Camp Arrival time 2 PM Thursday, Dec 27. Please do not arrive early. Google Maps says it takes 33 minutes to drive from Novato to the camp - it's a beautiful drive, so drive slow and enjoy it. The closest store is 20 minutes away, so get all your supplies before you arrive at camp. There is no cell phone reception at camp, but Internet does work by WiFi.
Camp Harmony is new again! We are enthusiastic to have secured Walker Creek Ranch for our New Year’s camp from Thursday, December 27 to Tuesday, January 1. Attendees may come for all or part. We welcome newcomers, and if you will be a first-time attendee, please feel free to email or phone with your questions. Camp registration ended November 22. If you didn't sign up in time, we hope you can make it next year.
The venue: Walker Creek Ranch, in rural Marin County, is known to some in our community as a great retreat spot for other musical gatherings. Its level site nestled into surrounding hills features accessible buildings clustered for convenience.
Facilities include a central dining hall and other spacious halls suitable for dancing, concerts, and large group activities. There are numerous rooms for workshops, Arts & Crafts, and lots of smaller spaces for jamming. The property offers walking trails and a scenic bridge over the Creek. There’s even a natural history museum for learning about local flora and fauna.
Housing: Walker Creek offers a range of housing options, and because Walker Creek charges different rates for these options, our fees are rated accordingly. This location is remote from any off-site lodging. The registration form provides space to explain any accessibility needs.
Workshop spaces will be available for signups Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Sessions are usually one hour, but feel free to sign up for a two-hour session if you have good reason.
Post your workshops below in this thread. Give your name, name of the workshop (four words or fewer, please), an explanation of what the workshop is about, and the day you want to have your workshop.
Camp begins Thursday evening, December 27; and ends Tuesday Morning, January 1.
Again, a link to the new venue, Walker Creek Ranch, owned and operated by the Marin County Office of Education. It's a half-hour drive from any town, so be sure to bring everything you need to camp.
per email from Bev Praver
First request is for a workshop to remember Jerry Praver.
Also, a 2-hour parodies workshop.
I'm going to put the Jerry Praver memorial late in camp- Monday 4-6:15 pm, in the museum, parodies Friday 1:30-3:45 in Buckeye.
From Patience: While awaiting feedback from others, this looks likely as our lineup of seven official Workshop spaces:
- Maple: Dance Hall, workshops; evening dances
- Buckeye: largest general-workshop space; evening concerts - I'm going to equate this to the carpeted room until Patience tells me otherwise.
- Muir: large workshop space; backup for evening singing - patience says it's great for instrumental jams. There might be some noise bleedover from Carson.
- Museum: mid-sized, esp. for singing workshops; evening singing - I'm going to equate this to Ruben's House until Patience corrects me.
- Kitchen: for small workshops [<10), small instruments, specialized (=small-group) singing - Patience emphasized that this is only for very small groups.
- Carson: mid-sized room for quieter activities not disturbed by, or disturbing, Muir
- Madrone OR Critter: small workshops
Make a slot for Madrone, and we’ll change to a CRITTER, if available, on the actual Workshop boards
[CRITTER being the working name for an unoccupied dorm room to be determined, pending housing assignments]
Here's a link (click) to the map the camp provided. I don't have permission yet to post the Camp Harmony map.
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