Nature Nurtures Summer Camp 2014
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.
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.
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Summer Camps at Merriconeag Waldorf School
57 Desert Road
G 2 Parent Evening:
Wed, March 25, 7:00 pm.
Public Talk by Jack Petrash:
The Challenges of Being a Good Dad: What Does It Take and How Is It Different From Being a Good Mom?
A public talk by Jack Petrash
This talk is open to all - moms and dads!
Friday, March 27, 7:00 pm
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport
Donation at the door.
A Fathering Workshop with Jack Petrash:
A Fathering Workshop with Jack Petrash
Saturday, March 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport
For fathers of children of all ages!
There is limited space in this workshop. Registration is considered complete when we have received your $15 payment.
"The Mask you Live in" Film:
April 2, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Yarmouth High School Performing Arts Center.
Merriconeag Waldorf School is co-sponsoring this film, The Mask you Live in, with Maine Boys to Men and Yarmouth High School. The film explores American masculinity and it is from the team behind Miss Representation, a film we previously co-sponsored, . This event is recommended for audience members 17 and older. Admission is free but space is limited so registration is required. Register today by clicking below.
Tour of Grades 1 - 8:
Wed, April 8, 8-10:30 am, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport, Begins in Community Hall.
Tour of Grades 1-8.
An opportunity for adults to experience Waldorf education first-hand by observing our students & teachers in action.
This tour is for adults only. Please call 207-865-3900, ext. 103, to register.
Tea & Play Session:
Fri, April 10, 9 - 10 am.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Prospective parents: Bring your child, share
a cup of tea with us and learn more about our
programs for young children. Storytime at 9:30.
For more info & to register: 207.865.3900,
Ext 163 or
Variety Show & Silent Auction to Benefit Tiered Tuition:
Saturday, April 11, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. (Happy Hour 5-6 p.m.), Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport
Windows into Waldorf Early Childhood:
Tues, April 14, 9:00 -10:00 a.m.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport
This event is for prospective parents interested in Waldorf early childhood education. After a glimpse into a kindergarten classroom, we will discuss our unique
approach and answer questions. Adults only. Please register by calling 207-865-3900, ext. 103.
Tues, April 14, 6:15 pm
"You Can't Take It With You":
Grade 8 Play
Wed, April 15, 1:00 pm.
Thurs, April 16, 7:00 pm.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
The 8th Graders will present their play, "You Can't Take It With You." Please join us.
Bring A Friend Day:
Fri, April 17, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Register your grade school friend through email@example.com