SummerCamp 2020

Kinderhaus will be open for summercamp from June 29 through August 28, 2020

We have planned a range of programs for children ages 1-13. Similar to our current in-classroom programs, all summercamp programs will follow strict precautionary rules, including small group sizes, separate program locations, and special equipment and cleaning. 

Dates & Times:  8:30am – 3:15pm with an option until 6pm. 

Due to other summercamps in the city being cancelled this year, we have broadened our offer and will now also prepare for a bilingual program and an English speaking camp for external families seeking childcare over the summer. 

Each week of SummerCamp, KinderHaus offers designated weekly themes in both of our programs: the SommerKinder (ages 2 and up) and the WaldKinder (ages 3 and up – must be potty trained). The programs and themes are outlined below. All campers engage in fun and educational projects and go on excursions. The SummerCamp daily schedule revolves around group projects which have a multidisciplinary focus on arts, cooking, math and science, language and movement. 

SummerCamp Registration

Kindly use our online registration to secure a spot for your child. Please note that in the online registration programs are sorted by location (not by the week), and you will find a program overview in the table below. In the table, after clicking on a particular week, you will be transferred to the program registration of this very week only. If you are interested in the 2-4 days options kindly email

SummerCamp Themes

Week SommerKinder Themes (Ages 2+) - 312 7th StreetWaldKinder Themes (Ages 3+) - 466 6th Ave
June 29 - July 3Summer Sounds - Klanggeschichten & Musizieren
Summer Games -
Sport & Spiel
July 6 - 10Marine Life - UnterwasserweltenDie Biene Maya -
All About Bees
July 13 - 17Water Games -
Wasser Erleben
Botanic Life -
Pflanzen im Park
July 20 - 24Summer Games - Bewegung & TanzDie Vogelhochzeit -
Birds & Stories
July 27 - 31Fairy Tales -
Eine Reise in die Märchenwelt
Animal Life -
Tiere im Park
August 3 - 7Fruits & Colors -
Farben & Früchte
Little Explorers -
Auf Entdeckungsreise
August 10 - 14Feel, Taste, Smell - SinnesspieleSensory Play & Movement Games -
Spiel & Spass
August 17 - 21KinderScience -
Flüssig & Fest
Land Art -
Kunst mit Naturmaterialien
August 24 - 28Eine Reise in die Welt der Zahlen
Exploring Prospect Park -
Hiking & Landmarks

WaldKinder (Outdoor Camp at Prospect Park)


Based on the principles of the ‘Forest Kindergarten’, KinderHaus offers a summerlong outdoor camp at Prospect Park. Instead of the classroom, children will spend the mornings at Prospect Park and follow the lead of our experienced KinderHaus teachers, who will transform the park into a classroom. Our ‘WaldKinder’ will learn through hands-on experiments, sensory activities and themed units. Above all, our WaldCamp is designed to unleash the children’s endless imagination and therefore, follows the KinderHaus inquiry-based philosophy, where questions naturally originate within the children and are being explored through their curiosity and investigative minds. This summer, the WaldKinder will learn about the insects, animals and plants at the park and nature’s life cycles. They will also create ‘land art’ with all the wonderful materials this natural environment provides and engage in a variety of movement and sporting activities. Furthermore, the children will explore the park and its landmarks and even experience a treasure hunt throughout the park. While fully immersed in the German language with their teachers and peers, each child will experience an intimate and personal connection to the natural world, which will strengthen their respect for nature. A variety of group and trust binding activities will also support the children’s friendships and close bonds with each other. 

To learn more about the pedagogical focus of a ‘Forest Kindergarten’ and how outdoor play helps develop the children’s cognitive and social development, feel free to take a look at the articles below. 



unnamed-3Our  ‘SommerKinder’ programs is designed for children ages two and up and comes with thoroughly developed weekly summer camp topics. While fully immersed in the German language, children will play and learn in small and large group settings in our classrooms, as well as in our backyards and on small field trips throughout our neighborhood. In particular, our SommerKinder will experience summer with all of their senses, learn about marine life and experiment with water, liquids and solids while engaging their critical and scientific thinking skills, as well as their sensory experiences. Furthermore, our campers will be exposed to a variety of music and movement activities while singing, trying out different instruments and listening to musical sound stories (‘Klanggeschichten’). The children will also enjoy a week of fairy tales, as well as a unit on ‘Zahlen’ (numbers), which will engage the children’s memory and logical thinking in many playful ways.