Camp 1 June 12-16 The Elements- Fire, Earth, Air, and Water
Camp 2 June 19-23 Garden time- worms, and bugs, seeds, and sprouts!
Camp 3 June 26-30 Edible and Medicinal wild plants and weeds
*See logistics and FAQ below
~ 2023 camp will be only in June this year as listed above- full elemental themes on hold for this year-
An exploration of the elements and all that we are part of on our Earth and in space~
Camp 1: Fire: the Sun - our heart - fire for cooking and warmth - fire as electricity
Camp 2: Earth: animals - plants - crystals & rocks - our bones - minerals to mountains
Camp 3: Air: wind - breath - our lungs - smell - movement and dance
Camp 4: Water: states of water & water cycle - water habitats (ocean, river...)
- our inner waters( blood, sweat, tears!)
- water & emotion
Camp 5: Space: planets and galaxies - the space inside us- magnetic fields - star maps & constellations
Camp 6 : The Moon: moon phases - moon journals - planting/planning by the moon - dreams
Camp 7: Backyard Medicine: food as medicine - backyard foraging; eat your weeds! - herbal medicine making - mindfulness & meditation
Q: What are summer preschool hours?
A: 9am-1pm. Drop off begins at 9am on the porch. Pick up happens at 1pm on the porch- though often in the summer you may find us scrambling back to school from the park or garden!
Q: Can I choose my schedule or do I sign up for the whole week?
A: Usually camps are all 5 days, but this year to accommodate a wider range of schedules, I am offering full and part time.
Please note for summer camp I can only accommodate M-F/MWF/TuTh schedules, not any other combinations of days.
Q: Do I send food?
A: Yes please pack a healthy, filling lunch. We will eat our meal around 11am in the middle of our morning.
Many of our camps will be out at the garden or park for much of the day, so please remember any utensils etc that may be needed. *Please also make sure your child has a full water bottle each day that is easy for them to carry.
Q: Can my child's preschool age friend attend though not already enrolled at Lotus Heart?
A: Yes! They just need to contact me and fill out an enrollment form, all are welcome!
Q: What about Sunscreen?
A: If you wish for your child to wear sunscreen PLEASE apply to your child before camp. We will be outside a lot, but we mainly play in the
shady spaces of the park and garden, so they will not be out in the
sun all morning. Sun hats are a great option too!
*Also, comfortable sandals are fine, but flip flops are NOT recommended- it can be difficult to walk all the way to the garden, and bark chips and thorns can go right through the foam bottoms!
Camps are $165 for 5 days/wk or $105 for MWF / $70 for TuTh per week.
Usually camps are all 5 days, but this year to accommodate a wider range of schedules, I am offering full and part time, but please note for summer camp I can only accommodate M-F/MWF/TuTh schedules, not any other combinations of days.
If you would like to enroll for summer, simply email me with your chosen weeks.
In addition, please bring in a $25 deposit per child to hold your spot. (early spring enrollment only) This will go towards the tuition of your first camp and is not an extra fee, but will not be refunded if you withdraw from the camp in advance.
For withdrawal from a camp after May 15th, 50% tuition will be due. Once the week of camp arrives, 100% of tuition will be due, regardless of attendance.
If you are a new family, please also fill out all enrollment forms found on the enrollment page and current families page
* Camps will be open for enrollment until they fill and then I will keep a wait list and alert wait list families as soon as a spot opens up.