An In-Person Retreat!

Creativity Camp

Play, Imperfection, Nature and Joy at Rowe

August 29 – Sept 2, 2021

Calling all songwriters, poets, movers and artists! Join with prolific composer and poet Jim Scott and friends Stan Strickland, Molly Scott and other special guests to express our hope, joy, protest and gratitude for humanity and the world. In this gathering of creators, of any (or no) experience, we’ll raise our collective voice in music, poetry, visual art, dance, and even theater. It’s a big play space, with no judgments and no rules other than being good to each other. Feeling frustrated, blocked, or fully ready to speak and act out? Come find your muse with kindred spirits.

Creativity is the alternative – to discouragement, alienation, drug abuse, anger and especially violence – and we’ll respond to the worldly challenges that face us. Take a break in Rowe’s beautiful, natural surroundings where we’ll immerse ourselves in creativity and action with words, images, movement and music with any and all instruments and voices. 

An Introduction to Creativity Camp from Jim Scott, Program Co-Director

Weekend Schedule

Meet The Directors

Jim Scott

Jim Scott

Program Co-Director

Prolific singer-songwriter and brilliant guitarist with a jazz and world music influence, Jim was the voice on ”Common Ground” with the Paul Winter Consort. Over several decades, Jim’s performed in all 50 states and Canada, Europe, and Australia, including in concert at Carnegie Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival with the Paul Winter Consort, in Nicaragua with Holly Near, and the historic concert for the Great Peace March with Pete Seeger and Peter Yarrow. Jim has shared the stage with John Denver, Joan Baez, 10,000 Maniacs, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Dan Fogelberg, Odetta, and Tom Chapin. For his album “Earth, Sky, Love and Dreams”, Jim brought together renowned friends, Steve Gadd, Tony Levin, Nelson Rangell and Ed Tossing in a collection of powerful ecological anthems. Along with his songs, choral music, and orchestral creations, Jim collected and arranged the “Earth and Spirit Songbook,” an anthology of 110 songs of earth and peace by many contemporary songwriters.

Stan Strickland

Stan Strickland

Program Co-Director

 

Stan Strickland, singer, saxophonist, flutist, actor, has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. He has performed with the Boston Pops, the Village People, Aretha Franklin, and jazz greats Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Mann, and opened for Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, and The Bare Naked Ladies. Stan is an associate professor of voice at Berklee College of Music and executive co-director of Express Yourself, a multi-cultural arts agency that serves mentally ill youth through the Department of Mental Health. His one-man show Coming Up for Air, An Auto-Jazzography, received the prestigious Eliot Norton Award in theater for best solo performance.

Molly Scott

Molly Scott

Program Co-Director

Molly Scott, poet, singer, composer and performer, is also a clinical psychologist, educator/scholar and international workshop leader. She has recorded albums of her compositions, written scores for musical theater, taught counseling psychology at the university level and led training and workshops in her Creative Resonance embodied voice therapy in the United States, Europe and Central America, and won awards for her poetry. In her early career in New York, she was part of the folk music revival in Greenwich Village and later went on to work in theater, television, and film. She had her own children’s television program on CBS called “Around the Corner”, appeared on Sesame Street and Captain Kangaroo, was a frequent guest on Good Morning American with Harry Reasoner, and later, hosted a radio program on WRVRNY about spirituality and intentional community called “Centering Home”.

Meet The Leadership Team

This program would not be possible without the talent and dedication of our amazing leadership team.

 

Leadership Team Coming Soon!

Facilitator

Facilitator

Facilitator

Facilitator

Creativity Camp

Play, Imperfection, Nature and Joy at Rowe

August 29 – Sept 2, 2021

COVID-19 

Nothing, including summer camp, has been left untouched by the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. Although we expect most adults will be vaccinated by September, The Rowe Center has implemented a number of changes designed to ensure a safe and supportive camp environment for all guests. Our full COVID protocol for adult camps can be found at the link below. This protocol has been updated on July 29.