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2012 Getaway (FSGW Getaway)

  • 28 Sep 2012
  • 01 Oct 2012
  • United Methodist West River Center, West River, MD
div#getaway{margin-bottom:20px;font-size:12pt} The Tradition Continues with a Weekend of Music, Fun and Friendship

Friday, September 28 ? Monday, October 1, 2012

West River Conference Center, West?River,?Maryland

If you love good music and good fellowship, you?ll love the 2012 Getaway! Each year we gather at a beautiful waterfront site on a Chesapeake inlet for a weekend of music-making and fun with old friends and new, including a fine line-up of special guests. One of our friends from California has described the Getaway as ?a gathering of musicians, with all attendees being ?just folks,? whether they are professional musicians or shower singers.? We gather at the West River Conference Center, West River, MD. It has heated facilities and flat terrain, and is on the shores of an inlet of the Chesapeake Bay. West River is a lovely spot with lots of inviting places to jam or sing, from first light to the wee hours.

The weekend starts off on Friday evening with a pot-luck supper and a big open sing. Saturday and Sunday we have a full program of informal participatory workshops, mini-concerts, song circles, and jam sessions, with 3 or 4 (and sometimes 5) events occurring simultaneously, so there?s always plenty to choose from. Each evening we have sign-up concerts ? a chance to show us all what you can do ? and lots of spontaneous songfests and jam sessions until the wee hours. There are CDs and some instruments and crafts for sale, and a silent auction to benefit our scholarship fund ? bring an item to donate and take a different one home!

We?re hoping to encourage more folks to bring their kids?or grandkids?and want to plan appropriate activities for them, so do let us know in advance how many children you?ll be bringing, and their ages.

We have some very special guests this year: the delightful mother-daughter duo of Ann Mayo Muir and Christina Muir, one of our favorite singing families, The Beans (Jim and Cindy Bean and Steve Sullwold), talented Appalachian musicians Jon Newlin and Amy Davis, and a wonderful trio from Maine, Meteora (Kat Logan, Jim Loney and Will Brown). They?ll all be performing in mini-concerts and participating in lots of workshops.

Accommodations: 50 bedrooms in buildings with heat and AC, up to four bunks in a room (discount offered if you?ll take an upper bunk; if you cannot take one, please let us know). Hot showers. Tents and RVs are OK, but no hookups available. Public gathering areas and some bedrooms are handicapped accessible. Special dietary needs may be accommodated if you let us know in advance.

Limited kitchen facilities (fridge, freezer, microwave) are available to us at all times. No smoking is permitted indoors, and as the facility is run by the Methodist Church, we are asked not to bring any alcohol.

What to bring:Along with voices, instruments, and your love of music, bring bedding, pillows, towels, flashlight, and a coffee mug to help save paper. No pets, please.

Rates and Registration: See registration form and explanation below. Rates are for one, two, or three nights, and for day-trippers who bring their own food. To dine at the Getaway buffet you MUST register in advance. If you register for two nights, the fee covers three meals each day and a late-night snack both Saturday and Sunday. A three-night registration gives you an additional night?s lodging and breakfast on Monday morning. A one-night registration gives you all meals and snacks on either Saturday or Sunday and, if you wish, a bed on either adjacent night.Here's last year's schedule. -->Here's this year's schedule! Remember that is subject to change.Here's a link to a map of the camp. Here is another one that is in color and is interactive, but it doesn't identify all of the cabins.

Registering two or more? Member prices are cheaper.

You can Register Online with your credit card-- just click the Sign-Up button below the prices. You can also download the Registration Form (click here) and mail it along with payment to our registrar at the address at the bottom of the form.

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