Turtle Lane Art and Nature camp is a relaxed, fun-filled summertime experience that offers hands-on experiences and games, and lots of time outdoors, for children ages 3-8.
Our days are filled with singing, outdoor play, traditional games, handcrafts, animal care, art, and nature stories, with plenty of time for children to explore and play on our 22 acres of fields, forest, and gardens. A healthy, homemade snack and herbal iced tea are provided daily.
Unfortunately, we aren’t offering camp this summer. There are many wonderful camps in the area. Here are a few that recommend: New Village Farm, Bread & Butter Farm, and the Shelburne Craft School.
For ages 3-5, is set at a gentle pace just right for them. Activities include forest play, a seasonal circle time, nature walks, story, and rest. Independent toileting required.
For ages 6-8, includes more complicated nature crafts, adventures deeper into the forest, and active games.
July 5-July 8: Earth
Dig in the dirt, plant in the garden, work with clay, and learn about the magic of seeds, soil and herbs.
July 11-15: Air
With wind and air as inspiration, we will play lots of ball and running games, make toys for the air (whirligigs or toy kites), and learn about the birds in our forest and marsh.
**Children’s Garden is full this week.
July 18-22: Sun
We will feel the warmth of the sun, play with light and shadows, make and use a simple solar oven, and learn how the animals in our forest and plants use the power of the sun.
July 25-29: Water
In this watery week we will make bubbles (including giant ones!), experiment with watery crafts, and learn about the amazing marsh animals around us.
Includes healthy morning snack and herbal iced tea.
* Full-day camp (M-F, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) $285
(4-day camp, July 5-8, $230)
* Half-day (9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon; Kindergarten Camp option only) $160
* Before and aftercare $6/hour per family, available 8-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.
* Campers must be between 3 and 8 years old
* Campers bring lunch and afternoon snack each day
* A list of items needed for camp will be provided on registration
* Full payment required to reserve your child’s place at camp.
* Checks can be made payable to Lake Champlain Waldorf School or LCWS
To register, download the form below, fill it out, and mail it with the registration fee to Pam Graham at LCWS – Turtle Lane Summer Camp, 359 Turtle Lane, Shelburne VT 05482.
Sign up today! Download the Turtle Lane Camp Registration Form (PDF ~ 649Kb)
If you have any questions, please contact our Camp Director, Abigail Diehl-Noble: adiehlNoble@lakechamplainwaldorfschool.org.