We’re so excited to be setting up CAMP in different public places of our beautiful abundant city every day! We'll dance, share wisdom, do arts n crafts, jam it out, have meaningful talks, go on adventures in the neighborhood, form new friendships, and look fabulous doing it. We'll hold sacred space, honoring the location and leaving it more beautiful than when we arrived. Each day there will be a theme, so you can gear your look for it. Each activity period there will be options of what you can do, breakout-group style. Come for the full day, or drop in for an hour for an activity that excites you.
This is a participatory event that works with you adding your activities -- fill out the counselor form to get on board! Fill out the Camper form to play. Daily activity schedules will be announced, always with room for surprises.
When it rains, we will stick it out when we can, and switch to a rainy day schedule when we can't.
THE BELOW IS THE DREAM-IDEALIST VERSION OF CAMP CAMP - CURRENTLY ON HALT unless otherwise funded. Please follow the Google Calendar for events that will be held!
CAMP DAILY ACTIVITY BASIC FORMAT (WEEKDAYS) (WEEKENDS VARY)
Noon - All-Camp Opening Circle!
1pm - First Activity
2pm - Second Activity
3pm - Third Activity
4pm - Fourth Activity
5-7pm - Free Play!
Later - Evening Activity
DAILY LOCATION HQ, THEMES AND FEATURED ACTIVITIES:
Saturday June 1
Where: Black Rock Bushwick
Theme: The Royal Ball Gown
Featured Activities: The Royal Craftgasm - a Ballgown Revival at The Chanda Lair, Bushwick Art Crawl
Sunday June 2
Where: Roosevelt Island- Figment Festival
Theme: Rebirth and the Yoniverse
Featured activities: Camping with Womb World, we will experience being reborn, and explore all the wonders around us!
Monday June 3
Where: Union Square
Theme: ULTRA CAMP, HENNYYYYY
Featured Activities: Dance Lair with the Galactivators (the Chanda Lair), Getting ready parties, Sparkle Session, Runway Strutting, Selfie Workshop
Evening Activity: THE METRO GALA
(...followed by a comedy show at a synagogue)
Tuesday June 4
Where: Central Park at the Alice in Wonderland Statue
Theme: The Mad Hatter’s Potluck Picnic
Featured Activities: Picnic, Storytime with Alice, Walking Drum Journey
Evening Activity: PUNDERDOME
Wednesday June 5
Where: Riverside Park near the Dinosaur Playground
Theme: Summer Camp 1981
Featured Activities: MET Hot American Summer: Where’s the Fucking Phone Crash Stampede down Phonebooth Alley, Stone Age Photo Shoot, Friendship Bracelet Making with Lanyard and Beads
Thursday June 6
Where: The Highline, by the amphitheater steps
Theme: Lead On The Yellow Brick Road
Featured Activities: Michelle Joni’s Skipping Club to Oz, Model Drawing and everyone gets to have a turn modeling, Therapy Thursdays
Friday June 7
Where: Maria Hernandez Park
Theme: Fairy Friday
Featured Activities: Fairy Home Building with Pixie, Sensory Writing with there Queen of Love and Hope, Swimming in Rainbows Immersive Musical Theater
Saturday June 8
Traveling Box Truck Adventures! It's the rap, sure.
Sunday June 9
Monday June 10
Where: Tompkins Square Park
Theme: Alphabet Super
Featured Activities: Dance Lair, AlphabetiX School for Langwitches and Whizwords (levels one and two)
Tuesday June 11
Where: Washington Square Park
Theme: Ecstatic Vision
Featured Activities: Googly Eye Mass Dissemanation, Eyeball Massage, Nap Time
Evening Activity: Ecstatic Dance
~~~A CAMP Break from NYC… we go up to CONNECTION CAMP!~~~
Wednesday June 12 - Sunday June 16
Monday June 17 -
Clove Lake Park in Staten Island
Theme: The Search for Treasure
Featured Activities: Trash to Treasure Arts n Crafts, Pirate adventures, Heart Opener
Tuesday June 18 - Day Cruise!
Where: Secret Boat Location - RSVP for address mandatory
Theme: Gods and Goddess of the Sea
Featured activities: Archetype invention workshop, Kayaking, Massages
Wednesday June 19
Where: Marcus Garvey Park n Pool in Harlem
Theme: Happy Juneteenth!
Featured activities: Freestyle Freeplay, synchronized swimming, Relay Races
Thursday June 20
Where: Bethesda Fountain, Central Park
Theme: Under the Sea
Featured Activities: Stretching in Public with Vinny, Splish Splash Photo Shoot, Therapy Thursdays
Evening Activity: Thursday Throttle with the Broken PROMises
Friday June 21
Where: Seaglass Carousel, Battery Park
Theme: A Mermaid Metamorphasis for National Selfie Day
Featured activities: Mermaid Costume Arts n Crafts, Hair brushing and braiding, Soulstice Selfie Workshop
Saturday June 22
Where: Coney Island for the Mermaid Parade
Theme: Mermaid Life for Life
Sunday June 23
Monday June 24
Where: Peretz Square, First and First
Theme: The Nexus of the Universe
Featured Activities: Talent Show, Orb it
Tuesday June 25
Where: Van Cortland Park, The Bronx
Theme: Rainbow Vortex
Featured Activities: Rock ya Chakras, Massage Trains and Chills Games, Coloring
Wednesday June 26
Where: Prospect Park - Le Frak Roller Skating Rink in the morning, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in the afternoon
Theme: Delicate Flower
Featured Activities: Brown Crayon Draw n Cry, Roller Skating, Be a Freestyle FLOWer
Thursday June 27
Where: Madison Square Park
Theme: Happy National Pineapple Day!
Featured Activities: Decorate a Pineapple in Arts n Crafts, Spine Alignement, Rainbow Pineapple Meditation
Friday June 28
Where: Rockaway Beach
Theme: Malibu Barbie Dreamlife
Featured Activities: Barbie Skit Making, Glamourous ocean photo shoot, Sunbathing
Saturday June 29 - MET Hot American Summer - GET GAY MARRIED! Book your pride wedding at a secret lake
Sunday June 30 - PRIDE!!!
RECURRING EVENTS DESCRIPTIONS:
When: Mondays Mornings, 10:23 - Noon
Where: The Chanda Lair in Black Rock Bushwick - RSVP for Address
Lead Counselor: Michelle Joni
Launch into your week in motion! Join on the sprung dance floors in the mirror-wall’d Temple of the Chanda Lair. New DJs spin each week, and then we connect in an accountability circle with our big dreams and immediate goals to move into a productive week.
ALPHABETIX School for Langwitches and Whizwords
When: Mondays 1:30 - 2:30
Where: Alphabet City - Tompkins Square Park
Lead Counselor: Michelle Joni
What’s your Power Letter? Learn to harness the power of what you already know about the Alphabet, find your Letter Tribe, cast spells, and do more with language!
STRETCHING IN PUBLIC - Partner Event
Where: Washington Square Park
Lead Counselor: Vinny Bonanno
Our bodies were designed to stretch, and all these surfaces around the city seem to have been perfectly designed for us to stretch upon them! Bring the yoga lifestyle out into the streets and subways of New York all city long, make good use of your commute, and join for our scheduled stretches in WashSqPk and around the city.
MASSAGE TRAINS + CHILLS
When: Tuesdays, Noon - 2
Where: Varying locations
We all need a little more touch in our lives! Get in a massage train, give each other the chills, and play with hair. Massage guidance and chills games will be taught!
FREESTYLE FREE PLAY
When: Wednesdays, 3-6 PM
Where: Location varies by week
Co-Counselor: Esperanza Yennie
Go on a roving freestyle jam and mischief making adventure! Bring your beat, your bars, your rhymes, your ukuleles and your drums as we visit spots on our NYC Summer bucket list.
MICHELLE JONI’S SKIPPING CLUB
When: Thursdays at 2-3PM
Where: Locations vary by week
Themes vary by Week
Started in 2013 with the realization that skipping gets us there faster -- and lights up the world around us while being an excellent workout, this fitness flash mob in motion is a signature summer event. Come dress up for the theme and frolic around painting the streets with joy, love and positivity!
When: Thursdays 6-8PM
Where: Locations vary by week
Co-Counselor: @not_a_therapist on Instagram
Because we all need somebody to talk to!
Where: Locations vary by week, starting at 10:23 going till sunset
At a beautiful location, we'll post up for activities, coworking sessions, dance parties, music jams, yoga, Fairy Friday fun, arts n crafts, workshops, skill shares and beyond. Bring a picnic and your projects.
The MET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER Series!
with counselor Amy Grace
Various Dates and times:
What: The WHERE’S THE FUCKING PHONE Stampede Fiasco
When: Wednesday, June 5, 1:07 PM
Where: 101st Street
We’ll make our way down Old-Phone-Booth Alley on West End Avenue! Apparently the last 4 phone booths in all of New York City are/(were?) on 101st street, 100th street, 90th street, and 66th street… all on West End Avenue. We’ll go on our search down the avenue… how far will you make it!?
Bring: Things to crash and throw around. These things must not break when they hit the ground! The should clatter, crash, and be a total epidemic. We will try to find the fucking phone.
What: Meet Me At The Picnic Table In 10 Seconds And I’ll Explain Everything About My Science Project
When: Tuesday, June 18th, 7:52 PM
Where: East River State Park
Share your Science Project with the other Indoor Kids! When the sun sets we will learn about space, stars, planets and black holes with a Real Astronomer
Bring: Your Science Project
What: Brown Crayon Draw n Cry
When: Wednesday, June 26, 10:58 AM
Where: Somewhere near LeFrak Skating Center
We will draw pictures and share our feelings
Bring: literally hundreds of colored markers
What: Get Gay Married by the Lake! Officiated by Michelle Joni au Beth
When: Friday, June 28th, 4:22 PM
Where: Secret Spot by the Lake
To kick off PRIDE weekend, why go to City Hall when you can go down to the lake? If you are a very special in love gold shed gettin kinda couple ready to make things official, we’ve got your backside. Yes, this will be a real wedding (Michelle Joni has been ordained on the internet!). There will be flute and fruit, and you will bring your very best friends dressed in flowers. There will be a subtle blocked holding pen for wedding groups to congregate. To apply to get married in the Met Hot American Summer Wedding, email with your photo and love story! SUBJ LINE Chaise Lounge
Bring: Your wedding posse