Starting out the day with a peaceful morning yoga workout, a hike and songwriting among the trees of the Boreal Forest, the Songs 4 Nature Adult Songwriting Camp will certainly get your creative vibes reverberating.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has kept everyone separated, this year’s theme is “Reconnection.” Imagine learning to write songs by listening to nature. The melody in a bird's song, the tempo in the flow of water and the acoustic accompaniment in the wind as it rustles through the trees. Let your imagination and creativity reconnect you to your inner songwriter.
Last year’s camp was held online but with COVID restrictions being lifted, the 2021 camp is being held at the Prince Albert National Park on Waskesiu Lake. The organizers are putting COVID safety their priority so everyone is free to fully immerse themselves in the process of songwriting.
“We are very aware of concerns about COVID and how they are still out there. And this is an in-person camp so we are doing what we can to be sure it is absolutely as safe as possible,” said Glenn Sutter, the camp coordinator.
Since 2016, the camp has challenged Songs 4 Nature campers to learn songwriting skills and put them into practice. During the camp experience, one of the projects is to have everyone be involved in a community written song coordinated by Kara Golemba.
Along with working as a group, participants will work on their own projects and can book in one-on-one time with Kara Golemba, Megan Nash (2019 Juno Nominee) and Ryan Hicks for some personal help. This year’s special guest is Dale McArthur (Dale Mac) who will bring a unique perspective on music and nature. Check out his music and bio at https://dalemac.com/home
Many fun activities are planned throughout the four days to help draw out and develop the best song writing skills you have yet to discover. Working with people who share the same passion, share ideas and develop your own style of music will only enhance your camping experience.
After camp is over, participants will be invited to perform at the wind up shows in Saskatoon and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. The songs created at camp could be featured on the Songs 4 Nature website at: https://www.songs4nature.ca/
The camp runs from September 16th until September 19th. Book now as space is limited. Information on the camp and how to register is available online.