Additional Programs

Summer Camp 2016

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 Handmade in Portland w/ Ms. Davis  July 11-15

Create amazing handcrafted projects to take home all morning, hike and adventure in SW Portland in the afternoons.  Needle and thread, felt and yarn! Unleash your creative beast!


Moving Picture Books w/ Ms. Antonella July 11-15

Following “A Gnome’s Summer Adventures” puppet show, we will make movable picture books inspired by our story.  We will have outdoor adventures, explore nature, and more!

Circus Arts w/ Nomadic Theater Co. July 18-22

Clowning, juggling, unicycle, acrobatics, rolling globe, stilts, theatre games, dance and imagination! Enjoy group challenges and individual skills. Create a Circus variety show. The Friday performance is open to family and friends.


Animals on the Move w/ Ms. Olivia July 18-22

Find your power animal and teach it some new tricks. Tackle the obstacle course and make animal masks. Indoor and outdoor fun and adventure.

Drawing and Storytelling w/ Mr Wooton July 25-29

Spend the week learning the skills and techniques of cartooning and graphic storytelling. Make mini comics and complete pages in our newest edition of the “Out of our minds!” comics compilation. Spend the afternoon, exploring the SW area and sketching the beautiful world around us. Trips to the fountain and a tram ride are part of the fun.  Each student is provided with a sketchbook and drawing supplies.

Hola Amigitos! w/ Ms. Cecelia July 25-29

Come enjoy a week filled to the brim with Ms. Cecelia enjoying the latino culture.  We will be making fresh, home made foods (please notify Ms. Cecelia with food allergies or sensitivities) and engaged in making fun filled pinatas to complete the week end with a fiesta!

Magic in Nature w/ Ms. Antonella August 1-5

We will make gnomes, fairies, and more. Using nature’s bounty, we will make outdoor gnome homes and fairy houses for these little friends and we will enjoy the summer sun!

Gnomes in the City w/ Ms. Farrell Aug 1-5

Plenty of outside play, theater, dances and games with one of our experienced grades teachers. Daily crafting, and even some cooking!

Strings Camp w/ Ms. Bright Aug 1-5

Practice stringed instruments in an ensemble . Learn some new songs. Half day option.

 Music in the Air w/ Ms. Cecelia Aug 8-12

This week we will explore the different varieties of percussion music, accompanied with dancing and singing.  We will complete the week with a fantastic percussion jam.

Lego and Engineering w/  Mr Wooton Aug 8-12

Work together to plan and build bridges, towers, and catapults. Use the lego robotics kits to construct tools to solve challenges on the lego robotics table. Create a landing system for an egg launched from a water rocket!  Afternoon adventures include trips to the fountain and bridges.


Ms.Cecelia brings over 15 years of teaching experience with a strong background of spontaneity, joy and fun in her programs.  She has a natural way in working with the young child and their parents and most importantly loves her work.  Her favorite things to do are yoga, hanging out with her beloved family and working in her garden.

Nomadic Theatre Co members Heather Pearl, Michael O’Neill and Sarah Liane Foster will lead the week. All graduates of Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater, and seasoned performers and teachers!

Miss Antonella is works regularly with our early childhood and grades students at Cedarwood. She earned her Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate from the Micha-el Institute.

Mr. Wooton teaches math and science at Cedarwood, but likes drawing and comics just as much. He’s been doing classes and camps for the longest time and can make a high quality origami dragon in under five minutes.

 Ms. Davis loves making things with her hands, and can teach you to make amazing things. She Teaches practical arts, using textiles and wood, at Cedarwood and is a champion pool player.

Ms. Olivia can read the mind’s of children, especially in regards to snacks and bathroom breaks. She works with small children everyday at Cedarwood’s woodland garden program. She is very fun, and has a sparkle in her eye.

Ms. Farrell teaches  first grade at Cedarwood school and makes learning a magical experience. She is a certified Waldorf teacher and a licensed k-8 teacher. She loves hiking and reading and has a very big dog.

What To Expect:

Our summer camps offer daylong adventures from our homebase of Cedarwood Waldorf School, nestled in the tall trees of SW Portland’s Lair Hill Park. Every camp offers unique experiences but some of the fun is the same no matter what camp you sign up for.  All camps will have games and free play in the park playground, some may take further hikes as far as the lavender gardens, the UHSU Tram or the waterfront fountain. Plan on  adventure and dress accordingly. Comfy tough shoes, comfy clothes for all weather, lots of snacks and water. Leave electronics at home. If your child normally carries a cell phone to stay in contact, we ask that it is put out of sight and not used during camp hours. Students should pack a healthy lunch and extra snacks for all camps.


 Summer Camp Hours:

Flexible drop off: 8:30-9:00 am

Flexible Pick up: 3:00-3:30 pm

Aftercare: 3:30- 5:00 pm

Summer Camp Enrollment: Enrollment is done through the TADS system online. If your child is not a current student, or you would like some help navigating the registration, call the front office at (503) 245-1477, we can help you through this.

Costs: All camps cost $365. After care $15 dollars daily or $75 per week. Scholarships available.

What to Bring:

  • A healthy lunch and tons of snacks. YUM!!
  • Water bottle!!
  • Shoes for running and hiking. (no sandals plz)
  • Back up clothes, rain gear if the weather looks iffy, shorts and towels if a fountain day is in order.


Drop-Off and Pick-Up: Punctuality is important, your parents were right. Activities and hikes take off around 8:45. Late drop offs may result in a student missing camp. Yikes! If your student is still there after 3:30 you will be charged $15 for after care.

Sign Out: Parents are required to initial the sign out sheet at the end of each camp day. Please inform the instructor in the morning if pick up will be handled by anyone other than yourself. We will not release students to strangers or weirdos.

More Information: You can call the front office anytime to ask questions at (503) 245-1477. Instructors cell phone numbers will be available on drop-off. If your summer plans change and you need to reschedule after you have registered for camp call us and we will work it out.

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Morning Care Program (4 year olds and up, 7:30- 8:30 am) In the Morning Care Program students may curl up with a book on cozy lambskins, play a game, or engage in other activities in Cedarwood’s school library. Parents are encouraged to send a warm breakfast with their children.

Woodland Garden Program (Full day- 4 to 6 year olds, 12:30- 6:00 pm) Woodland Garden’s regular afternoon schedule includes outside play, rest time, afternoon snack, and other activities. The less structured play of this program complements the form and rhythm of the early childhood morning. This program, like all of Cedarwood’s after-school programs, is run by the school. Cedarwood  is a state certified child care center.

Woodland Forest Program (1st-4th graders, dismissal until 6:00) The Grades After School Program provides a safe, wholesome environment with a consistent daily rhythm aimed at nurturing the children’s transition to an extended day of school. The early half of the afternoon (for first graders) includes imaginative free play outdoors and inside rest time, stories, crafts, and a healthy snack.. The latter half of the day (for 1st to 4th graders) integrates a mix of board games and crafts with outdoor games, jump rope, and free play.

Registration for Woodland Garden, Woodland Forest Program: Families must fill out their needed information on TADS. Under their enrollment tab, Supplemental Questions section. Please scroll down to the extended care area and complete as it pertains to your family and hit “submit” to complete the enrolling.  Billing is done separately by our Finance Manager. If you need a drop-in space call the main office to inquire about availability for the specific day needed.


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