“It’s a soul-nourishing reminder of the power of music and dance to connect people and bring joy.”

–Ellen Saltonstall

July 18-25, 2020 // Plymouth, MA

Bring your whole family tree to these woods
Children performing a longsword dance

Program Description

At Family Week at Pinewoods, we celebrate community through music, dance and song. The idyllic location and eclectic class offerings bring campers back year after year. Come join in daily swimming, good food and good humor. From the very youngest to the very oldest, each participant plays an important role in shaping the unique experience and beauty of each Family Week.

Along with devoted and inspired camper participation, this year’s infinitely creative program staff will provide continuous insights and entertainment throughout the week, both planned and impromptu, from the silly to the sublime. We will have an opportunity to be entertained by Sam Bartlett’s famous stunts, listen to Peter Amidon’s ingenious stories, craft handmade wooden treasures with Thomas German, join in community gatherings to celebrate our diverse talents, and dance and sing as a community, led by world-class callers and musicians. Our children’s classes are led by experienced educators who incorporate traditional music and dance, and our adult classes provide opportunities to try something new or simply relax in your comfort zone. Family Week is dedicated to passing on a spirit of hope and peace for the future to our children. What better place to do this than rustic cabins in the New England woods?

~ Elvie Miller, Program Director

An intergenerational line of dancers

Schedule

7:45-8:15Hot Breakfast, served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45Cold Breakfast, Coffee/Tea available
9:00-9:55Period 1
Classes by age group, kids can be dropped off at their class at 8:55
10:00-10:55Period 2
Classes by age group, kids will stay in the same location and teachers move
11:00Cooling refreshments
11:15-12:00Morning Gathering
Songs, Dances, and show and tell for all
12:30Lunch
1:40-2:25Intergenerational Time
All non-program activities for campers under 13 must have adult supervision
2:30-4:15Swimming, Bookstore staffed
4:15-4:40Stories and Stunts, with Sam Bartlett
4:45-5:30Special Offerings: Special and Camper-led Offerings
6:00Dinner
7:00Parade to the Community Dance
7:10Community Dance
7:45Evening Gathering
8:15Pied Piper
Bedtime for children 9 & younger
8:45-10:45Evening Dance Party
9:30Goodnight Song and Bedtime for 10-12 year olds
11:00After-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.

Family Week at Pinewoods
Adult (18+)$915
13-17$805
10-12$686
7-9$595
4-6$503
2-3$320
0-1$64

Staff

Elvie Miller

Family Week at Pinewoods, Program Directors
Elvie Miller

Jane Miller

Family Week at Pinewoods
Jane Miller

Naomi Morse

Family Week at Ogontz, Family Week at Pinewoods
Naomi Morse

Eric Schedler

Family Week at Pinewoods
Eric Schedler

Karen Axelrod

Cascade of Music & Dance, English Dance Week, Family Week at Ogontz, Family Week at Pinewoods
Karen Axelrod

Sam Bartlett

American Dance & Music Week, Family Week at Pinewoods
Sam Bartlett

Owen Morrison

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

Mary Alice Amidon

Family Week at Pinewoods
Mary Alice Amidon

Peter Amidon

Family Week at Pinewoods
Peter Amidon

Wade Bartlett

Family Week at Pinewoods
Wade Bartlett

Margaret Bary

Family Week at Pinewoods
Margaret Bary

Katy German

Family Week at Ogontz, Family Week at Pinewoods
Katy German

Thomas German

Family Week at Pinewoods
Thomas German

Wendy Graham Settle

Family Week at Pinewoods
Wendy Graham Settle

Abby Ladin

Family Week at Pinewoods
Abby Ladin

Denis Liddy

Family Week at Pinewoods, Program Directors
Denis Liddy