Archive for August, 2010

The First Ever Newhoma Mountain and Music Festival

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Moneypenny on the Newhoma stage

We had an incredible weekend at camp with the first ever Newhoma Mountain and Music Festival.

Festivities began early Friday morning with the arrival of vendors and musicians, and ended Sunday afternoon with an fantastic closing set from Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band out of Asheville, NC.

Families, couples and groups of friends all stayed at The Nature Place, rented Big Spring tents, or camped for the duration of the festival.  Delicious food and drink was provided by Amicas, Front Range BBQ, and Bristol Brewing Company.

The music of the festival appealed to all age groups, the groove beats of Saturday’s Tigercity contrasted the rock-a-billy of Friday afternoon’s Henhouse Prowlers, while the electric dance rhythm of Saturday playing Moneypenny mixed well with the down-home bluegrass riffs from the Sunday set of Grass It Up.

On Friday, Paperbird’s gorgeous vocals were followed by The Category Stompers’, led by fiddler Matt Combs, outstanding and flowing technical musicality.  Grayson Capps evening performance had everyone dancing under the moon…but S. Mob and Outformation’s Sam Holt had everyone howling with delight late into the evening.

Saturday began with a hearty dose of Broverdose, followed by the soulful singing of Jen Korte and The Loss.   Colonel Redbone wowed the crowd with their lyricism and rocking melodies.  Listener came back for an encore performance–minus the emblematic washing machine.   Outformation’s final performance, plus Surprise Me Mr. Davis and a rocking set from Oakhurst (with former Big Spring warrior, Max Paley, on mandolin) brought many fans to Florissant for a tremendous Saturday night jam.  Then Daniel Lawrence Walker brought us all, gently, back to earth with his beautiful solo guitar and folk singing.

Moonrise at Newhoma

Take time to sample all of the fantastic bands from Newhoma–they were new to many listeners…and everyone walked away VERY excited by what we had all heard.

Newhoma merchandise is still available.  Check out this post for more information.

Newhoma Music Festival Merchandise Available

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Get your Newhoma merchandise today!

Shipping and tax included in the cost.  Email terryhayden at thenatureplace dot net to place your order.

Please make your checks payable to “COEC” and mail to:

Newhoma Merchandise

PO Box 167

Florissant, CO  80816

All orders will receive a copy of the Newhoma Music Sampler produced in part by Peoples Bank.  We would like to thank People’s Bank, Colorado Outdoor Education Center, Sanborn Western Camps and all of our other tremendous sponsors for their financial support of this festival.

Newhoma T-Shirt: $15 Black or Blue, please specify M or W and Size

Newhoma Truckers Hat: $15 One Size Fits Most

Newhoma Visor: $12 Specify color: Slate or Natural

Newhoma Poster: $15

Newhoma Stickers: $2 each or 3 for $3

A Newhoma Music Sampler: Free with any Newhoma Merchandise Purchase

Camper Posts

Monday, August 9th, 2010

I can’t believe it is already the last week of camp! It has flown by with lots of great memories. The girls had long trips last week and were able to reach the summit of 8 14,000ft mountains! The boys are heading out today and tomorrow and we hope they have just as great of a week. Below are some questions and answers from interviews the campers conducted amongst themselves.

1. How has you camp experience been?

It has been very fun because you can pick your own activities. And the counselors and food are both delightful and enjoyable.

Sanborn is the best experience I’ve had. Everybody seems to be enjoying themselves.

2. Have you made any friends here?

Yes, I have. I’ve made friends here because so many people here are so kind. I’ve made many friends!


3. Do you think you’ll come back next year?

Yes. Because I’m having lots of fun!

I hope I will. I probably will. Sanborn is soo fun!

4. What is your favorite thing about Sanborn?

Friendship and the activities. THANK YOU SANBORN!

By: Stella, Simms, Aiden, Ali, Ally