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Nature Nurtures Camp

We are pleased to offer three weeks of joyful outdoor play in the beautiful fields, gardens, and forests on our rural Freeport campus. Campers will enjoy fort and fairy-house building, woods walks and nature-inspired crafts and stories, picnics and shady rests. Nature Nurtures camp is designed for participants ages 3 - 6 years. Programming is 9am - 1pm. 

Sessions are held at Maine Coast Waldorf School's Early Childhood campus located at 60 Desert Road in Freeport. Click here to explore our 75 acre campus.

Summer 2024 Dates

Mon, July 8 - Fri, July 12 - FULL

Mon, July 15 - Fri, July 19 - FULL

Mon, July 22 - Fri, July 26 - FULL

All sessions for summer 2024 are at capacity. Please email Melissa Hoy at to join our waitlist. Thank you!

Registration Details

The registration fee is $260 per week. For families registering for all three weeks up front, an adjusted fee of $720 is available. Enrollment is limited to 11 participants per week, and is on a first come, first served basis.

All sessions are now at capacity. Submission of the form below only adds you to the waitlist and does not guarantee a spot in Nature Nurtures Summer Camp. You will be contacted if a spot becomes available. 

Waitlist Form


Nature Nurtures Summer Camp is for ages 3 - 6 years. Please submit a separate form for each child. 

Space is limited to 11 campers per week and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Once your submission has been processed and your space has been confirmed then you will receive a payment link via email.

Please select desired week(s)requiredThe registration fee is $260 per week or $720 if you register for all three weeks up front
The registration fee is $260 per week or $720 if you register for all three weeks up front
Child's namerequired
(Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format)
Did your child attend Nature Nurtures camp last year?required


Emergency Contact

Please provide an Emergency Contact who is not already listed as a parent/guardian.

Must contain only numbers

Wellness & Safety

Does your child have any special dietary needs?required
Does your child have any allergies or medical issues?required
Any severe allergies or medical issues requiring medication requires a separate Permission & Release: Administration of Medication form. Do you need this form?required
I authorize MCWS summer program to re-apply sunscreen if necessary.required

Terms of Participation

My child (named above) has permission to participate in all summer program activities. I understand that these activities may include certain risks, and I assume these risks on my own behalf and on the behalf of my child.

I authorize MCWS to administer any medications listed on the Permission & Release: Administration of Medication form and acknowledge that my child will not be provided any medication I have not authorized. I further authorize MCWS to secure medical or other treatment for my child at my expense if my child is accidentally injured or taken seriously ill during the camp day.

I authorize MCWS to use my child's photo or likeness in promotional or informational materials which may be distributed to the general public.

In consideration for my child's participation in the summer program activities, on my own behalf and on the behalf of my child and our heirs, personal representatives and assigns, I hereby agree not to sue and to waive, release and discharge MCWS and its affiliates, officers, directors, agents, employees and volunteers, of and from any and all claims, causes of action and damages, which arise out of, or are connected in any way, directly or indirectly, with my child's participation in Maine Coast Waldorf School's summer program, including, but not limited to, any claims of negligence.

Terms of ParticipationSelecting this box serves as your electronic signature
Selecting this box serves as your electronic signature

Meet our Camp Director

Nature Nurtures Camp is facilitated by Janet Rae Jorgensen with support from our caring Early Childhood staff. Janet Rae (JR) has been working professionally with children for over 20 years. For three summers, she owned and operated an outdoor nature camp, Twigs, for young children throughout the open spaces in Marin County in Northern California and was the director of KukuRiku, a farm camp in Petaluma, California for one glorious summer. She has taught children in gardens, forests, and mountains; led professional development for teachers at various schools; and was adjunct faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College teaching child development prior to moving to Maine.

Janet Rae is currently the office manager for Maine Coast Waldorf’s Early Childhood program. Janet Rae earned her undergraduate degree in Theatre from Ohio University, and her graduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Mills College in Oakland, California.

Contact Us

Please contact Maine Coast Waldorf School's Business Office Manager, Melissa Hoy, with camp registration questions at 207-865-3900, ext. 101 or

Visit Us

At Maine Coast Waldorf School, our beautiful environment encourages learning through doing and gives students the freedom to follow their natural curiosity. We go beyond imparting knowledge and skills; we build capacities for self-reliance, independent thinking, creativity, and empathy. See it for yourself at our next Open House or request a tour of our Early Childhood, Grades 1 - 8 or High School campus.

We are now accepting Early Childhood and Grade 1 applications for the 2024/25 academic year. Contact our Admissions team to learn more or schedule a visit. Maine Coast Waldorf School families enjoy our convenient transportation service extending from Cape Elizabeth to Wiscasset.

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