Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2020 Registration Opens February 1st!

A Word From Our Camp Director:

Hello Parents, Guardians, Campers, and Friends,

This year marks 10 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.

Some may view us as old fashioned, but time and time leading edge 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, cooperation 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 2020 and their families, and be rejoined with familiar campers.  If you are interested in hearing more about the summer camp, or would like to arrange a tour, feel free to contact cdickey@torontowaldorfschool.com.

See you in the summer,

Cameron Dickey,

TWS Summer Camp Director

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 8) and Senior Campers (ages 9 to 12) will love our weekly themes, including drama, puppetry, crafts, woodwork, games, pottery, sports, outdoor cooking and 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

Primary (4-6 years old)

Each week the primary campers will be busy discovering a different nature theme. Primary camp will model the gentle rhythm of our kindergartens that so lovingly nourish the child’s developing coordination, cooperation and creativity.

Each day will be a calm and joyful journey through imaginative play, circle games, songs and stories. Part of each day will be spent outside in nature, on walks, or in the forest.

Leader to Camper ratio is 1:8.

Find out more about:

Summer Camp Overview:

Date: June 15 to August 14, 2020 (weekly)
Time: 9am – 4pm
Extended Care Hours8am – 9am & 4pm – 6pm
Location: 9100 Bathurst St, Thornhill (North of Hwy 7 / 407)

No camp on Canada Day, July 1st and Civic Holiday, August 3rd.

Junior (7- 8 years old)

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 a games, and nature walks to discover our 20-acre campus.

Leader to Camper ratio is 1:9.

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Intermediate Camp (Ages 9-10)

We are very excited to include 5 weeks of intermediate programming for nine and ten year olds this year again. This will provide the camp an opportunity to develop weekly themes specifically to rising capabilities and interests of our nine and ten year olds, as well as making room for the growing number of camp families. Programming for intermediates will be fun, and engaging, and campers will find themselves with peers of similar age. For weeks one, two, eight, and nine, intermediates will join the senior campers making a group of nine to twelve-year-olds.

Senior (9 -12 years old)

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.