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K-1 Camp (Outdoor Nature-based Creative Camp for Active K-1s) OR “Summer Term” for Rising Grade 1 (NEW Academic Program)

K-1 Camp

Our traditional K-1 Camp day will run 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – a full day of art, active play, hands-on exploration of nature, and fun with friends. K-1 campers will spend all day every day outdoors.

Mornings in K-1 will include art and science projects, singing, creative movement and free play. Afternoons will take campers to the Lower Field with Coach Michael Schwartz to move and play. Michael, experiential health educator, will lead our K-1 campers through active games and playful exercises that creatively channel each child’s physical exuberance and curiosity. Within an open format that allows for a range of experience, Michael will lead K-1s in play and fitness games – while maintaining safe distance from one another. Fun activities like parkour and relays enhance fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, climbing, kicking, rolling, and crawling.

K-1 Camp is $350 per week.

Summer Term for Rising Grade 1 – Part of Waynflete’s NEW Summer Term (focused academic learning)

NEW for Summer 2020, students rising to Grade 1 in Fall 2020 may join Waynflete’s Summer Term for Rising Grade 1, which will run in conjunction with the K-1 Camp program (description above). Summer Term for Rising Grade 1 will combine the fun outdoor activities of K-1 Camp with a strong academic component to help campers prepare for the transition to First Grade. Summer Term students will focus on personalized reading, phonics, and word-analysis skills so that children learn to decode words, as well as hands on math lessons focused on number sense and basic math skills. Summer Term for Rising Grade 1 is $450 per week. 

K-1 Camp Themes (apply to both K-1 Camp and Summer Term for Rising Grade 1):

  • June 22–26 • Farms, Fields, and Food!
  • July 6–10 • Storyteller’s Adventure
  • July 20–24 • World Traveler

Location: Lower School Playground at Waynflete School (360 Spring Street) 

Instructors: Maggie Ruff, Sara Rubenson, Karol Carlsen

Michael Schwartz is an experiential health educator. For over thirty years, Coach Schwartz has taught martial arts, physical education, self defense; created group exercise classes and trained and certified teachers and trainers; worked with an eclectic mix of physical therapy, injury prevention, and performance enhancement clients; and provided leadership and team building consulting for corporate clients. Mike has led programs for active Waynflete Summer campers for the past several summers. We are glad to have him back this summer. 

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“My granddaughter loved Waynflete Camp! We thought it would be a great experience for her, but it surpassed even those expectations. The activities were fun, interesting, and creative. My office is now adorned with all kinds of awesome treasures. And we loved the counselors. They were patient, plugged in, and happy, and they made the kids feel happy, comfortable, and energized. I can’t say enough about what a wonderful experience this has been.”

– Grandfather of K-1 camper

“Our daughter can be very shy and apprehensive about new experiences. The Waynflete staff provided her with a fun, educational, and safe space. She looks forward to attending multiple weeks every summer.”

– Mother of K-1 camper



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