Program Information

FULL DAY PROGRAM (Ages 4 – 13)
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The full-day program includes a wide variety of activities designed to engage the interest and enthusiasm of children from preschool to teen. In addition to activities led by their lead counselors, campers participate in tennis, arts & crafts, painting, yoga, music, sports & games, cooking, gardening, drama, swimming, and outdoor water play. Special events include; Tie-Dye Week, Carnival Week and “Summertime Stars” talent show. Campers bring lunch from home each day, and the camp provides a mid-morning snack.

COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM
(AGES 14-16):

The goal of the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is to help adolescents gain basic leadership experience and to support advanced community-living skills. While it is not necessary for a CIT candidate to plan to be a future counselor, much of the practical experience and skills will be aimed toward that possibility. The leadership skills learned in the CIT Program can be transferred to many other groups and jobs in the future.

The CIT program is designed to promote a successful adolescent transition, from childhood to young adult. The CIT program will, among other things, help participants decide if they want to work with younger children at camp or in other settings.

Applicants must complete a CIT application, register for camp, supply contact information for three references and pass a personal interview. For more information about the CIT program, click here.

HALF-DAY PROGRAM (AGES 3-5):

We offer a rich play experience for the youngest campers. Their program includes indoor and outdoor play, watercolor painting, seasonal crafts, singing, cooking, yoga, story telling, rhymes and verses and puppetry. The half-day program does not include lunch.

Three-Year-Olds9:00 am - 11:45 am
Four-Year-Olds8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Five-Year-Olds8:30 am - 12:00 pm

SWIMMING PROGRAM

Campers age 4 and older have regular swimming at the newly renovated Adelphi University pool facilities. The swimming program includes structured "Learn to Swim" program focused on fun and water safety.

WEEKLY-EXCURSIONS (4th - 8th grades)

Our oldest campers enjoy the variety of weekly field trips to local points of interest, such as canoeing on the Nissequogue River, cheering at a New York Mets baseball game, or making waves at Splish Splash water amusement park. Transportation for these trips is by chartered, air-conditioned bus, and parents are notified in advance of fees and required permissions slips for each excursion.

FLEXIBLE ENROLLMENT

An important feature of our program is the flexible scheduling option. While we encourage all our campers to take advantage of the full 6 week program, we recognize that family vacations and other activities may conflict with camp. Parents can create a part-time schedule which suits their family needs on a pro-rated basis. Please note that a minimum of 23 days enrollment is required for all campers.

MORNING CARE & AFTER CARE

The Morning Care Program is available daily beginning at 7:30 AM. The After Care Program is available daily between 3:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The After Care Program provides campers with wholesome childcare that includes snack and free play. Students can be enrolled in both programs on a regular schedule or an “as needed” basis. There is a charge of $8/hour for this service. Invoices for both program fees are sent home every 2 weeks.

TRANSPORTATION

Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the camp. The drop-off/pick-up point is clearly defined in the school's parking circle. Drop-off/pick-up for the nursery and kindergarten is inside, at the classroom.

LUNCH

Children bring their own lunches. Juice and a small snack are provided at mid-morning.

SIBLING DISCOUNT

With events and activities suited to a wide range of ages, families often enroll more than one child in our program. Each additional sibling receives a tuition discount as follows: 20% for the second child, 30% for the 3rd, and 40% for the fourth.

For more information ...

If you have more questions about our programs and activities, we invite you to contact our Summer Program Office at (516) 742-3434 Ext. 327 or summeratthewaldorfschool@waldorfgarden.org.


Click here to download our Summer 2014 brochure and registration!

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