Camp Roadrunner (Ages 6-12)

An Unforgettable Summer Experience

Camp Roadrunner provides children ages 6–12 (entering 1st-7th grades) an unforgettable summer experience. Choose from our 8 weekly sessions. Activities include everything from circus arts to cooking to painting, with every week encouraging self expression and creativity in a friendly, wholesome atmosphere. We strive to create a balanced program with plenty of time for freedom and movement along side opportunities to learn and create. We provide wholesome, interesting, and exciting activities for campers entering 1st – 7th grades. All camp participants will tie dye a unique Camp T-shirt each week.

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Camp Roadrunner Details

  • June 12th – August 4th
  • Registration opens February 1st
  • Eight Weekly Sessions
  • Camp hours are from 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Extended care is from 8:00am – 9:00am and 3:30pm – 6:00pm
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$300Per Week

Both morning and aftercare are included in the cost of camp. Please be sure to let us know your extended care needs at the time of registration.

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Week One - Pioneer Days! // June 12-16

Pioneer Days!

We will start off Camp Roadrunner with a fun week of experiencing the sights, tastes, and adventures of times gone by. Campers will work in our vegetable garden, churn butter, and crank ice cream. We plan to offer classic practical crafts such as candle dipping and simple sewing projects. Our field trip for this week will be announced as soon as plans are confirmed.

Week Two - Games and Skills // June 19-23

Games and Skills

For ten years, Coach Erik Olson, our own Austin Waldorf School Athletics Director, has lead Games and Skills at Camp Roadrunner. Its a week of challenging non-competitive games, obstacle courses, and healthy movement. Campers will gain confidence and agility as they play their way through age appropriate and action packed activities.

Week Three - Pets Week! // June 26 - 30

Pets Week!

This week we will make toys and treats for local pets and animals in need. Campers will share stories of their own pets, and learn how they can help to better care for their own animals.

Jeannette Kincaid, a professional dog trainer specializing in educating children/families how to live safely and harmoniously together, is our Specialty Teacher this week. Jeannette earned her training certificate in 2008 and is devoted to sharing her knowledge of animal behavior with children. She also serves as a presenter and educator with Family Paws/Dog and Storks.

 

Week Four - Hola Amigos // July 3-7

Hola Amigos

This week at Camp Roadrunner children will have a chance to practice speaking Spanish as we play, sing, act, and craft our way through the day. The art, food, and music of Texas as well as Central America will be explored. We will enjoy a field trip at the end of the week, as well as the day off on Tuesday for the 4th of July. This week is pro-rated to $260 due to the holiday.

Week Five - Weird Science // July 10-14

Weird Science

Join us for a week of amazing discovery as we create scientific experiments from everyday objects. Pop dry ice smoke bubbles, experiment with a giant air cannon, whip up a batch of elephant toothpaste, and be dazzled by solar power! Our campers are divided into groups by grade level, so our activities and experiments remain age appropriate. Along with our time ‘in the lab’ we will enjoy games in the gym as well as have time for camp crafts. This Friday we will enjoy a field trip to the epic Texas swimming hole – Krause Springs. For years Weird Science has been a wildly popular week. Don’t miss out on this special week at Camp Roadrunner!

Week Six - Big Time Art // July 17-21

Big Time Art

This week campers will enjoy SUPERSIZED SENSORY play while creating giant works of art. Campers will experience artwork in a new way as they work together exploring a variety of materials and super sized tools.

Week Seven - Natural Building // July 24 - 28

Natural Building

Kat Heitman will lead children through various building projects using their own hand made adobe bricks and other natural objects. Campers will work together on group projects as well as smaller creations that they can take home.

With a degree in Woodcarving and Gilding from City and Guilds of London Art School, Kat is a trained woodworker and sculptor. She recently opened an art and nature-based preschool named Community Mud. Kat was the previous art teacher at Austin Discovery School and currently works with Austin Tinkering School. Artists such as Anish Kapoor, Andy Goldsworthy, and Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam (amazing hand-knitted playgrounds) inspire her creative work and teaching.

Week Eight - Shine On // July 31 - August 4

Shine On

This week campers will harness the energy of the summer sun with solar powered inventions! We will create glowing luminaries and explore color and light with prisms, shadow puppets, and solar prints.

“I cannot express how wonderful it has been to see my brother experience a Waldorf education. Traditional schooling methods did not meet the way his mind works. His intellect and creativity were not nurtured or appreciated. He has flourished at Austin Waldorf.”