Founded in 1969, the Washington Waldorf School is a vibrant school community that is part of the worldwide Waldorf education movement.
Our Early Childhood program supports the development of children’s awakening capacities to think clearly, to feel fully, and to act freely. Our preschool and kindergarten emphasize creative imagination and play along with considerable time outside in all weather.
Our classes start at birth with a parent-child program and go through 12th Grade. Our school traditions and festivals connect us with a strong community spirit.
Some options include: forest kindergarten, summer camps, and healthy lunches.
Parent-Child, Preschool to 12th Grade
The North America Caribbean Training Method (NACTM) Academy is a national soccer school and summer camp program open to all levels of players between the ages of 5 to 18. The program promotes Caribbean coaches living in North America as well as coaches living in the Caribbean. Every year we invite youth Caribbean national team coaches to the United States and Canada as a coaching exchange program to learn from our North American based coaches. This knowledge translates to the players who learn the Caribbean methodology of training which is fast pace, high-tempo, and fun! Our camps are age specific. Our 5-8 year old curriculum focuses on teaching our students how to develop a love for the game. Our 9-12 year old curriculum focuses on ball mastery and technical skill development. Our 13-15 year old curriculum focuses on teaching our campers how to play the game at a high level with emphasis on tactics. Our 16-18 year old program prepares players for the next phase which in most cases is the college soccer game.
Camp Under the Stars is a nonprofit, overnight summer camp for ages 5-12 with a leadership program for ages 15-17. We are located in the Prince William Forest National Park in Dumfries, Virginia.
Our mission is to provide a supportive, inclusive camp community that values each child’s uniqueness, celebrates our differences, and respects nature and the planet.
Our camp program is outside in nature in the National Park. Camp activities include mindfulness & yoga, hiking, waterfall walks, cooking nutritious campfire meals, library, art, STEM, and outside play.
The one-week overnight camp program for ages 5-12 is designed for first-time campers and those who have camped before. Campers live in cabins with cots and electric lights, with flush toilets very close by. Some meals take place in the dining hall and others are prepared over a campfire.
The Culinary CIT program is a one-week, overnight camp-volunteer-in-training program for ages 15-17. This unique program includes learning to be a camp volunteer as well as culinary education in the kitchen and over the campfire. CITs will learn about child development and positive ways to interact with younger children. In the kitchen, CITs will improve their cooking and baking skills and help to prepare and cook camp meals. There will also be time for camp fun like art, hiking, waterfall walks, yoga, and more!
More information can be found on our website. http://www.underthestarsinc.org