Thu 11 Aug 2011
As August moves along and thoughts turn to all the things I want to do while some summer remains, I am thinking about how cool it would be to go to summer camp.
I have seen places that recreate the summer camp experience for adults and families, however none of them ever seemed right for me. I am looking for the sort of thing that allows you to get away from the real world and spend a week or so focused on learning or doing something you enjoy.
Anyway, I just found out about the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina and I am definitely intrigued.
About John C. Campbell Folk School: “Folks come together in this haven, tucked in the beautiful western North Carolina mountains, to have joyful and enlivening experiences full of learning and laughter. In fact, the Folk School’s motto, ‘I sing behind the plow,’ reflects our desire to find happiness, expression, and art in our daily lives.”
Not a camp per se, it is definitely a summer camp-like environment where you live for a period of time and sleep in dorms and eat meals with your fellow students. But the best part is you can take a class in a creative area of your interest, from basket-making, to writing, to all sorts of arts and crafts – much more than popsicle stick birdhouses and jersey loop potholders I am sure.
At the John C. Campbell Folk School “you can choose from over 860 weeklong and weekend classes each year in a broad variety of areas. Your creative learning vacation is enhanced by knowledgeable instructors and small classes. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you will find the class that’s right for you.”
I am thinking this may be just the right thing for me for next spring.