Teachers Training Course: Folk Arts for the Classroom

August 1 - 8, 2015

Held during Family Week at Ogontz.



Program Director

The course is led by Kari Smith, adjunct faculty member in the education department at Antioch University New England.

Specific details of next summer will be available by January 1.

Check in after January 1 for full staff lists and class descriptions and registration information for next summer. Last summer details are available in the archive section listed to the right.

Master's Course Credit

Matriculated students at Antioch University New England can receive Supervised Independent Study credit for this course (with a choice of earning 1 or 2 credits). One Graduate credit is also available to others through Antioch University New England. Master's degree level courses require a baccalaureate degree for admission. See details below for how to register for graduate credit.

Course requirements are described in the syllabus and are as follows please note the syllabus describes additional requirements for those students taking the course for credit:

  • Participation in at least three Ogontz Camp Family Week class sessions each day
  • Participation in the teacher seminar each day, including sharing of materials and reflection on the process of collecting
  • Demonstration of learning by sharing at least one newly learned activity with the camp group or the seminar group
  • Development of a "collection" either in a journal, on a CD, audio tape or other format to be submitted to instructor at the week's end

Daily Schedule

7:45-8:30 Breakfast
9:00-9:55 Teacher Training Course observe and participate in Kids' classes
10:05-11:00 Teacher Training Course observe and participate in Kids' classes
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 Mixed age Classes
2:35-4:35 2-Hour Swim Block All ages, 9 & under/parent
2:35-3:30 Mixed age Classes
3:35-3:45 Afternoon Snack
3:35-4:45 Bookstore staffed
3:50-4:45 Teacher Training Course
4:55-5:30 Stories
5:50 Dinner
7:15 Community Dance
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