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San Francisco's Camp Harmony 2018-19

29 May 18 - 04:22 PM (#3927849)
Subject: Camp Harmony 2018-19:Workshop Signup
From: Joe Offer

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.

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.



    We're not ready to take signups for workshops yet, so I'm going to close this thread until we're ready - about September 1. I will update this page through the summer, whenever I get new information.
    -Joe Offer-


31 May 18 - 10:31 PM (#3928369)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp New Harmony 2018-19
From: Joe Offer

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.

And yeah, I'm going to close this thread again.

-Joe-


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, maybe Monday.


03 Sep 18 - 09:04 PM (#3947899)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp New Harmony 2018-19
From: Joe Offer

I'm set for taking workshop signups now, but I won't post the schedule grids until the beginning of November.

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.


04 Sep 18 - 12:58 PM (#3948070)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp New Harmony 2018-19
From: GUEST,Carol Holdstock

Hi Joe, I would like to lead this workshop again:

SONGS FAITH PETRIC SANG

I don't want to conflict with Bev Praver's workshops or with Triple Crown, though.

Thanks for doing this!


04 Sep 18 - 09:23 PM (#3948148)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp New Harmony 2018-19
From: GUEST,Bob Reid

I would like to lead my Significant Songs Workshop, songs of personal significance, songs you can't get through it without crying (2 hours Sunday?) as well as a Jaeger & Reid Concert Judi Jaeger & Bob Reid (1 hour Saturday?) and perhaps a children's workshop (1.5 hours, whenever). I think we will be there for all of camp.


13 Sep 18 - 07:16 PM (#3950259)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp New Harmony 2018-19
From: GUEST

I would like to reserve two workshops, please.

#1 (Two hours) BALLAD FAMILY VALUES: OLD TRADITIONAL SONGS ABOUT THE DUBIOUS WAYS BALLAD RELATIVES INTERACT (fathers, brothers, wives, mothers, husbands, sisters, stepmothers, babies---Why can't they just get along?)

#2. (Two hours) TRANSFORMATION: traditional songs and tales about enchantments, shape-changing, crossdressing, illusion, disguise, elf time, and afterlife changes)

    This is from Sadie Damascus.
    -Joe Offer-


15 Sep 18 - 11:36 AM (#3950684)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp New Harmony 2018-19
From: GUEST,Carol Holdstock

Hi Joe, I would like to lead this workshop again:

SONGS FAITH PETRIC SANG

I don't want to conflict with Bev Praver's workshops or with Triple Crown, though.

Thanks for doing this!
Hi Joe,
I omitted the time and day I'd like to have my workshop. Eleven AM on either Friday or Saturday.
Thanks,
Carol


20 Sep 18 - 01:46 PM (#3951825)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp New Harmony 2018-19
From: GUEST,Jennifer Kreger

Hi All! this is an inquiry not a proposal, because I honestly don't know if it would be useful or not. Would you like there to be a workshop where songwriters who do not perform (or who have written songs that use a different vocal range from their own) get together with performers who are looking for new material, and see if there are matches? or are you satisfied with how folks currently offer, swap and cover?


20 Sep 18 - 01:52 PM (#3951830)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp New Harmony 2018-19
From: Joe Offer

I dunno, Jennifer, since I'm not a songwriter. It could be an interesting twist on our very popular songwriting workshops. You're certainly welcome to try just about anything. Just give a workshop name (four words or fewer), day, and approximate time of day.
Why not give it a try?
-Joe-


22 Sep 18 - 09:38 PM (#3952206)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp New Harmony 2018-19
From: GUEST

Spoons Workshop with Monika White. Learn the basics of playing the spoons then work on a couple of fancy moves. It's fun and requires no experience. Spoons provided for workshop participants.

"How to Play Anything" with Roger Goodman. Learn the magic of music that can be applied to any instrument. You'll be surprised!



JOE: please schedule these 2 workshops so they are not at the same time. I need Roger to help with the spoons workshop. Thanks!


23 Sep 18 - 12:48 PM (#3952320)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp New Harmony 2018-19
From: GUEST,Remy Timbrook

I'd like to lead SONGS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN -- sharing storytime staples, campfire favorites, and lullabies, etc. I'm there all 4 days. My background is children's musical theatre and children's librarianship. Kids attending camp are, of course, very welcome!


24 Sep 18 - 01:20 AM (#3952398)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp New Harmony 2018-19
From: Joe Offer

Thanks for all these submissions. Remember that I won't start putting them in order until early November. For now, I'm just collecting them like this.
-Joe-


28 Sep 18 - 06:51 PM (#3953504)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp New Harmony 2018-19
From: GUEST

Joe, why am I listed as "Guest"? Am I off the list due to some oversight? Scary. I am a thirty-seven-year member of the Folk Club. I have a tattoo of Faith Petrick on my . . . wait a minute, can anyone read this?

    Hi, Sadie. I emailed you instructions for logging in at Mudcat. -Joe Offer-


09 Oct 18 - 08:21 PM (#3955768)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp Harmony 2018-19
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Everybody -

We had a camp committee meeting last night, along with a delicious vegetarian meal and Joe's famous store-bought pie (but it's good). My wife will be so proud of me that I ate vegetarian.

We've decided to call the camp, Camp Harmony, since we are not at Camp Newman anymore, at least until they rebuild after last year's fire.

The long-awaited decision has been made: the Famous Triple Crown will be on the afternoon of Saturday, December 29 - John Barleycorn Workshop, Pub Songs, and Sea Chanteys.

We will follow more-or-less the same workshop schedule we had last year at Monte Toyon, with 1-hour workshops and a 15-minute break between workshops. There will probably be no workshops during lunchtime.

Early Bird registration for camp ends at NOON on October 19, so you'd better hurry to sign up if you want the discount. This year, the final registration deadline is NOON on November 22, because Walker Creek wants earlier notice about the number of campers we have each day. There's lots of room for everyone, but only if you sign up on time.

See you at camp.

-Joe-

Camp Harmony signups: http://sffmc.org/


12 Oct 18 - 01:38 AM (#3956199)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp Harmony 2018-19
From: GUEST,Marlene

Hi Joe:

Friday afternoon, I'd like to do Sad Songs in a sort of largish room. (because this is usually pretty popular)

Sunday afternoon, I'd like to do Songs about Money, Wealth & Poverty. Can probably be in a smaller room if needed.

A bit hard to say exact times without seeing a grid and without knowing the meal schedule, and without seeing the other events, but put me where and when you think best, and after the grid is up, I'll let you know if I need it changed.

If possible, I would like to attend Songs Faith Petric Sang and Sadie's Family Values.

P.S. I support the committee's name change decision. Website says "New" all over the place, though. I realize it's just been two days since the meeting!

Marlene


13 Oct 18 - 05:23 PM (#3956490)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp Harmony 2018-19
From: GUEST,Ralph Williams

Interfaith Devotional Singing

I would like to lead a workshop that involves singing interfaith devotional songs with the themes of universal love, and universal spirituality. All the songs that I know are very simple and sung in English. Day by Day from Godspell would be an excellent example. There is no need for a songbook or handouts. People are welcome to bring their own devotional songs too. If you bring songs to the gathering, my request is that the lyrics be less than two "sentences" long, easy to learn, and have an open all-encompassing inclusive spiritual theme.

I have a preference to doing this before noon and on Sunday but the day is not nearly as important doing it before noon.

Two hours if possible but one hour is OK too.

Thanks,
Ralph


15 Oct 18 - 01:54 AM (#3956688)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp Harmony 2018-19
From: GUEST,Dinah and Noah Stroe

We would like to lead an Oldtime Jam and we will call it Andronico’s Jam after the OT session we’ve been leading for 5 years Odd Tuesday’s 7-9:30 at Andronico’s Market in the Sunset District of San Francisco. We’ve raised close to $8,000 for the SF Food Bank just by collecting donations from folks passing by.


17 Oct 18 - 11:43 AM (#3957129)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp Harmony 2018-19
From: GUEST,Caroll Dickinson

Silk Reeling Workshop the foundation of Tai Chi

Early morning warm ups and basic short form of Silk Reeling. Relax and loosen joints and muscles through gentle movement.

Fri, Sat, Sun from 8 to 8:45


17 Oct 18 - 06:36 PM (#3957194)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp Harmony 2018-19
From: GUEST,madge strong

Hm, it closed my previous attempt... I'd like to offer my usual workshops: rounds and Balkan & S. African songs.


18 Oct 18 - 02:06 AM (#3957218)
Subject: RE: San Francisco's Camp Harmony 2018-19
From: Joe Offer

Most likely, we won't have the long, leisurely mealtimes we had at Camp Newman and with Debby McClatchy. Our meals will probably be an hour, maybe just a bit longer. So, we're figuring on not having scheduled workshops during meals. Of course, campers are welcome to use workshop spaces 24 hours a day.
Carroll, you won't be on the regular schedule, but each day's schedule will have a notice about your sessions.
-Joe-