August 17 - 24, 2013


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Campers’ Week is pure magic. Families, singles, couples. Toddlers, codgers, and everyone in between. People who fell in love with dance and music just recently, others who have been doing this since the cradle. Together we make the woods ring with song, dance, music, stories and laughter from sun up often ‘til the wee hours. Most of all, Campers’ Week is about YOU! Anyone can teach a class or workshop at Campers’ Week, or lead a song, play a tune, call a dance, tell a joke or story, host a party, share a skill, . . . We start out with a basic schedule of classes offered by the small but talented staff, and then together we add to it, embellish it, improvise and surprise each other. Past camper-led sessions have included crafts, storytelling, instrumental workshops, jam sessions, sing-arounds, joke sessions, games, yoga, theater, movement, collaborative construction projects, hypnosis, bird watching and every kind of dance you can imagine. No one knows exactly what to expect this year, because each Campers’ Week is exuberantly different.

The basic schedule includes one period each morning and afternoon when younger campers join with others their age to do exciting things, while the rest of us choose from dance, music, song, crafts and whatever else people dream up. Teens are welcome to join in adult activities, but also have a daily class all of their own. Twice a day, the whole community gathers together to enjoy performances, dancing, singing, stories and silliness led by the campers and staff. After the evening gathering, there is an evening dance, where those not past their bedtimes can enjoy a lively combination of American and English social dances. After-dance activities include skit night, an auction, a “pub sing” and … [YOU fill in the blank!]

Campers’ Week offers a special opportunity to camper musicians, who form the bands for the evening dances and who have many chances to play for the varied daytime classes. And musicians at every level are welcome to join the Community Band! If you don’t play yet, maybe you’ll learn the basics from one of the many talented people who are happy to share their skills. Love to sing? The Community Chorus is the place to be. Why not try a new dance form or craft as well! And of course, you can make time for games, swimming, boating, relaxing, and just talking with new and old friends. Come be part of the joy that is Campers’ Week!

-- Sarah Henry and Michael Gorin, Program Co-directors


PROGRAM STAFF

Program Directors
Michael Gorin
Sarah Henry

Jenny Beer
David Conant
Gideon Crevoshay
Andy Davis
Robin Davis
Barbara Gorin
Lisa Greenleaf *
Ross Harriss
Peter Kruskal
Deirdre Murtha
Hannah Naiman
Emily Troll

* Advisors, plus
Emma Gorin
Steve Howe
Jonathan Van Gieson


SCHEDULE

7:45-8:15 Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45 Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
9:00-9:50
Kids Classes
 
Adult Classes
10:00-10:15 Refreshments
10:15-11:00 All Camp Gathering
11:10-12:00 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
 
Morning Swim Time Classes
12:15 Lunch
1:30-2:20
Quiet Time Classes
2:30-3:20
Kids Classes
 
Teen Class
 
Adult Classes
3:20-3:35 Camp Store Open
3:30-4:20 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
 
Afternoon Swim Time Classes
4:00-4:20 Tea
4:30-5:20
Late Afternoon Classes
6:00 Dinner
7:30-8:25 Evening Gathering
8:00 Pied Piper/Bedtime for children 8 & younger
8:30-11:00 Evening Dance Party
9:20 Bedtime for 9-12 year olds
11:00 After-dance Activities
     
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