“You will have so much fun and gain a bigger family by the end of the week.”

–Kristen Planeaux

June 26-30, 2022 // Lyman, NH

The week children take their families to

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Campers of all ages dancing in a large circle

Program Description

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, singers and musicians have the chance to participate in harmony singing, family band, and swap songs and tunes in a relaxed environment. Children’s classes are taught by caring and talented staff and include traditional singing and dancing. Days are full of choices in dance, song, crafts, mumming, fun games, and swimming in the crystal clear lake. Just before dinner we meet at the green chairs for story time. Twice a day campers 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 days end with a dance party and late night activities as roving monitors check on little ones asleep in their cabins.

Children performing at Family Week

Ogontz Camp 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 nurture your body and soul, fueling you through an unforgettable week.

Registration and Fees

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.

Adults and Teens (13+)$725
Children (0-12)$600

Staff

Sue Rosen

Campers' Week, Family Week at Ogontz, Harmony of Song & Dance
Sue Rosen

Karen Axelrod

English Dance Week, Family Week at Ogontz
Karen Axelrod

Lily Leahy

Family Week at Ogontz
Lily Leahy

Owen Morrison

Cascade of Music & Dance, Family Week at Ogontz, Family Week at Pinewoods, Winter Family Gathering
Owen Morrison

Max Newman

American Dance & Music Week, English Dance Week, Family Week at Ogontz
Max Newman

Anna Patton

American Dance & Music Week, English Dance Week, Family Week at Ogontz, Harmony of Song & Dance
Anna Patton

Natty Smith

Family Week at Ogontz
Natty Smith

Paddy Swanson

Family Week at Ogontz
Paddy Swanson

Peter Amidon

Family Week at Ogontz, Family Week at Pinewoods, Virtual Kaleidoscope: Online Camp 2021
Peter Amidon

Mary Alice Amidon

Family Week at Ogontz, Family Week at Pinewoods
Mary Alice Amidon

Rick Mohr

Cascade of Music & Dance, Family Week at Ogontz
Rick Mohr

Rachel Bell

Family Week at Ogontz, Harmony of Song & Dance
Rachel Bell

Fynn Crooks

Family Week at Ogontz, Program Directors
Fynn Crooks