Music permeates our days at Eagle’s Nest! From the time that we wake up until the time that we go to bed it is a part of our daily activities: we sing at flag raising and before each meal. Our lunch time band, which is composed of guitars, violins, mandolins and ukuleles, lead us in songs after lunch everyday. Throughout the day various classes like Strings and Things, and Guitar Class practice playing and sometime serenade other campers. At night we make a great big circle and sing the Goodnight Circle Song to end our day. And on the weekends we even have a local band come in to play for our square dance.
On Sunday we were very excited to welcome the Pond Brothers, local musicians and members of the band Snake Oil Medicine Show, who came and played some traditional blue grass music for us during Twilight. George Pond was a camper, and Migisi, at Eagle’s Nest in the late 70ties and early 80ties. The campers and staff members loved hearing them play, and were particularly excited when they started playing songs from our song book!
Tonight we’ll be having Coffee House. This is a time for our campers to share their talents with the rest of camp. Many of the campers choose to sing and play instruments. This is also the time when the campers in the Song Writing class perform original songs that they written during the session.