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Summer Camp 2020

We are saddened and disappointed to inform you that the Waldorf Summer Program will not be moving forward with camp this summer.  The safety of our campers and counselors has always been our number one priority, and after an extensive review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that no amount of careful preparation or precautions can help us manage our concerns for a safe and healthy program.

The Purdie family has been a part of Summer at the Waldorf School of Garden City for over 20 years, which has given us so many fond memories, and we are so sorry that we won’t be able to do so in 2020.

We understand how disappointed both our campers and staff will be and we truly share in that sadness. Thank you all for your patience at this unprecedented time. We will be back better than ever for Summer 2021.

On behalf of myself and my entire family and staff, we are heartbroken that we cannot be together this summer but look forward to next summer and beyond. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions and concerns you may have at


Carol B. Purdie

Summer at the Waldorf School is a day camp for children ages 3-13. Offering both half and full-day programs, flexible scheduling, a variety of quality activities, and special events led by dedicated and talented counselors — our program creates an atmosphere of lively, yet relaxed, summer fun! 

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Program Overview

First – Eighth Grade Program
Full-Day: 8:30am – 3:00pm

The full-day program for campers entering 1st – 8th grade, includes a wide variety of activities designed to engage the interest and enthusiasm of children from lower school to teen. In addition to activities led by their lead counselors, campers participate in tennis (2nd – 8th), arts & crafts, painting, yoga, music, sports & games, cooking, gardening, drama, swimming, and outdoor play. Special events include: Tie-Dye Week, Field Day and “Summertime Stars” talent show. Campers bring lunch from home each day, and the camp provides a mid-morning snack.

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Early Childhood Program
Nursery – Kindergarten, ages 3-5
Half-Day: 8:30am – 12:00
Full-Day: 8:30am-3:00pm

The early childhood program offers a rich play experience for the youngest campers. Activities include outdoor free play in our preschool yards, watercolor painting, seasonal crafts, singing, cooking, yoga, story-telling, rhymes, verses, and puppetry. Juice and a healthy mid-morning snack are provided. Four- and five-year-old campers also participate in our swimming program.

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Flexible Scheduling Option

An important feature of our program is the flexible scheduling option. While we encourage all our campers to take advantage of the full program, we recognize that family vacations and other activities may conflict with camp. Parents can create a part-time schedule that suits their family needs with tuition on a pro-rated basis. Please note that a minimum of 25 days of enrollment is required for all campers.

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