August 18 - 25, 2012

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 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 construction projects, hypnotism, 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 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, 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 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

Staff

Michael Gorin, Program Director
Sarah Henry, Program Director
Margaret Bary
Jeremy Carter-Gordon
Ross Harriss
Scott Higgs
Jody Kruskal
Robin Kynoch
Will Mentor
Deirdre Murtha
Bill Peek
Sally Rogers
Julia Josephine Slone
Gillian Stewart
Jonathan Van Gieson

Advisors

Andy Davis
Steve Howe
Robin Kynoch
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
11:00-12:00 Swimming, Bookstore staffed
 
Morning Swim Time Classes
12:15 Lunch
1:30-2:20
Quiet Time Classes
2:30-3:20
Kids Classes
 
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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