This just in from Michelle Rhone-Collins, Executive Director of LionSun Creative Arts Camp:
As you are aware, University Settlement Camp is seriously considering selling their 84 acre property located at the foot of Mount Beacon. On Wednesday, August 2nd from 7-9PM at Chthonic Clash Coffeehouse (453 Main Street, Beacon, NY), there will be a meeting to brainstorm ways to save the beautiful campus to be utilized as a camp and/or community space. A goal of this meeting will be the formation of a working committee who will take the necessary steps to actualize a viable plan that will result in the preservation of this great resource for our community (including program design, funding, feasibility studies for purchasing options, etc). There will probably be a representative from University Settlement in attendance to listen in on the interest. City officials are also invited. In addition, Pete Seeger will help to galvanize the community in sharing his personal history and relationship with the camp (and possibly a few songs) and his hopes for its future. This meeting is primarily for adults, but if you cannot figure out child care, don't let it prevent you from attending. Please email me a response to let me know if you will attend this important gathering. Please also share this email with others who would be helpful and interested in this effort.