“You can’t overestimate the value of spending a week creating a community, with its own way of thinking and performing, that is unique to that group of people in that place and that time. Where else can you dance, sing, talk and laugh together all week long, in a peaceful and beautiful setting?”

–Ellen Harrison

August 22-29, 2020 // Plymouth, MA

Where YOU are the defining ingredient
A camper leads a song

Program Description

Campers’ Week is about singing, dancing and playing as a community. We are a multi-generational week that aims to foster the traditional art forms that bring us together in a way that is accessible to everyone. A small group of talented staff offer a framework of classes for the week and the rest of the offerings come from you, the camper! We welcome all skill levels and all abilities with enthusiasm and love. Newcomers quickly feel they have been part of the community for a lifetime. Contra, English, longsword, rapper, morris, harmony singing, crafts, old-time jams, mummer’s plays, uke orchestra and community band have all been part of the schedule in years past. To see this year’s schedule you’ll just have to come to the first-night planning party in the Camphouse!

A parent and child play with bells

We start each morning gathering as a community to dance, sing and share. This is followed with 2 periods when younger campers join with others of their age for classes in music and dance, while the rest of us choose from dance, music, song, crafts and whatever else people dream up. In the afternoon, there are opportunities for inter generational program and, life guards are on duty for 2 hours.

2020 brings us an incredible group of staff, many of whom have sculpted the Campers’ Week landscape over the years. We are also proud to be fostering the skills and talents of staff taking on new challenges so they may lead us for decades to come.

Join us as we revel in magic of the woods, the melody of our instruments and the joy of each others’ company.

~ Anna and Dennis Soloway, Program Co-Director

Campers on the dock at dusk place lanterns in the pond

Schedule

Full class schedule coming soon!

7:45-8:15Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
9:00-9:50All-Camp Gathering
10:00-10:45By age class period: Children may be dropped off at 9:55 and stay for snack
10:45-11:00Children’s Snack time
11:00-11:45By age class period: Children will stay in same location with a teacher
12:15Lunch
1:30-2:20Camper’s Quiet Hour
2:30-3:20Swimming, Bookstore staffed, Classes
3:30-4:20Swimming, Bookstore staffed, Classes
4:00-4:20Tea
4:30-5:20Late Afternoon Classes
6:00Dinner
7:00-7:30Community Dance
7:30-8:25Evening Gathering
8:00Pied Piper/Bedtime for children 8 & younger
8:30-10:45Evening Dance Party
9:20Bedtime for 9-12 year olds
10:45After-dance Activities

Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions coming soon!

Registration and Fees

To register for this week, please log into CDSS Commons. You can find more information about the registration process here. If you need financial assistance in order to attend, please go to our scholarships page.

Campers’ Week at Pinewoods
Adult (18+)$810
13-17$713
9-12$608
7-8$608
4-6$446
2-3$284
0-1$57

Staff

Kathy Anderson

Campers' Week
Kathy Anderson

Andy Davis

Campers' Week
Andy Davis

Sarah Henry

Campers' Week
Sarah Henry

Hannah Naiman

Campers' Week
Hannah Naiman

Sally Rogers

Campers' Week
Sally Rogers

Tim Shaw

Campers' Week
Tim Shaw

Anna & Dennis Soloway

Campers' Week, Program Directors
Anna & Dennis Soloway

Kathy Talvitie

Campers' Week
Kathy Talvitie

Jonathan Van Gieson

Campers' Week
Jonathan Van Gieson

Emma Whitla

Campers' Week
Emma Whitla

Gillian Stewart

Campers' Week, English Dance Week
Gillian Stewart