Rainbow Drumming Camp
DATES FOR 2017 TBD
Ages: All children ages 7-12 years are invited!
(age can be flexible if an appropriate fit!)
Limited to 10 campers so register soon!
Camper Leaders: Lisa Haverly, OT and Sean Cudd OTAssistant
Drumming has a long history in being used for ceremonial purposes, bringing together communities, and artistic expression. Historically it has a strong presence in tribal nations from all continents from Native Americans of North America to tribal communities of Africa and South America. The therapeutic benefits of drumming are many. For the purposes of this camp, Rainbow Tree drumming camp will promote the following:
Rainbow Tree’s Therapeutic Drum Circle will bring children together to support community of learning together, brain and body development, leadership, confidence, self expression, finding joy in music and rhythm and experiencing a drum circle in a natural camp setting.
Each day campers will learn about a specific type of drum by “traveling” to a certain part of the world to explore the history of the drum in that culture. Campers will learn a specific rhythm, engage in drumming games that support motor coordination, self regulation, and leadership, explore a variety of percussion instruments and participate in a drum circle jam session.
The therapeutic developmental benefits include increasing upper body strengthening, bilateral integration/motor coordination, timing and rhythm, active listening, self regulation, and social interaction.