Summer Camps

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 2021


Children playing by a stream

“The sap is flowing, chickadees are singing, spring is on its way at Hawthorne Valley and we eagerly await another fun summer of 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, preparing healthy snacks, nature crafts, and play. We will visit the farm and go on adventure walks; we will cool ourselves in the many streams throughout the forest.

This day camp, for children ages 4* to 6, is from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. This is a fully outdoor camp weather permitting. Cost for each session is $600.

*Children need to be age 4 by June 1, 2021  *Children must have experience in a preschool setting prior to camp. 

Summer 2021 Dates:

(full) Session I ~ June 21 – July 2;      (full) Session II ~ July 5 – July 16;      (full) Session III  ~ July 19 – July 30

All three of our camp sessions and our waitlists are currently full. Please email [email protected] with any additional inquiries. 



Farm & Arts Day Camp 2021


Our Farm & Arts Day Camp connects children – ages *8-13 – to the wonder and beauty of nature through food, farming, and participation in traditional crafts. Campers help care for the cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens, and assist in the gardens at Hawthorne Valley’s 900-acre working Biodynamic® farm. Daily craft activities use materials harvested from the land. Swimming, games, and explorations of the fields, forests, and streams of the farm round out each day.

(*children need to be age 8 by June 1, 2021)

Questions? Please email us at [email protected], and click here to see our FAQs.

Summer 2021 Dates:

Both our sessions–Session I from June 28-July 9 and Session II from July 12-23–are full but a wait list is available. If you want to be put on the wait list, please fill out the application. You are not required to make a deposit for the waitlist; we will reach out with the remaining steps in the registration process if a space opens up.

Camp tuition ~ sliding scale $750-850

Farm & Arts Day Camp Application