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!


Kinder Camp

Hosted by Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School Early Childhood Center. 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 7, is from 9:30 to 1:00 Monday through Friday with an extended day option to 2:30. Camp dates typically run from late June through early August. Check back for 2017 dates and information.

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 700+-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. Click here to learn more.

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. To learn more, visit the Farm Learning Center’s website.



Arts in Education Summer Intensive

Hosted by Hawthorne Valley Alkion Center. A one-week intensive for educators and the general public. There is a different keynote theme each year, as well as an array of artistic workshops and seminars; plus, open art studies in the evenings as well as special presentations. The Summer Intensive weeks each normally run from Sunday evening through Friday in late June and early July. Exact dates are announced by February each year.