Village Forest School
Summer Camp 2022

With current travel restrictions across the globe, and many countries having these restrictions already in place for this summer, there is unfortunately too much uncertainty us to hold Summer Camp this year of 2021. Instead we will launch our exciting Summer Camp Program in 2022!

Welcome to the VFS Summer Camp! Our summer camp will be a natural continuation of all the principles with which we founded our beautiful little school.

The children will be immersed in organic vineyards and fields in the tiny hilltop village of Montaldo, with our two Yurts and 25 acres of undisturbed nature for them to explore!

Just like the school, the camp will be outdoor and nature based. It will be bi-lingual, with staff and volunteers who are both mother tongue Italian and English. Our Waldorf education backbone will allow children freedom to explore everything in an imaginative and artistic way. The camp will be free of all toxins of any kind; screen and EMR free, and completely organic in every way.

The in-house chefs will prepare the children’s lunch and snacks with the same ethos that we follow during the school year. All organic/free range and local meat. All vegetables from local organic farms, and as much as we can source right here on our own farm. The food at the VFS is a low inflammation and nourishing diet for our pupils as it will be for Summer camp participants, helping them to flourish and promoting strong immune systems.

The Summer VFS Camp team will consist not only of our full-time teaching staff (we invite you to learn more about them here), but with volunteer students from both abroad and Italy in order to have a rich cultural mix of language and backgrounds. There will be an approximately 4/5 children per counselor ratio.

The camp activities will all be led in both English and Italian.

The program will be as follows, see below for details:

*Prices will be weekly, and all-inclusive for the food and all activities, but will not include accommodation or camp Tee Shirts.

Space is limited, so please fill out this admissions form if you are interested and we will email you with our pricing.

If you are traveling and need accommodation, please click here for a list of local agriturismos.

For interested parents we will be offering a 3 day natural wine and cooking journey, please contact us if you are interested and also please include your dates of intended travel/participation.

FOOD & FARM

Farm, garden and cooking

  • On site Horse lessons
  • Feeding and learning about farm animals
  • Pick, prepare, cook, eat
  • Foraging hikes
  • Preserving
  • Art inspired by the garden seasons
  • Big farm family lunch Weeks end to share week's activities

DRAMA, THEATER & PUPPETS

Drama week with renowned English Professional Story Teller:

  • Beginning to end play production (older age group)
  • Puppet theatre production (younger age group)
  • Drama games
  • Costume making
  • Mask making
  • Storytelling
  • Singing
  • Big farm family lunch Weeks end to share week's activities

ARTS & CRAFTS IN NATURE

Arts and crafts week with renowned and published American Nature Art Specialist:

  • Natural craft hikes
  • Found object sculpture
  • Group art projects
  • Clay mining, processing and modelling
  • Papermaking
  • Puppeteering
  • Mandala making
  • Painting
  • Big farm family lunch Weeks end to share week's activities

SURVIVAL & FOREST SKILLS

Survival with Experienced international Survival camp specialist:

  • Shelter building
  • Orienteering
  • Hikes
  • Foraging
  • woodworking/carving
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Storytelling
  • Big farm family lunch Weeks end to share week's activities

Each week will include a morning gathering where we will start with singing and a few co-operative games. Then the groups will split for morning workshops.

  • 9am- Welcome, singing and games
  • 9.30-11am Workshops (age group 1)
  • 11am- Snack
  • 11.30- 12.30- Workshops (age group 1)
  • 12.30-2pm lunch and play
  • 2pm-3pm Afternoon workshops (age group 2)
  • 3-3.30pm Snack
  • 3.30-4pm Afternoon workshops (age group 2)
  • 4-5pm Field games (split age groups or all inclusive)

The Nuts and Bolts…

  • Accepting ages 3 – 13
  • Price €450/week all inclusive
  • 10% Discount for additional family members
  • Deposit Required
  • *(Prices for VFS Association members vary, please inquire)
  • Spaces limited; to enroll please click here

Where We Are?

Cascina Iuli, Via Centrale 27
15020 Montaldo di Cerrina

Give Us a Call

Mon-Fri 8:30 - 15:30
+39 014 294 6657