2016 marks the 35th year for The Woods Music and Dance Camp. It has been an incredible 35 years of music and community, and this year will be no different. But we feel it’s our responsibility to let you know that this will be the last year of The Woods.
When The Woods began there were no other regularly scheduled music camps for adults in Canada. In the subsequent decades, dozens of camps have emerged, often with a particular focus on specific instruments, genres, dance, and so on. Today you can have your pick of any number of residential music experiences to suit your every musical whim, winter or summer, spring or fall.
In addition, after many years of putting our hearts and souls into The Woods, as volunteer organizers we find our lives are over-filled with responsibilities, career, and health issues. Essentially, we don’t have the same time and energy to devote to this event that we love so much.
That is why we have decided to make this the final year of The Woods, although we are certainly going out with a bang! We have booked another extraordinary staff lineup for this year and once again it will be a unique opportunity to learn and share incredible music. We will be planning some special activities to honour and celebrate our 35 years and we are sure that The Woods will end on a very high note indeed.
35 years of music and community, of delivering amazement and inspiration. That’s a record we’ll remain proud of.
Though the camp will not continue after this year, The Woods Music And Dance Society will still exist, and we have plans for occasionally presenting music or events in the community.
There are still some spots left for this year’s Woods, and some scholarships available. All the information is available at www.the-woods.ca, or through the links posted below.
If you have registered for The Woods already, you will receive more information later in May.
Thanks for all your support over the years. We are looking forward to a fantastic week of music July 28th – August 2nd!
Eve, Grit, Judith, Doug, and Catherine