Workshop

The Joy of Play

It's Never Too Late to Have a Hapy Childhood

Jul 28 - Aug 02 2019 Rhinebeck, NY

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for Omega Family Week.

In this fun, interactive Family Week workshop, we recapture what we knew how to do best as kids: play.

Years of education, responsibility, and stress have turned a lot of us into people afraid to have fun, look silly, get dirty, or be outrageous. But as author Tom Robbins says, “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” In this workshop we reverse the aging process as we learn 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 out of control on a water slide.

We also engage in deep discussions, enjoy each other’s company, and conduct immature raids on the kids’ camps in order to bypass the neurotic traps we have set for ourselves and recapture the joy of everyday life.

More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. Please note this program is during Family Week. If you don't have children you may participate in this program, but be advised almost 200 children are on campus, and services and schedules are geared for children and families.

Schedule

This workshop is being held during Family Week. If you don’t have children you may participate in this program, but be advised almost 200 children are on campus, and services and schedules are geared for children and families.

Adult Workshops meet each morning from 9:00 a.m.–Noon, and Monday/Tuesday from 2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m., take time off to relax or enjoy Dabblers Delights—classes in music, dance, wellness, yoga, and more, led by workshop teachers and special guests. In the evenings, everyone gathers for family entertainment.

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
 
MONDAY
8:30 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Family Week Welcome Gathering
9:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Dabblers Delights
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Dabblers Delights
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Workshop
11:30 a.m.–Noon Closing Gathering in Main Hall
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • Joe Killian is a funny and compassionate teacher, who in real life is a music producer, husband, ...

Tuition & Fees

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for Omega Family Week.

Title Price

The Joy of Play

$335
regular
$375

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

TYPE Rate - 5 Nights

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 495.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 590.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 790.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 750.00

B Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 865.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 975.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1065.00

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1200.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1370.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 865.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1260.00

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 55.00 $ 45.00 $ 40.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.

Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

 

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