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Mark Schaffer 
The Folk Project 


Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT
Monday, May 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Port Murray, NJ 07856

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The Acoustic Kids Getaway
May 27, 5 pm to May 28, 4 pm

Only $99

                            A fun-packed learning mini-vaction for musical kids 6 to 16 and their parents. 

Registration opens February 14, 2018 at 12:01 a.m.

The Acoustic Kids Getaway is a fun-packed overnight family retreat for musical kids and their parents.  Students will build competence and confidence in their musical and performance skills through the lens of traditional American and world song and dance in workshops and concerts. It’s an exciting and bonding  mini-vacation for the family.  In addition to our Folk Project group leaders, the staff includes renowned touring and teaching professionals from our nationally recognized Getaway program.

  • Sunday:  4:30 arrive, supper, meet-the-staff introductory concert, family contra dance, a campfire sing-along, and a late-night sing-along for the adults, teens and instructors.
  • Monday Morning:  8:00 breakfast, participatory workshops to develop skills, such as singing, performance, guitar, piano, dancing,  all experienced through traditional American and world folk traditions.
  • Monday Afternoon:  After lunch, younger children will perform in groups the songs learned at their workshops.  Accomplished and older students will perform solo or backed by a band of professional Folk Project and national touring musicians.  Parents and guardians are offered music and discussion groups.
  • Non-music Activities:  Non-participating siblings and parents guradians can enjoy “day camp” activities, such as crafts, hiking, and canoeing.
  • Only $99: All concerts, workshops meals, activities, and overnight bunkhouse lodging are included for a low cost of  $99 per student, $99 per accompanying adult, and $99 per non-student siblings.  The Folk Project is an all-volunteer, nonprofit dedicated to entertainmnet, education and self-expression through traditional music and dance.
  • Kids Getaway is held at a Y Camp in the rural hills of North Jersey.
  • To attend the full Acoustic Getaway weekend plus Kids Getaway program, go to for complete information and reduced "package pricing."
  • IMPORTANT:  Each child or two children must be accompanied by at least one responsible adult - a parent or guardian.  The Folk Project offers a musical program - child supervision is the parent’s responsibility.

  • To learn more about the Acoustic Kids Getaway,  contact Mark Schaffer 201-207-8696 or email
  • To learn more about The Folk Project, visit