Cheapie and delicious food and lodging, pay-what-you-can tuition

InterPlay Camp in the Redwoods - Move It Outside!

Get dirty with Susan at camp! Breathe fresh tree-oxygenated air. Wash yourself clean in the river. Nap. Do one thing at a time. Experience life without stop lights, street lights...just stars!!!!
Susan Main, Laurie Adams, and James Schattauer

Philo, CA

August 1-3, 2014 • Friday 7 pm (dinner not included) through Sunday lunch (included)

Affordable Room & Board • Tuition: Pay what you can!

Susan Main will be joined by her sidekicks James Schattauer and Laurie Adams for fun in the sun-and shade- for everyone.

Come to the redwoods for a refreshing weekend of InterPlay with Susan Main and a grand group of playmates. Take a big swig of grace at River‘s Bend Retreat Center nestled in wine country beauty near the town of Philo, 30 minutes from Northern California's scenic Pacific Ocean. Walk in nearby redwoods. Swim in the river. Enjoy a campfire, camp songs and s'mores. Be blessed by James Schattauer's soulful, playful and heart-felt original music. Follow InterPlayer Laurie Adams, Steward/owner at River's Bend, to connect with this beautiful place on Earth. Let Susan lead you to hang, loll and play indoors and outdoors in inspired ways! Please bring a pad/towel/reclining beach chair that you would feel comfy lying on outside at night.

River cabins, pleasant rooms w/modern shared baths or tent cabins make InterPlay Camp an affordable journey (See costs below). Meals are lovingly prepared. Tuition for the event will be up to you: pay what you can! (Generally, the tuition for an event like this is in the $150 range.)

Susan Main has been an Interplay leader and member of Wing It! Performance Ensemble since 1995. She has led workshops internationally. Three years ago she followed a dream to move to the small coastal town of Gualala, where she lives on her family's 40 acre enchanted forest in a 28 ft travel trailer. She lives way off the grid with no water well or electricity and has used her active imagination, creativity and humor to come up with all sorts of ways to live simply yet comfortably. She knows and plays with camping!

James Schattauer is a long-time Interplayer and a gifted singer songwriter/performer. He plays with adults and children, spreading joy wherever he goes. "The warmth, compassion and wisdom alive in James emanates from his music. There is a soulful presence in each song. Listening to his music is grounding and connecting - to myself and the wider world. His work is a gift to be embraced. Simply transcendent..." -Helene Douville, Minneapolis, MN

Laurie Adams is an energetic and enthusiastic minister, long-time Interplay leader, nature lover/studier and is the new Steward/owner of River’s Bend Retreat Center.

Cost: Room & Board: $250 for improved cabins/$220 for rustic cabins/$155 tent cabins/$140 for pitch your own tent • Tuition: pay what you can!

Registration/Information: Contact Susan Main,, 707-494-6270


River's Bend Retreat Center

18450 Ray's Road
Philo, CA 95466
River's Bend Retreat Center is a beautiful, nurturing space for contemplation, ecological understanding and deep connection between land and people. It is located about 3 hours north of San Francisco near the town of Philo. It is nestled in the redwoods and is about 30 minutes from the Pacific Ocean.
Susan Main
Susan Main has her BA in Dance and Theater from UC Santa Cruz and has been leading InterPlay and performing with Wing It! Performance Ensemble since 1995. Her leading experience includes Interplay Camp, New Years Eve Retreats, Untensives, Monday women's group, monthly Deepening and the Leadership Program. She infuses InterPlay into her 12-step recovery work, nature play, tap dancing, dance teaching, attitude and life. Her specialty: creating a safe and playful haven for creativity and truth...wit and laughter.
Laurie Adams
James Schattauer
James Schattauer ( has been an InterPlay enthusiast for over 14 years. As a certified teacher of InterPlay, he leads groups of adults and young children in the delight of improvised play. Using movement, spoken word and music making, James helps create a safe playground for participants to enjoy the freedom of self-expression. His musical talents as a singer, song-maker and guitarist, distinguish his offerings as an InterPlay leader.

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