Dates: June 27 - July 1
A One-Week Program of garden and forest exploration with crafts, play, song, and dance inspired by Shakespeare’s world of stories and fairies.
SORRY, REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR THIS PROGRAM. Please put your name on the waitlist and we will be in touch if there is an opening!
A DAY AT SHAKESPEARE FAIRY CAMP
On arrival each day, take a look at the "fairy globe theatre" for any new additions. Maybe they are rehearsing a play, gathering props, or making costumes.
Participate in a variety of morning activities including gardening, preparing a food or beverage item, adding to a rock path, and gathering items to be added to forest fairy houses. We practice the maypole dance and song each morning before heading up to Hawk's Nest.
Then with instruments, we create a parade up to Hawk's Nest, where we will practice our voices for sounds and songs of fairy language, use our bodies for fairy dances, and practice Shakespeare's fairy words.
Next, we follow the path to the Forest Fairy Village, where we add buildings, sparkles, stones, feathers, and munch on fairy treats.
Then we gather back at the stage to begin our craft projects for the day and prepare for lunch.
The garden is explored for additions to our fairy salad that will be shared as a part of what each has brought for their own lunch. We dine in the shade at a picnic table, or on blankets in the field. While we eat, we listen to a story from the big book of Fairytales.
After lunch we stretch, play games, search for frogs; or do a sprinkler run if the day is hot enough! Then we settle down for quiet rest time in a hammock, or on a mat in the shade to listen to the quiet sounds of fairy music.
Then it's another walk up into the forest to add more to the Forest Fairy Village, or a hike all the way up to Fairy Rock!
We end the day with a StoryTheatre play on the Stage or in the Tiring House with costumes and crafts created along the way; fairy wings, wands, and wreaths.
Friends and Family are always welcome at pick-up time to check out what's been happening. Get a Fairy Village tour, watch the theatre creation of the day, and peruse the daily craft makings.
We never worry when rain is light. We have the Tiring House to duck into as needed. If the weather is predicted to be heavy rain or storms, we may cancel and add an additional makeup day - Saturday. You will be notified by 8 am if a day needs to be rescheduled.
WHAT TO WEAR and BRING:
Sturdy summer shoes for walking, flip flops or water shoes for water play.
Swimsuit to change in and out of, change of clothes, a beach towel
A sleeping mat, or a hammock if you have one (we have lots of trees)
Sunblock, bug spray (we do a tick check through the day, please remember one at pick up)
LUNCH and Water bottle. We do have a fridge available, but an ice pack with the lunch is a good idea
Nature gifts for the fairies if you like -shells, feathes, rocks etc.
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED TO MISS A DAY. If your child is not feeling well for any reason, please keep them home. Contact us: 845-399-9613
IMPORTANT: Please fill out the Medical Form and Waiver before the first day begins. It's available on our registration page; and will be sent to you before camp begins. Please list any food allergies, or dislikes so that we offer something for a snack that will work for them (snacks are generally vegan, gluten and dairy-free, but may contain nuts).