August 11 - 18, 2013


Photo by Barbara Dyskant

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, border morris, 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.

-- Gaye & Rachel Fifer, Program Co-directors


Program Directors
Gaye Fifer
Rachel Fifer

Adam Broome
David Cantieni John Devine
Leslie Jeanne Devine Milbourne
Daron Douglas
Tresne Hernandez
Steve Hickman
Jennie Kahly
Kappy Laning *
Rick Mohr
Paul Oorts
DeLaura Padovan
Olivia Padovan
Ann Percival
David Roodman
Melissa Running
Charlotte Swavola
Jaige Trudel
Josh Van Vliet
Dave Wiesler
Nicholas Williams

* Advisors, plus

Steve Howe


7:45-8:30 Breakfast
Teen Potpourri
Morning Contras
Advanced English
10:00 Refreshments
10:15-11:15 Childrens' Morning Classes 10:00
Age 2-3 Creative Play Time
Age 4-5 Songs, Stories and Play
Age 6-7 Stories, songs, and … science?!
Age 8-9 Stories and Nature
Age 10-12 What Makes It English?
Challenging Contras (13 & up): Rick Mohr
Morris (13 & up): David Roodman
11:30-12:15 All Camp Gathering with songs, singing, games and stories
12:30-1:15 Lunch Buffet
1:30-2:15 Bookstore staffed
1:30-2:30 99 & under Nap, rest, snore, dream
Nature Exploration
Community Art
  Community & Classroom Dance Leaders
  Contra Dance Callers Course
2:15-2:45 Adult Swim at the pool
2:45-3:45 Swimming and handwork at the pool
English for All
  Community & Classroom Dance Leaders
  Contra Dance Callers Course
3:45 Children's snack
4:00-5:15 Canoeing in the River
4:00-5:00 Swimming at the pool
Family Dance Band
Open Calling
4:45-5:45 Bookstore staffed
5:15-5:45 Sing for your supper
5:45-6:45 Dinner buffet
6:45 Parade to the Playhouse
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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