July is high summer here in the northern hemisphere. The season marks a threshold to cross over. Time and space to recreate and reflect is essential. The month is our family’s annual dive deep into new, creative and sometimes uncertain experiences. We head off to performing arts family camp, traveling up the west coast through Oregon to arrive in Washington in Longbranch located on Puget Sound. Mount Rainier sometimes makes herself visible among the clouds, and when she does her presence is an incredible sight from the campground.
Sounds of Summer and Water
In tribute to Agile Vocalist’s roots– a podcast that began in the shower, I share the Oregon leg of our trip. Falling water can be cleansing, deafening, cathartic and inspiring. We saw many gorgeous Oregon waterfalls, understood the history behind the City of Roses, and took the Portland Aerial Tram up high to view Mt. Hood’s beauty.
This episode is a reminder to revere nature, breathe, listen and enjoy the sounds of summer–wherever you are, even if you are in deep winter in the southern hemisphere.
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About Camp Cazadero (Northwest)
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Sound Clips You’ll Hear in this Episode
- Simple Grooves class led by Jason Elliot, Camp Cazadero Northwest
- Camp Caz taiko lesson introduction by Toru Watanabe
- Children and kazoos, Camp CazNW
- Rainforest birds of the Olympic Peninsula, Longbranch, Washington
- A capella chorus sings Kacey Musgraves, led by Marie Schumacher Camp CazNW
- Train along Columbia Gorge beneath Bridge of the Gods, Oregon
- Jazz and rock band night at Camp CazNW: Campers sing Taylor Swift
- Open mic at Camp CazNW: Camper sings Conan Gray
- Agile Vocalist production duo bloopers- POOR Barbara!
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Narrator: Summer frequencies. This is my pause on season three, a limited space episode where you can share in the sounds of my life this summer From California up through Oregon and Washington and performing arts family camp. Here are some of the frequencies that I’ve enjoyed. New episodes are coming again in September and you can Google Agile Vocalist anywhere on the web or social media and catch up on what you’ve missed. Have a great summer, or a great winter if you’re in the southern hemisphere.
Instructor: This is slow. Usually you hear it: [rhythm] Drumroll. Okay, ready, here we go, and this and that. Sol-lei.
Campers: So-lei! [taiko drum beats]. Kazoos and laughter. Outdoors and children sounds.
Camper choir: Oh, what a world I don’t wanna leave. There’s all kinds of magic it’s hard to believe. Oh, what a world I don’t wanna leave. There’s all kinds of magic it’s hard to believe. There’s all kinds of magic. It’s hard to believe. There’s all kinds of magic. It’s hard to believe. There’s all kinds of magic it’s hard to believe. I used to believe that we were forever and ever and I used to say never say never. So you called me up last night and said I still love you and my best is still, sorry.
Campers Sing: We are never, ever, ever getting back together. We are never, ever, ever getting back together. And I used to say: never say never. So you call me up last night and you said I still love and this was so boring. It’s exhausting. We. Are never, ever, ever getting back together.