Summer

Adventure and Fun

Stretch the imagination and explore local settings—with an emphasis on play and the outdoors.

Registration Now Open

Seattle Waldorf School offers a variety of summer camp options for students in pre-K through grade 12. Camps take place at SWS campuses and surrounding neighborhoods. Camps are open to the public and registration is on a first come, first served basis. See the SWS Summer Program Catalog for program details or scroll down for summary descriptions and registration links.

 

Session 1

June 27–July 8

Early Childhood, Ages 3-6

Join us for Waldorf-inspired exploration, play, and adventure. Our camp teachers are experienced in engaging young children in thoughtful, active, and imaginative play. Join for a two-week session or for all six weeks of summer fun! Register now

Magical Crafts, Rising Grades 1-3

Grab your magic wand, a pinch of fairy dust, and all your questions and jump into some Magical Crafts this summer. Campers will explore various paints, papers, and natural materials to learn about the scientific interactions that create mind-blowing art. Marbling, nature prints, optical illusions, paper making, and much more will bring our campers into a world of fun and play. Register now

Outdoor Adventures, Rising Grades 4-6

Want to learn how to rock climb, navigate the woods, and paddle far and wide? Now is your chance to delve deep into the great outdoors and local nature spots with the support of skilled Outdoor Educators. Campers will spend each week participating in rock climbing, hiking, navigation, paddle sports, and stewardship activities. Campers will leave camp with strong bonds and the skills needed to stay safe outdoors. Register now

Dungeons & Dragons, Rising Grades 5-8

Do you love fantasy? Do you love board games? Want to create a whole new world with your friends? Seattle Waldorf School is lucky to have amazing Dungeon Masters to lead a fantastical campaign this summer. For two weeks you will dive deep into the world of role-playing games and story. Bring your magic, bring your maps, and prepare for your mind to expand beyond the human realm! Register now

Creators, Rising Grades 6-8

Young artists gather for an opportunity to find your favorite medium, learn about local and historical artistry, and create with your friends. Creators will spend the week engaging in focused art projects where they will explore fiber arts, sculpture, paper arts, and much more. Twice per week, campers will take public transit to visit a local museum or art space in Seattle. Get ready for deep study, ah-ha moments, and lots of fun with friends! Register now

Session 2

July 11–22

Early Childhood, Ages 3-6

Join us for Waldorf-inspired exploration, play, and adventure. Our camp teachers are experienced in engaging young children in thoughtful, active, and imaginative play. Join for a two-week session or for all six weeks of summer fun! Register now

Magical Crafts, Rising Grades 1-3

Grab your magic wand, a pinch of fairy dust, and all your questions and jump into some Magical Crafts this summer. Campers will explore various paints, papers, and natural materials to learn about the scientific interactions that create mind-blowing art. Marbling, nature prints, optical illusions, paper making, and much more will bring our campers into a world of fun and play. Register now

Young Authors, Rising Grades 4-6

Take some time to slow down and explore your inner world of story and creativity this summer. Whether you enjoy storytelling, book binding, drawing, zines, or improv acting, you’ll find yourself right at home in Young Authors Camp. Working with talented creative writers, journalists, and artists of all kinds, campers will learn the basics of bookmaking, the power of narrative, and the joys of character creation. By the end each camper will have created a variety of books and stories to share with their communities or even publish some day! Register now

Outdoor Adventures, Rising Grades 6-8

Want to learn how to rock climb, navigate the woods, and paddle far and wide? Now is your chance to delve deep into the great outdoors and local nature spots with the support of skilled Outdoor Educators. Campers will spend each week participating in rock climbing, hiking, navigation, paddle sports, and stewardship activities. Campers will leave camp with strong bonds and the skills needed to stay safe outdoors. Register now

Creators, Rising Grades 9-10

Young artists gather for an opportunity to find your favorite medium, learn about local and historical artistry, and create with your friends. Creators will spend the week engaging in focused art projects where they will explore fiber arts, sculpture, paper arts, and much more. Twice per week, campers will take public transit to visit a local museum or art space in Seattle. Get ready for deep study, ah-ha moments, and lots of fun with friends! Register now

Session 3

July 25–August 5

Early Childhood, Ages 3-6

Join us for Waldorf-inspired exploration, play, and adventure. Our camp teachers are experienced in engaging young children in thoughtful, active, and imaginative play. Join for a two-week session or for all six weeks of summer fun! Register now

Explorers, Rising Grades 1-3

Time to explore the ins and outs of Meadowbrook. With backpacks, water bottles, maps, and strong legs, we will explore Meadowbrook Pond, Kramer Creek, and the Edible Hedge, all just a walk away from Seattle Waldorf School. Campers will learn about navigation, bird and animal identification, and foraging/harvesting safety. Join us for the final two-week session of camp as we learn details about our community, big and small. Register now

Young Authors, Rising Grades 4-6

Take some time to slow down and explore your inner world of story and creativity this summer. Whether you enjoy storytelling, book binding, drawing, zines, or improv acting, you’ll find yourself right at home in Young Authors Camp. Working with talented creative writers, journalists, and artists of all kinds, campers will learn the basics of bookmaking, the power of narrative, and the joys of character creation. By the end each camper will have created a variety of books and stories to share with their communities or even publish some day! Register now

Ultimate Frisbee, Rising Grades 5-8

The tradition continues! Summer Ultimate is open to all levels of experience and middle schoolers both in and outside of Seattle Waldorf School. Every day, campers will start their morning with warm-ups, skill-building, drills, and inspiration followed by an afternoon of scrimmages, games, and friendly competition. This summer, join your friends for the ultimate summer sports experience and fun in the sun. Register now

Outdoor Adventures, Rising Grades 9-10

Want to learn how to rock climb, navigate the woods, and paddle far and wide? Now is your chance to delve deep into the great outdoors and local nature spots with the support of skilled Outdoor Educators. Campers will spend each week participating in rock climbing, hiking, navigation, paddle sports, and stewardship activities. Campers will leave camp with strong bonds and the skills needed to stay safe outdoors. Register now

Summer Care & Aftercare

June 27–August 5

Summer Care, Rising Grades 1-5

Need childcare this summer? Looking for a program where your children will be encouraged to explore their big questions, play in nature, and connect with peers? Seattle Waldorf Summer Care is designed for families who may need care on a weekly basis in between their own adventures. We will offer exciting themes each week based on the senses. Get ready for clay, gardening, scavenger hunts, and much more! One-week sessions, half-day (8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) and full-day (8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.) options. Register now

Aftercare, Pre-K - Grade 8

SWS is pleased to offer a registration-based program to families who need additional childcare beyond the regular camp schedule (3:00–5:00 p.m.). While in aftercare, students will have opportunities to participate in structured and unstructured activities as the day winds down—or to rest as needed. Sign up for a full week or select the days you need.

Counselors in Training

June 27–August 5

Counselors in Training, Rising Grades 11-12 & Current Grade 12

Counselors in Training (CITs) will hone their leadership skills under the guidance of the CIT Coordinator and corresponding activity leaders. CITs will have a chance to earn community service credit while participating in and helping to lead Summer Camp activities. If you are passionate about leadership in the areas of environmental education, artistic expression, athletics, camp counseling, and camp management, then we invite you to become a CIT! Students will be able to choose a camp to support: early childhood, grade school, outdoor education and ultimate frisbee, arts, or Dungeons and Dragons. Register now

Student holding handmade bookmarks
Students performing a play
Students creating an outdoor shelter
Students playing Ultimate Frisbee

Questions

Contact Syd Shannon for program information.