SWS Summer Camps 2015!

Seacoast Waldorf School hikeThe Seacoast Waldorf School will be offering seven different options for summer camp this July at our new campus with five acres of field, forest and natural playgrounds plus surrounding woods and miles of trails.  Seacoast Waldorf School summer camps are innovative nature based camps for children three years and older, our very popular Circus Arts camps returns for one week for children age 6 and up. Join us for one or more weeks of our Summer Programs! Summer openings go quickly, so we advise you to enroll early.

July 6th-10th  Big Top Circus Camp

8:30am – 3:00pm
Ages 6 and up

In the Big Top Circus Camp, children will explore the magic and wonder of “running away” with the circus! Each child will be introduced to specific skills in the circus arts, learn cooperation and teamwork while working in a company of performers and build individual self-confidence through instruction, practice and performance. Our Seacoast Waldorf School circus troupe will be trained in a safe, non competitive and exciting environment while developing valuable life skills. Thrilling circus arts like uni-cycling, juggling, plate spinning, joke telling, tumbling, balancing and clowning are not only fun, they also build hand/eye coordination, balance, right and left brain development, non-dominant hand integration and trust.  Above all, circus arts are a blast!  The week concludes with the troupe on stage presenting their Big Top Circus before a live audience of family, friends, siblings and neighbors.

>> Circus Arts Camp Register Now!

 

July 13th-17th  Kindercamp I

8:30am – 3:00pm / 8:30am-12noon

Ages 3-5

Our summer program for our youngest child has a daily rhythm of indoor and outdoor play, circle time, project time and rest time. Our school is a media-free space; we offer your child the opportunity to be in a child-centered environment that allows for an imaginative and healthy play experience. Songs , crafts and stories of the season will be shared daily and children will participate in activities which reflect the summer’s light and warmth. Each session is one week long. Children stay a full day and bring their own snack and lunch from home. Children should be potty trained.

 

 

July 13th-17th  Arts and Nature Camp

8:30am – 3:00pm
Ages 8 and up

Students ages 8 and up will have a fun and thought provoking summer experience while learning new fine art techniques. Campers will explore and create from the many areas of fine and practical arts found in a Waldorf middle school.  The week will include lessons in Painting, Drawing, Clay Sculpture and Fiber Arts taught by a certified Waldorf teacher and artist. Campers will draw inspiration from nature via a daily hike through the beautiful and extensive forest, fields and ponds on the conservation land behind the school. This full day program will offer campers a balance between socializing and contemplative time for individual reflection.

>> Arts and Nature Camp Register Now!

 

July 20th -24th  Music in the Woods Camp

8:30am – 3:00pm
Ages 6-9 yrs

During this camp, we will learn about various musical instruments and explore their different sounds. We will build our own wind, string, and percussion instruments out of natural man-made products and items found out in the woods. We will create a stage and band to perform a live concert in our outdoor classroom on our last day!

>> Music in the Woods Camp Register Now!

 

July 20th-24th  Tree House Builders Camp

8:30am – 3:00pm
Ages 6 and up

Let’s build a tree house!  We will pick out the very best kind of tree for a tree house, design, and then build and decorate our tree house with natural materials.  We will learn about how to build, the different trees in our woods, and how to plant trees for future tree houses.   At the end of the week we will share our special place in the woods with parents and friends.

>> Tree House Builders Camp Register Now!

 

July 27th -31st  Kindercamp II

8:30am – 3:00pm / 8:30am-12noon
Ages 3-5

Our summer program for our youngest child has a daily rhythm of indoor and outdoor play, circle time, project time and rest time. Our school is a media-free space; we offer your child the opportunity to be in a child-centered environment that allows for an imaginative and healthy play experience. Songs, crafts and stories of the season will be shared daily and children will participate in activities which reflect the summer’s light and warmth.  Each session is one week long. Children stay a full day and bring their own snack and lunch from home. Children should be potty trained.

 

 

July 27th-31st  Exploratory Art

8:30am – 3:00pm / 8:30am-12noon
Ages 4-6 yrs

This camp will be all about exploring different art mediums, such as natural paints, pastels, clay, and yarn. We will use natural man-made products combined with items found in the woods to create abstract works of art. This camp is designed to give children an introduction into the world of making art!

>> Exploratory Art Camp Register Now!

 

 

Curious about Seacoast Waldorf School?

Seacoast Waldorf School welcomes its new first grade class

Welcome to our new first grade class!

Curious about 1st Grade at Seacoast Waldorf School?

Come to an open Q & A meeting “Making the Leap from Kindergarten to 1st Grade” this Saturday, March 21st from 10am-11:30am with 1st Grade Teacher Wendy Drennan at the Seacoast Waldorf School. This is a free event and open to anyone curious about what the first grade curriculum and experience is like at a Waldorf school. Childcare will be provided for potty trained children with RSVP & please bring outdoor play clothes for any kids in childcare. RSVP to Alison at apetersen@seacoastwaldorfschool.org or call 207-686-3140.

 

Curious about all of the Elementary Grades at Seacoast fourth-gradeWaldorf School?

Have you ever been curious about Waldorf Elementary Education? The Seacoast Waldorf School is holding two “sneak peak” mornings which will include a tour and classroom observation at the grades level during the morning main lesson. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see what is different (and amazing) about Waldorf education versus other schools.

These Waldorf Welcomes mornings are Wednesday, March 18 and Wednesday, April 8 both at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited for these tours so advance RSVP is required. Email to RSVP to apetersen@seacoastwaldorfschool.org or call 207-686-3140

 

Parent Education: Overcoming Nervousness Thursday, April 2nd

seacoast 1400 x740 - 3Join us for a Seacoast Waldorf School Parent Education evening with renowned education and child development expert Douglas Gerwin, PhD.

Thursday, April 2nd

6:30pm-8:30pm

Community Room, Seacoast Waldorf School

Tickets $15

Already a century ago, Rudolf Steiner predicted that people of the modern age would suffer increasingly from three kinds of nervousness. In this interactive evening session, Douglas Gerwin will explore the nature of these 3 conditions and lay out 10 strategies to overcome them. Nervousness cannot (indeed should not) be prevented or avoided since––by being embraced––it can become a source of inner fortitude. Like so many contemporary conditions, what may first be experienced as a drain on one’s energies or as a daunting shadow may in fact conceal hidden strength and lasting light.

Douglas Gerwin Douglas GerwinPh.D., has taught history, literature, German, music,  and life science at college and Waldorf high school levels for over 35 years.  As Director of the Center for Anthroposophy (CfA), he divides his time  between adult education and teaching adolescents, as well as mentoring  Waldorf schools across North America.

Himself a Waldorf graduate, Douglas is the founder of the Center for  Athroposophy’s Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program, as well  as the first Executive Director of the Research Institute for Waldorf  Education. He is author and editor of nine books on Waldorf education, as  well as numerous articles on education and anthroposophy. His most recent publication, released this year, is a collection of articles entitled Trailing Clouds of Glory: Essays on Sexuality and the Education of Youth in Waldorf Schools. Douglas resides on the outskirts of Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife Connie, a Waldorf high school teacher of mathematics.

 

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Free Children’s Fairytale Morning Sat. March 14th!

Magical Fairytale Morning at Seacoast Waldorf School, March 15th

Magical Fairytale Morning at Seacoast Waldorf School, March 14th

Seacoast Waldorf School invites all children and their grown-ups to a wonderful morning of story-telling with puppets, live music, ice cream and crafts all with a Fairytale theme! Saturday, March 14th from 10am-12noon. Free and open to the public.        

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Winter Warmer Moved to Snow Date 1/25

***Due to the heavy snow, the Children’s Winter Warmer Morning has been postponed to Sunday, January 25th from 10am-12noon.***

There are three very exciting, free events open to the public taking place at SWS during January 2015. We hope you can come to one, two or all three:

Middle School Information Night

– Tuesday night, January 20th at 6:30pm join the SWS faculty in a conversation about what the SWS Middle School years look like. Learn about the advanced curriculum, art, music and sports programs and experience a middle school science lesson demonstration. Learn how the SWS Waldorf middle school prepares students to excel in high school. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Free admission.

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***Winter Warmer Children’s Morning

– Saturday, January 24th at 10am-12noon  join with local families and enjoy the 2nd Annual Winter Warmer Children’s Morning. There will be crafts, music, food and puppet stories for all.  This is a gift from SWS to the community offered one Saturday each season. Free admission.

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1st Annual Private School Expo

– Saturday, January 31st 10am-12noon come and take a look at the 1st Annual Seacoast Private School Expo. Meet representatives from area private schools and extracurricular enrichment programs in a “college fair” format. Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools – as well as music, art, sport and nature programs will be on display. Free admission.

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Waldorf Students: International Math Champions

Waldorf mathCongratulations to Ithaca Waldorf School!

“Ithaca Waldorf School Math Olympiads Score Among Top Students Internationally”

Ithaca Waldorf School  6th and 7th grade students received a perfect score and scored in the top percentiles in this year’s International Math Olympiad, in which nearly 150,000 students participated from the United States and other countries.

Read more here