Spring Thing, sponsored by the Philadelphia Folksong Society, is a magical weekend held for the past 42 years on Memorial Day Weekend. We are so excited to bring you year 43!
It is JAM packed with music (pun intended), crafts, dance, friends, food, and fun. YOU the participant make it happen by running and participating in a wide variety of workshops all weekend long! You’ll stay for the weekend at a beautiful luxury camp, right on a magnificent lake where you can go boating, swimming, or fishing.
Camp in dormitory style bunks with 8-20 of your friends and/or family with comfortable wooden bunks and private bathrooms with hot showers. Meals are provided throughout your stay (with a midnight pizza party Saturday night!!), and the option to stay over Sunday night with breakfast Monday; eat in the spacious dining room or the deck overlooking the lake. There are musical and craft instrumental workshops: you bring your guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, dancing feet, and singing voices, we teach, play, jam, have campfires, as well as a kids and an adult open stage.
Over 70 great workshops make for a fabulous weekend. We emphasize participation, and this keeps our prices low. We are starting the weekend earlier in the day on May 25th in response to requests from folks to avoid the traffic and get a jump on the fun! Great weekend for kids of all ages.
We can’t wait – It will be here before you know it!
There is dancing all day long to live music with instruction – squares, international, hambo, clogging, contra, Irish, Israeli, Tango – you name it, we do it. There is also an International Folk Dance Party on Friday night (including instruction). There are instrumental workshops. You bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, autoharp, dancing feet and singing voices, your family and your friends. We teach, we play, we jam, we have way too much fun! We also have craft workshops – for kids and adults too. We bring the supplies, you bring the desire.
Spring Thing is always Memorial Day Weekend – You let us know how important it was to keep it that weekend. A few years ago we moved to Camp Canadensis – truly an adventure in luxury. Accommodations are dormitory style with 10-20 in a cabin. All cabins have private stall showers and bathrooms, and the dining room has outdoor decks overlooking the sandy beach of Lake Lenape. All meals are included throughout the weekend and catered by the camp staff.Spring Thing participants create and run all of the workshops. Have a great idea – sign up to host a workshop when registering for Spring Thing. Remember- Spring Thing emphasizes participation!