The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara

SummerGarten Camp for Early Childhood

2017 SummerGarten Camp


Our Waldorf Summer Camp Program offers tremendous opportunities for engagement with the natural world, arts and crafts, and play, play, play!!!  A number of days each week will be walking days to explore nature and adventure outside.

Highlights of the SummerGarten Program

  • Singing, music, poetry, and storytelling
  • Nature crafting, finger knitting, painting, woodworking
  • Fairy home creation
  • Gardening and nature play
  • Visiting with animals
  • Hiking, romping and exploring
  • …. And much more!
Age range: 3.5 - 6yrs old. Children must be potty trained.  
Days and Times: Monday - Friday. 8:30 - 1:30 pm with optional extended care until 3:30 pm at our campus 7421 Mirano Dr., Goleta.
Price: $250 until April 23rd. $290 thereafter.


Forms: We require an "Emergency Contact and Medical Information" form to be filled out for every child. You can fill it out at the door or find it at the end of the page and bring it with you the first day of the event. 


Cancellations and refund policy: Full refunds will be given if a written request for a refund is received at least 2 weeks before the first day of camp. You can email us at


 What do I need to pack for my child?

  • Refillable water bottle.

  • Lunch. We'll provide a healthy morning snack.

  • Sunscreen. Make sure to apply BEFORE drop off in the morning.

  • Hat to protect your child from the sun.

  • Comfortable closed toe shoes. No sandals or flip flops. We'll be taking Nature walks and doing some hiking.

  • A complete change of clothes just in case they get wet or extra dirty while baking "mud pies".




1) SummerGarten Camp: "Forts and Fantasy"

Come and join us for a magical week of building and exploring in nature. We will be using natural materials to build forts for ourselves and our friends from the natural world. We will take long walks, play in the forest in our campus and spend time in our classroom and yard. We will have story, circle time and creative play. We will tend to our garden, make crafts and spend time with our animals. 

June 26-30 Register Now

July 5-7 (reduced pricing) Register Now



2) SummerGarten Camp: "Nature Explorers"

We'll be telling stories about woodland creatures, learning songs, and going on hikes through out the forest behind our campus. We'll have lots of time to play and explore our natural world, tend to our garden and animal friends while making bughouses! 

July 10-14
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July 17-21
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3) SummerGarten Camp: "Fairies and Gnomes"

Come and help create a magical fairy world. Make fairy houses and build a garden for the gnomes. Hear stories about the creatures we seldom see, have a fairy tea party, enjoy time exploring nature, dressing up and making flower fairies.
July 24-28
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July 31-August 4
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4) SummerGarten Camp: "Little Artist"

Come and explore the magic of colors and composition. Campers will get to paint, draw, sew, finger knit and make different crafts using materials from nature. There'll be time for free play, nature hikes to spark inspiration and time to care for our garden and animal friends. 
August 7-11
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