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Spring Retreat

May 2, 2019
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May 5, 2019

Usually the smallest of the three retreats. Enjoy an intimate gathering of musicians as the sunlight returns. There is an option to attend for three or four days.

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May 2, 2019

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May 5, 2019

To register for this retreat, please email Flip Breskin at flip@breskin.com

ATTENDANCE OPTIONS
Thurs. May 2 - Sun. May 5, 2019              $5 discount if paid in full with a single check by April 1.
Cost $315                                                               Contact Flip Breskin for pricing for children.

Fri. May 3 - Sun. May 5, 2019
Cost: $240

Spring Retreat usually has around 70 participants. This retreat is very relaxed, like an old fashioned weekend-long house party with lots of folks to play with and plenty of space to play with them. Because of the intimate feel of this retreat, there is often time to sit and make music with folks you may have not had a chance to hang out and jam with before.

To register, e-mail Flip the following information :

  • Any mobility or health restrictions.
  • Food intolerances or allergies. (Foods which will make you ill, not foods
    you just don't like.) Or say Omnivore, Vegan, Ovo-Lacto, No Red Meat, etc.
    Be very specific.
  • Date of birth
  • Emergency contact. Name, address, email, phone number for somebody who will not be at camp with you.

Remember to make your check out to PSGW (no credit cards) and then snail-mail it to:
PSGW Retreats
2518 Cherry St
Bellingham WA 98225 USA

We do have a scholarship fund for retreats. The goal is always to make it possible for you to come, and still leave money in the fund for other folks who need it too. Please contact Flip for more information.

Any questions? Contact Flip by e-mail or phone. 

To register for this retreat, please email Flip Breskin at flip@breskin.com
What are retreats really like? PSGW co-founder Flip Breskin says it best:

"Participants range from relatively beginning players through lots of professionals. Maybe 2/3 of us actually play guitar. Most of the rest of us play some other instrument, or sing passionately, or come with someone we love who plays. Some folks bring their kids. Lots of great harmony singers.

Fabulous old geezers and sparkling young musicians. Worlds collide and the music coruscates.

There are no classes. The only interruption to the music and conversation is good food. Lots of trading life stories late at night between tunes. (I forgot to go to bed again...)

There's a dance on Saturday night. A lot of people get really dressed up. Some of us wear jeans. For me it depends on my mood. Big steak & salmon feast one dinner. Mallard Ice Cream at least a couple times for snacks. I drag out boxes of needle-felting materials for art projects that include name-tags for those who are so inspired. Some folks bring their own craft projects.

Housing is in cabins and a couple lodges around a little lake in the woods. Nice places to walk. Decent beds, with bedding & towels provided. Heat & indoor bathrooms and showers in the cabins.

Folk, swing, gypsy jazz (especially at Winter), old time, celtic, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, classic rock & roll.... Big mobs singing Beatles songs & old Broadway musicals. Tiny hang-out-in-the corner and jam with one or two other like-minded folks in a quiet cabin (that's my favorite). Roam from cabin to cabin to see what's going on. Ask anybody "How did you DO that?" and you're likely to get a real answer."

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May 2, 2019

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May 5, 2019

ATTENDANCE OPTIONS
Thurs. May 2 - Sun. May 5, 2019              $5 discount if paid in full with a single check by April 1.
Cost $315                                                               Contact Flip Breskin for pricing for children.

Fri. May 3 - Sun. May 5, 2019
Cost: $240

Spring Retreat usually has around 70 participants. This retreat is very relaxed, like an old fashioned weekend-long house party with lots of folks to play with and plenty of space to play with them. Because of the intimate feel of this retreat, there is often time to sit and make music with folks you may have not had a chance to hang out and jam with before.

To register, e-mail Flip the following information :

  • Any mobility or health restrictions.
  • Food intolerances or allergies. (Foods which will make you ill, not foods
    you just don't like.) Or say Omnivore, Vegan, Ovo-Lacto, No Red Meat, etc.
    Be very specific.
  • Date of birth
  • Emergency contact. Name, address, email, phone number for somebody who will not be at camp with you.

Remember to make your check out to PSGW (no credit cards) and then snail-mail it to:
PSGW Retreats
2518 Cherry St
Bellingham WA 98225 USA

We do have a scholarship fund for retreats. The goal is always to make it possible for you to come, and still leave money in the fund for other folks who need it too. Please contact Flip for more information.

Any questions? Contact Flip by e-mail or phone. 

What are retreats really like? PSGW co-founder Flip Breskin says it best:

"Participants range from relatively beginning players through lots of professionals. Maybe 2/3 of us actually play guitar. Most of the rest of us play some other instrument, or sing passionately, or come with someone we love who plays. Some folks bring their kids. Lots of great harmony singers.

Fabulous old geezers and sparkling young musicians. Worlds collide and the music coruscates.

There are no classes. The only interruption to the music and conversation is good food. Lots of trading life stories late at night between tunes. (I forgot to go to bed again...)

There's a dance on Saturday night. A lot of people get really dressed up. Some of us wear jeans. For me it depends on my mood. Big steak & salmon feast one dinner. Mallard Ice Cream at least a couple times for snacks. I drag out boxes of needle-felting materials for art projects that include name-tags for those who are so inspired. Some folks bring their own craft projects.

Housing is in cabins and a couple lodges around a little lake in the woods. Nice places to walk. Decent beds, with bedding & towels provided. Heat & indoor bathrooms and showers in the cabins.

Folk, swing, gypsy jazz (especially at Winter), old time, celtic, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, classic rock & roll.... Big mobs singing Beatles songs & old Broadway musicals. Tiny hang-out-in-the corner and jam with one or two other like-minded folks in a quiet cabin (that's my favorite). Roam from cabin to cabin to see what's going on. Ask anybody "How did you DO that?" and you're likely to get a real answer."