Workshops

UPDATE- July 2020!

The Great Escape Committee presents

Great Escape High Lights 2020

The schedule for our weekend is as follows:

Friday, September 25, 2020 Schedule 

  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM Welcome & Icebreakers and  Reconnect with Friends
  • 8:00 – 9:00 PM Friday Night Singalong

Saturday, September 26, 2020 Schedule          

  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM : Sessions SM1-SM3 Zoom Workshops
  • 2:00 – 3:30 PM: Sessions SA1-SA3 Zoom Workshops
  • 4:30 – 5:30 PM : Session SA4: Book Club
  • 7:30 – 8:00 PM: Session SE1 Great Escape Auction
  • 8:30 – 10:00 PM: Session SE2: Saturday Singalong

Pre-Recorded Workshops – can be watched at any time.  

  • A compilation of recipes from GE cooks.
  • Gelli Printing- Learn to make a mono-print with a homemade gelatin plate and acrylic paint or your own inks and natural materials, stencils and various items around the house. 
  • Thrift Store China Bird Baths- Using old china and a surplus vase, make a pretty and functional birdbath for your garden.
  • Yoga for Beginners with Lynne!

We will not be charging a fee for the Great Escape this year, but if you wish to support  our Girl Scout Camps, please donate to our auction now, by clicking on the Donate button. More details regarding the live auction will be coming soon.

FE1Friday Night Welcome and Reconnecting with Friends

Join the Great Escape Committee as we open the GE High Lights 2020!

Play a quick icebreaker and reconnect with new and old friends via Zoom!

FE2Friday Night Singalong With Kaye and Friends

Join Kaye Glass and Friends as she leads us in her famous Great Escape singalong- via Zoom! It will be a great way to kick off the weekend!

Presenter: Kaye Glass
SM1Catch the Beat!

Elementary drumming and rhythms with just your hands. Music is not a ‘passive sport’ and it can be done almost any where with a lot of energy. You might even work up a rhythm of your own!

Session will be held via Zoom.

Presenter: Kaye Glass
SM2Knitting CircleFULL

Sorry- This workshop is FULL!

The workshop will be a time for participants to share some time to catch up and chat while knitting – or crocheting. The facilitators will share a simple knitting pattern that can be used if desired, or participants can work on their own project. If there are particular knitting skills that the participants would like to learn or review they can submit the request in advance to the facilitators and we will cover them in the workshop.

Session will be conducted over Zoom.

Presenters: Lesley Murray and Cathy LeBlanc
SM3Country Line Dancing

Learn two country line dances. The tutorial will be nice and slow, without music at first and with plenty of repetition, until we learn the steps. Then we will practice with the music. Wear your cowboy boots and hat!

Session will be conducted via Zoom.

Presenter: Cindy Woolworth
SA1Getting down to the basics of compasses

Learn how to use a compass and play some games to help develop those skill. All of this can be used with you Girl Scouts as well.

Access to a compass is helpful, but not required.

Session will be held via Zoom.

Presenter: Amy Grace Fong
SA2Girl Scout Jeopardy!FULL

Sorry!  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!!

Competition! Trivia! Fun! Put them all together and you’ve got a barrel of laughs! We’ll show you how to put the board together and use it for a great ‘family game night’ event or a troop team-building activity!

Workshop will be via Zoom.

Presenters: Pat Gardner and Paula Ruozzi
SA3Lying in the grass (or on the couch) thinking about and sharing stuff

Take some time to connect with others. Join in this show and tell/sharing circle for adults. Bring a favorite poem or story to read. Introduce us to your pet or family member. Show us a drawing, painting, or coloring page. Show us your garden. Sing a song, or play an instrument. Share a favorite memory. Tell us about your favorite TV show, movie, or video game. Share your favorite actor, super heroine, or your famous crush (mmm Chris Evans). Share your struggles, your fears, your anxiety, and stress. It doesn’t have to be all flowers and rainbows. This workshop is a judgement free zone. And hey, since we are all at home, bring your favorite drink or snack.

Workshop will be via Zoom.

Presenter: Stephanie Beaudoin
SA4Great Escape Book Club- The SupremesFULL

This workshop is full!

Read any of a collection of books, articles, or listen to a podcast about the women of the US Supreme Court.  More details are provided on the GE website home page.

Grab your favorite appetizer and beverage, and join others via Zoom to discuss these incredible women.

Presenter: Julie Sibert
SE1Great Escape Live Auction!

Join our famous auctioneer, Kaye, as she offers a few select items up for auction.  Join the fun as participants bid on items.  All proceeds will benefit the GSEMA camps.

Auction will be via Zoom.

Presenter: Kaye Glass
SE2Singalong with Kaye Glass

Join Kaye and friends as she leads us in her famous Saturday singalong.  Sing or listen to the beautiful music that will make you feel like you are in the dining hall at Camp Wabasso.

Singalong will be via Zoom.

Presenter: Kaye Glass

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