How many of us wonder if we could have been really great at some type of craft or skill, given an earlier start? Sherwood Forest Summer Camp attendees have the rare opportunity to try their hands at many crafts and skills that are no longer widely taught. Maybe your child is a natural with a bow? Or perhaps they are made for the stage, but never had a chance to be in a play before. It is amazing what new things a child can learn when you take away the distractions of modern technology and put them in a room with a skilled teacher.
All of our hands-on activities take place in our 23-acre medieval village. Campers will be transported back in time to a world of knights, ladies, and a simpler way of life. Campers will work with their hands to create useful tools and learn skills that were essential to daily living in the Renaissance. No modern entertainment devices will be available.
Every member of our team, whether a paid staff member or a volunteer, undergoes a strict screening and application process, and is required to participate in First Aid and CPR trainings. Our nurse is on site 24/7 and our pool is monitored closely by a skilled lifeguard. Meals are prepared by food industry professionals. We are fully state certified.
Classes taught in our inaugural year (2012) included Leatherworking, Blacksmithing, Archery, Swordplay, Theatre, Pottery, Candlemaking, Stained Glass Making, Herb Lore and Soapmaking. To keep the curriculum fresh, we may swap out some classes each year and introduce new topics. Campers will wake and eat breakfast by 8:00am and go to bed by 10:00pm. During their 14 hour day they will attend five classes, and will have fun participating in group activities. Each day they will enjoy 3 healthy, delicious meals, several healthy snacks, have time to cool off in the pool, have a nap if desired, and will shower before bed.
Each session, we can accommodate 10 campers age 7-9, and 30 each of age 10-12 and age 13-15.
Tuition per child per week: $795
$50 discount for each of the following:•
- paying tuition in full by March 31st
- each sibling after the first, if attending together
- each week after the first, if a camper attends consecutive weeks
Our inaugural year of the Sherwood Forest Summer Camp was a great success. After 5 nights, our 42 campers went home with big smiles and laden with all sorts of goodies they had made.
In 2013 we will have 3 sessions of 6 nights each (drop off Sunday, pick up Saturday). If campers are attending multiple sessions consecutively, they can stay with us on that “bridge” Saturday night and enjoy special activities at no extra charge.
- Session I – Jul 7-13
- Session II – Jul 14-20
- Session III – Jul 21-27
- We will accept a maximum of 10 campers aged 7-9, 30 campers aged 10-12, and 30 campers aged 13-15 per session
- Visit our Applications page to download the application and for instructions about how to pay tuition.
Want to Know More?
- Download the Summer Camp Brochure for more information.
- Visit our Flickr page to look at photo albums from 2012
- Contact our Camp Director at director@SherwoodForestSummerCamp.com with questions