sarah Steedman, UPWS Handwork Assistant and parent of Charlotte (Grade 5) and Elliot (2018 Graduate)
Using fabric, thread, yarn and sewing skills learned in handwork class, we will create items such as an embroidered self portrait, an animal mask, and a fish shaped wind sock.
This camp is for crafty kids who like to use their hands to create useful items to keep or give away as gifts.

SIGN UP HERE

Week 2:  June 24 – 28 ~ Circus and Creative Movement

Instructors:
Sophie Huckabay, UPWS Circus Arts Teacher
Shawn Lavoie, Long time circus performer and Humanities, Spanish and Movement teacher at Youth Initiative High School in Viroqua, WI
AnnaJo Doerr, Spatial Dynamics trained movement coach

This camp will blend the Waldorf-inspired movement discipline of Spatial Dynamics with circus arts including aerial silks, tight wire, juggling, and mime. All three instructors have a rich history in circus arts and deep roots in Waldorf eduction.

SIGN UP HERE. 

Week 3:  July 8 – 12 ~ Music

Instructor: Dan Galat, UPWS Orchestra Assistant Teacher

Gifted teacher and musician Dan Galat will bring music to life in this engaging camp. Children of all skill levels will sing, make instruments, experience the joy of making music together.

SIGN UP HERE.

Week 4:  July 15 – 19 ~ Puppetry

Professional director, designer, and puppeteer Tom Lee and dancer/choreographer Lisa Gonzales will lead children on an amazing puppet adventure.  They will learn the art of shadow puppetry and create their own works of art.

SIGN UP HERE. 

 Week 5:  July 22 – 26  ~ Archery (grades 3 – 8)

Back by popular demand, Northside Archery Club Head Coach Brent Harmon will lead students in an exciting week of archery instruction.  All equipment will be provided.  Students need only bring a sense of adventure!

SIGN UP HERE. 

Week 6:  July 29 – August 2 ~ Circus with CircEsteem

Because there is no such thing as too much circus, CircEsteem will be gracing the gymnasium of Urban Prairie for a two week residency. These are talented instructors with experience teaching circus arts to children of all ages. Sign up for one or two weeks of this exciting program.

SIGN UP HERE. 

Week 7:  August 5 – 9 ~ Circus

Because there is no such thing as too much circus, CircEsteem will be gracing the gymnasium of Urban Prairie for a two week residency. These are talented instructors with experience teaching circus arts to children of all ages. Sign up for one or two weeks of this exciting program.

SIGN UP HERE. 

Week 8:  August 12 – 16 ~ Capoeira

In Capoeira Angola immersion camp, students will learn the basic history of capoeira, from it’s inception as a fight for liberation to it’s evolution as a present-day game designed to sharpen the physical and mental bodies both on an individual level and, more importantly, on a communal level.

The physical game of capoeira is often compared to a dialogue where the “conversation” that takes place between two individuals is carried out through movements that are both martial arts and dance-like movements. By the end of the week, students will learn enough fundamental movements that represent “questions” and “answers” to have a conversation or play a game with one another.  This camp will be led by teachers from the International Capoeira Angola Foundation – Chicago.

SIGN UP HERE. 

What to bring:

All campers staying for the whole day are required to bring a sack lunch including a water bottle, morning and afternoon snack, as well as proper attire for each day’s activities. Please bring a change of clothes, sunscreen, towel and water play clothing Monday to leave at school all week.

UPWS Allergy Policy

The following food items are not permitted school wide, so that we can minimize the risk of life threatening allergic reactions:

1) Peanuts in any form including oil and flour forms.
2) Tree nuts, in any form. (Includes almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, macadamia, pralines, pesto, nut butters, marzipan, gianduja, Nutella)

Other food restrictions may be added as needed based on students’ allergies.