AUGUST 31, 2017

Event Time Event Name / Description

A time away in a beautiful, inspiring setting to concentrate on your story. What legacy will you leave your loved ones? Only you can write your memories, reflections on your life and hopes for the future. You may want to write a memoir, or experience how journaling can help you deepen your expression of creativity and spirituality.

There will be two daily group sessions, with ample free time in between to write, read, rest, swim etc. We will grow together as a safe, encouraging and  empowering community. Join us for a rich time of writing. No experience necessary, all are welcome!

First session, Monday 8 pm. Closing, Friday noon. 

Valerie Nielsen is the leader of the Writers’ Circle at First Unitarian Church, Hamilton, and a regular Unicamp instructor.

For further info: valerienielsen01@gmail.com; 905-643-5425

Program fee: $150.

Scholarships are available.

Lauren Renzetti

Using Unicamp as our inspiration with its picturesque vistas, mossy craggy caves, dappled ponds, rolling hills, fantastic forests and expansive skies, create a series of small works in your media of choice with on-location drawing and painting.

Three or four sessions per day doing either drawing, watercolour, or acrylic painting on site. These studies can be small and detailed and can be a spring board for larger works back in your studio or be finished works in their own right.

Be introduced to a variety of drawing techniques, strategies to create interesting composition, colour theory to create depth and have a constructive end-of-week critique. We will explore the perfect location and capture the light of sunrise, early morning, afternoon and sunset. Discussion of art movements and artists will also help round out this weeklong immersion into the Canadian Landscape.

For adults and teens (ages 16 and up).

Bring your own paint materials and a sketchbook.

For more info and a complete materials list: mckinleyrenzetti@gmail.com or

Hours: Sunday 4 pm to Friday 1 pm.

Program fee: a sliding scale of $100 - $150 per participant plus accommodation/food.

Erin Godfrey

Erin Godfrey is a graduate of Anatomy and Kinesiology (George Brown College) and a certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor. She specializes in injury recovery and movement training for health and function, working with a wide range of students including those with serious injuries, chronic conditions, seniors and elite athletes. 

Lecture and simple, yet effective, physical exercises will teach you how to work with your body instead of against it. The new perspectives Erin offers can effect not just your physique but your sense of life in general.

Accessible to all.

Program fee: 10 hour course $120
($100 with payment by July 1).

Kaitlyn McLay

Kaitlyn is a lifelong Unicamper who has lived, loved and worked here ever since she can remember. Kaitlyn is a wonderful caring and extremely empathetic healer and teacher. As a Reiki master, she is excited to extend her teachings to other wonderful Unicampers! Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of energy healing that works with what is commonly called Universal Life Force.

During the week, we will also be working with Universal Love and our Spirit Guides and Angels. Learning Reiki Level One is the first step to becoming a Reiki master, if participants wish to continue with this form of energy healing.

Participants will be attending to the first level of Usui Ryoho Reiki, learn to heal themselves and others, practice what we’ve learned and so much more. This course is light-hearted, relaxing and fun.

For more info contact Kaitlyn at dandelionholisticarts@gmail.com

Program fee: Sliding scale $85-$150/week.

3:00pm   to
Kathleen Rea

Former dancer with NBOC, Ballet Jorgen Canada and Tiroler Landes Tanztheatre, Kathleen Rea teaches at George Brown Dance and Niagara College. She founded the Wednesday Dance Jam and is author of “The Healing Dance.” She is a Registered Psychotherapist, a certified instructor of the MELT Method (hands & Feet) and an Axis Syllabus teacher candidate.

Kathleen studied with Erin Godfrey for the past two years. This workshop will build on Erin’s workshop (see above) by taking functional movement concepts into dynamic motion. Safe and energy conservative ways of moving and accessible information on body alignment and joint function using physics and anatomy will be provided. Spiral and wave-like movements will minimize tension and build resiliency. Exercises can prompt discoveries that people can transfer into daily life.

Students need to take Erin’s workshop to gain full benefit from this workshop.

Accessible to all.

Program fee: 7.5 hour course $90 ($80 with payment by July 1).

4:30pm   to
Kathleen Rea

Contact Improvisation (CI) is a social dance in which momentum between people is used to create and inspire dance movements.

Kathleen is a former dancer with NBOC, Ballet Jorgen Canada and Tiroler Landes Tanz Theatre. She has been doing CI for the past 17 years. She teaches CI at George Brown Dance and Niagara College and she founded the Wednesday Dance Jam. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and author of “The Healing Dance”. She is a certified instructor of the MELT Method (hands & Feet), a teacher candidate of the Axis Syllabus and has studied with Erin Godfrey for the past two years. Kathleen teaches CI with a functional movement perspective.

Students need to take Erin’s workshop to gain full benefit from this workshop.

Some experience with CI is required.

Program fee: 7.5 hour course $90 ($80 with payment by July 1).