What is Camp Uke?? Camp Uke is no more fun than say, you or I would have on a cool and moist day in May, surrounded by moss, lichen and decomposing wood. What's more, under the careful direction of the cheerful chef du champignon, Don Pauldo de Boletus, that sweetly odorous wood is transformed by the miracle of saprophytic indulgence into the finest fungal forms imaginable. Perhaps there is more to say, and perhaps not. Still, in the words of the inimitable Clitocybe Nuda, it has been roundly declared, "..if these are mushrooms, then this Must be Camp Uke."
It's a good idea to check in at your cabin first. Choose a bunk, and meet your bunk-mate. Then you'll be ready for some ol' camp-time activities.
If you should get lost on these labyrinthine woodland trails, just follow this Cryin' Camper.
- Archery! Shootin' at sound holes and huntin' for headstocks down in the big ol' field behind the barn with the hay bales, bugs, butterflies and oddball ukestrosities.
- Arts & Crafts Tent. It's raining! Come on inside- there's lots to do in here. Everything from popsicle stick ukes to handyhelper portable gimp felt pick slingshooters. Craft and construction projects offered anew each month
- Uke Lessons. Nothin' fancy here, just some stuff some school kid was playing in a bathroom in a shoe factory. New arrangements monthly provided courtesy of Big Bud Hickory, that steel pioneer from the panhandle region of Maine and big-brother to many a young camper.
- Letters Home. Coming Soon
- Movie night. Two films showing daily. "I love the part when they're really raggin' it and diggin' in on the ukes, but when they're stomping all over the ukes, that part scares me". That's the way it is with the cinema: there's the part that's left over when the sound and motion have finished and only artistry and virtuosity remain. Sample the meaning and mustard of Roy Smeck in these two timeless videos.