August 5-12, 2017
Join us for a special CDSS family week at Ogontz, where the magic of tradition, humor, friendship and community brings us back year after year. This week is filled with singing, music, dancing and fun for all ages and this year we have an incredible staff of singers, multi-instrumentalists, and dance leaders! And as always, we invite campers to bring their talents to share as well!
Along with our traditional dance offerings of contras, squares, and English country dance, we are also offering couple dancing, Irish Sets, rapper, and English clog dancing this year. Singers and musicians will have the chance to participate in harmony singing, family band, and swap songs and tunes in a relaxed environment with an after lunch song circle, and a before dinner musicians jam. Children’s classes will be taught by caring and talented staff and will include traditional singing and dancing. Your days will be full of choices in dance, song, crafts, mumming, fun games, and swimming in the crystal clear lake. Just before dinner we will meet at the green chairs for story time. Twice a day campers will get the opportunity to come together in a camp gathering to sing, dance, and enjoy entertainment by our talented staff and campers. And as always, our day will end with a dance party and late night activities as roving monitors check on little ones asleep in their cabins.
Ogontz Camp is the perfect setting for all of this joyous fun. It offers woodlands and wide-open spaces where children can play, a mountain stream for exploring and a pristine lake that hosts a family of loons - perfect for swimming and canoeing. Whether you are having supper on the outdoor dining deck or simply relaxing in the circle of Adirondack chairs under the old white pine, you will enjoy peace and contentment as you take in the beauty of this piece of heaven in the foothills of the White Mountains. Delicious home cooked meals and fresh baked breads will nurture your body and soul, fueling you through an unforgettable week.
Please come help us celebrate the joy of traditional music, dance, and story! Come to Ogontz!
~ Lily and Paul Leahy, Program Directors