Tuesday, July 28, 2009

International Music Camp: Not just for musicians

First off, I apologize for neglecting my blog lately. I will try to get back on track!

But back to the post...Last week I had the fortunate experience of visiting International Music Camp for the very first time. Nestled in the beautiful Turtle Mountains of North Dakota (one of my most favorite places...even though they aren't really mountains) is a camp rich in culture. Just walking through the facility, hearing the different sounds and seeing the energy from the kids was truly an inspiration. And that environment, being surrounded by the birch trees and just a skip away from the International Peace Gardens, is truly a site to behold.

I had the misconception that this camp was strictly for musicians, and I, not being able to do a thing musically, had never gotten the chance to see what it's all about. Little did I know, the camp offers sessions for all the ARTS! They offers sessions on painting, basic art, creative writing, dance, digital photography, drama, drawing and more!

Now, my mission should be one of two things:

1. Attend camp as an adult. After all, don't adults need more of an escape from the everyday than kids?

2. Convince my boss to give me the summer off so I can teach there.

Since I know #2 is never going to happen, perhaps I should focus on #1. Fellow blog followers...you should really hold me to this!


Salt said...

Great pic. And, yes, holding you to #1. If they offer a class on spinning pottery on a wheel, let me know.

Anonymous said...

They don't offer pottery at the camp but they are always looking to add new camps.
I really enjoyed this post.
As a student I was a camper for both the drama and choir camps, I loved every second. Years later I returned to work.I have worked at IMC for the past 10 summers. I beleive the camp helps to form strong and beautiful performer.