Amber Nicole Dilger Music Studio
Amber Nicole Dilger Music Studio
Studio Retreat for Core Students
Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
Four Oaks, North Carolina
(approx. 1 hour from Raleigh/Cary)
Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center
6601 Devils Racetrack Rd
Four Oaks, NC 27524
Last Year's 2023 Schedule
Day Camp: Saturday
Included in Core Student Tuition

Online or In-Person
+Air-conditioned classroom has a large Smartboard with a wide-angle camera, so Zoom participants will feel like they're there with us.
+Participate in interactive learning games, personal & studio goal setting, and instruction on how to get the most out of our Songflight Studio experience.

Family Activities
+Come for the full day and join us in the fun!
+While we're having our studio classroom events, there are plenty of activities for parents or siblings, including: multiple hiking trails of various difficulty levels, kayak rentals on the lake (may be available), covered picnic tables, nature pond, and live rescued birds of prey and reptile exhibits. Together, we'll take a break mid-day to enjoy the picnic lunches that we bring. If the weather is nice, we can stay outside, otherwise we will also have access to the air conditioned large group cabin with a full kitchen and lounge area.
2023 Schedule/ Eastern Time
(subject to change)

10:00 Check in: visit the Group Classroom to get your name tag

10:15 Parent/Family kickoff meeting- everyone join us outside on the wooden stage

10:30-11:30 Staff-led hike

11:30-12:00 Group Games for students, plus anyone who'd like to join

12:00-1:15 Bring your own Picnic Lunch/journaling break
2024: there is discussion regarding a parent-led potluck!
(there are two refrigerators/microwaves/kitchens for our use)

11:20 Mountain
12:20 Central

1:20 EST Online students check into Zoom

1:30- 2:00 Improv & getting to know you games w/online & in-person students

2:00-2:30 Intro to Practice Prep course; Overview of studio year; Time for brainstorming and crafting your goals

2:30-3:00 Interactive Workshop: Developing a growth mindset to learn more, faster

3:00-3:30 Interactive Workshop: Applying noticing and mirror neurons to become a more genuine performer

3:30-4:00 Collaborative Planning: Discussing Studio and individual goals for the year

4:00 Clean Up and Goodbyes
• Picnic lunch/snacks (fridge/microwave available)
• Water bottle
• Sunscreen
• Insect Repellant
• Any medications you may require (self-administered)
Last Year's 2023 Schedule
Overnight Option

If you really love camping, let's talk! There's a large grassy area for tent camping, with access to group air-conditioned spaces, movie night, dark night skies filled with stars, campfire songs, kayaking on the sand-bottom lake... there is lots more fun to be had by staying the night, into Sunday.

+Access to A/C spaces in ADA compliant building, with kitchen/showers/toilets
+Kayaking may be available
+Choose how long you'd like to stay on Sunday
+Bring your own picnic lunch

Please let me know if you're interested in participating with additional family members. Siblings may attend overnight only with a supervising parent. Separate family cabins may be available for rent for a small additional fee.
2023 Schedule/ Eastern Time
(subject to change)

Saturday 4:00 Set up tents

5:30 "We'll Figure It Out" Dinner
we have access to a full kitchen plus the campfire

7:00 Campfire or Movie
Depending on the weather

(the following weekend is the peak of the Persied meteor shower, so we might see "shooting stars!")

7:00 Breakfast

8:00 Clean up/pack up

9:00 Stay for kayaking on the lake, or check-out

Picnic Lunch at your leisure. Stay and enjoy more hiking for as long as you'd like.
Everything for Saturday, plus...
• Food for potluck dinner on Saturday
• Picnic lunch/snacks for Sunday
• Tent/outdoor camping gear, if you don't want to stay in the bunks
• Sleeping bag or bedding, if staying in the bunks
• Towel/shower supplies
• Flashlight or headlamp
• Kayaking? The lake is not shaded, so a sun hat and sun protection are highly recommended.
"What is to become of wildlife and habitat if the next generation is not aware of its value? Why would they care about the outdoors if they have little to no interaction with it? Who will protect wildlife and habitat once we – the generations privileged enough to possess an experiential appreciation for it – are gone?" ~North Carolina Wildlife Federation
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