Summer Programs

Summergarden is an opportunity for children entering grades 2 - 6 to explore arts, weaving, jewelry making, and more - all while making new friends! Join us this summer for hands-on fun. Children will engage with the theme of the week, developing new and interesting skills with the help of experienced instructors. Each day is a mix of structured activity and free play. Snack and lunch provided! Families can register for one or all four weeks. Read on for more info on our themes and instructors.

Registration for Summer 2023 is open!



Weekly Themes & Dates


Theme TBD: Possiblities include Yoga, Music, and Painting

July 3rd - 7th*


Weaving & Basketry

July 10th - 14th


Jewelry Making

July 17th - 21st


Landscape Painting

July 24th - 28th

Times & Pricing

MAIN SESSION, $300 per week
8:15 AM - 1 PM, Monday - Friday

AFTERCARE, $125 per week
1 PM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday

*Camp is closed 7/4 for the holiday. Weekly pricing is prorated for the reduced schedule. $240 for Main Session, $100 for Aftercare.

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Davis Waldorf emphasizes:

Great Programs:  Our Summergarden program features wholesome, age-appropriate activities in a natural setting. We strive to provide a mix of hands-on, teacher-led activities and supervised, child-directed play.

Healthy Food:  Nutritious whole-food lunches and snacks are included in tuition. All meals are organic and local when possible.

Beautiful Location:  Davis Waldorf School is located in North Davis. It sits on five acres amidst grassy playspaces, gardens, herbs, wildflowers, and plenty of shade trees.



Week 1: Theme TBD

Theme coming soon! Potential themes include yoga, music, and painting. In addition to the theme of the week, kids will spend time cooking, playing, and making memories. Camp is closed 7/4 for holiday.


Week 2: Weaving & Basketry

Discover the ancient craft of basket making and weaving practiced by many indigenous cultures. Instructor Shai will lead children in shaping natural reeds into a braid, a placemat, and a small basket, all while learning new weaving techniques.   


Week 3: Jewelry Making

Join Instructor Shai for a week of Jewelry making. We will learn how to create bracelets, add beads, manipulate wire, and shape and decorate copper using traditional jewelry tools.  Come use your creativity and imagination! 


Week 4: Landscape Painting

Over the course of the week, children will create a detailed landscape painting on canvas using acrylic paints. Maestra Marta will teach students what brushes and types of paints are used to achieve different effects. At the end of the week, each child will have their own masterpiece to keep.


Meet your instructors!


Marta Juliao, Painting Instructor

Marta Juliao has been a Spanish Teacher at Davis Waldorf School for the past 16 years and currently teaches First through Eighth Grade. Maestra Marta was born in Colombia and moved to the United States in 1993. Marta is an artist and has had several landscape exhibitions in the Sacramento region.  Marta loves traveling, painting and learning from other cultures. She is married and has two daughters.


Shai Porath, Basketry & Jewelry Instructor

Shai Porath is a Handwork and Craft teacher who graduated from Steiner College in 2015. He acquired a BFA in Studio Art and Art Education from CSU Chico in 2019. Since 2010, Shai has been involved in education, and taught in a few schools including Grizzly Hill Elementary School, Yuba River Charter School and Yes Charter. He led Summer Camps in Oregon House since 2012 and taught in Davis Waldorf School Summer programs since 2015. Besides teaching, Shai is an artist, an art restorer and a fine builder. Shai loves to hike in nature with his wife, write, play classical music, and sculpt with clay.