[Camp Session Info]

Opening Weekend Program

The Opening Weekend Program, held on Saturday and Sunday of the first weekend of camp, is open to teens and adults. It is a special series of events on a different theme each year. It can be religious or secular in nature and is apart from our regular weekday lecture series. You may attend any or all sessions. Local attendees not staying overnight at camp are always welcome.


2024 Theme:
"A Kaleidoscope of
Spiritual Practices

Presenters: Rev. Susannah Currie, Carol LeBaron, and Rev. Catherine Lauber

Saturday, July 27, 2024

2:30-4:30 pm

Saturday, July 27, 2024


Sunday, July 28, 2024

2:30-4:30 pm

We will explore some innovative tools for self-care, particularly for releasing stress and finding more joy in every day.

Saturday afternoon, we will experience "Tapping" — also known as Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT — and have a ritual for releasing fears and obstacles. Presented by FNCA Religious Program Coordinator, Rev. Susannah Currie.


Saturday evening, we will relax to a Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Bath Meditation, a form of sound healing that is a deeply immersive, full body listening experience that intentionally uses sound vibrations to release tension and gently invite therapeutic restoration processes to both mind and body. As one site states: "Sound healing works by sending sound waves throughout your body, which brings harmony right into your cells through oscillation and resonance." And, by the way, it's okay if you fall asleep. Led by the minister of the Fryeburg New Church, Rev. Catherine Lauber.


Sunday afternoon, there will be an Open House at the Treehouse, our new art cabin. Come explore a wide variety of available mediums of art and materials to find your own calming self expression. Hosted by FNCA Art Director, Carol LeBaron.

© Trevor 2021


© Deane Currie 2024Rev. Susannah Currie is a retired Swedenborgian minister who most recently served the Bridgewater New Jerusalem Church in Bridgewater MA. She also served our national denomination for 3 years as treasurer and 5 years as recording secretary of Convention. She is the FNCA's Religious Program Coordinator.

Carol LeBaron is a textile artist specializing in signature techniques with resist dye and stitch using wool and silk with acid dyes, and has been active in the textile arts arena for over twenty-five years. She has taught textile arts at Rhode Island School of Design, East Tennessee State University, and Georgia State University, at craft schools including Penland, Arrowmont, Haystack, Pacific Northwest Arts School, Pro Chemical and Dye, as well as for various guilds and private clients. Her work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally. She is the FNCA's Art Director.


Rev. Catherine Lauber is an ordained Swedenborgian minister serving the Fryeburg New Church in Fryeburg ME. She is a retired psychotherapist, a Certified Sound Therapist, and a Sound Reiki Master. She began exploring sound as a healing tool in 2019 and discovered its effectiveness at moving energy quickly, as well as at calming the nervous system and restoring a sense of peace and wellbeing. She offers a free weekly sound bath meditation online through Zoom. Contact the Fryeburg New Church for details.


Questions: Rev. Susannah Currie <scurrie@fryeburg.org>


Past Opening Weekend Programs

[Camp Session Info]

84 Main St, Fryeburg, ME 04037 (map)