Would your kids like exploring the forest and rivers of the Wood River Valley, making arts and crafts, or taking care of farm animals?
For adventure and education combined, consider a six week camp at The Mountain School, a private, Waldorf school located just north of Bellevue.
The Mountain School is offering six weeks of summer camp starting on July 7 and continuing until mid-August.
Children in all camps are given opportunities to explore the site’s working farm, spend time with its bunnies, goats and miniature horses, walk its nature trails, and work in its organic gardens.
The camps, which range in length from three to five days, are tailored for specific age groups for kids ages 4-12.
Younger campers, ages 4-6, spend time with Waldorf-trained teachers enjoying games, songs, story-telling and flower crafting. Mornings include farm time—collecting eggs, planting and harvesting vegetables. Afternoons will include outdoor hikes and visits to the Big Wood River.
In the school’s Art, Farm & Woodworking camps, children ages 6-8 spend time drawing, painting, eating fresh food from the garden, caring for animals and learning woodworking basics as they build toys.
Primitive Wilderness Camps are led by the school’s resident mountain-man, John DeLorenzo, who teaches wilderness and survival skills such as fishing, building shelters, primitive water filtration and animal tracking.
Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Parents can get details and register their children online at www.themountainschool.info.
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