Summer Day Camp

Sign up by May 15th to receive Early Bird pricing for the Maharishi School Summer Day Camp!  Maharishi School is a college preparatory day and boarding school in Fairfield, Iowa.Maharishi School Nature Explore Summer Day Camp for children ages 4-12 will begin June 12 and offer six theme-based weeks. Camp hours are from 9-3, and children may attend one week at a time or the entire six weeks.

Early Bird Special deadline is May 15 to receive the price of morning only $100 a week or full days $200 per week.  Thereafter prices will be $125 mornings only and $225 full days.

To register or to request additional information, contact Rebecca Bellonci, Preschool Director, at 641-472-9400, ext. 5100, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or pick up a Registration Form at the Central Office or Preschool.

Every week of camp will include traditional team building games and sports, nature explorations, nature-inspired crafts, local field trips, and swimming at the MUM pool twice a week. The weekly themes will give a focus for all other activities to center around. Every Friday will be Special Event Day, including activities such as a Scavenger Hunt, Performances, movie premier, etc. At times we will group older campers separately so activities/projects are more geared towards their age level.

Meet the Counselors

Mike and Emily Cantafio are managing the Maharishi School Summer Day Camp.  Sign up by May 15th to receive Early Bird pricing for the Maharishi School Summer Day Camp!  Maharishi School is a college preparatory day and boarding school in Fairfield, Iowa.Emily Cantafio discovered her love of working with young people while attending arts school at Columbia College in Chicago. For the past three years, she has been using her skills as a ceramic and fiber artist to teach children of all ages at a local art center. Emily hopes to integrate her knowledge of art education and summer camps to make this the best summer ever. 

Michael Cantafio began teaching guitar to kids in his Chicago neighborhood at the age of 16. He is a natural-born teacher and known for creating a comfortable, fun learning environment for his students. In 2015, Michael earned his Masters in Musical Performance from the University of Toledo. He is excited to incorporate music into camp this summer and can’t wait to get more familiar with the Fairfield community.


Weekly Themes


WEEK 1: JUNE 12-16

Our first week of camp will be sure to have you tapping your toes and snapping your fingers! We’re all set to explore rhythm and melody through games, crafts, and dance. Be sure to bring any and all drums, bells, and maracas! All instruments welcome!

WEEK 2: JUNE 19-23

Come and experience ancient and modern world culture. What makes a home? Is it your family, friends, or your house? This week we will explore home and community through hand building pottery, hut building,
storytelling, and other team building activities!


Did you know that we live in the “breadbasket” of the United States or that bees are essential for a successful garden? This week will be full of adventure time. We will be helping out in the garden and tasting all of the delicious fresh foods that make our bodies strong and healthy!

WEEK 4: JULY 3-7


This week is not for the faint of heart! LET’S MAKE ART! Campers should get ready to get up close and personal with paper mache, clay, paint, and collage materials. Clothes that can get messy are a must!

WEEK 5: JULY 10-14


We all know that it is important to recycle, but this week we will be exploring the imagination and creating puppets from our recycled materials. Friday will be sure to delight when our puppets come to life with an original puppet show!
*Donations encouraged! Cartons, jars, paper towel rolls, etc.

WEEK 6: JULY 17-21

For our last week of camp we will be exploring ways to get more involved in the community and appreciate those around us. Campers will also be creating a group sculpture to commemorate summer 2017!


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