August 20 - 27, 2011

Program Description

Campers’ Week is pure magic. Families, singles, couples. Young, old, and somewhere in between. Oldtimers, newcomers -- people who fell in love with dance and music just recently, and 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, lead a song, play a tune, call a dance, tell a joke or story, host a party, share a skill... We start the week with only 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 offerings have included crafts, storytelling, instrumental workshops, jam sessions, sing-arounds, joke sessions, games, theater, movement, collaborative projects and every kind of dance you can imagine. No one knows exactly what to expect this year, because each Campers’ Week is wonderfully, blissfully, exuberantly itself.

The basic schedule includes one period each morning and each afternoon when the younger campers join with others in their age groups and learn exciting things together, while the rest of us choose from dance, music, and singing sessions, crafts, and whatever else people dream up. Teens are welcome to join in all adult activities, but they 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. The day ends with 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, pub night, and … [YOU fill in the blank!]

Campers’ Week offers a special opportunity to camper musicians, who are invited to help form the band for the evening dances and who have many chances to play for one or more of the varied classes during the day. If you’re just learning your instrument, the Community Band wants you! And 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. Try a new dance 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 Directors

Michael Gorin
Sarah Henry


Kathy Anderson

Andy Davis

Michael Friedman

Ross Harriss

Robin Hayden

Jody Kruskal

Christopher Levey

Hannah Naiman

Olivia Padovan

Kathy Reid-Naiman

Julia Slone Roberts

Kathy Talvitie

* Jonathan Van Gieson

Josh Van Vliet

* Advisor, plus

Margaret Bary
Steve Howe
Tim Shaw


7:45-8:15 Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45 Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
Kids Classes
Adult Classes
10:00-10:15 Refreshments
10:15-11:00 All Camp Gathering
11:00-12:00 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:15 Lunch
1:30-2:20 Quiet Time Classes
Kids Classes
Adult Classes
3:20-3:35 Camp Store Open
3:30-4:20 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
4:00-4:20 Tea
4:30-5:20 Class Period
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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