Nature Nurtures Summer Camp 2014

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Woodland, Meadow, Garden, Brook -

Nature Nurtures Summer Camp

For ages 3 to 6.

Week 1: June 23 - 27

Week 2: July 7 - 11

Week 3: July 14 - 18

Half day option: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, $175/wk.

Full day option: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, $275/wk.

What does outdoor play have to do with learning? Everything! Current research shows that children best develop social, cognitive, and physical skills through experiential and imaginative free play in nature. This summer we are offering three weeks of summer camp devoted to the wonders and wild crafts abounding on our beautiful campus and grounds.

     We will work in our garden growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers while getting to know earthworms and other small friends who live there. Our woodlands offer space for climbing, building fairy houses and forts, and discovering other enchantments of the forest children.


Mud pies, sumac tea, woven meadow grass crowns, fleece dyeing,

stories in a tree fort, finding a gift left by the fairies...true summer magic

from Mother Nature... nurturing your child, naturally.


Kelly Barham is currently the Afternoon Program Teacher at Merriconeag. She has also been a Kindergarten Assistant and last summer she ran the Buttercup Summer Program for the school.

     Kelly has been working with children since she became the oldest of 5 at the age of 12. She went on to work with all ages, from pre-schoolers to at-risk teens.

     Kelly discovered Waldorf education 15 years ago and has been fascinated by it ever since. Two of her children attended Waldorf schools from kindergarten through grade 9, and her youngest is now in grade 6 at Merriconeag. Kelly's husband, David, teaches in the high school.  Kelly is also currently studying homeopathic medicine and weaving one of a kind clothing for her business, Bound for Glory Textiles.


Crary Chandler is a Kindergarten Assistant at Merriconeag. She has also been an Afternoon Program Assistant and assisted Kelly Barham with the Buttercup Summer Camp last year.

     Crary was a student in Kristina Farm-Morrill's kindergarten and Lee Chisholm's grade school class at Merriconeag. After graduating from 8th grade here in 2003, she attended high school at The Governor's Academy (previously Governor Dummer Academy). Crary then attended Hobart & William Smith Colleges where she graduated with a major in Environmental Studies and minors in Asian Studies and Economics. She also rowed on the William Smith Crew Team for four years!



Jennifer Fitzpatrick is the Early Childhood Afternoon Program Assistant at Merriconeag. She first discovered Waldorf education in 1996 while she was working in live-event television in Los Angeles. She attended a Walk through the Grades At Highland Hall in Northridge and knew that should she ever return to teaching, it would be in a Waldorf school. She left TV in January 2000 and for six years worked as a birth and post-partum doula as well as a pregnancy massage therapist. Beginning in 2003 she also assisted full time in the early childhood center at Westside Waldorf School in Santa Monica,CA.

     Jennifer and her family moved to Freeport, Maine in December 2006 and her two daughters attend Merriconeag. In addition to Waldorf education, Jen is passionate about natural childbirth, yoga and growing, foraging and preserving organic food.


Register Now: If you would like to speak to someone about our summer camps,
please call Melissa Hoy, 207-865-3900, Ext 151.

1. Download, print and complete the 2014 Summer Camp Registration Form.

    If your child has a medical condition you will also need to download and complete the

    Medication Administration Release Form.
2. Calculate your total payment.
3. Mail your completed form, along with a check made out to Merriconeag Waldorf School to:

         Summer Camps at Merriconeag Waldorf School

         57 Desert Road
     Freeport, Maine 04032


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