Children’s Summer Camps – Creating Harmonious Community Life
The Christian Community has been hosting Children’s Camps in North America for over 50 years. There are and have been camps in Ontario, Canada, on the East Coast, Midwest and in Colorado and California. Each camp has its own character connected with its setting, staff and duration of the camp.
The intention is to bring children out of an urban environment into nature to experience the world in new and healthy ways. The strong daily and weekly rhythms, the caring interest of counsellors, the singing, the stories, the crafts, the wide-ranging activities carry the children through the two-three weeks of camp. Children are divided according to age and gender and will spend the whole camp together with their group. Each group has a counsellor (or two) who will be with their group continuously, eating, sleeping and doing activities.
CAMP HARMONY LAKE – EAST COAST CHILDREN’S CAMP
July 29-August 14, 2021
For more details and to register: campharmonylake.org
CAMP TAMARACK – HIGH SIERRA SUMMER CAMP
July 3 – 17, 2021
Stay tuned for more registration details!
Camp Tamarack has been offering the Waldorf Community a quality wilderness experience for children 9-15 years old since 1971. Camp Tamarack is surrounded by granite peaks and tall pine trees. Children form life-long friendships while experiencing the outdoors by hiking to stunning sites and swimming in nearby water holes and lakes.
With a healthy rhythm of the day, we cultivate a wholesome and joyful community. Morning and evening gatherings greet and conclude each day with story and song. During the day, children are involved in group projects and activities under the guidance of their counselors. Activities include: arts and crafts, drama, horseback riding, archery, games, dancing, hiking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, overnight camp-outs and campfires.
Camp Greenwood Lake – Midwest Children’s Camp
Stay tuned for 2021 dates and details!
Camp Greenwood Lake is a summer camp for children ages 8 – 13 based on the European model that has been in existence since the 1950s. While the flavor is distinctly American, we are proud to continue the original camps’ mission to provide children an escape from the buzz of everyday life, a retreat into nature and the natural rhythms of the day and night. Together we sing, tell stories, and create beautiful projects – swim, canoe, and build bonfires – joke, play, and celebrate with the Children’s Service on Sundays. Campers live with their counselors in groups of 5 to 10 children: they eat wholesome and delicious meals with their groups, go on hiking and canoeing adventures together, and create a family away from home that results in friendships that last for years to come.
Camp Greenwood Lake is named after the song by Brendan Taaffe that our youth campers love to sing. The name reminds us that camp is a community, not a place.
The camp is a non-profit, and we are committed to keeping the fee at an absolute minimum. Acceptance is the same for everyone in camper and staff without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, or handicap.
Camp Salish Sea (Formerly the Children’s Camp of British Columbia)
We are delighted to once again bring the camp spirit alive in the Pacific Northwest.
Stay tuned for 2021 dates and details!
Ages 8-13, at Sunfield Farm and Waldorf School, Port Hadlock, WA
Camp director: Rev. Ann Burfeind, firstname.lastname@example.org
We leave our screens behind as we venture into the forest to sing, tell stories, create beautiful projects, swim, explore, and play games. Together we build a family and a community away from home – we eat wholesome meals together, joke, play, and celebrate with the Children’s Service on Sundays. All beliefs and income levels welcome. This camp is facilitated by Rev. Ann Burfeind serves the Vancouver congregation and its affiliates in Seattle, WA, and Duncan, BC. She is a former Waldorf teacher and the current director of Camp Greenwood Lake in the Midwest US.