MOOSE MOUNTAIN

Songwriting 4 Nature: Adult Retreat

Date: May 30, 2019 – June 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Place: MOOSE MOUNTAIN | Moose Mountain Provincial Park
Cost:

$392 / person. Includes taxes.

There's a Waitlist.

Songwriting 4 Nature is SOLD OUT. We have started a WAITLIST though. If there is enough interest, there may be opportunity to start a second retreat -- so sign up!

Calling all adult songwriters! Our popular Songwriting for Nature camp is happening again, this time in scenic Moose Mountain Regional Park. This retreat will give you a chance to write songs and gain insights about songwriting in a wonderful natural setting. You will also be contributing to cutting-edge research about creativity and nature connection.

Our Facilitators

This program is coordinated by RSM Curator of Human Ecology, Glenn Sutter, who is also a performing songwriter. The other facilitators for this camp are: 


2019 Juno Nominee Megan Nash, winner of numerous Saskatchewan awards and Western Canadian Music Awards two-time nominee.

 

Kara Golemba, an award-winning songwriter with a voice that can be “sweet and charming or powerfully raised to rattle the teacups.”

 


What's included?

We will be staying at the beautiful Kenosee Boys & Girls Camp, home of the famous Kenosee Lake Kitchen Party! The site includes: a fully equipped lodge (the Kome N See cabin, with a shower, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen/dining area and 4 bedrooms), 6 rustic cabins that are tucked into the forest, plenty of space for pitching tents, a network of forest trails, and a beautiful beach with canoes and kayaks we can use. We will provide meals (please let us know about any dietary restrictions!), facilitated songwriting sessions, and on-location demo recording. We will also cover your park entry fee.

Songs that are created at this retreat will be featured in the RSM’s “Nature Inspires” exhibit and performed at a Songs for Nature Showcase in our auditorium on June 27.

Proposed Schedule

Our days will start with yoga, and include hiking, group sessions, and plenty of time to reflect and write. The perfect way to get your creative juices flowing!

Thursday, May 30

  • 6:30 PM – Arrive at Camp Kenosee.
  • 7:00 PM – Supper
  • 8:00 PM – Ice-breaker and Weekend Goals/Expectations
  • 9:00 PM – Research time
  • 9:30 PM – Campfire
  • 11:00 PM – ZZZzzzzzzz

Friday, May 31

  • 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, June 1

  • 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
  • 6:00 PM – Supper
  • 7:00 PM – Start group song
  • 8:00 PM – Public Song Circle concert
  • 9:00 PM – Campfire
  • 11:00 PM – ZZZzzzzzzz

Sunday, June 2

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

Travel and Lodging

  • You are responsible for your own travel arrangements.
  • Tent - bring your own or use one of the 8-person tents provided
  • For those who don’t want to tent, there are 6 rustic cabins, each with a double bed. These are available at no cost; first come-first served.

Things to Bring

  • Your own tent, unless you want to use one of ours or a cabin
  • 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, pens and/or pencils