We’re pleased to announce “SUMMER of WONDER 2024″ at Middle Way School! For three special weeks, we’ll welcome children ages 4 – 11 on our forested campus for fun-filled exploration and adventure. Their days will be filled with amazing art, mindful movement, water wonders, outdoor play, and games galore!

Each week will feature a unique theme to allow in-depth exploration in creativity, nature, and collaborative games. Also woven into the day will be a focus on dharma gems like harmonious play, contemplative approaches to challenges, cultivating an open heart and mind, and learning skills for self-centering.

The MWS SUMMER of WONDER experience is open to rising Kindergarteners through rising 6th graders—plus MWS graduates. If your student is a graduate of MWS and interested in playing a helping role, please email for more information: [email protected].

Customized by age group, each week will feature a themed focus. The program will run Monday through Friday (8:30 am – 3:30 pm). The cost is $395 per child, per week (10% sibling discount). Please see below for more details.


  • $395 per week, per child (10% sibling discount)
  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee of $35 per child
  • Payment is due once registration is complete.

If you need to un-enroll, refunds will be given until May 15, 2024 (less a 15% administrative fee). After May 15, 2024 NO REFUNDS will be issued.

For your child to attend summer programming in July, you MUST submit an up-to-date immunization record and health exam form no later than May 15, 2024. More information about immunization requirements can be found HERE. (Records for current MWS students can be accessed through TADS, as long as these records are up-to-date).


To register, please fill out the MWS Summer of Wonder Registration Form:


Currently enrolled MWS students are given first priority for registration. We’ll only have a limited number of spots available for each session, so please register early! Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation, an enrollment form, the total amount due, and a link to submit payment.

We appreciate your enthusiastic interest and support! Once a particular session fills up, you’ll have the option of being added to a waiting list.


We’re here to help! Reach out to [email protected].


SESSION 1: Movement + Games (July 8 – 12)

Join DONDRE for an action-filled week full of cooperative games, wild activities, obstacle courses, and more!

Get ready to embark on a journey of movement mastery, team camaraderie, and effective communication this summer! This program is not just about sports—it’s a symphony of physical development, teamwork, and social bonds. From the fierce courts of basketball to the strategic maneuvers of Capture the Flag, this session will be a whirlwind of athleticism and laughter. We’ll create our own obstacle courses for each other to navigate, and play a range of classic games like kickball, Steal the Bacon, Gaga Ball, freeze dancing and the thrill of musical chairs!


SESSION 2: Art + Creativity (July 15 – 19)

Join DIANA for a week of making ideas come to life with printmaking, natural dyeing, flower pigment pounding, earth materials painting, paper making, weaving, and more!

Where do art materials come from? In connection with the dharma theme of lineage, we will spend the week exploring two- and three-dimensional materials and thinking about their origins. Children will discover the pigments found in plants and rocks, explore the process of indigo dyeing, sculpt with clay from the earth, and print, paint, draw, and weave with all kinds of natural and human-made materials.


SESSION 3: Nature + Elements (July 22 – 26)

Join DOROTHY to explore Fire, Air, Earth, and Water with tracking games, climate experiments, foraging, and more!

Let’s dive into the world of forest imagination! Children will immerse themselves in the wonders of the woods while they learn about foraging and hone their navigation skills. We’ll balance our high-energy games in the field and forest with nature stories and campfire skills, including fireside cooking. There will also be plenty of time to delight in waterplay and wild-crafted artwork with found materials.