Summer Program

2019 Summer Program

During the summer, we offer 6 weeks of activities and immersive fun on the beautiful, 22-acre Sacramento Waldorf School campus. Each day, children will enjoy a variety of structured pursuits as well as time to play and engage socially.

Throughout the summer, we create community on campus with everyone who participates, striving for kindness, creativity, imagination, and joy. We welcome Sacramento Waldorf School (SWS) students and students from other schools, too.

Each week, students will enjoy a new craft. Students can participate in one week at a time or sign up for multiple, or all, weeks. Many children attend all 6 weeks, so we do our best to offer new experiences every week.

Download the 2019 Summer Program Brochure

The 2019 Weekly Themes Were as Follows

Week 1 – Earth:  June 24-28
This week, we explore the world around us.  Crafts include a collage using mixed medias and recycled objects, and we’ll tie-dye T-Shirts and hike to the river!

Week 2 – Farm to Fork: July 1-5  (No Session on Thursday, July 4th)
If you love cooking, this week is for you!  Snack and lunch on Friday are included.  We will make a biographical self-portrait for our art activity.

Week 3 – Drama Performance: July 8-12
Join us for some storytelling fun in a supportive and encouraging environment!  We will explore dimensional art through sculpture.

Week 4 – Carnival: July 15-19
In movement, we will explore new ways of moving and end the week with a mini-carnival full of games and fun! We will do block screen printing in art.

Week 5 – Talent Showcase: July 22-July 26
We will explore the intersection of art and music and make primitive musical instruments! We will end the week with our exciting and entertaining talent show!

Week 6 – Baking and Art Show:  July 29-August 2
Our last week is filled with fun! From baking to a giant water slide, we’ll enjoy this last week together and end with a student art show.

Registration for 2020 will begin in early Spring.



Ages 4 and 5 – Kindergarten and entering first grade

As our youngest children, the Hummingbirds have a play-based schedule with crafts, stories and movement throughout the week. The majority of their day takes place in our kindergarten classrooms and yard. This group visits our 3.5-acre farm weekly, takes nature walks and enjoys free play with peers supervised by counselors. Each day follows a similar routine and allows time for rest and nap.

Hummingbirds Schedule for Summer 2019
8-8:30 a.m. Check in
8:30 to 8:45 a.m. Circle time
8:45-9:50 a.m. Crafts/Free play/Games
9:50-10:20 a.m. Snack time
10:20-11:20 a.m. Farm/Walk
11:20 a.m. -12 p.m. Crafts/Free play/Games
12-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-1 p.m. Story time/Quiet play time
1-2 p.m. Water Play/Movement
2-5 p.m. Extended Care

Hummingbirds Registration Options

3 Day Program (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday only) $160    Extended Day $220
5 Day Program – $235    Extended Day $335

Note: Week 2 July 1-5,  No session on Thursday, July 4th
3 Days (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) July 1-3 $160  Extended Day $220
4 Days (Includes Friday) $188  Extended Day $268


Ages 6 and 7, entering second and third grade

The Sparrows continue to enjoy structured, daily routines so they know what to expect each day of the program. Craft offerings, farm animals, nature walks and movement are among the activities this group can enjoy.

A day in the third-grade classroom is filled with the joys of exploring the outside world, and the excitement of discovering the capacity to learn more complex academic concepts. We learn many new skills like writing independently, crunching bigger numbers with operations, learning to sing in rounds and crocheting. Our precious farm teaches us to reap the gifts of the earth with love and reverence.

Blue Jays

Ages 8 and 9, entering fourth and fifth grade

The Blue Jays begin to see more variety in their daily schedule and find craft offerings to be a bit more complex, matching their newfound abilities and talents. Students have opportunities to help on the farm, engage in group games, and create a new craft each week.


Ages 10, 11 and 12, entering sixth and seventh grade

As the oldest group on campus, the Hawks create the most advanced version crafts and experience the most variety in their daily schedule. Crafts, movement, cooking, and farm opportunities are a few of their fun offerings this summer.

Daily Rhythm for Sparrows, Blue Jays and Hawks
8-8:30 a.m. Check in
8:30-8:40 a.m. Morning Circle
8:45-9:45 a.m. Activity 1
9:45-10:15 a.m. Snack
10:20-11:20 a.m. Activity 2
11:25a.m.-12:25 p.m. Activity 3
12:30-1 p.m. Lunch
1-1:45 p.m. Water Play/Indoor Play
1:45-2 p.m. Goodbye Circle
2-5 p.m. Extended Care

Sparrows, Blue Jays, Hawks Registration Options

Program Fees Per Week

5 Day Program  $235
5 Day Extended Program  $335

Week 2 – No Session on Thursday July 4
4 Day Program – Includes $15 Cooking Fee  $203
4 Day Extended Program – Includes $15 Cooking Fee  $283

Week 6 – Cooking
5 Day Program – Includes $15 Cooking Fee  $250
5 Day Extended Program – Includes $15 Cooking Fee  $350