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March 5, 2012

Camp Woodland Reunion July 14, 2012

What: Camp Woodland Reunion and Square and Folk dancing
When: Saturday July 14, 2012, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Where: University at Albany, SUNY, Campus Center


Activities include:

• Panel Discussion on the Norman Studer Vision of a Living Democracy (Lead by Joan Studer, Bill Horn, Sue Rosenberg and others).
• Panel discussion of historical period that Camp Woodland existed, the oral history/folklore of the Catskill area and the role of the SUNY archive in preserving the Camp Woodland Archive.
• Sessions to sing the songs collected in the Catskills and other songs sung at camp Woodland: an informal sing with non-performing campers joining with performers and the singing of the Cantatas sung at Catskill Folk Festivals. Lonesome Train, We've Come from the City, Boney Quillen, Sojourner Truth. Conducted by former Music Counselors.
• Square and Folk dancing to songs from Camp Woodland.
• Oral history interviews of Camp Woodland alumni by Ellen McHale, New York Folklore Society, and Dr. Gerald Zahavi, University at Albany Professor of History, who will be recording alumni memories of camp.
• The Norman Studer Papers Archive will be available for review including Camp Woodland archive, materials such as correspondence, diaries, student writings, audio recordings, 16mm films, and photographs. The papers contain an extraordinary collection of reel-to-reel audiotapes capturing local Catskill informant interviews, a wide array of regional and national folk singers performing at Camp Woodland folk festivals.

Here's a link to the official event website: