Folk Camp – A Unique Opportunity

Marichka Galadza, Toronto.

For the past five years, Toronto-based folk arts collective Kosa Kolektiv, has been uniting people through their many gatherings, events, workshops and festivals.

This summer, Kosa Kolektiv and their eclectic community will bring the experience of folk culture back to the countryside. From August 24-30th, Kosa Kolektiv presents “Folk Camp”, a weeklong overnight camp on the shores of Lake Ontario, at the Plastova Sich, where participants will have the opportunity to experience traditional craft, song, dance, and food through workshops and activities.

“We create experiences for folks to gather and share in traditions that are universally enjoyed, no matter what your background is” says Bozena Hrycyna, Kosa Kolektiv co-founder and Folk Camp’s Director.
A variety of workshops will be offered daily including harmony, sacred song, chair caning, embroidery, printmaking, and more. Each workshop is lead by a roster of passionate and acclaimed teachers who embody their artform both personally and professionally. Beyond the daily schedule, you can expect nightly bonfires, dances, forest walks and great discussions with lots of space for participant driven programming and complementary interests.

Kosa’s philosophy permeates every aspect of the camp, right down to the meal-plan, with three organic meals cooked daily by kitchen staff growing and sourcing local fresh produce.

Kosa and the community invites you to take a break from the speed and distraction of your lives and join them in exploring folk traditions as a place to turn to for wisdom, meaning and new friendships. Come reconnect with yourself and your roots this summer, August 24-30th in Grafton, Ontario.

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