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Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017

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Subject: Camp New Harmony 2016-2017
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Jun 16 - 11:55 AM

This is the workshop leader signup sheet for 2016-17. For 2017-18, click here.


The San Francisco Folk Music Club's Camp New Harmony will be Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - Monday, January 2, 2017. Registration will open about September 1. Watch this thread for information and workshop scheduling.
This 6-day camp is held every year during the week after Christmas at URJ Camp Newman. The camp has been doing a lot of construction in 2016, and there will be plenty of new housing and even a few new music venues. Click here for a photo of the new construction.
Information at http://sffmc.org/ Hope to see you there!

-Joe-



Bus Hours
  • Wed, Dec 28: 6 PM-12:30 AM
  • Thur, Dec 29: 9:30 AM-12:30 AM
  • Fri, Dec 30: 9:30 AM-12:30 AM
  • Sat, Dec 31: 9:30 AM-12:30 AM (extra hour for partying)
  • Sun, Jan 1: 9:30 AM-12:30 AM

    This is an edited PermaThread®, to be used to schedule workshops for the 2016-2017 Camp New Harmony.
    This thread will be edited by Joe Offer. Feel free to post to this thread, but be aware that all messages posted in this thread are subject to editing or deletion.

This is an edited thread for recording signups for workshops for the San Francico Folk Music Club's Camp New Harmony. The camp is held every year during the week after Christmas at URJ Camp Newman, on the road between Calistoga and Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco. Some 300 people will be there for 6 days of song and dance and whatnot.
The Camp New Harmony Website is http://sffmc.org/harmony_body.html.

To get an idea what the camp is all about, see the threads for previous years, crosslinked above.


    I'm going to use this as an edited thread to record pre-camp signups for workshops. We expect, as usual, that most people will sign up for workshops after they get to camp.
    So, the idea is this: if you're attending camp and you'd like to lead a workshop, scroll down and post a message e at the end of this thread with the following information:
    • Your name
    • Name of the workshop
    • Preferred time and day
    • Preferred location

    I'll enter the information in the charts below. I can't guarantee time and location, but I'll do the best I can to balance things.
    -Joe Offer-

For your information:



Future Camp Dates

  • I have to find this out from the camp committee

Meal Times:

  • Cold breakfast 8:00am to 10:15am
  • Hot breakfast: 9am to 10:15am (food put away at 10:30am)
    (everyone out of the dining hall by 10:45am)
  • Lunch: 1-2:30 pm (food put away at 2:45pm)
    (everyone out of the dining hall by 3:00pm)
  • Dinner: 6:30 ? 7:30pm (seconds bell rung at 7:30) food put away at 8pm


Camp New Harmony Facebook Page



Camp Map

Click to display



Daily Schedules
Here are single-page displays of the daily schedules for camp. They will be updated at mid-day and mid-night. For the most up-to-date schedule for the day, download after 1 AM.


Weather

Dress warm! High temperatures will be in the high 50s, maybe 65 on Thursday. Lows in the mid to low 30s, maybe freezing some nights.
Clear Wednesday & Thursday, partly cloudy Friday and Saturday, showers Sunday and Monday.


Camps in Coming Years:

Jan 1, 2018 will be a Monday so camp will be Wednesday 12/27/17 to Monday 1/1/18

Jan 1, 2019 will be a Tuesday so camp will run from Thursday 12/27/18 to Tuesday 1/1/19


    This is an edited PermaThread®, to be used to schedule workshops for the 2016-2017 Camp New Harmony.
    This thread will be edited by Joe Offer. Feel free to post to this thread, but be aware that all messages posted in this thread are subject to editing or deletion.


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Subject: Thursday Schedule - December 29
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Jun 16 - 05:59 PM

Camp New Harmony Workshops - Thursday Dec 29, 2016

Mirrored
Room
Arts &
Crafts
Front
Room
Ruben's
House
Study
Center
Carpeted
Room
Journalism
Room
Yellow Room 22
(Media Room)
Dance
Hall
Cabin 6
9:00
to
9:50
8:30 AM
Tai Chi
Caroll Dickinson
10:00
to
10:50
Tips for New Campers
Meet at Welcome Center
Robin
Swing Dance Auditions
Cris Johnson
Callers' Workshop
Erik Hoffman (OK)
11:00
to
11:50
Easy Rounds
Lani or Madge
Swing Dance Auditions
Cris Johnson
Political Song Swap
Rob Katz
Daily Contra
Erik Hoffman (OK)
12:00
to
12:50
Basic Klezmer
Ryan Kummerle
Madrigals
D.Sandler/C.Sillavo
Lullabyes for Adults (at noon)
Amelia Hogan
Clawhammer Banjo Workshop
David Brown
English Country Dance
Mary Luckhardt
1:00
to
1:50
Songwriting Meetup
Lisa Aschmann
Waltz Jam
Ellen Eagan
Gaita
Jim Oakden
2:00
to
2:50
Songs Touching on the Weather
Fred Maslan
Spoons
Monika White
(Spoons Provided)
U.Utah Phillips Songs
Thad Binkley
Irish Set Dance
Michael Riemer
OK??
Gaita
Jim Oakden
3:00
to
3:50
Ukulele Kindergarten
Kathryn LaMar
(loaners avail)
2-hr ballad workshop, Sadie & Casey How to Play Anything
Roger Goodman
Balkan & S. African songs & dances
Madge Strong
Quebecois Tunes
David Brown
Jim Oakden
Swing Band/Singer pre-practice
Cris Johnson
4:00
to
4:50
2-hr ballad workshop, Sadie & Casey Irish Session
Paul Kostka (OK)
Beatles Sing-Along (percussion & voice - no strings)
Jim Tepperman
Swing Band/Singer pre-practice
Cris Johnson
5:00
to
6:00
Holly Tannen
Mini-Concert
Irish Session
Shoshanna Schwimmer (OK)
Intimations of Mortality
no hymns ormorbid songs
Ray Bierl
Swing Band/Singer pre-practice
Cris Johnson
After
Dinner
a cappella singing Concert 8:30 PM Kids' free time until 9
English Country Dance 9 PM
Mary Luckhardt
Breakfast 8-10:15 (hot at 9)
Lunch 1-2:30 PM; Dinner 6:30-7:30

Wednesday Dance Contras & Squares 9 PM

Concert 8:30 PM both Wednesday and Thursday

Bus Hours to 12:30 AM Wednesday and Thursday
Bus Hours 9:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Driver Lunch 2:15-2:45 and 6:45-7:15 PM
Updated Thurs 29 Dec 12 noon


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Subject: Camp New Harmony Friday Workshops - Dec 30, 2016
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Aug 16 - 01:05 AM

Camp New Harmony Workshops - Friday Dec 30, 2016

Mirrored
Room
Arts &
Crafts
Front
Room
Ruben's
House
Study
Center
Carpeted
Room
Journalism
Room
Yellow Room 22
(Media Center)
Dance
Hall
Cabin 6
no bathroom
9:00
to
9:50
Goddess Songs & Chants
Vicki
8:30 AM
Tai Chi
Caroll Dickinson
10:00
to
10:50
Tips for New Campers
Meet at Welcome Center
Patience Young
Love Songs
Martha Teeter
Story Swap
Ed Silberman
Callers' Workshop
Erik Hoffman
11:00
to
11:50
Shape Note Singing
Jm Oakden & Peter Ross
Rise Again Community Singing
Joe Offer
Rounds
Lani or Madge
Songs for Kids
Margaret Miles
Clawhammer Banjo Workshop
David Brown
Daily Contra
Erik Hoffman
12:00
to
12:50
Carter Family Songs
Gary Breitbard
Rise Again cont'd:
loaner books available
Learn Bulgarian Songs
Bill Cope
Soldier, Sailor, Tinker, Tailor
Robt. Rodriquez
Oldtime Piano Backup
Kathrine Gardner
1:00
to
1:50
songs/stories of work & occupations
Robt Rodriquez
Beginning Swing Dance
Yael Schy
Gaita
Jim Oakden
2:00
to
2:50
California Songs
Ray Bierl
Wild Women
Laurie & Hali
Musical Theater Song Swap
Kathrine Gardner
Irish Set Dance
Michael Riemer??
Gaita
Jim Oakden
3:00
to
3:50
Frame Drums
Kathryn LaMar
(Loaners avail)
Debby McClatchy Mini-Concert Fiddle Techniques
Al Lubanes
Musical Theater Song Swap
Kathrine Gardner
Songs from a Hat Game
pick word, sing song with that word
Swing Band/Singer Practice
Cris Johnson
4:00
to
4:50
Peter Krug Songs
Thad Binkley
Songs of Execution
Guillotine, Gallows, and the Stake
Sadie Damascus
Irish Session
Paul & Shoshanna
Shabbat
Deborah Sandler & Daniel Hersh
Songwriter Gathering
please elect sub leader
Swing Band/Singers (cont'd)
5:00
to
6:00
Camp New Harmony Youth Chorus
Laurie Story Vela
Yes M'AM Concert Irish Session (contd)
Paul & Shoshanna
Shabbat
Deborah Sandler & Daniel Hersh
Swing Band/Singers (cont'd)
After
Dinner
a cappella singing Concert 8:30 PM Family Community Dance til 9
SWING Dance 9 PM
Cris J
Breakfast 8-10:15 (hot at 9)
Lunch 1-2:30 PM; Dinner 6:30-7:30

Concert 8:30 PM
Family Community Dance after dinner to 9 PM

Bus Hours 9:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Driver Lunch 2:15-2:45 and 6:45-7:15 PM
Updated 12 midnight Fri Dec 30


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Subject: Workshops Saturday, December 31, 2016
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 01:20 AM

Camp New Harmony Workshops - Saturday Dec 31, 2016

Mirrored
Room
Arts &
Crafts
Front
Room
Ruben's
House
Study
Center
Carpeted
Room
Journalism
Room
Yellow Room 22
(Media Center)
Dance
Hall
Cabin 6
9:00
to
9:50
8:30 AM
Tai Chi
Caroll Dickinson
10:00
to
10:50
Rounds
Lani or Madge
More Political Songs
Darien
Irish Songs
Amelia Hogan
Callers' Workshop
Erik Hoffman
11:00
to
11:50
Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed General Meeting Closed Closed Closed Closed
12:00
to
12:50
Music with Chutzpah
(Jewish, all genres)
Wade
Piano Accordion
Art Peterson
General Meeting Overflow Clawhammer Banjo
David Brown
Burning Bowl Peace, Songs of Release
Laurie Story Vela
Daily Contra
Erik Hoffman
Hophedz Concert
1:00
to
1:50
Encouraging Songs
Casey Casebeer
Songwriter Meetup
Lisa Aschmann
50's and 60's Pop Hits
Ellen Eagan
Fiddle Bowing
Erik Hoffman
French Dance
Gary & Jena
Gaita
Jim Oakden
2:00
to
2:50
Sing Short Spirit Songs (written by Laurie Story V!) Disney Singalong
Mary Hill
Swing Song Singalong
Karen Broder
Balkan & S. African songs & dances
Madge Strong
Harmonicas
Host ?
C-A-G-E-D Guitar
Learning the Neck
Erik Hoffman
Irish Set Dance
Michael Riemer
Gaita
Jim Oakden
3:00
to
3:50
Native Amer Flute
Kathryn LaMar
(loaners avail)
David Ingerson CD launch & mini-concert Fiddle Techniques
Al Lubanes
Forbidden Songs
Sadie Damascus
Guitar Theory
Chords/Scales
Don Murdoch
Bulgarian Instrumental Music
Bill Cope
Squares
Jim Saxe
Folk-Rock playalong singalong
Marlene McCall, Doug Jones, Karen Imperial
4:00
to
4:50
Songwriters' Circle
Hali Hammer
Songs Faith Sang
Melissa Sarenac & friends
Irish Session
Paul & Shoshanna
Play/Sing/Dance
Alle Brider/Alle Shvester
Jennifer Kreger
Quebecois tunes
David Brown
Jim Oakden
Waltz Jam
Ellen Eagan
5:00
to
6:00
For the Birds: About Birds & Birdlore
Robert Rodriquez
Irish Session (contd)
Paul & Shoshanna
Hanukah Party
Jennifer Kreger
Old-time Piano Backup
Kathrine Gardner
After
Dinner
a cappella singing Concert 8:30 PM Kids' free time until 9
Dance 9 PM
Contra, then Waltz
Erik H/Jim S
Bob Reid & Friends
Breakfast 8-10:15 (hot at 9)
Lunch 1-2:30 PM; Dinner 6:30-7:30

Concert 8:30 PM


Late bus service tonight to 1:30 AM
Bus Hours 9:30 AM to 1:30 AM
Driver Lunch 2:15-2:45 and 6:45-7:15 PM
Final Update Sat 31 Dec 1:30 AM


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Subject: Workshops Sunday January 1, 2017
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Sep 16 - 10:02 AM

Camp New Harmony Workshops - Sunday January 1, 2017

Mirrored
Room
Arts &
Crafts
Front
Room
Ruben's
House
Study
Center
Carpeted
Room
Journalism
Room
Yellow Room 22
(Media Center)
Dance
Hall
Cabin 6
9:00
to
9:50
8:30 AM
Tai Chi
Caroll Dickinson
10:00
to
10:50
Callers' Workshop
Erik Hoffman
Old Fashioned MultiGenre ceilidh
Ed Silberman
11:00
to
11:50
Make a Beautiful Felted Soap
Emily Janssen
Rounds
Lani or Madge or Dale
Songs from a Hat #2
'daddy'
Parodies
Bev & Jerry Praver
Daily Contra
Erik Hoffman
Ceilidh (cont'd)
12:00
to
12:50
Music with Chutzpah
(Jewish, all genres)
Wade
Sunday Gospel Sing
Joe Offer
Parodies
Bev & Jerry Praver
Fiddle Tunes Jam in C F Bb
Al Lubanes
Breton Tunes
Jim Oakden
Newcastle & Nonesuch ECD -Mary Luckhardt-
1:00
to
1:50
Sad Songs
Marlene McCall
Muppets Singalong
Mary Hill
Songs of Bill Gallaher
Fred Maslan
Gaita
Jim Oakden
2:00
to
2:50
Sad Songs 2
Marlene McCall
Nontrad & Screwball Fairytale Songs -Mary- Improvisational Theater Games
Yael Schy
Spoons
Monika White
Irish Set Dance
Michael Riemer
Gaita
Jim Oakden
3:00
to
3:50
Making Music with Found Objects, or Banging on Things
Bring stuff to play with.
Sadie and Kathryn
folk chords for bubble-gum rock
Debby McClatchy
Cross & Connect
Body Percussion & rounds
Madge
Songs of Kate Wolf
Don Murdoch
Clawhammer Banjo
David Brown
John Barleycorn
Charlie Fenton
4:00
to
4:50
Lord Randall Variants
Arlene
Songwriting Meetup
Lisa Aschmann
Irish Session
Paul & Shoshanna
Andronico Oldtime Jam
Noah & Dinah Stroe
Pub Songs
RiGGy Rackin
5:00
to
6:00
Long Ballads
Martha T.
Songs of Leaving and Goodbye
Jennifer Kreger
Irish Session (contd)
Paul & Shoshanna
Old-time Piano Backup
Kathrine Gardner
Sea Chanteys
Dick Holdstock
After
Dinner
a cappella singing

Goofy Night Concert 8:30 PM

Kids' free time until 9
Dance 9 PM
French, then Irish
Gary B/Michael R
Breakfast 8-10:15 (hot at 9)
Lunch 1-2:30 PM; Dinner 6:30-7:30
Cabin clean up: If you picked up a bed board, leave it outside your cabin.
Please take EVERYTHING you brought with you. (no sweeping).
Lost and found should go to Screened room.
Bus Hours 9:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Driver Lunch 2:15-2:45 and 6:45-7:15 PM
Update Sun 1 Jan 1:30 AM


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: GUEST,Kathrine Gardner
Date: 01 Oct 16 - 02:24 PM

Musical Theater song swap

Let's do this on Friday afternoon 3:00 - 5:00 if that slot is available.

Hi, Kathrine - I put you in the carpeted room, 2-4 on Friday. Does that work? -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: GUEST,Kathrine Gardner
Date: 01 Oct 16 - 02:25 PM

p.s. Musical Theater sing-along needs a pretty big room


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Oct 16 - 04:01 PM

Kathrine- old-timey piano backup in the dance hall this year?




Hi, Everybody-
I'm watching these, but I won't post the schedule spreadsheets until I get back to civilization in early November. My Chromebook and hotel WiFi connections aren't reliable enough to do schedules.
I'm doing a bucket-list drive across the U.S. - probably a total of 10 weeks. I'm at 48 states on my lifetime list, and I expect to finish the list with Kansas and Oklahoma on this trip. I've also visited a number of lighthouses and national park facilities I hadn't seen before, and I went sailing on Chesapeake Bay.
So, doing the schedule spreadsheets for a camp run in late December, are not a priority for me now.
We have three nice new venues for camp this year - a large room in the health lodge, and two former offices in the dining hall.

And did I tell you about the new housing? It's all like the Field Cabins that we've had for the last 2 or 3 years.

See you soon at camp.

-Joe-

Thread #160097   Message #3810340
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Sep-16 - 10:02 AM
Thread Name: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017

...and the Triple Crown:

Hi Joe,

I have received approval from Dick Holdstock and Riggy Rackin. Please schedule the Triple Crown on Sunday January 1, 2017:
Triple Crown setup 2pm in Cabin 6
John Barleycorn 3pm in Cabin 6 (Charlie Fenton)
Pub Songs 4pm in Cabin 6 (Riggy Rackin)
Sea Chanties 5PM in Cabin 6 (Dick Holdstock)

Thanks.

Cheers,
--Charlie
--
Charlie Fenton



On
Cabin 6 reserved 2-6 PM -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Oct 16 - 11:13 AM

From Shoshanna-

Hi Joe,

   Paul Kostka and I will be happy to again co-host the Irish workshop each day from 4 to 6.

Can you make this official without me looking for the right forms to fill out?

         thanks much,    Shoshanna

Thanks for setting this all up!


Daily 4-6 in the Study Center. Is that good? -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 16 - 08:38 PM

Would love to propose to do a workshop on Irish Songs, and another on Lullabies for Adults.

________________________

What's your name? Is that you, Ms. Hogan?

Joe Offer


Confirmed for Ms. Hogan.
Friday 2 PM, Ruben's House - Irish Songs
Sunday 3 PM Carpeted Room - Lullabies
Thanks, Amelia.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: GUEST,Ray Bierl
Date: 18 Oct 16 - 04:14 PM

I've got several ideas for 'theme' songswaps: 'Songs of Rosalie Sorrels', 'Intimations of Mortality (But No Hymns or Morbid Songs!'), 'San Diego Boys: Songs of Jack Tempchin and Tom Waits', 'California Songs (But Please Not Hotel California!)'. I wouldn't expect to do all of them--I'm only going to be there through Saturday early afternoon, but wanted to toss them into the mix. Happy Travels! And thanks!

ray bierl

I can give you two sessions, Ray - but ya gotta choose for yourself. Take a look at the schedule charts. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Oct 16 - 11:35 PM

A request I got by email:


I'm planning to be at Harmony Wed- Thurs. I'd like to give a mini-concert on Thursday - maybe 2-3 or 3-4 ( if my one-day admission allows me to stay that late - don't know who to check with) in Ruben's Room or some other nice warm room where singers like to congregate.

Holly
Holly Tannen, M.A.
Mistress of Folklore and Mother of Cockatiels

Hi, Holly - I put you on Thursday, 5-6 PM, Ruben's House. Hope that's OK. -Joe-

(22 Dec) Holly sez:
    Hi Joe and Everyone!

    ?Christmas in the Trenches? is one of my all-time favorite songs. Unfortunately I won?t be able to stay for Robert?s workshop, as I?m only at camp Wednesday afternoon through my mini-concert, 5 pm Thursday.
    My concert will concern how we make sense of what?s been going on, and will include my recent satirical songs as well as songs by Leonard Cohen, Richard Thompson, and Rhiannon Giddens.
    See you all soon!

    Harmonically,

    Holly

Not to worry, Holly. Bev and Jerry agreed to do "Christmas in the Trenches." It should sound wonderful in their trademark close harmony. My wife and I tried to sing it, but we kept tearing up.


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: GUEST,Dinah Stroe
Date: 26 Oct 16 - 11:48 AM

We will arrive Friday 12/30 and Noah and I would be happy to host an "Andronico Oldtime Jam" that would run along the lines of our Odd Tuesday SF jams...inviting, friendly with old chestnuts mixed with a few lesser known tunes played at a nice loping pace.


Hi, Dinah & Noah - I put you in the front room, Saturday, 3-4. Please check the schedule and see if that's good for you. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Oct 16 - 03:12 AM

From Cris Johnson:

Joe not sure which distant shore you are at or what mountain top you are viewing but when you return home I would like to see if I can schedule 8 hours in the dance hall for the Swing night. I am pushing for Friday because that is usually the traditional time and all my volunteers are available. Looking for times around lunch time, low attendance periods where people can get there lunches and be waiting for rehearsal. Trying to get SFFC to make a commitment so I can get started. Last year I had 21 singers and it was pretty intense. Plus I contacted singers, made key recommendations for singers and song selections and collated all the music.


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: GUEST,Elly Fade
Date: 01 Nov 16 - 10:53 PM

I'd like to do a workshop on "Simple Blues Shuffles," meeting every day (not at 8 am, though!!). We will just shuffle in some basic keys for about an hour and then try to apply the bass lines to songs throughout the day.

A blues book will be used to guide us.

We welcome more advanced players to come jam with us during the last half-hours of the workshops, once we've warmed up a bit.

Hi, Elly - How about noon-1 daily in the front room? It's in between meals. -Joe-
12/22 - I've once again changed my mind. I think I want to skip holding the blues class because it looks like there are other things happening, I don't know whether the class will hold up, and I'm not feeling up to par right now. If you can just remove it from the schedule I would appreciate it.


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Nov 16 - 04:51 AM

I'm traveling, and won't be able to organize these until about November 15. Please keep posting requests. I'll get back to you.
Joe


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Nov 16 - 01:10 AM

Irish Session (Kostka & Schwimmer) - same time and place as last year.


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: GUEST,melissa sarenac
Date: 12 Nov 16 - 05:05 PM

workshop: Songs Faith Sang
4:00 pm 2nd or 3rd day
hosted by Melissa and Friends

Hi Melissa - how about 4 PM Saturday in Ruben's House? -Joe-


Thread #160097   Message #3809420
Posted By: GUEST,Carol Holdstock
10-Sep-16 - 08:41 PM
Thread Name: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017

Hi Joe,
I would like to lead a workshop on "Songs we Learned from Faith". Request The Carpeted Room 11 AM on Friday.
Cheers,
Carol

Hi, Carol - At your suggestion, I'm going to give that one to Melissa, 4 PM Saturday in Ruben's House. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: GUEST,GUEST: Roger Goodman
Date: 17 Nov 16 - 02:08 PM

I would like to teach a workshop on "How to Play Anything" ... a musical crash course about the basic underpinnings of music that can be applied to any chording stringed instrument


Hi, Roger - how's Study Center, Thursday, 2-3 PM?


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: GUEST,GUEST: Monika White
Date: 17 Nov 16 - 02:11 PM

I would like to teach a spoons workshop. Anyone can play but (believe it or not), after learning the basics, you have to practice like any other instrument. Spoons provided for workshop participants. Please don't take spoons from the dining room.


Hi, Monika - how's Study Center, Thursday, 3-4 PM?


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 16 - 12:59 PM

Hi Joe,
I see that Melissa wants to do a "Faith Songs" workshop, too. I am happy to remove my earlier request and support Melissa's workshop.

Carol


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Nov 16 - 12:00 AM

Thanks, Carol. I thought I was seeing double.

We missed you at the singaround this afternoon. It was a good one.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: GUEST,Jennifer Kreger
Date: 22 Nov 16 - 04:19 PM

Hi Joe and gang!
For now, put me down for Songs of Leaving and Goodbye on the last day of camp.
I will write again if and when I my other ideas take more shape.
Loving this--
JBK


Hi, Jennifer - how about Sunday, 5-6 PM, Ruben's House? It's the last session of camp. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Nov 16 - 06:09 PM

Workshop Venues

I had been delaying posting the schedule charts because I wasn't sure what venues were going to be used this year. The camp committee decided to use the same workshop spaces we used last year, so I will be posting the schedule grids in the next few days. Not now....I need a nap.
We have some new music spaces in the health lodge and in the offices off the dining hall, but the camp committee decided to keep those spaces open for unscheduled, informal music sessions. I disagree, but I wasn't at the meeting to express my disagreement.

So, here are the spaces we will be using (same as last year):

In the registration building (near camp entrance)
  • Mirrored Room - back of the building, nice in the morning for yoga & exercise sessions, holds about 20 people
  • Arts & Crafts - middle room in the building, reserved for kids' activities.
  • Front Room - nice room in the front of the building, seats 15-20 people.

Ruben's House Bus Stop
  • Ruben's House - comfortable living room with sofas and padded chairs, holds 20-25. Reserved for larger sessions.
  • Study Center - this space is set up as a library, holds about 30 people, a very comfortable place. Carpeted Room - our largest venue, except for Cabin 6. Holds about 30 people Heat seems to be working quite well this year.
  • Journalism Room - very small space behind the carpeted room. Can be cold and musty, but some people like it for small gatherings.
  • Yellow Room 22 - very nice space with a pole or something in the middle that makes it tight for more than ten people. Great for small jams.

  • Dance Hall - open for dance-related activities all day long.


  • Cabin 6 - a bit removed from other venues, but it's an easy trip on the bus. Holds 40 people.

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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: David Ingerson
    Date: 24 Nov 16 - 05:29 AM

    Hi Joe,

    Would it be appropriate for me to do a mini-concert there at Camp New Harmony as a California launch of my CD? If so, I'd love to do it. If not, that's fine, too.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    Cheers,

    David

    Hi, David - how about Saturday, 3-4 PM, Ruben's House? -Joe-


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: Joe Offer
    Date: 24 Nov 16 - 06:50 PM

    Of course it would be appropriate, David. I'll put you in a good spot.

    -Joe-


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: GUEST,Robin Cohen
    Date: 27 Nov 16 - 01:40 PM

    Hi Joe, posting this on behalf of Jim Tepperman:
    He would like to do a Beatles sing-along circle. Voices and percussion only, no additional instruments. Concentration on singing harmonies. Need big space like carpeted room.

    Do not want to conflict with John Barleycorn, musical theater, oldies sing-along (Ellen Eagan) or swing dance rehearsal.

    Thanks!
    Robin
    Hi, Robin - How about Thursday, 4 PM, Carpeted Room? -Joe-


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: GUEST
    Date: 27 Nov 16 - 01:40 PM

    Another re


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: Joe Offer
    Date: 27 Nov 16 - 09:29 PM

    Robin! Robin!
    What? What?
    Robert Rodriquez had the first request, but I had to move it.
    Songs and Stories:
    • For the Birds: about Birds & Birdlore
    • about Conflict
    • about Occupation & Work
    • about Music

    On Friday: Soldier, Sailor, Tinker, Tailor - songs and stories of work and occupations -

    Please don't conflict with John Barleycorn or Ballads.

    For the Birds - Ruben's House, Saturday 5-6
    Soldier, Sailor, Tinker, Tailor - Friday, Carpeted Room, 12-2
    I'm supposed to hold people to 2 sessions, unless they are traditionally-scheduled sessions.


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: GUEST,Jennifer Kreger
    Date: 30 Nov 16 - 12:08 AM

    Hello again!

    It may be a blessing to let the new rooms offgas for another year (in case they have new carpet or new paint.). I do look forward to peeking into them.

    How about a one-hour Hanukah Party on either Friday or Saturday late afternoon to include the moment of sundown? I can host candle-lighting and dreidel games and lead some songs but I am not promising to make yummy treats for all. Folks of all religions and/or no religion welcome, whether or not laden with additional songs or foods to share.

    I also wish to co-lead (with Wade Gray) a one-hour workshop called "How to play, AND sing, AND dance to, Alle Brider/Alle Shvester (We are all brothers/sisters.)". This is a lively and loving old song from the Yiddish labor movement.

    And then if anyone shows interest on this list, and if there is space and time left after others have had a chance to sign up, maybe an hour of singing familiar Xmas carol tunes whose lyrics have been de-Christianized...    Thanks! I don't arrive until late Thursday.


    Hi, Jennifer - I put you in for Alle Brider/Shvester on Saturday, 4 PM Carpeted Room, with Hanukah 4-5 in the same room. My usual limit is 2 sessions per person except for traditionally-scheduled session. I've stretched you to 3. Hope that works.
    P.S. Sunset is at 5 PM sharp on Dec 31.
    -Joe-


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: Joe Offer
    Date: 05 Dec 16 - 03:22 AM

    Moved from above to give space for the calendars.

    Thread #160097   Message #3808877
    Posted By: Fred Maslan
    07-Sep-16 - 10:45 PM
    Thread Name: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017

    Joe, enjoy your continental perambulations.Hope to see you at Getaway. And I would like to do a workshop at Harmony of "Songs Touching on the Weather".

    Thanks

    Fred


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: Joe Offer
    Date: 05 Dec 16 - 03:26 AM

    Thread #160097   Message #3809525
    Posted By: GUEST,debby mcclatchy
    11-Sep-16 - 12:52 PM
    Thread Name: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017

    hello joe;   please I'd like to do a mini-concert 3-4 pm in Reubens on friday and a workshop "folk chords for bubble-gum rock" same time and place on Sunday   thanks and love, debby

    Okey-dokey. Friday and Sunday 3-4, Ruben's House. -Joe-


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: Joe Offer
    Date: 05 Dec 16 - 03:27 AM

    Thread #160097   Message #3810014
    Posted By: GUEST
    15-Sep-16 - 01:50 AM
    Thread Name: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017

    Hey, Joe. I would like to do a two-hour Ballad workshop with Casey Casebeer, in Rubens or the carpeted room. We'll put a special title and theme together when she gets back. Maybe "Heroes and Outlaws."

    I'd also like an hour for "Songs with songs in them" and one for "Forbidden songs." Preferably in Rubens or the carpeted room, and please not across from any other ballad workshops or meals.

    Thank you kindly!

    If I were permitted one more idea, I would like an hour somewhere for a workshop for "Sounds improv, Hitting things, and Mouth music." I wouldn't have to lead it.

    Blessed be,
    Sadie


    2-hour Ballad workshop, Casey & Sadie - Ruben's Thursday 3-5 Songs with Songs in Them - Ruben's Friday 4-5 Forbidden Songs - Carpeted Room Saturday 3-4


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: Joe Offer
    Date: 05 Dec 16 - 03:45 AM

    All requests recorded to this point, I think.

    I have been procrastinating on this since I returned from my 31-state trip November 11. Now I've got the first posting done. Feel free to pat me on the back and tell me what a wonderful person I am....

    I'm going to bed.

    G'nite.

    -Joe-


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: Bev and Jerry
    Date: 05 Dec 16 - 02:13 PM

    Joe:

    Please sign us up for out usual two hour Parody Workshop in the carpeted room on Sunday from 11:00 to 1:00.

    Thanks.

    Bev and Jerry


    Ah, I love specificity. 11-1 Sunday in the Carpeted Room, it is.


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: GUEST,gopherit
    Date: 06 Dec 16 - 12:26 PM

    Is Debbie McClatchy doing her banjo/OT workshops this year? Sure enjoy her music and it guarantees making it worth the time and money to get there.


    Gee, thanks for asking. It gave me an excuse to call Debby, which I should do more often anyhow. She lives just down the pike from me, but I don't see her very often since my wife retired and is no longer her chiropractor. She used to do little concerts here for my mother-in-law before she got her chiropractic treatments. My mother-in-law never remembered her name - she was "that nice young woman who plays the banjo."
    She says that every morning from 10-noon, she will be leading a completely-accessible medium-speed old-time jam in the screened room, where Debby is happy to arrange times for one-on-one work for later.
    Have fun!
    -Joe-


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: Joe Offer
    Date: 09 Dec 16 - 03:49 AM

    Refresh. Still waiting to hear from Monika and Roger about their "Spoons" and "How to Play Anything" workshops.
    Gee, I wish I could learn how to be one of those people who can play most any instrument passably well. I've known some, and they amaze me. One was a college roommate of mine.
    -Joe-


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: GUEST,Ray Bierl
    Date: 09 Dec 16 - 07:47 PM

    Hi Joe,

    2 workshops: 'Intimations of Mortality (but please no hymns or morbid songs) California Songs (but please not Hotel California.)

    Also: I won't arrive until Thurs 29 and will leave Sat 31, so if I could do them both on Fri 30. . .and if not, then latish on Thurs or earlyish on Sat?

    Thanks!

    Ray


    Hope this works, Ray: Thursday 5 PM: Intimations of Mortality - Carpeted Room
    Friday 2 PM: California Songs - Ruben's House


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: GUEST,David L typing for Mary L.
    Date: 12 Dec 16 - 12:05 AM

    Mary Luckhardt wants the Dance Hall on Thursday for a ECD dance 1-2 pm.

    Also add "English Country Dance" to Dance description for 9pm Thurs 12/29 per Jim's schedule.
    A-OK, David. -Joe-


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: GUEST,Karen Broder
    Date: 12 Dec 16 - 03:59 AM

    Can I offer a swing song sing along on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rubens. Lyrics will be provided. Instrumentalists and singers are welcome.

    Regarding the yellow room.fyi I think we called it B flat if that is the room behind study center. It's a cozy room and I think it has its own bathroom. There are beds in it. I think it holds about a dozen.

    You betcha, Karen. Hope I can make it. Might you think of bringing lyrics for "Where or When"? I'd like to try that one.


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: GUEST
    Date: 12 Dec 16 - 12:20 PM

    Joe you did a great job of giving lots of time for the Swing/Band Practice. Is it possible to have 5:00 to 6:00 at the Dance Hall for a three hour slot for Swing/Band practice. I don't want to be greedy but may need the time. Also wanted to make Jim Tepperman's Beatles Sing Along if possible. Last year I accompanied Peter and Jim on bass for the workshop. Your consideration is appreciated.
    Cris Johnson

    Hi, Cris - I'll be glad to put you where you want to be, but ya gotta specify. Take another look at the schedule and see what you want to do. Maybe get Karen or Deborah run the swing singer practice while you're doing Beatles?
    -Joe-
    Call me (530)878-8419


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: Joe Offer
    Date: 13 Dec 16 - 04:19 AM

    I think I'm caught up to this moment. If you have a workshop, please be sure to check to see if I put it in the right place and time. I admit to fallibility.
    -Joe Offer-


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: GUEST,Kathryn LaMar
    Date: 13 Dec 16 - 06:43 AM

    Hi Joe,

    I would like to give the following workshops:

    Ukulele Kindergarten: From the Very Beginning. Some loaners available.

    Frame Drums: Expressive, meditational drumming--alone and together. Some loaners available, or bring your own.

    Some time after the drum w/s, we can have

    NA Flutes (Plus Drums): Add the rhythm of your breath to the rhythm of your heart. Bring A-minor or D-minor flutes (any octave)--some loaners available.

    If Sadie is amenable, I would be willing to co-facilitate her "Banging Things" w/s--the "technical" term is "Found Objects"--Indicate that folks can be collecting objects until the w/s, or bring instruments that can be played in alternative ways.

    I would prefer for these to be in either the Front Room or the Mirrored Room, any time from noon until about 4, perhaps spread out about one per day (I'll be there the whole time), except the drum and flute classes could be in tandem.

    Thank you for listing the descriptions of the spaces--I couldn't even find them on the map!


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: GUEST
    Date: 14 Dec 16 - 07:33 AM

    Hi Joe,
    Reading through some of the other messages here, I realized that you had a 2-workshop limit (never knew that before).

    Therefore, could you please combine the frame-drum and the NA flute workshops I requested into one 2-hour workshop?

    Frame Drums & NA Flutes: First, we'll learn to play expressive, meditational rhythms--alone or ensemble. Then we'll add the breath of life via NA flutes (bring A-minor or D-minor flutes) to create music-in-the-moment. Some loaners available.


    Hi, Kathryn. The limit is a very loose one. If you're using smaller workshop spaces, there's no need for restriction - but I can't give 6 hours in Ruben's House or the Carpeted Room to one person.
    I'll put you in the Mirrored Room daily at 3 PM.
    I'm looking forward to seeing you again - it's been a while.
    -Joe-


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: GUEST,David Brown
    Date: 14 Dec 16 - 01:09 PM

    In reply to Karen's remark "Regarding the yellow room.fyi I think we called it B flat if that is the room behind study center."

    Karen - Yellow Room 22 is not the same as B flat (which was my favorite space for a workshop or a jam - I was disappointed when it was not available last year)

    To get to Yellow Room 22, start walking up the hill from the dance hall towards Red Cabins - very quickly you come to a row of 3-4 rooms on the right (remember where Charlie & Susan's late night soirees used to happen in the furthest room?) Yellow Room 22 is the first room in that row closest to the dance hall. The entrance is perpendicular to the rest of the building and faces the dance hall. My recollection is that it was pretty bare room - I think we had to bring in chairs ourselves. There was a large TV on a stand. I think there was some sort of structural element (partial wall or a pillar) in the middle of the room that made it unsuitable for a large gathering if you wanted to be able to see everyone - you could have maybe 8-10 people on one side or the other of that wall. I think there was one of those fake stove/heaters like in cabin 6 that was adequate (barely) for heating the room (but still better than the myriad of little space heaters in the journalism room or the study center), but I could be misremembering.


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: GUEST
    Date: 14 Dec 16 - 07:27 PM

    Hi Joe:

    2:00 on 1/1/17 in Rueben's, please.
    Sad Songs -- all genres, a cappella or with instruments.

    Marlene McCall
    Done. -Joe-


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: Joe Offer
    Date: 15 Dec 16 - 12:03 AM

    from Cris Johnson to Harmony List:

    The Swing Dance will be held on Friday December 30 at Camp New Harmony. ?I am looking for singers for the night and people can contact me, Cris Johnson. [email address available from Joe Offer]. I am trying to assemble the songs and chords prior to camp but folks can also come to the audition/song selection workshop on Thursday morning at 10 to 12 in the Study Center. ?Practice times will be in Dance Hall from 3 to 5 on Thursday and 3 to 6 on Friday, sign ups will begin during the morning session. ?I am also looking for a jazz guitarist for the evening and the possibility of a drummer with kit that could play for the Rock and Roll Dance following the Swing set. ?Please share this information and look forward to camp.


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: Joe Offer
    Date: 15 Dec 16 - 06:22 PM

    Here's the text of the housing assignment letter, which gives lots of useful information about camp:

      Please check your housing arrangements and make sure this is what you requested. All housing is pre-assigned. The camp requires that we tell them where each individual camper will be staying 10 days before camp begins. Changing housing assignments after Dec. 16th or at Camp will not be possible. If you need to change your housing arrangement please contact Margaret and Amelia (campnewharmony@gmail.com or [get number from Joe Offer]) before Dec. 16. All housing units are equipped with bathrooms (including showers) heating and electrical outlets. Your exact room number will be provided to you along with a map of camp when you check-in at registration.

      WHAT'S DIFFERENT THIS YEAR:

      Registration will be in the new Welcome Center. Please park near the front gates and make the short walk if you can. There are 3 parking places in front of the Welcome Center; we'd like to save those for our campers with mobility issues.
      All cabins have new mattresses, and many have new bunks. This eliminates the need for bed boards, and we no longer have them.
      Lower Village has been rebuilt. You will see all new cabins replacing lower village.
      Make sure you bring a flashlight and use it when walking around camp at night!

      If you have questions about the site and its facilities please contact Margaret or Amelia, do not contact the staff at Camp Newman directly as they are busy hosting other camps at this time.

      NO DROP-INS. We're very sorry, but due to Camp Newman rules, we cannot accept anyone who isn't registered by the December 9th deadline. If you have friends who want to come to camp but are not registered, have them join the SFFMC so they get the Folknik registration materials and can attend next year.


      Getting to Camp

      New Harmony is located at Camp Newman 4088 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, 95404. Click here for map and directions.

      If you drive a car to camp, you will need your vehicle license number at the registration desk! We encourage you to carpool. If you are interested in carpooling or able to offer a ride, send a message to campnewharmony@gmail.com.

      Please plan to arrive between 2pm and midnight on Wednesday December 28, and 8am and Midnight during the rest of Camp, as our location is a gated site. Press the buzzer at the gate and identify yourself, and Newman staff will unlock the gate for you. Once through the metal gate, park nearby and walk to the large new Welcome Center to register.

      Bus Service

      We will again be providing a mini-bus to help our members get up and down the hills, and the bus will start running on Wednesday afternoon. We hope this will make workshop and jamming areas more accessible to those with limited mobility and instruments to carry. The bus will make a continuous circuit of camp, including all workshop areas, the dining hall and the red cabins, several times per hour. Volunteer bus-sherpas will be available to assist you with loading and unloading instruments.

      To ensure that the bus can safely negotiate the camp's narrow roads and tight curves, we cannot allow anyone to drive personal cars around camp during the hours of bus operation (except for arrival at & departure from camp). Please help make this a success by parking only in the designated areas and do not block the bus route.

      PLEASE DONATE! As was expected, given the state of the economy, campership requests were way up this year, and campership donations were way down - if you can afford to make a campership donation, please do so - no amount is too small. Please make your check payable to SFFMC and write "campership donation" in the memo section. You can send donations to:
      Ellen Eagan
      Camp Harmony Treasurer
      (ask Joe for address)
      San Bruno, CA 94066

      We will also be giving you the opportunity to donate at Camp, so please bring your checkbook! All (labeled) donations are tax deductible. (If you donate cash, please attach a note with your name and address so that a receipt can be mailed to you.)

      What to Bring to Camp


      BRING: Bedding, towels, bathrobe (bathrooms are co-ed unless you are in a single-sex cabin) clothes for different kinds of weather (hat and rain gear, warm coat, umbrella), earplugs, songs, musical instruments and books, soft sole dance shoes for indoor use only, a coffee/drink mug for each attendee, a flashlight and extra batteries. If you like to sip beverages during workshops, please bring your own traveler's mug. Open-mouthed containers will not be allowed in one of the workshop areas. Optional: dress up clothes and/or table decorations for New Years Eve, decorations for your cabin - no nails, tacks, staples or tape.

      A note on bedding: the site provides NO bedding, towels or toiletries. Most beds at Camp are twin-sized camp bunk or single twin beds (no one will need to sleep on a top bunk unless they want to). The camp has put new mattresses throughout camp, so our stay should be much more comfortable!

      DO NOT BRING: radios, TV's, CD players, or beeping things. NO smoking, candles or open flames of any kind are permitted in cabins or bathrooms - these are the Camp Newman rules, and they own the site! Electrical appliances can be used in all units. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS.

      Camp Newman is a huge facility with a responsive maintenance crew - occasionally a cabin heater is broken and cannot be repaired until after camp. If you are concerned about cabin heating at camp, we encourage you to bring extra blankets and/or a labeled space heater with you to camp.

      If you haven't already, consider getting a flu shot to help insure a healthy Camp.

      Dietary Needs and Food Allergies

      Camp Newman staff will be preparing all of our meals at New Harmony. They are not able to cater to any special diets. However, there is a tiny separate kitchen located in the Welcome Center (immediately across from the dining hall) that a few campers with legitimate special needs may use. Out of consideration for the occupants of the Welcome Center, we must limit the use of this kitchen to a very small number of people with special permission, and to specific hours of the day. If you wish to cook or store food in this facility, you must make advance arrangements with Margaret or Amelia.

      Camp Life

      We invite you to participate in a wide variety of activities and to try new experiences. You can sing along on the choruses or enjoy listening to the jam sessions even if you don't think you're a musician. If you've never danced before, we welcome you to give it a try. We encourage everyone to share in the spirit of Harmony by welcoming beginners.

      There are approximately 7 workshop spaces in addition to arts and crafts spaces so there will be plenty of opportunity for workshops and jamming. Some workshops will be pre-scheduled which helps to insure lots to do. Workshops for beginners of all kinds are always appreciated. Please consider leading one! To pre-arrange a workshop before Camp, go to http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=160097.

      In case of emergency: If the party you are trying to reach at camp does not have cell phone coverage, then the next best way to reach someone during camp is to call Amelia's cell phone and leave a message (831-331-3705). She will check messages daily and relay any urgent messages ASAP. The Camp has wireless in some areas, and many cell phones work at Camp Newman - but in the spirit of Harmony we encourage you to leave them off while not in use.

      This is a volunteer-run Camp and its smooth operation depends on your participation through chores. Those with strong backs and legs are encouraged to come to camp early (between 11am and 2pm on Wed. Dec. 28th) to help with camp set-up, or plan on staying for an extra hour or two at the end of camp to help with take down. Please email campnewharmony@gmail.com by Monday Dec. 26 if you plan to come early so we know to let you in.

      If You Leave Camp Early

      If you must leave Camp early, please "check out" at the Registration Table. At the end of New Harmony we must give an accurate accounting to the Newman staff for all used and unused camper-days, so it is important to let us know that you (and your family) are no longer at Camp.

      If there is no one at the Reg. Table when you leave, please leave a note there. Be sure to state in the note who is leaving and when you left Camp.

      Cancellations and Refunds

      Cancellations can be made by emailing Margaret and Amelia at campnewharmony@gmail.com or calling 831-331-3705 (before 9pm please). If you phone, you must follow up with a written email for a refund All written requests for refunds must be sent by 1-17-17. IMPORTANT: PLEASE USE THE WORDS "HARMONY CANCELLATION" IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

      Cancellations made on or before Dec. 9 will receive a full refund.
      Cancellations made Dec. 10 thru Dec. 16 will receive a 75% refund.
      Cancellations made Dec. 17 thru Dec. 27th will receive a 50% refund.
      If you cancel after Dec. 27th, no refund will be given.
      No refund will be given to those who did not cancel and did not attend
      Camp ("no-shows"). Exceptions may be made for hardship cases.


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: Joe Offer
    Date: 17 Dec 16 - 03:41 AM

    Hi Joe,

    I tried to sign up on Mudcat, but I'm not sure I succeeded. I would like to offer 2 workshops this year:

    Fri. 1 pm: BEGINNING SWING DANCE in the Dance Hall

    Sun. 2 pm: IMPROVISATIONAL THEATER GAMES in the Carpeted Room

    PLEASE CONFIRM.

    Thanks,
    Yael


    Yael Schy

    Hi, Yael - yup, confirmed. See you at camp. -Joe-


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    Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony Workshop Signups- 2016-2017
    From: GUEST,Ellen Eagan
    Date: 17 Dec 16 - 11:22 PM

    I would like to host a waltz jam on Thursday and Friday at 3 or 4 PM in the dance hall.

    I would like to host the 50's and 60's pop hit sing on Saturday at 5 PM in Ruebin's house.
    Sorry, Ellen. Times are booked. (email sent) -Joe-


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