Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Afternoon Enrichment for kids!

Pompanuck Afternoon Enrichment Program
October 14 - November 19
(Tuesdays & Wedsnesdays)
3:15 5:45
Grades K - 8
6 week series
$90- single-day session or $170- two-day session

The Afternoon Enrichment Program has been designed in response to enthusiasm for our children’s vacation programs and our delight in offering them. This program will be a continuation of the curriculum we’ve developed over the past two years and will include elements of circus skills training, music, cooking, building and arts and crafts projects under the direction of Lisa Carrino. It will take place outdoors in our beautiful natural setting and indoors in our community center. There will be plenty of physical activity as well as quiet times for more focused work. Homework help and strategy will be available during every session.

The program consists of:

Outside Time: For the first ½ hour after snack the entire group will go outside for big games or smaller group activities. Options will be decided during snack discussion. We might choose kick ball or bombardio as a big game while other folks might be interested in a nature walk or an outdoor building project.

Central Activity: The main activity of the afternoon will take place during the hour between 4 and 5 o’clock. Depending on weather we will practice circus skills, collect natural materials for design projects, cook, make music or work on building and traditional craft projects.

Story/Homework Time: During the final portion of the day children will be given the choice of either listening to a story or beginning their evening homework. Pompanuck staff and volunteers will be available for homework support and to help set up homework checklists to be completed at home.

please fill out these forms and return to register or Email jen@pompanuck.org :

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tai Ji Classes Begin for the Fall

Tai Ji and Qi Gong Class for Beginners To Start October 7

A beginning class in Tai Ji (Tai Ch) —practiced for centuries in China as a form of meditation, self-healing and self-defense—will start Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30-7:30 pm at Pompanuck Farm Institute in Cambridge, New York. Scott Carrino will offer the six-week series, which is open to beginners and ongoing students who desire to deepen their practice.
Integrating mind and body, Tai Ji and Qi Gong promotes good health by relieving stress, aiding balance and flexibility, and instilling a sense of serenity and relaxed well-being, Tai Ji and Qi Gong consist of gentle, flowing, and meditative movements and can be practiced by anyone of any age and physical condition In the Chinese medical tradition, the practice of Tai Ji is thought to increase the flow of qi (ch’i), or vital energy, along the body’s acupuncture meridians.

A past member of the core faculty at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York, Scott Carrino has been teaching Tai Ji and Qi Gong for 23 years. He taught students at Williams College and Bennington College for many years as well as at the Rasa Yoga Center and Alexander Studio in New York City, the Lan Ting Institute in southern Oregon and at Pompanuck Farm. He continues to study with his teacher and mentor, Master Chungliang Al Huang, and is a teaching member of Master Huang’s Living Tao Foundation. Carrino offers private lessons and retreats as well as ongoing classes for adults, teens and children.

This program of classes is sponsored by Pompanuck Farm Institute, a not for profit educational retreat center dedicated to sustainable community and individual potential through the visual, musical, movement, environmental, and healing arts.

For info about this Pompanuck Farm program, call Scott Carrino at (518) 677-8121
or email: info@pompanuck.org and visit www.pompanuck.org. Pompanuck Farm is located at 494 Chestnut Hill Road in Cambridge, NY