Countdown to Camp: Week of July 30th

Week 2, July 30 – August 5th, 2011…

Welcome to Camp Common Ground Week 2! Once again, we have a great week lined up for you with lots of activities for grownups and kids.

Marc Kornbluh, glass bead maker extraordinaire, will be joining us and bringing his sweet family along too. He will be set up in the Old Workshop and will be willing and ready to help campers (13 years old and up) create beautiful beads and marbles out of glass. We're also excited to announce that Michael Albert, a pop artist from New York City, is coming to camp with his family and will be teaching an adult art class in the mornings. His art, which has evolved over the years, includes collage work and painting. Check out his website: www.cerealism

If you feel like tapping into your musical skills versus your artistic ones, Steve Blane will be joining us and sharing his love for the ukulele. Perhaps you want to dust off your string skills or learn a rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” – whatever it is your looking to do on the ukulele, Steve Blane can help you get there! In addition to Steve, you can get your groove on with Nicki Calia Marshall in the Hay Barn. Nicki Calia, who actually grew up as part of the Camp Common Ground Family, is an accomplished instructor and choreographer in NYC, but she loves to take time from her busy schedule to dance with folks at Camp.

If music and art aren’t your thing, never fear, there are plenty of “camp-like” activities for adults and kids to enjoy. While kids are in Kidville, Kim Dunkley will be around in the morning to lead hikes on Common Ground’s 700 acres. Kim loves to explore and share her knowledge about wildlife and the Vermont woods. Tyler Balistrieri will also be around in the mornings doing archery. Adults can do this on their own in the mornings then share what they’ve learned with their kids in the afternoons. Get ready to hit the bull’s eye! In addition to hiking and archery, Peter Hansen will be on the courts teaching tennis. Even if you’ve had tennis lessons before, Peter’s true love for the game and meditative approach will give you a new outlook on the sport.

And of course there will be plenty of time for swimming, exploring the creek, afternoon crafts for grownups and kids, campfires, lying in a hammock, and more. Call the office to register today – 1-800-430-2667!