Family Week

Dabblers Delights & Evening Events

Wednesday-Thursday (2 DAYS ONLY IN 2019)
2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Adults are welcome to choose from the following Dabblers offered WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY afternoons during Family Week. You may take a different Dabbler class each day, stay with your favorite one, or just take an afternoon off to relax!

Please check the schedules that are posted all around campus, as different dabblers are offered on different days.

***Please note that Tennis Inside the Zone with Rob Polishook has limited enrollment, so please sign up early at Guest Services.

Dabbler's Delights

Below are the current 2019 Dabbler's Delights; please check back for the complete list closer to Family Week.

Yoga Drum Dance: Healing Communities With Rhythm
Ram Bhagat, EdD, RYT200, Kiran Bhagat, RYT200, and Traci Bhagat, RYT200
Explore your innate ability to connect with the spiritual rhythms of life through a fusion of yoga, drum, and dance. Experience the healing vibrations of drums, unifying power of song, and uplifting magic of dance and the freedom of creative movement within a sacred polyrhythmic circle. Strengthen your resilience to toxic stress, divisive conflict, and historical trauma with a synergistic approach to collective mindfulness. No drumming, dance, or yoga experience is necessary.

Mindful Living & the Art of Step-Parenting: The Blended Family
Leigh Anne Eberle and Ray Jarrell
You’ve heard, “It takes a community to raise a family,” well, it does, and the beauty of The New Modern Family is that single parents are realizing they don’t have to do it alone. The blended family unit, two separate families that come together—one parent and one step-parent and all the children, have become the norm in society today creating a new family dynamic. But how do we cope with being a step-parent, dealing with our new partners ex-husband or ex-wife, coping with the demands of siblings and step-siblings, and blending the aspects, expectations, and disciples from all the parents involved? This commitment can be challenging and often times overwhelming, however; we believe there’s a creative and mindful way to face these challenges and enjoy the benefits of having a blended family.

Singing in the Stream
Maggie Wheeler and Emile Hassan Dyer
Join in the ancient tradition of community-building through song. Learn rhythms, harmonies, chants. and songs from around the world in a fun and relaxed environment. Singing together is a joyous and invigorating experience, and a great way to release tensions while creating a sense of cooperation and trust. You will be amazed at the beauty and harmony we create together!

Story Alchemy
Rachel Schaeffer
Carrying old stories and limiting beliefs around weighs us down. Rewrite narratives of self-doubt, criticism, and judgment to create new stories for your life.

Tennis Inside the Zone
Rob Polishook
***Limited Enrollment, please sign up at Guest Services
In this dabbler, we learn off-court exercises that strengthen concentration and somatic centeredness. Then we head to the courts to build awareness and trust, to unleash our inner player, and most of all have fun. Come on over to the tennis courts and unleash your inner player. Beginners to advanced levels; please wear sneakers and shorts or work-out pants.
(***This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.)

Evening Events

Omega Family Week delivers something rare—time for families to be together in an engaging way with enough variety to satisfy each member. The week offers a unique balance of time together and time apart so that everyone can have fun, learn, explore, and make new friends as the campus transforms into a wellspring of inspiring activity.

Each night at Family Week offers exciting opportunities and evening events that may include opening and closing ceremonies, community gatherings, performances, drumming and dancing, and more!

2019 Family Week Evening Events

Sunday, July 28 – Thursday, August 1

Please accompany and supervise your children at all Evening Events.

SUNDAY July 28

7:30 p.m. Omega Welcome & Orientation

8:00 p.m. Movie Screening
Movie TBD


MONDAY July 29

7:00 p.m. Campfire Songs & Stories
Join Ranger Jay Cook and friends for an old-fashioned acoustic campfire out under the stars. Kids’ camp faculty will lead us in songs and stories, but bring your own too!

8:00 p.m. Movie Screening
Movie TBD


TUESDAY July 30

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Hooping in the Garden
When's the last time you grabbed a hula hoop and had big fun with a bunch of other hula hoopers? Join the fun!

7:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Book Reading with Elizabeth Lesser
Elizabeth reads from her books Broken Open and Marrow. (Not appropriate for young children.)

8:00 p.m. Magician Gary the Great!
Expect nothing less than complete satisfaction! Gary's years of experience makes him one of the most captivating mentalist and magicians you can see. He wakes up every morning craving to go to work, which makes him (officially) the luckiest man in the world. He absolutely loves what he does and it shows in every performance. Check out more at ahrealmagic.com/theshow.html


WEDNESDAY July 31

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Hooping in the Garden
When's the last time you grabbed a hula hoop and had big fun with a bunch of other hula hoopers? Join the fun!

8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Dance Party with Global Musical Curator DJ RAY
Let's get out of our heads and into our bodies! Come experience the music and dance the night away. All ages are welcome to let go and move to the beat.


THURSDAY August 1

7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Family Week Participant Showcase
A night of offerings from classes on campus this week.

  • We start out with animated film shorts created by the kids in the Stop Motion Animated Creatures camp with camp leader Laura Bellmont.
  • Followed by a performance of the songs and spoken word pieces from the Writing What Matters campers and their teacher, Dar Williams. Here’s your chance to see them in action.
  • Then, Join Maggie Wheeler, Emile Hassan Dyer, and their Singing in the Stream workshop participants for a heart-rousing concert and sing-along.
  • We end with a rousing drum circle and all-invited dance with Ram Bhagat & Family.