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Man, I want to go to my daughter's camp. 
6th-Jul-2009 05:54 pm
Tomorrow's afternoon activities (after her regular guitar/songwriting and found object art classes and lunch) include:

Victorian Style Croquet
Family Crests Design
Jam Session
Baby Food Roulette
Shakespearean Insults
Medieval Role Playing

That's only half of them.

Why is there no Explo for grownups?
6th-Jul-2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
Man, there should totally be an Explo for adults!!
6th-Jul-2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
There so should be! Man. We should make one.
6th-Jul-2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
The Havurah Summer Institute is a reasonable (if Jewish themed) facsimile. I'm so glad my in-laws are willing to take all of us. :)

(Maybe next year I'll be able to get my act in gear to teach a class and get a reduced rate.)

I've not been to Kripalu, but I'm given to understand that they're a yoga-themed version.
6th-Jul-2009 10:11 pm (UTC)

Just because there isn't one doesn't mean there couldn't BE one.
6th-Jul-2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Damn! When I went to summer camp all we did was hiking & horseback riding & stuff!!!

Closest we got to any of that was a retelling of the tale of 9-Fingered Frodo & the Ring of Power over the campfire for a week.

(How sad is it that by the age of 11 I had enough of LOTR memorized that I could retell it over a campfire?!)
6th-Jul-2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Probably for the same reason there's no 4-H for grownups--we're "too busy" being grownups.

6th-Jul-2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
There's always the John C. Campbell folk school.

I'm planning to go in 2011, provided all goes well.
7th-Jul-2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
I highly recommend it! Wonderful place. I've done chair caning and weaving and my mother learned split-oak basketry. I'm hoping to take one of their photography courses next year.
7th-Jul-2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
It seems like a great place! I'm trying to figure out what I want to do there. There's just so much to choose from!
6th-Jul-2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
Become a scout leader and go to summercamp :)
6th-Jul-2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Maker Faire!
7th-Jul-2009 12:54 am (UTC)
This is a question for you, not related to this particular post. Long ago, you posted a link to a series of short-short story/parodies related to Tam Lin -- something along the lines of "12 Variations on Tam Lin" or something like that. I can't find the link and I'm desparate to find something in one of those stories again. Does this ring a bell?

Thank you if you can point me in the right direction.
7th-Jul-2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Why is there no Explo for grownups?

Well, for some of that stuff there's Skillshare.
Don't know when the next one is though.
7th-Jul-2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but no one there knows how to *teach*.
7th-Jul-2009 02:26 am (UTC)
There is an Explo for grownups, and I've benn telling you about it for years. It's taking place right this very minute. Common Ground on the Hill. Music, art, drama, writing, jam sessions, body arts (reiki, yoga, that kind of thing), bicycling, cross-cultural connections is the primary idea behind it.

CGOTH's class set might match exactly with Explo's, but CGOTH definitely is for adults. And teens. And there's a special program fro children.
7th-Jul-2009 03:13 am (UTC)
I should have provided examples. I'm teaching a beginning bagpipe class, and would have taught a concertina class if the course catalog editor hadn't forgotten to include it in the catalog. When I'm not teaching classes, I'm taking a beginning hammered dulcimer class in the morning, a Latino dance class, and an introduction to Arabic class. My wife is teaching a Celtic harp class and is one of the "facilitators" for the Celtic jam class.

After gospel choir practiced this evening, there was a presentation by two people who run the Samaritan organization, which provides food, water, medicine, and assistance to illegal immigrants lost and dying the Arizona desert. They were assisted by the amazing Santa Cruz River Band, which inclues Linda Ronstadt's brother. That was followed by the Playback Theater Company (improv troupe), and that was followed by a square dance.
7th-Jul-2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
Ah! For some reason I thought that was just music....
8th-Jul-2009 04:37 am (UTC)
I apologizeif I gave you that impression. Music has always been an integral part, but so have art and social justice issues. And getting people from different cultures and different cultural backgrounds together to share their music, their art, their cultures.

I forgot to mention it before, but Sankofa Dance Theater usually (always?) comes and teaches classes in African drumming and African dancing. I seem to remember that kind of thing is up your alley.

So, see you next Summer? :)
7th-Jul-2009 02:39 am (UTC)
Why is there no Explo for grownups?

Isn't that called con?
7th-Jul-2009 02:44 am (UTC)
You beat me to it!
7th-Jul-2009 02:45 am (UTC)

7th-Jul-2009 03:25 am (UTC)
I was thinking that, except for the canoeing and kayaking it sounds suspiciously like Arisia...
7th-Jul-2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Arisia does have hiking/mountaineering, though!
8th-Jul-2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
That sounds like so much fun. If there was one for adults I would be first in line.
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