Join your friends in celebrating New Year 2014 at New Harmony
photo by David Luckhardt
We had a great time at Camp New Harmony in the mountains between Santa Rosa and Calistoga -- and are looking forward to repeating it this year. Dates for Camp New Harmony 2013-2014 are Friday, December 27 2013 to Wednesday, January 1 2014.
The SFFMC is proud to announce the sixth year of New Harmony at our larger and much more comfortable location. New Harmony is held at Camp Newman in the rolling wooded countryside between Santa Rosa and Calistoga.
This new venue for our long-standing winter camp is a year-round camp and retreat center that provides improved facilities on a site that is both compact and spacious. We have more places to gather and less ground to cover in between; there are a variety of halls and gathering spaces to meet all our workshop, dancing, and jamming needs.
The Dance Hall has a great fieldstone fireplace and big window-walls looking onto the lawns, trees, and forested hillsides. All buildings have easy access with paved paths and ramps and there are actually bathrooms in every building.
Accommodations range from group dorm-style housing to motel-like doubles, and there's a nicely appointed Health Lodge located near all the central buildings for those who require the most convenient homebase at camp.
This is an important event for our community so commit your calendars now and plan to help us make it a memorable success. Set the tone for you and yours by ringing in a harmonious new year!.
One of the large outdoor ampitheatres
Lead a workshop, begin a new instrument, join in a jam or sing along. Hike through the woods, make new friends over cider or while jamming, and do it all surrounded by folks making music and having fun.
We're a home made camp, and we put it on for each other. It's a wonderful, supportive environment for trying out new things. Here it's easy to take the first steps at teaching, whether calling a first dance, teaching a beginning instrument class, or leading a song for the first time. Some folks have found the inspiration to write a song or tune at camp, and the evening concert has debuted some keepers.
You never know what will happen, it all depends on who shows up. Will it be you?