Willow in the Woods:

Join Our Summer Camp!

Spend the summer at Willow in the Woods! Build forts. Explore our stream and its inhabitants. Splash in mud puddles. Invent imaginative games. Make new friends. Plant and play in our school garden. Create amazing artwork and make music together. At The Willow School’s summer nature camp, joy and wonder guide every day as children in mixed-age groups organically choose between hands-on activities.

Campers will get to explore Willow’s campus, a natural learning laboratory situated on a beautiful 34-acres in the New Jersey countryside. Campers will spend their summer outside, discovering the beauty and interconnectivity of the natural world around them. They will also participate in classic camp activity stations featuring arts and crafts, music, games, and more.

Willow summer programs are led by Willow faculty and staff, with the assistance of counselors and leaders-in-training. Willow in the Woods has a 4:1 student-teacher ratio, ensuring that every child is known and cared for during camp.

Schedule

Willow in the Woods runs weekly from June 19-July 28, from 9am-1pm each day. During the week of July 3, camp will be closed for July 4. Camp rates are prorated for that week ($380/Seedlings; $360/Saplings; $300/Trees). Willow in the Woods takes place on The Willow School’s campus at 1150 Pottersville Road in Gladstone, NJ.

Seedlings: Rising Preschool (Age 3 & 4s*)

Preschoolers will enjoy fun-filled days of creative play, gardening, games, arts and crafts, storytime, and lots of time outside, balanced with indoor experiences in our preschool classrooms to fit the needs and energy of this age group. Our littlest campers develop their emerging social and communication skills and gain comfort and confidence in a classroom environment, too.

Rate: $450/week *campers must be fully potty trained

Saplings: Rising Kindergarten-Grade 5 (Age 4-10)

Students entering Grades K-5 in the fall will get to explore our incredible campus and engage in fun, outdoor activities such as gardening, outdoor games that emphasize sportsmanship and teamwork over competition, art and crafts, making music, stream explorations, yoga and movement, campus hikes, and more! Children will lead the day, choosing from options for hands-on activities in mixed-age groups.

Rate: $475/week

Leaders-in-Training: Rising Grade 6-8 (Ages 11-13)

Middle schoolers will have the opportunity to be Leaders-In-Training, acting as group leaders while participating in all of the fun outdoor activities for the K-5 campers. This program helps middle schoolers become more familiar with leadership roles at camp and develop the skills necessary to become our future counselors, all while having tons of summer fun!

Rate: $375/week

How to Register

Please fill out the following form to register for camp. If a week no longer appears on the registration form, that means that we are currently full. If you would like to inquire about availability for a given week or be added to a waitlist for a full camp week, please contact Willow’s summer camp team at summer@willowschool.org.

We require a $200 deposit. After you fill out the registration form, you will receive an invoice from the Willow Business Office with details regarding the deposit and your camp fees. Please mail or drop off a check for the deposit to The Willow School at 1150 Pottersville Road, Gladstone, NJ 07934 as soon as possible to secure your child’s spot. Checks must be made out to The Willow School, with Summer Camp in the memo line. Once your deposit is received, you will receive a summer camp confirmation email with important information about camp, including necessary medical forms. Full payment for camp is due no later than May 1, 2023.

Camp Add-Ons

When you register, you will also be given the option to sign up for:

  • Early drop-off at 8:30am for an additional $10 a day
  • Extended day from 1-3pm for an additional $20/hour

Campers participating in early drop-off or extended day will enjoy relaxed time to play, read, draw, and enjoy each other’s company.

Questions? Contact Willow’s summer camp team at summer@willowschool.org.

Request our ebook on Outdoor Learning. We will email it to you immediately.

Summer Camp Coordinator Alicia Zurlo is here to answer any questions. Email her at: summer@willowschool.org

Apply Fall 2023
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