three weekends a year at varying locations.
Spring - Memorial Day
weekend (in 2013, Friday through
Monday May 24-37). Featured staff, workshops, concerts, camper
concerts, jams, sings, dances, etc. In 2013 held at the Hudson Valley
Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, NY Directions to HVRS
Fall - Late October or Early November. . This
weekend is sometimes combined with the Eisteddfod. Featured staff,
concerts, jams, sings, dances, etc. In 2012 held at the Hudson Valley
Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, NY
- Early February. An informal weekend of singing
jamming with no staff. In 2013 held at the Hudson Valley
Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, NY.
happens on these weekends?
weekends are a great time to listen
to music, make your own music, learn new songs, listen to old songs
and/or increase your instrumental and vocal skills.
Spring and Fall weekends include
workshop/classes, concerts, and dances. The daytime workshops offer
participants an opportunity to interact with the staff in a more
informal way. They vary from participatory to instructional classes to
small mini-concerts. On the Fall weekend (two days) there is
evening concert and on the Spring weekend (three days) there
are two evening concerts. The concerts present our staff in a formal concert.
In the afternoon or following
the concert there will be a
contra dance (suitable for both experienced and inexperienced people)
with a dance
caller. There will also be a dance
workshop during the day, which may include a community dance and/or
learning about contra dancing. Check our weekend information page for
staff and program details.
Winter weekends are a time for participatory informal
singing and playing. Since there are no scheduled workshops
or concerts, participants make their own music.
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a chance to perform?
On Spring and Fall weekends, participants get a chance to
perform in a camper’s concert. For those who do not wish to
perform, an audience is always appreciated. After the scheduled
events are over (and sometimes just any time), people get together and jam and sing. Singers, players and
listeners are welcome. On the Winter Weekend, there are no formal
performances, everyone gets a chance to sing in an informal setting.
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kinds of facilities are the weekends held at?
The Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Honor’s
Haven Resort (formerly the Fallsview) are full "Catskill"
resorts with a heated indoor
places to take walks and excellent accommodations. These are hotel
rooms with a private bath, and not the bunk bed setups you find at a
summer camp. Great Catskill hotel meals are included.
Conference Center is
two interconnected buildings connected by both indoor and outdoor
walkways. There is a choice of 2 person motel-like rooms with
private baths and rooms in the main conference center with either
shared or adjacent bathrooms. There is a central gathering room with a
fireplace and several smaller gathering areas suitable for informal
accommodations are in heated, two person, motel-type rooms.
is a heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi and beautiful Pocono Mountain
scenery. There is a central building which contains the
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What times do the weekends start and end?
exact times depend on the facility being used and you will be sent the
exact times with your registration acknowledgement. In general:
Spring: the weekend begins with dinner on Friday and ends after lunch on Monday.
Winter: the weekend begins with dinner on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday.
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Can I come for just a day instead of the whole weekend?
nicer to be there and enjoy the whole weekend but yes, you can come for
part of the day. The rates are given on the registration form for
each specific weekend but do not include meals. You can usually
arrange for meals from the facility in the same dining room -- again
rates and information are given on the registration form for each
specific weekend. see specific weekend
do I get there?
participants drive up -- we will send you detailed directions when you
register. We try to match up those needing rides with those
can take riders. There is bus service to nearby towns, and we
will provide shuttle service from the bus station to the hotel.... Directions to HVRS ...
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are always welcome. The program is primarily designed for adults --
depending on the number and ages of the children coming,
activities will be added. Our weekends are a great time to
music other activities with children. See the FAQ on children at weekends
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can I find out more about the performers. How do I sign up?
can print out a flier with details about the performers and a
registration blank. You can also register online.
these are on the weekend
information page for the current weekend.
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