Family Week at Pinewoods

July 18 - 25, 2015

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Tentative Schedule        Camp costs

Printable information

Program Description: a 1 page version of this page

Daily Schedule: a 1 page daily timetable

Description of Classes: a 2 page description of the classes

For accepted campers: Links to a few important pages and surveys.

Program Description

Welcome families and friends, old and new! This will be an amazing and memorable summer in the beautiful land under the pines and between the ponds. Our family program celebrates the rich English, Anglo-American, and Appalachian traditions of dance, instrumental music, singing and storytelling. This is a wonderful week to spend time with children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Teachers, librarians and all who work with trad music and dance can be recharged with new material and new friends. Adults without children can come, too!

There will be contra and English dancing day and night, along with community dances, and classes in American clogging, morris, and sword.

When you can dance no longer, there are band classes (learn to play tunes by ear!), jam sessions, and instrument classes. If you’ve never learned an instrument, first timers can attend the “musical petting zoo” where anyone who’s ever wanted to try an instrument can do it! There will also be classes in harmony singing, dance calling, making marble machines, and an adult craft class. As the afternoon winds down toward dinner, there will be daily storytelling.

After dinner, we’ll have a musical procession, more dancing, and then the Pied Piper will lead families with children age 9 and under to their cabins. Parents will put their children to bed. Preteens stay halfway through the evening dance before their bedtime comes. Adults and teenagers can enjoy the evening dance and later activities, pub singing, dance parties, and a cabaret. (Roving monitors keep an eye on sleeping kids!)

Family Week never fails to fill us with a level of inspiration that sustains us through the year. We’re excited to share this time with you & we look forward to seeing you!

-- Sam Bartlett & Abby Ladin, Program Co-Director

Last day start of parade.

2010 Group picture
Photo by Andy Kane

Printable Information for Accepted Campers

Here are links to further details:

The Program: one page Program Description

Getting Ready: Details for being at camp.

Getting to Camp: Driving Directions

Tentative Schedule

7:45-8:15 Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45 Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
10:00 Refreshments
10:15-11:00 Morning Gathering (songs, dances, show & tell for all)
11:00-12:00 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:15 Lunch
3:45-5:00 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
6:00 Dinner
7:10 Parade from Dining Hall to Dance
7:20-7:50 Community Dance
8:00-8:45 Evening Gathering
8:30 Pied Piper/Bedtime for children 9 & younger
8:45-10:45 Evening Dance Party
9:30 Bedtime for 10-12 year olds
11:00 After-dance Activities