General Program Calendar

June 22-Aug 29, 2014 Summer Program Calendar

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We look forward to sharing the summer with you and your friends and family!

Please let us know of conferences or events where we might find folks interested in learning about our unique summer retreat and conference center. 

We hope to see you soon!

*Note: Some workshops and intensive trainings require advance registration and per-person fee: these are noted in descriptions or marked with an asterisk.


July 2014

FELDENKRAIS INTENSIVE RETREAT: Power and Breath @ Schmauch Meeting Room
July 3, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – July 6, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
Power and Breath This most basic, fascinating, and fruitful function provides the focus of this retreat with Josh Schreiber Shalem.
Friday Fun Night!
July 4, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday Fun Night! Join the star-spangled stage at the Schmauch Meeting room to share your talent or share your enthusiastic appreciation for others’ talent and [...]
People-centric Alternative Paradigms of Development in India. Somnath Mukherji is a social activist with Association for India’s Development, a volunteer organization that partners with grassroots [...]
Thea Hopkins
July 5, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thea Hopkins This critically acclaimed Boston performing songwriter calls her music “American Short Story Folk”: concise, striking narratives, they tell of American romance and tragedy [...]
July 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am – July 11, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Mt. Chocorua Writing WeekImmerse yourself in one of three tracks. Sunday night introduction, followed by Mon-Fri, 10am-noon sessions for registered writing workshop participants. Fri, 2pm [...]
July 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am – July 11, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Explore how art and the science of light translate what the eye sees into images. Nature photographer Gina Bilander provides morning sessions for [...]
Spectacular Disasters: Learning about Global Capitalism from Bangladesh’s Garment industry The “sweatshop” problem was successfully addressed by the middle of the 20th Century, but fires [...]
Intro & Overview
July 6, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro & Overview Welcome, introductions and warm-ups for the Mt. Chocorua Writing Week and more!
Writing Against the Odds
July 7, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Writing Against the Odds Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, is a poet, workshop facilitator, therapist, curator and founder of The Calypso Muse Reading Series, and The Glitter Pomegranate [...]
Writing Our Hot Planet
July 8, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Writing Our Hot Planet Words can change minds and build a movement for climate justice. Novelist Ellen Meeropol and  nonfiction writer Robert Meeropol wrestle with [...]
Memory and the Written Word New York based poet and actress Pamela Sneed will present work from two new collections: a memoir titled Parts of [...]
Guatemala: A Storyteller’s Journey  World Fellowship Co-Director Andy Davis did human rights work in Guatemala for 3 years during the final period of that country’s [...]
Friday Fun Night!
July 11, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Zombies Just Won’t Die!
July 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zombies Just Won’t Die! Alicia Kozma of the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois examines the cultural popularity of the undead and [...]
Jean Rohe and Friends!
July 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jean Rohe and Friends! Jean Rohe sings and plays multi-lingual original music of the Americas, exploring the intersections of American folk music, jazz, Brazilian and [...]
Your Final Act of Sustainability
July 13, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Your Final Act of Sustainability Explore the emotional and environmental benefits of family-directed funerals with home funeral educator and green burial advocate, Julie Lanoie of [...]
Compassionate Communication for Activists
July 13, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Compassionate Communication for Activists The process developed by Marshall Rosenberg provides a map to empathetic effective modes of understanding ourselves and each other and communicating [...]
Compassionate Communication: Going Deeper
July 14, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Compassionate Communication: Going Deeper A deeper look at implications of NVC for effective outreach, activist burnout and other topics to be determined – bring your [...]
Organizing: Rhetoric to Leadership
July 14, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Organizing: Rhetoric to Leadership Michael Belt, labor organizer with UAW and immigrant-led worker centers in NYC analyzes political movements. How do we develop campaigns and [...]
Building Coalitions for the Common Good
July 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Coalitions for the Common Good   Arnie Alpert and Maggie Fogarty of the American Friends Service Committee-NH look at bringing people with disparate perspectives [...]
Driving Corporate Accountability in the Garment Industry 100 years after the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire similar conditions plague workers in global corporations’ supply chains. Liana Foxvog [...]
Media Skills for Change-Makers
July 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Media Skills for Change-Makers Drawing from success in receiving widespread campaign coverage in both mainstream and progressive media, Liana Foxvog sharestips and tools for getting [...]
Camp Commons: Living the Transition to a New Economy
July 17, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – July 20, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
CAMP COMMONS: LIVING THE TRANSITION TO A NEW ECONOMYCo-Sponsors: The New Economy Working Group and the Institute for Policy Studies A time to gather with others [...]
Transition to a New Economy: A Lay of the Land
July 17, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Transition to a New Economy: A Lay of the Land The current economic debate pits austerity against economic growth. Neither approach addresses inequalities of wealth [...]
Challenges facing New Economy Transition movement
July 18, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Challenges facing New Economy Transition movement What are the exciting new economy experiments and practices?  How do they respond to race and class disparities?  How [...]
Friday Fun Night!
July 18, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday Fun Night! Have fun in the audience or on stage. Present your skit, poetry, song or dance and support others for an evening unlike [...]
Organizing for the New Economy: Mutual Aid, Affinity Groups, & Resilience Circles In this interactive workshop, learn about organizing strategies that engage the gifts of [...]
Storytelling for Organizers
July 19, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Storytelling for Organizers Storytelling is essential to effective social change work.  Come practice your skills and consider telling at the evening story slam! Mary Hannon [...]
Storytelling SLAM!
July 19, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Storytelling SLAM! Theme: “Transition.”  MCs: Mary Hannon & Chuck Collins
Divest from Fossil Fuels, Invest in New Economy
July 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Divest from Fossil Fuels, Invest in New Economy The movement to divest from fossil fuels was sparked on college campuses but now has spread to [...]