Family Week at Ogontz

Daily Schedule

7:45-8:30 Breakfast
11:05 Refreshments
11:15-12:00 Morning Gathering: songs, dances, show & tell
12:00-12:30 Bookstore staffed
12:30-1:00 Buffet Lunch Served
1:00-1:30 Bookstore staffed
1:30-2:25 All ages Napping
2:35-3:30 All ages, 9 & under w/parent Swimming or napping
3:35-3:45 Afternoon Snack
3:35-4:45 Bookstore staffed
3:50-4:45 All ages, 9 & under w/parent Swimming or napping
4:55-5:30 Stories at the Green Chairs: Roger Reed and friends
5:50 Dinner
7:15 Community Dance: Andy Davis and friends
7:45-8:30 Evening Gathering
8:15 Pied Piper/Bedtime for children 9 & younger
8:30-10:45 Evening Dance Party
9:30 Bedtime for 10-12 year olds
11:00 After-dance Activities

July 31 - August 7, 2010

Look at Family Programs for general information; here are details about this particular program and staff.

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There is a nice article in Making Music about our Family Camps.

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Program Description

One of the best decisions we have made in our family is to pass on to our children the traditions that we love so much in the intergenerational setting of CDSS summer family camps. Here families come together to share the intimate experiences of singing, dancing and being playful together.

Ogontz Camp is the perfect setting for meeting the diverse needs of a family dance community. It offers woodlands and wide open spaces for children to play, a mountain stream for exploring, an outdoor dining deck overlooking the lake and mountains and a big circle of Adirondack chairs for relaxing and taking in this beautiful spot in the foothills of the White Mountains. Delicious home cooked meals and fresh baked breads nurture body and soul, fueling us through an unforgettable week.

We hope you can join us for a joyous celebration of family through the enduring pastimes of traditional music, dance and storytelling. We have pulled together an outstanding staff of some of the finest musicians and dance callers around today. As always, we will be offering contras, squares and English country dance, as well as rapper and swing dance. More dance styles will be taken up in the children's classes.

If you love to sing, this week is for you. We have several singing classes to choose from, plus a staff of strong singers from many singing traditions. There will be a potpourri of art projects throughout the week, and a class where you can practice your circus skills. At the close of the day, before supper, our own camp jester will preside over storytime at the Green Chairs, filling us with with laughter, wonder and awe. Please look at the staff list and the daily schedule for details.

Help us celebrate the joy of traditional music, dance and story! Come to Ogontz!

-- Robin & Andy Davis, Program Co-directors

P.S. Call us if you have questions. We love talking about camp!

Jane Miller will lead her Teacher Training Course during this week (pre-registration required).