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Photo of Singalongs around the campfire after hours with David Roth!

"the most creative songwriting week of my life"
"a perfect blend of encouragement, kindness, community, play, and creation"
"transforming and positively life-changing"
"food for the soul"
"a dream come true"
"a celebration of community in a week-long village of kindred spirits"
"an experience you’ll carry with you the rest of your life"

Thanks, 2023!

…and may this incoming New Year bring creativity, joy, new awarenesses, and inspiration.

Save the dates:

Saturday, February 10, 2024 ~ starting at 10 AM SyberSongCircles

Another full day of mid-winter online song circles! This will be an opportunity to reconnect, hang out together, share our creations (old or new), and it’s once more presented on a donation basis. A quick, easy Registration is requested (there’s no cost to do so) and we gladly accept your donations to keep Penny’s vision for SummerSongs alive and well. Register for SyberSongs here.

Saturday, July 20 – Friday, July 26, 2024 The 26th Annual SummerSongs
@ the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center

We’ve come a long way since our first camp when founder Penny Nichols brought her dream to life and lit a candle that’s still burning brightly today. Every gathering has been special in one way or another, and this one in our new venue (complete with 400 wooded acres, a lake, farm-to-table organic food, and more) will give us opportunity to remember and celebrate our journey, both as campers and as a community. We welcome newcomers!

Registration will open in early January, 2024 right here on our website.

Our songwriting camp began in 1999 as a dream realized by Penny. We’ve assembled every year since then to reconnect, collaborate, celebrate, and learn from and about one another and the world through the lenses of songwriting, creativity, and humanity. We do this by presenting the finest songwriters we know who also happen to be great, generous, and humble communicators of this craft we hold so highly. We offer all-levels classes, coffeehouses, concerts, song circles, and community, and we’ve collectively discovered how meaningful and enriching our time together is.

We can’t wait to welcome you once more.

David Roth ~ Executive Director

Board of Directors
Chris Kunstadter ~ President
Sloan Wainwright ~ Vice President
Sue Riley ~ Treasurer
Mitch Katz
Steven Prasinos
Glen Roethel
Julie Snow

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