Countdown to Camp: Week of August 6th

Once again, we have a fabulous week of programming lined up for those of you attending Camp Common Ground Week 3 (August 6 – 12, 2011). Have you ever been at a loss when it comes to Big Show performances? “What can I share?” “What’s my talent?” “What would get some laughs?” “How can I impress my kids?” Well, never fear, Week 3 adult program instructors will offer lots of inspiration!

First off, we are excited to announce that Jim Scott, guitarist and singer/songwriter, will be joining us. He is coming to Camp with some of his own family and will surely inspire. His music furthers the ideals of ecology, justice, and peace and his experience include playing in Carnegie Hall with the Paul Winter Consort as well as concerts with Pete Seeger an Peter Yarrow. Check out his website and listen to some tunes.

Guitar and singing not quite right for your Big Show performance? Martha Siegel and Liz Ritter will also be at Camp Week 3. With Martha, campers can learn a song for the chamber music concert AND the Big Show even if they’ve never touched a stringed instrument before. And Liz Ritter’s improv will get the crowds rolling around on the floor with laughter. Attend her classes during the week for some improv fun – get ready to loosen up and laugh! 

If you’re looking for something a little more artsy, Marc Kornbluh will be teaching glass bead making. Not only is he a veteran camper, he’s an accomplished artist. Check out his website. Where else and when else will you have the chance to learn such a beautiful craft? Veronica Gadbois will also be helping adults get their creative juices flowing. She’ll be doing a split morning program - “A Taste of Weaving” for half and a “Time to Clay” for the other. Feel free to go to both of her offerings...Who knows, you may get hooked on crafts.

We’re looking forward to having Sophie Bell back teaching writing for the second time around. Last year many campers attended her class “Writing Your Life” everyday while at Camp. She is a college professor and it’s great to have a chance to reflect and stretch your intellectual creativity in a new setting.

And of course there will be plenty of other camp-like activities that you can enjoy. Kim Dunkley will be leading hikes and helping us explore nature on our 700 acres. Peter Hansen will be out on the Hartru tennis  getting the blood flowing and Tyler Balistrieri will be teaching archery. Lastly, Justin Bouvier will be at the pond ready for swimmers. Join us!

To register, call the office at 1-800-430-2667!