Update from Maris about
Summer Camp 2020
I hope this finds you, your children and all your dear ones well, safe and healthy in body and spirit.
Social distancing has proven effective in controlling the spread of Covid-19. It seems that these measures will need to be in place for everyone's health and safety, for a while longer. Obviously it's impossible to maintain social distancing with little children in a camp program such as ours. Additionally, it is unknown when the All Souls building that houses our classroom will be opened for groups or gatherings.
In this light, I have made the decision to suspend summer camp plans for this year.
If I discover, as summer progresses, that there is a way to safely hold a few weeks of summer camp, we will be updating this page with additional information and modified schedule.
I look forward with high hopes that September will find us, once again, hiking and playing in the forests and meadows, climbing trees, picking apples, building fairy houses, sharing sweet magical, mornings together.
May we weather this storm with courage, compassion, and tender care. May we find hope and joy as we embrace the natural beauty and life giving air of our wonderful Vermont. May we find many silver linings in the midst of this storm. I wish you all well.
With Love, Peace, and Blessings,
Maris' Tree House
Summer Camps for Young Children
Typically held in July & August
We will share delightful, gently paced mornings on the beautiful grounds of the
All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne. Peaceful meadows, rolling hills and quiet
woodlands overlooking Lake Champlain will be the setting for our mornings together.
Outdoors we will play, hike, picnic, build and tend fairy houses. Will we see a
real fairy? I hope so! We will explore and celebrate nature all around us. We’ll spy
chipmunks, squirrels, salamanders, frogs, squirmy worms and chirping birds. Don’t
forget friendly bugs ~ caterpillars, butterflies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, crickets and
In our light, spacious classroom we will do art projects, engage in music and
drama, enjoy free play with simple toys, share stories and wonderful children's
literature, and perhaps a little cooking and baking.
We emphasize kindness and gentle care for one another and for the plants
and creatures of the earth. The small class size of six children encourages sweet
friendships, ensures ample supervision, and supports individual care and attention.
Camp Hours/Days: Monday – Friday 8:30-12:30
Fee: $230 per week
Tree House Camps for 4 year olds are appropriate for children who turn 4 by
September 2020 (entering Pre-Kindergarten) with some flexibility.
Tree House Camps for 5 year olds are appropriate for children who turn 5 by
September 2020 (entering Kindergarten) with some flexibility.
1) July 6-10 5 year olds
2) July 13-17 5 year olds
3) July 20-24 5 year olds
4) July 27-31 5 year olds
5) August 3-7 4 year olds
6) August 10-14 4 year olds
7) August 17-20 4 year olds (Please note this week is Mon-Thurs ($184)
8) August 24-28 4 year olds
For more information or to enroll please contact Maris Rose
Tuition Notes: Tuition is based on $11.50/hour. Many families can deduct tuition as a
childcare expense. If you need a receipt with my EIN number, please let me know.