The Drum & Splash planning committee is busy working on programming for our 19th year hosting the East Coast's greatest family-fun event of the Summer Season!
2013 marks the return of some of our all time favorites!
New for 2013 ~ Salsa 3D!
AND...the Pig Pickin'/Veggie FEAST & Ice Cream Social!
You are invited!
Wed, July 3rd - Sun, July 7, 2013our nineteenth year!
Join us for a full schedule of workshops and fun! Beginning Wednesday July 3rd through Sunday July 7th. Last year's presenters/performers included:
Amara - Belly Dance!
Ken Crampton - Drum & Fun!
Jim Donovan - Rythm & Sound Healing!
Jim Gagnon - Didgeridoos!
Eesa Grayson with Mamadou Toukara - Gunea West
African Drum & Dance!
Jenny Grimm-Duchesne - Nature Walk ala Four Quarters!
Ed Haggard - West African Drumming for beginners!
Shannon Humm - Kundalini Yoga, Arts & Crafts!
Juggler John - Juggling for All Ages!
Kim McElhatten - Nature Writing!
Friday night Pirate Masquerade Ball!
Tonya Shomette - Trance & Estatic Dance, Afro-Carib Dance!
Universal Temple of Spirits - Global Spirits Ceremony!
Alex Wedmedyk - Sacred Drum & Drum Building and Maintenance!
Billy Woods - Qi Gung
Five Days with no agenda other than to Drum, Dance, Swim and Play, sharing with each other and our Masters of the Drum for Teaching and Performance.And sharing a working vision of the possible through Spiritual Community, Ecological Sustainability and Personal Responsibility.Over the years we have developed an alternative idea of community and of the greatness of our great nation. A modern day American Tribe of flourishing diversity and tolerance.A community that values family in all of its flavors; and supports the personal choices of each individual.Where, for a time, we can return to our human roots and take simple pleasure in simple things.Song, Dance and the making of beauty. A swim in the river.The laughter of children. Sharing a meal under an oak tree.For these are the things that are worth keeping close,and worth celebrating on this, the peoples birthday.A birthday party for all of us, every one!Drum and Splash!
Drum and Splash is all about the Drum, Dance and the River; but it is much more too. Because the Drum builds Community in a way that has to be experienced. You do not need to be a drummer to Drum and Splash. Don't even need a drum. Your hands and feet will take care of the rest. Because for five days we create a village along the river, with lots to do...
:: Drum Circle every night From Wednesday through Saturday night we hold Drum Circle in the Four Quarters tradition. Encouraging drum and dance at all skill levels. Alcohol and tobacco free within the circle. Open for the little children during the early hours. Late night magic until dawn.:: The Land is solace itself, listed as the most valuable and ecologically diverse tract of land in Bedford County by the Western Pennsylvania Nature Conservancy. The Hemlock Hole is a spectacular natural swimming area, shadowed by our cliffs.:: Workshops and presentations dealing with issues of Peak Oil, Global Sustainability, Ecology, Personal Spirituality and Living in Mindfulness of our Choices. Drum & Dance classes. Learn to hoop, spin fire, make music with the digeridoo! Yoga, meditation, & Qi Gung. Nature walks and Nature Writing workshops.
:: Thursday Evening Kids Drum Circle! Kids always hold a seat of honor at Four Quarters. Thursday evening begins with our young ones drumming and dancing to their heart's content. Let us show them the way!
:: Friday Evening: Pirate Masquerade Ball! Pack your pirate finery and be ready for swashbuckling fun with fire sword performances and funky beats! Craft time available to make your own pirate gear.
:: Our Merchants Green is a village within a village. Find out where those wonderful clothes come from. Have your drum tuned.:: Masters Performances in the Upper Drum Circle at sundown every night. Children hold the place of honor here. And as the night deepens and the kids fall asleep, the serious drumming begins. And even later in the night, Pure Magic!:: The Coffee Dragons! Early morning through late at night serving free coffee, tea and cacao from their pavilion on the High Meadow. Sit for a spell. Play a guitar. Take a nap. More coffee?:: Kid's Tribe! Down in The North Crook is kid's central, with lots of free crafts workshops every day. Its for grown ups too, don't be bashful!:: Neighborhood Ice Cream Social Saturday afternoon our Members invite you to stroll down to the cool of the River, and join them for an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social. Our Members will be hosting as a welcome home to our new guests. So come on by and join us down by the river for ice cream and fun.:: The Masters Classes. In addition to our regular free workshops, our Master Teachers offer intensive fee paid workshops for the serious drummer and dancer. These intensive are $15, all of which goes to your teacher. Show your support for their work and attend their Masters Classes.:: Fire Spinning Intensive Got Fire? Want to learn how, polish your skills, or help plan and spin fire in the Dragon Dance procession Saturday evening? Attend the Fire Spinning Intensive.Saturday Night :: ··Fireworks The evening begins with fireworks, and because we are a non-profit we have legal access to some really nice displays. This has become a point of pride for Drum and Splash, and we are extravagant. Prepare to be wowed!:: ··The Fire Dragon Dance Procession Our Fire Dragon emerges from The Portal of Fire, escorted by our Drummers, Dancers and Fire Artists. More rockets and firecrackers; sparklers for all, and do come with your finery and masks to escort the Fire Dragons home to the Fire Circle. It's your parade! And trust us, there will be a surprise!::·· A Drum Circle to the Stars! Our Energy Builds from Wednesday Night with First Fire Circle leading into a Thursday and Friday filled with Workshops, Play and Performance. The River waits cool and inviting, Saturday’s Masters Classes prepare us for the Fireworks that will light up the Sky as our Chinese Fire Dragon does his Dance, leading the way to a Fire Circle that will pulse to your rhythm.An Evening to Remember... A Drum Circle to the Stars!About RegistrationsMembers- $75 PreReg by April 27; $90 PreReg by June 22Non-Members- Wednesday-Thursday arrival, $115 PreReg by June 22; $130 at the GateFriday arrival, $100 PreReg by June 22, $115 at the GateSat. Arrival, $85 PreReg by June 22, $100 at the GateHandicapped, Special Circumstances? CALL US !Children under 16 are loved, cherished and FREE !Visa/MC Credit Card Registrations on-line at www.4qf.org.Or call the office at 814-784-3080 with your registration or questions.About Meal PlansThe Starvin’ Artist serves Brunch and Dinner with Herbivore and Omnivore selections, all you can possibly eat, Pre-Registered only. Much of our meat and produce is raised right here in the fields and gardens of Four Quarters, and what we don't raise we try to source from our local farms. We take our kitchen very seriously.And our Saturday Pig Pickin'/Veggie Feast & Ice Cream Social is Free, you’re invited! Wednesday Dinner-Sunday Brunch; 8 Meals $75Thursday Dinner-Sunday Brunch; 6 Meals $56 Friday Dinner-Sunday Brunch; 4 Meals $39Saturday Brunch-Sunday Brunch; 3 Meals $31About AccommodationsWe offer reserved spaces in our bunk house, bundled with Meal Plans on a first come basis. $10 per night. Please call the office for reservations.You are welcome to arrive before Wednesday and stay later than Monday. Early In and Late Out camping is $5 a night for Members and $10 a night for non-members. Camp Fire Permits and In-Camp Car Camping Permits are $15 each. In-Camp Car Parking passes are $25 and very limited. Unlimited free Main Parking. Handicapped, please contact us for your free In-Camp parking pass. Merchant Booths are juried, pre-registered and very limited. Contact us early to merchant. Four Quarters has two shower buildings equipped with super low-flow dual-flush toilets, state of the art ‘on demand’ heaters for our low-flow showers and drinking water spigots throughout the camp. Four Quarters is Green!
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