Summer Camp

Camp Registration opens Feb 1, 2024. New Programs added weekly.

A Word From Our Camp Director:

Hello Parents, Guardians, Campers, and Friends,

This year marks 14 years of Toronto Waldorf School Summer Camp!

We are very excited to be offering a summer full of movement, arts, social and life skills development based weeks. We wish to thank all of our supportive families who trust the TWS Summer Camp with their campers and look forward to offering the quality of care Waldorf is known for.

We have had a lot of inquiries about what makes Waldorf Summer Camp special. Our uniqueness comes from our child centered approach and our belief in an intentionally simple summer.

With our staff’s deep understanding of how to provide children with a healthy, and supportive community, and children’s endless capacity for play and creation, we provide our campers with the care, activities and life skills which serve them for years to come. Research shows that the things which children need most are undervalued in today’s fast-paced high-tech times. These things include, freedom in play, creative expression, time outdoors, sensory rich experiences, dynamic movement, co-operation and collaboration in games, and respect for children’s individuality.

Our experienced staff strive to promote these qualities through our summer camp program.

In our time at The Toronto Waldorf Summer Camp, we have been blessed to have had the opportunity to meet these ideals every summer, and our summer community has continually grown as more families understand what makes this camp unique.

We are excited to meet all the new campers in 2024 and their families, and be rejoined with familiar campers.  If you are interested in hearing more about the summer camp, feel free to contact lcipolla@torontowaldorfschool.com.

See you in the summer,

Laura Cipolla

TWS Summer Camp Administrator

 

Our Camp:

Primary (ages 4 to 6) Campers will enjoy a harmonious environment where rhythm and structure encourage opportunities for free play and artistic activities.

Junior (ages 7 to 9) and Senior Campers (ages 10 to 12) and Senior Plus Campers (ages 12-15)  will love our weekly themes, including drama, puppetry, crafts, woodwork, games, pottery, sports and more!

  • Our camp staff are trained and experienced Waldorf teachers, Waldorf alumni/ae and students.
  • Each day includes vegetarian healthy snacks and lunches made from organic ingredients where possible.
  • It is a place where friendships blossom and well-being is nourished. It’s the way summer should be!
  • TWS Summer Camp, easily accessible to those in Thornhill, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and the GTA,  is open to both current Waldorf students and non-Waldorf students.

 

Refund Policy

There will be no refunds after April 1st, 2024.

There will be no other refunds given for days missed unless a valid doctor’s note has been provided. All refunds are subject to a $100.00 non-refundable administration fee.

For questions, or concerns regarding our policy please contact Laura Cipolla, our Camp Director at lcipolla@torontowaldorfschool.com or by phone at 416-717-5810.

Primary

Primary (ages 4 to 6 Click here to learn more) Campers will enjoy a harmonious environment where rhythm and structure encourage opportunities for free play and artistic activities.

Junior (ages 7 to 9) and Senior Campers (ages 10 to 12) and Senior Plus Campers (ages 12-15)  will love our weekly themes, including Drama, Nature Olympics, and so much more.

  • Our camp staff are trained and experienced Waldorf teachers, Waldorf alumni/ae and students.
  • Each day includes healthy snacks and lunches made from organic ingredients where possible.
  • It is a place where friendships blossom and well-being is nourished. It’s the way summer should be!
  • TWS Summer Camp, easily accessible to those in Thornhill, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and the GTA,  is open to both current Waldorf students and non-Waldorf students

Find out more about:

Summer Camp Overview:

Date: June 17 to August 16, 2024 (weekly)
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: 9100 Bathurst St, Thornhill (North of Hwy 7 / 407)

No camp on Canada Day- July 1st and August Civic Holiday- August 5th.

*Registration opens February 1, 2024*

Junior

(7- 9 years old- Click here to learn more)

We offer healthy and balanced weekly themes, where children will enjoy activities indoor and outdoor in our large green campus.

Campers will be actively engaged in a variety of projects depending on the theme of the week.  They will learn new skills in one of the following areas:  felting, drama, art, woodwork, pottery, clay, and other engaging artistic activities.  We will also make time for games, and nature walks to discover our 20-acre campus. All our meals are vegetarian.

Leader to Camper ratio is 1:9

Senior

(10 -12 years old – Click here to learn more)

Activities include: Pottery, woodwork, games, drama, crafts, outdoor cooking, sports, nature walks and more!

Campers will spend time in nature in the forest and in the field every day.

Leader to Camper ratio is 1:9.

 

 

Senior Plus

(12 -15 years old – click here to learn more)

Activities include: Fencing, Rugby and more!