04
APR
2017

Rainbow Camp Goal$

Today is an exciting day at The Groovy Garfoose because we have officially met our fundraising goal for Rainbow Camp!  I have been working behind the scenes to raise money to keep camp tuition costs low and I’m thrilled to share that with the help of our Groovy Garfoose...
16
FEB
2015

#Runforcamp Fundraiser Update

YOU GUYS!  I’m so excited to share that we have raised $1,000 for camp already!  And we have our amazing GG Ambassador, James Denton to thank. Again.  Yep, James Denton, aka Mike the Plumber from the hit TV show Desperate Housewives has donated to our camp for a second...
05
MAY
2014

Happy May and a Giveaway

I can’t help but smile when I look at all those happy faces from our Lake Metroparks Glee Club last month.  This Spring we explored the theme of happiness singing songs like Pharrell’s “Happy” and American Authors “Best Day of My Life”.  And...
28
JUN
2013

#GYR2B Day 4

Today we discovered the places we could go in #MUSICALS. We created homemade shakers in #ART and mastered tempo changes in #MUSIC. And campers took home a photo collage to remind them to #GYR2B all throughout the year! Can’t believe tomorrow is our last day of camp! Tune in...
27
JUN
2013

#GYR2B Day 3

Lights, Camera, Action! The gals are all smiles with their crowns they made in #ART. The #SHARKS and #JETS get ready to street battle during #DANCE Campers learn musicals about family in #MUSIC, #DANCE and #THEATER. And we take time to reflect on our favorite parts of camp so far...
26
JUN
2013

#GYR2B Day 2

Day 2 was full of musical fun! We made rhythm sticks to use with “Seasons of Love” and “Addams Family” We incorporated drums into the “Hand Jive” And talked about our special someone’s after singing and playing “Goodnight My...
25
JUN
2013

#GYR2B Day 1

Give Your Regards to Broadway Camp – Day 1 and ACTION! Heading to camp with a car full of drums and… the #GYR2B camp mascot, Xylo! Camp counselor photo! #tradition Camp wouldn’t be camp without our campers!  Campers were divided into three groups today and came...
19
JUN
2013

GYR2B Camp is ALMOST here!

Amanda, Kellie and I have been hard at work preparing for the Give Your Regards To Broadway camp!  Here are a few snapshots of our preparations as staff, 10 volunteers and 18 campers anticipate the start of camp next week! The wardrobe is in! The art room is ready to go!...
08
MAR
2013

#FF: Half Way There!

First, a big thank you to all our readers who have donated to the Give Your Regards To Broadway Summer Camp!  Your generous support has helped us raise $1000 of the $2000 we need to provide a FREE music therapy camp to adults and teens with special needs this Summer!  Thank you...
15
FEB
2013

#FF: Glee Club & Giveaways, Oh My!

With Valentine’s Day yesterday, the Groovy Garfoose just can’t help but continue the music therapy love with two Friday Faves today!  First, we are so excited to share a special music video we recorded during our 5 week Glee Club program we offer through the Lake...
03
FEB
2013

Become a GG Summer Camp Sponsor!

With preparations underway for the “Give Your Regards to Broadway” Summer camp for special needs teens and adults, we are thrilled to offer local and online organizations and businesses an avenue to get involved. :) We believe that banning together as a community on...
01
FEB
2013

Won’t you “Give Your Regards To Broadway”?

Today it’s snowy and a balmy 26 degrees in Ohio; the perfect day to talk about the GG Summer camp! Yes, my collaborators, Amanda and Kellie and I, have been planning and scheming another GROOOVY camp for teens and adults with special needs and we are so happy to announce...
30
JUN
2012

Under the Sea Camp – Day 4

Today we created water scenes on homemade tambourines, sang songs about the water and learned to dance the Carolina shag and hula hoop! *All pictures and videos posted with permission.
29
JUN
2012

Under the Sea Camp – Day 3

Aloha! Today we sang songs from Hawaii and the Caribbean, learned to Hula and Cubaton, made leis and decorated shell castanets. Campers take turns strumming the q-chord to “Blue Hawaii” Beautiful shells that were donated for us to make beach-y castanets! The finished...
28
JUN
2012

Under the Sea Camp – Day 2

Today we sang songs, created art projects and jived to music about the beach! The day started with a gnarly rendition of “Under the Boardwalk”… complete with vocals… and keys. Next, we created colorful sand art. Looks like fun, right?! And what would a...
19
JUN
2012

Under the Sea Camp is Almost Here!

Camp is officially one week from today and we are so excited to greet our campers next Tuesday that we are busting at the seams!  Over the past few weeks we have been busy putting the final touches on every last detail… Thank you to James for designing our AWESOME camp...
08
MAR
2012

$200 To Go!

Thank you ALL for getting us to the $1800 mark!  We have been so touched by everyone’s generosity that we have one final giveaway, and it’s AWESOME.  Dave Medin, a sports artist, contacted me a few days back and asked if he could support our camp with a painting of...
02
MAR
2012

And The Winner Is….

Thank you to all who donated to our camp!  Because of YOU we are $700 from our goal! Woohoo! A big Garfoosey high-five for the continued support through RT’s, mentions and donations.  We still have a few weeks left to reach our goal of $2000 by March 31!  Thank you for...
20
FEB
2012

Support A Good Cause. Get A Signed Baseball Card!

Over the past few weeks, I have been raising support for a special needs camp that the Groovy Garfoose will be putting on this Summer 2012 for teens and adults with special needs.  Our goal is to raise $2,000 by March 31st to defer the cost of supplies, staff and tuition and to...
14
FEB
2012

Under The Sea Update #2

Hot off the presses, the Under The Sea Flyer is HERE and you are the FIRST to see it!!!  I’m hopeful that this flyer will do the trick in recruiting campers for our Under the Sea extravaganza!  Thank you to Kellie’s husband, James for creating this swimmingly, sweet...