LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE

Songwriting 4 Nature: Adult Retreat

Date: May 24, 2018 – May 27, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Place: LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE | Last Mountain Lake Regional Park
Cost:

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 $392 / person. Includes taxes.

Purchase

Calling all experienced adult songwriters! Go camping, make music, and write songs in scenic Last Mountain Lake Regional Park. This retreat will give you a chance to create music in a wonderful natural setting and contribute to research about creativity and sense of place. Facilitated by Kara Golemba, Ryan Hicks, and Glenn Sutter, music created at this retreat will be featured in the Royal Saskatchewan Museum's Nature Inspires exhibit and performed at a Songs for Nature Showcase in June. Days will start with yoga, and include hiking, group sessions, and an onsite recording session. Get your creative juices flowing!

What's included?

We will provide meals, facilitated songwriting sessions, and recording equipment. Park entry and camping fees may be partly or fully covered, depending on the funding we receive.

Proposed Schedule

Thursday, May 24

  • 6:30 PM – Arrive at LML Regional Park. Unpack.
  • 7:00 PM – Supper
  • 8:00 PM – Ice-breaker and Weekend Goals/Expectations
  • 9:00 PM – Initial surveys
  • 9:30 PM – Campfire
  • 11:00 PM – ZZZzzzzzzz

Friday, May 25

  • 7:30 AM – Wake up – Birding – Yoga
  • 8:30 AM – Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM – Nature immersion exercise
  • 10:30 AM – Reflection/writing time
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – Guided hike
  • 2:30 PM – Songwriting tips and tricks from the coaches
  • 4:00 PM – Reflection/writing time
  • 6:00 PM – Supper
  • 7:30 – Sharing/Check-in session
  • 9:00 PM – Campfire
  • 11:00 PM – ZZZzzzzzzz

Saturday, May 26

  • 7:30 AM – Wake up – Birding – Yoga
  • 8:30 AM – Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM – Hiking/reflection/writing time
  • Noon - Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – Write/record songs/interviews
  • 6:00 PM – Supper
  • 7:00 PM – Start group song
  • 8:00 PM – Song Circle concert
  • 9:00 PM – Campfire
  • 11:00 PM – ZZZzzzzzzz

Sunday, May 27

  • 7:30 AM – Wake up – Birding - Yoga
  • 8:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM – Group writing session
  • 11:30 AM – Final surveys
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – Pack up
  • 1:30 PM - Depart

Lodging Options

  • Tent - bring your own or use one of the 8-person tents provided, or
  • Cabin - cost and availability to be determined
  • Park entry $10/day, unserviced site $10/day, electric site $30 to $35/day

Things to Bring

You make your own travel arrangements and bring:

  • Your own tent (cabins may be available for rent)
  • Your instrument of choice (an electric keyboard will be provided)
  • Warm layers, hat, clothes and shoes or boots for light hiking
  • Rain pants and rubber boots
  • Insect repellant (There will be wood ticks!)
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Notebook and writing utensils