Nurturing Living Connections, Early Childhood through Grade 12

Summer at Hawthorne Valley

Summer is a wonderful time at Hawthorne Valley. Artistic workshops, youth conferences, economic seminars, studies, and summer camps fill the campus with life.

We welcome you to explore our diverse summer offerings!

For a complete list of workshops and other programs across Hawthorne Valley Association, check out the Association-wide Events Calendar.

For Children

Kinder Camp & Meadowlark Adventure Camp: Hosted by Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School Early Childhood Center.

Kinder Camp ~ Discover the magic of summertime at Hawthorne Valley! Your child will delight in the daily, seasonal rhythm of songs, stories, snack, nature crafts, and play. This day camp, for children ages 4 to 6, is from 9:00 to 1:00 Monday through Friday with an extended day option to 2:30.

Meadowlark Adventure Camp ~ Adventures through the fields, forests, meadows, streams, and ponds. This day camp, for children ages 7 to 9, is from 9:00 to 2:30 Monday through Friday.

For more information, please call Amy Flaum, 518-672-4465 x 111.
Weekly Kinder Camp and Meadowlark Adventure Camp sessions begin June 23 and run through August 8.

Farm Camp: Hosted by Hawthorne Valley Visiting Students Program.

For children ages 8 to 15, the overnight Farm Camp program seeks to build reverence for life and community awareness through living, playing, and working together on Hawthorne Valley’s 400-acre Biodynamic farm. Children feed the animals, clean the barn, collect chicken eggs, garden, horseback ride, hike, learn nature based arts and crafts, sing, and swim.

Kids! Can! Cook!: Hosted by Hawthorne Valley Farm Learning Center.

Kids really can cook! And cooking opens the door to healthier lifestyles. For children ages 8 to 13, Kids! Can! Cook! Summer Day Camp connects children to the wonder and beauty of nature through food, nutrition, farming, and participation in traditional crafts.

For Adults

Arts in Education Summer Intensive: Hosted by Hawthorne Valley Alkion Center.

A one-week intensive for educators and the general public. Join for this year’s keynote theme, The Quest of Parzival, the Art of Teaching, and the Adolescent, as well as an array of Artistic Workshops and Seminars. Open art studies in the evenings as well as special presentations.

Food & Farming Workshops: Hosted by Hawthorne Valley Farm Learning Center.

From cheesemaking and herbs at the farm to beekeeping and backyard Biodynamics, there’s bound to be a workshop for you!

Check back as additional 2015 summer offerings are announced!