Session 1 - The Budding Artist
July 1 – 12
Watch the creative side of your child flourish as they dip their brush into bold colors, mold formless shapes into pieces of their imagination, and combine fresh ingredients to create a tasty masterpiece! Our specialists and Waldorf-certified teachers will guide the students in an exploration of creativity tailored not just for the naturally artistic but also for the child who has yet to tap into their vast artistry.
Session 2 - Woodland Explorers
July 15 – 26
Together we will experience our environment through exploring, noticing, and discovering! Campers will explore our diverse campus lands, from the babbling creek at Old Man’s Tree, to the smooth running paths of our woods, campers will have the opportunity to play and explore their way through our glorious grounds.
Session 3 - The Natural Chef
July 29 – August 9
We are so lucky to have an organic biodynamic garden available on our campus. Campers will visit the garden throughout the session, harvesting and caring for vegetables, herbs, and flowers, cultivating the earth, and enjoying the fruits of their labor. Tasting herbs and veggies, enjoying the beauty of flowers, cooking delightful snacks and making various household items provides campers with an authentic experience of “Garden to Table”.
Tadpoles: Ready to Explore! (Ages 4-5)
After free play and circle time, our youngest campers embark on a host of activities designed to stimulate the imagination, fine and gross motor skills, and social harmony: string games, bread baking, dip dyeing, watercolor painting, feeding the chickens, and more! A tasty snack delivers the energy needed for creek time at Pebble Beach!
What is a day in the life of a Tadpole like? Find out here.
Crayfish: Snap into Action! (Ages 6-7)
Crayfish love to have fun filled adventures! Campers gather each morning in the Sheep’s Pen, run, play games, and investigate their natural surroundings. They then begin their day’s project such as tie dyeing, working with yarn, sculpting with clay, baking dragon bread, and gardening. The group will go to our magical creek at Old Man’s Tree every day to explore and play in the shallow waters.
What is a day in the life of a Crayfish like? Find out here.
Foxes: Dig Deeper into Fun! (Ages 8-9)
Our Foxes experiment, question, and create! Campers begin their day with free play, string games, and riddles, followed by activities that feed their growing independence, such as gathering herbs, playing cooperative games, building in the creek, and treasure hunts. Foxes cool off in the Watering Hole, their special spot along our creek.
Hawks: Time to Soar! (Ages 10-12)
In addition to our favorite camp activities our Hawks reach new heights exploring our vast campus, working alongside local artists, cultivating leadership skills, and harvesting crops in the garden for the community kitchen. Hawks enjoy the shallow waters of our creek at Bridge Bend.
Hours & Pricing
Morning: 8:30am – 1pm ($575/session)
Full Day: 8:30am – 4pm ($875/session)
Early Bird Discount: Sign up by April 30 and save 10% on each session!
Sorry, but we are not able to accommodate half-session registrations.
If paying by check, please make all checks payable to TADS and mail to:
1201 Hawthorne Ave, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Our Early Childhood Summer Extention Program is open to children 18 months to 3 years. To find out more about the program, please email Admissions Coordinator Karen Dentler at email@example.com.
My daughter] loved the chance to play in the woods and the stream—so back-to-nature and so different from what is ordinarily available to her. She also made girlfriends more easily than ever before and was happy about that.” —Camp parent
"I loved that the day and activities were structured, but not overly so. Children were allowed to express their creativity and imagination. Opportunities to wade in the creek and bake bread in a wood-fired oven made for memorable experiences.” —Camp parent
“Safe but unstructured exploration is the perfect balance to his very structured school life.”