The folks behind Free Spirit Nature Camp have been learning for fun for two decades. And there’s no better learning than exploration and discovery.

Now The Birch School is bringing joy to learning this summer.

progressive, vegetarian/vegan
organic and recycled – art + music
Individual attention Experienced teachers
Concerned with socialization, emotional/social well-being,
Gently returning to in-person

Playing GaGa with Lily

Why waste a good summer sitting at home playing Minecraft? Spend the summer learning and having fun. Find friends and get social again.

Explore nature and technology with experienced teachers. Outdoor classrooms, woodland exploration, STEAM lab with computers

Rhythm of the Day: arrival between 8:45 and 9:00, greeting and games outdoors, yoga, and then divide for classes. All groups have lunch together (children pack lunch from home, please limit disposables), then we divide for afternoon classes. Many days we’ll play running games, or just relax with friends before dismissal at 3:00.

Kids 6 to 12- options for each age group –  Morning and afternoon sessions – 9:00-11:30  12:30- 3:00

Four sessions: Everyone, morning and afternoon, is welcome to stay for lunch!

July 6-9 – Kid’s Summer Art: handcrafts and art in the morning, outdoor skills in the afternoon. $110/week Per session mornings – $110/week per session afternoons – $200/week Per full day

July 12-15 – singing camp in the morning, hiking, nature study and sustainability in the afternoon. $135/week Per session mornings – $135/week per session afternoons – $250/week Per full day

July 19-23 – handcrafts, finger knitting, string art and animation in the morning, slime science, cooking and archery in the afternoon $135/week Per session mornings – $135/week per session afternoons – $250/week Per full day

July 26-30 – step by step drawing and hot air balloons in the mornings, lego kits and creations and animation in the afternoons afternoon. 135/week Per session mornings – $135/week per session afternoons – $250/week Per full day

Birch families discount 10%

Knitting, and work finger knitting, string art, Yoga, mindfulness, meditation, Folks songs and singing, Slime science, Greenscreen animation, Digital photography, Reader’s theater skits, Puppets and puppet shows, Board games-puzzles, offline games- board games & running games, chess, Stratego, jacks, marbles, mancala, Maglev cars, Lego kits, Air rockets, Hot air balloons, book-crafting (purses, secret compartments), Electric pianos, little bits, snap circuits, makey makey, Garage Band.