Summer Week 3: 13 July – 20 July 2019

  • Naramata Centre Naramata Centre
  • 460 Ellis Avenue Naramata, BC V0H 1N0
  • Jul 13 - 20, 2019 (8 days)
  • Staying Offsite - CAD $10.00 Cottage Court (1 Bedroom) - CAD $884.99 Cottage Court (2 Bedroom) - CAD $1,130.01 East Court (1 Bedroom) - CAD $884.99 East Court (2 Bedroom) - CAD $1,130.01 Orchard Court (Single Room) - CAD $810.02 Orchard Court 3-Bedr

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Singing on Top of the World (Linnea Good)

Ages 11+

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – noon

$280 + $20 materials fee

Together, we will explore gospel songs, SATB choral pieces, canons, pop, folk songs and vocal fun. We will work with scores and with just our ears. No expertise necessary. And for sheer fun, the last half hour of our mornings will be a little ukulele playing – so you can expect a Big Sing / Jam Session on Thursday night with Guitar 101 and the Centre summer community. No expertise is necessary to sing on top of the world!

Guitar 101 (David Jonsson)

Ages 12 – 80

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

$150

Dust off that old 6-string! Come and learn those four chords you’ve mostly forgotten, and more. This course is for those who love the guitar but never quite got around to really start learning it. We’re going to cover lots of basics and learn some tools and “tricks of the trade” that will have benefits for years to come. And actually play some great songs!

Mama Rise: Nurturing our Whole Selves in Motherhood (Claire Davis & Jennifer Beavington)

Mothers

Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – noon

$250 + $15 materials fee

Because it takes a village to raise a Mama, our vision is to inspire, connect and grow a powerful circle of Mamas that raise each other up. Mama Rise works to build supportive, authentic and lasting Mama community. Come and nourish yourself in circle, you are most welcome here. In this progressive circle retreat for Mothers and female guardians of children who are called to participate, we will ease in with a mindful practice, ground with a centering check in, invite our truths with guided inquiry through various expressive arts, and harvest our individual and communal insights to close. The goal is to co-create an authentic and safe space for reflection and sharing where participants can listen to their heart and the hearts of others, exploring what they hear. *Pre-crawling babes in arms welcome.

Nature, Creativity and Wonder (Lee Beavington)

Intergenerational

Monday – Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$40 + $10 materials fee

This program will take place outside, and will have participants engage with nature through the senses, creative exercises, and discussion. We will explore nature as teacher, find wonder through reflection, creativity, and dialogue, and cultivate a deeper connection with the natural world. Specific activities include creating nature sculptures inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy, writing collaborative poetry, understanding bird language, and silent reflection. We will examine ecology as both a science and an art, considering Barry Commoner’s first rule of ecology that “Everything is connected to everything else” as a means to discover our place in the larger world.

Dungeons & Dragons: Faith & Friendship (Philip Stephen)

Ages 12 – 18

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – noon

$160 + $5 materials fee

Roll dice and face monsters with bold companions at your side!  Explore themes of Faith & Friendship using the world’s most popular fantasy role-playing game: Dungeons & Dragons.  Beginner and experienced players are welcome!

Children’s Program

Ages 3 – 14

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – noon

$120

Children’s Program will fill your child’s mornings with adventure, fun, friendship and time to connect with the Spirit all around. Whether your child like’s being with a lot of people, or to be a bit quieter with just a few friends, we will create space for you to be you. A younger stream for children 3-6 years, and an older stream for children 7-14 years.

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