August 14 - 21, 2011

Program Description

CDSS at Timber Ridge 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, ritual dance (Northwest morris and rapper), 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

-- Gaye Fifer, Program Director


Gaye Fifer, Program Director

Renee Brachfeld
Betsy Blachly Chapin
Hank Chapin
John Devine
Daron Douglas
Sam Droege
Rachel Fifer
Adina Gordon
Steve Hickman
Kappy Laning
Annie Fain Barralon
Miriam Mathis
Robert Mills
Paul Oorts
DeLaura Padovan
Thomas Spilsbury
Charlotte Swavola
Dave Wiesler
Crowfoot : Including
Adam Broome
Jaige Trudel
Nicholas Williams


7:45-8:30 Breakfast
Sing and Play (age 2-3): DeLaura Padovan
Sing and Dance (age 4-5): Charlotte Swavola
Music, Dance and Stories (age 6-7): Betsy Blachely-Chapin
Stories and More (age 8-9): Renee Brachfeld
Rapper (age 10-12): Kappy Laning
Morning Contras (age 13 & up): Adina Gordon
Experienced English (age 13 & up): Tom Spilsbury
10:00 Refreshments
Sing and Move (age 2-3): Charlotte Swavola
Music, Dance and Stories (age 4-5): Betsy Blachely-Chapin
Stories and Songs (age 6-7): Renee Brachfeld
Contra/Dancing (age 8-9): Hank Chapin
Polishing the Rough Edges (age 10-12): DeLaura Padovan
Challenging Contras (age 13 & up): Adina Gordon
Appalachian Clogging (age 13 & up): Annie Fain Liden
11:30-12:15 All Camp Gathering with songs, singing, games and stories
12:30-1:30 Lunch Buffet
1:00-1:30 Canoeing in the River
1:30-2:15 Bookstore staffed
1:45-2:45 99 & under Nap, rest, snore, dream
Bookmaking (All ages, under 8 w/parent): Annie Fain Liden
Nature Walk (All ages, under 10 w/parent): Sam Droege
World Dance (age 10-12): Rachel Fifer, Miriam Mathis
Open Calling Plus (13 & up): Adina Gordon
3:00-4:00 Swimming and Handwork at the Pool
Juggling (All ages, under 8 w/parent): Renee Brachfeld
Singing (All ages, under 10 w/parent): Nicholas Williams, Adam Broome
English for All (age 13 & up): Tom Spilsbury
Northwest Morris (age 13 & up): Annie Fain Liden
4:00 Children's snack
Dance Band (All ages): Nicholas Williams, Adam Broome
Mummers (age 8 & up): Hank Chapin
Waltz (age 13 & up): Gaye Fifer
4:45-5:45 Bookstore staffed
  Swimming in the Pool
  Canoeing in the River
5:15-5:45 Sing for your supper
5:45-6:45 Dinner Buffet
6:45 Parade from the Grove to the Palyhouse
7:00-7:35 Community Dance
7:35-8:15 All Camp Gathering
8:15 Pied Piper/Bedtime for children 9 & younger
8:30-11:00 Evening Dance Party
9:30 Bedtime for 10-12 year olds
11:00 After-dance Activities
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