August 10 - 16, 2020
Where folk becomes family/community? -- Find your community / -- Your community is here?
cas·cade /kaˈskād/ noun 1. a small waterfall, typically one of several that fall in stages down a steep rocky slope 2. a process whereby something, typically information or knowledge, is successively passed on 3. a town on the PA/MD border
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This is a wonderful week of connecting with traditions and rituals, while building community with new and old friends. The culture of participation and involvement is contagious! We have a great program for adults, children, families and young adults featuring a mix of English and American dance, northwest morris, rapper, clog, song, music, arts and crafts, nature walks and more. Adults can participate in their classes all day, while children enjoy age-appropriate dance and music options.
The teaching/calling staff is entertaining and inspiring, the musicians are superb and the schedule allows you to do as much as you could possibly want. In addition to classes, there are two all community gatherings (morning and evening) where we share stories, songs and talents. There is time during the day for a nature walk, swimming, canoeing and hanging out with friends. After dinner, we parade to the hall for a community dance which includes everyone in the fun. The evening dances combine English and contra, with bedtimes for the younger ones at appropriate intervals and adult dancing into the night. After the dance, there is always a late night activity which gives everyone a chance to shine and play.
On the last day, we have show and tell, a big parade, a pool party and lots of dancing. We would love to have you come to join in our week of traditions, making them yours as well.
Whether you’re a single adult, a family of five, a teen, a tween, or a 20-something, you’ll find a home and a strong community at this CDSS week. Not to mention the fun you’ll be sure to have. Mixing English and American, young and old, experienced and new, earnest and ridiculous, this camp specializes in variety. Classes and dances and gatherings are held daily with a sprinkling of jam sessions, swimming, snacks, games, and other shenanigans throughout the week.
Mornings at camp: lots of dancing, and kids classes for ages 2 and up.
Afternoons: lots of variety! Art, singing, swimming, jamming, dancing, and our Camper Led activity time - your chance to share something you like to do with your camp community.
All Camp Gatherings: Each day the entire camp comes together before lunch and again after dinner. We start with some dancing, and we share songs, skits, talents and stories. Some folks find this to be the best part of camp.
Each night our evening dance party combines English and American dance styles, with music that is just marvelous. Our tradition is for our younger campers to follow John Devine, our Pied Piper, to their cabins each evening after Gathering. Once they are settled their parents head back to the dance while our Roving Monitors check to make sure all is well in the cabins. The teens and the adults dance into the night and then share scrumptious snacks and entertaining late night activities.
~ Adina Gordon, Program Director
This week will host a special Kodály Course with Robbin Marcus.