Urban Prairie Summer

2021 In-Person Summer Camps at Urban Prairie

Summertime is for fun!  

Urban Prairie Waldorf School offers a variety of camps that fit the bill.

We are hosting camps for children both inside and outside the Urban Prairie community at our school campus at 1310 S. Ashland.

* Health Safety practices, such as requiring the use of face masks, frequent hand washing, sanitizing of surfaces, and safe distancing practices, will be followed – all within CDC, City of Chicago & ISBE approved safety guidelines.

Early Childhood Summer Camp – Register Here!

Children will experience the beautiful rhythms of the Early Childhood classroom with singing, crafting, cooking, storytelling PLUS quality indoor and outdoor Waldorf free play.

Open to potty-trained children ages 3 through 6 years old.

Week-Long Session from June 21st through August 13th (No Camp the week of July 5th-9th)                                                                                

Half-Day 8:00-12:00 pm $250 per week                                             Full-Day 8:00-3:00 pm $375 per week

Grade School Summer Camp – Register here!

Each week will feature different activities such as archery, gardening/urban farming, puppet theater, arts and crafts, capoeira, and circus. Afternoons will include outside play, and other neighborhood excursions.   

All camps are open to students entering 1st through 5th grade, EXCEPT for the Archery class with is for students entering 2nd through 6th. 

Week-Long Session from June 21st through August 20th (No Camp the week of July 5th-9th)                                                                                    

Full-Day 8:00-3:00 pm $400 per week

Grade School Camp – Weekly Schedule

June 21-25: Capoeira with Beto Defreitas
Beto is also returning to the Urban Prairie community, having taught capoeira to our students in years past. He is excited to bring this beautiful Brazilian movement form that combines dance and martial art elements.

June 28-July 2: Capoeira with Beto Defreitas
Beto is also returning to the Urban Prairie community, having taught capoeira to our students in years past. He is excited to bring this beautiful Brazilian movement form that combines dance and martial art elements.

July 5-9: No Camp

July 12-16: Puppetry Camp

Two of our beloved Urban Prairie teachers, Ms. Myra Kalaw and Mr. Gyasi Kress, are working under the mentorship of Urban Prairie parent and master puppeteer, Tom Lee, to bring an amazing puppetry camp. This will be a fun and exciting opportunity to learn the art of making and performing with puppets!

July 19-23: Circus Camp with CircEsteem

CircEsteem partnered with Urban Prairie last year to support our budding circus program. This organization finds talented and enthusiastic circus teachers to bring a circus program focused on positivity, supporting each other, and having fun with new skills! Sign up for the two week block or a single week.

July 26-30: Circus Camp with CircEsteem

CircEsteem partnered with Urban Prairie last year to support our budding circus program. This organization finds talented and enthusiastic circus teachers to bring a circus program focused on positivity, supporting each other, and having fun with new skills! Sign up for the two week block or a single week.

August 2-6: Archery with Brent Harmon *open to students entering 2nd through 6th grades 
Archery will return to Urban Prairie under the experienced hand of Brent Harmon. Brent has run archery programs at Urban Prairie in years past with great success. We recommend signing up for the full two weeks to get the most out of archery, but you may also sign up for a single week.

August 9-13: Archery with Brent Harmon *open to students entering 2nd through 6th grades
Archery will return to Urban Prairie under the experienced hand of Brent Harmon. Brent has run archery programs at Urban Prairie in years past with great success. We recommend signing up for the full two weeks to get the most out of archery, but you may also sign up for a single week.

August 16-20: Theater Camp with Alicia Winton
Our very own Ms. Winton will bring her passion of theater education to Urban Prairie! She has been working on her masters in theater education while being a valued teacher here and is excited to bring this opportunity to summer campers.

    Camp Schedule:

    8:15-8:30am   Morning Drop-Off Window
    8:30-10:30   Weekly Themed Camp 
    10:30-11:00   Snack Outside
    11:00-12:00pm   Week Themed Camp 
    12:00-1:00   Lunch 
    1:00-2:30  Daily Afternoon Activities

    2:30-3:00pm  Afternoon Pick-Up Window

    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 afternoon activity. 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.