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The Joy of Play

It Is Never Too Late to Have a Happy Childhood

August 03, 2014 – August 08, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Joe Killian
SM14-3605-820Joe Killian,

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Years of education, responsibility, and stress have turned a lot of us into people who seem almost afraid to have a good time, look silly, get dirty, or be outrageous. This is our chance to do something about it.

In this workshop with Joe Killian, Omega’s favorite play-philosopher, we reverse the aging process by recapturing what we knew how to do best as kids: play. We learn and re-learn all sorts of games—new games and old standards, including how to juggle; how to trip and fall with grace; 101 variations of emotionally safe dodge ball; and how to look dignified while being totally out of control on a water slide.

We also engage in deep discussions, weird explorations, and immature raids on the kids’ camps in order to bypass the neurotic traps we have set for ourselves—the traps that keep us from experiencing the simple and profound joy of everyday life.


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Limited enrollment; register early.

Please note that this workshop is being held during Family Week. If you don't have children you may still participate in this week, but be advised that almost 200 children are on campus, and services and schedules are geared for children and families.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Dabblers' Delights
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Dabblers' Delights
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Dabblers' Delights
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Adults are welcome to choose from a variety of Dabblers' Delights workshops offered Tuesday through Thursday afternoons from 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Joe Killian

Joe Killian is a funny and compassionate teacher, who in real life is a music producer, husband, and father. His work teaches us, in a simple (and deceptive) way, about who we are and what we really value.