SATURDAY, JULY 3
3:00 pm Registration opens at Bailey Lodge – Check in here first, pick up Student Packet, get settled, meet & greet, start a jam!
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner in Bailey Lodge
7:15 – ? Welcome & Orientation, Meet the Instructors, Welcome Jam
DAILY: SUNDAY, JULY 4 – THURSDAY, JULY 8 (Note: Five-night campers will leave after breakfast Thursday morning)
7:30 – 8:15 Breakfast
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
CLASS & ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE FOR THE RETREAT WILL BE DEVELOPED AND EMAILED TO ATTENDEES IN LATE SPRING
What we’ll do: We’ll hold Mountain Dulcimer classes for all levels and perhaps mixed levels on skills, techniques, and repertoire, likely to include flatpicked arpeggios, strummed fiddle tunes, embellishments and special effects, ensemble playing, fingerpicking, understanding chords and how they work together, playing in 4-equidistant string configuration, Irish, Scottish, European, Classical, and Appalachian music, and more. We’ll learn to play together in slow and fast jams.
How we’ll do it: Think workshop topics like electives. Some classes may extend for more than one day. For instance, Dave may offer a daily class for everyone, or Heidi might offer a two or three-part 4-equidistant string class. We might have an ensemble class that plays in parts every day. The schedule can be flexible, depending on recreational or outreach opportunities. Requests have come in for a Tech class (how to record and share videos), music in DAA, EAA, and other tunings… feel free to brainstorm with us. Want an individual lesson? We can do that!
Free Time… Dulcimer Outreach… Ukulele Circle… Open Mic… Instructor performances… will happen during the daytime and/or evening, schedule TBA
Zoom social times and some classes and performances will be offered for our camp friends who are staying home
FRIDAY, JULY 9
7:30 – 8:15 Breakfast
8:15 – 11:00 Pack up, clean cabins, say farewells
EVENING ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE:
Saturday Orientation, Meet the Instructors, Welcome Jam
Sunday Turtle Jam & Speedy Jam, July 4th Fireworks at the Lake for anyone who wishes to go
Monday – Thursday Jams, Breakout Group Playing & Performances, Schedule TBA