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Apr 06, 2021

Graffiti Artist and Former NFL Player Baron Batch Kicks-Off Series April 23

TANNERSVILLE, PA. (April 6, 2021) – Designed to enhance the vibrant changes and offerings at the “new” Camelback Resort in the scenic Pocono Mountains, a new interactive artist-in-residence program - “The Creative Collection at Camelback” - launches this month, showcasing local and regional area artists as seen throughout Camelback’s recently modernized guestrooms and eateries.

Kicking off the series is former NFL running back Baron Batch. Known as a multidimensional artist, poet, painter, designer, community organizer and positivity activist, Batch will lead and moderate three, two-hour, interactive experiences for up to 30 participants each, to be held April 23, 24 and 25. Batch recently designed the custom wall coverings based on street styles of the 70s and 80s for Camelback Resort’s Graffiti Pizza.

Philadelphia-based mixed media artist Natalie Flor Negron will lead the summer Creative Collection at Camelback program (dates to be determined). Known for her murals and installations featuring bold colors and graphics referencing the man-made and natural world, Negron will unveil an original chalk art and mural for the resort’s new Café La Colombe (replacing Neptunes) this summer.

And regional nature and landscape photographers Chrissy Donadi and Matt Fischer will lead the fall Creative Collection at Camelback program with a leaf photo workshop (dates to be determined). Donadi and Fischer’s authentic Pocono nature scenes can be seen in Camelback’s guestrooms and lodge corridors.

The workshops are open to the public and guests staying at the resort. Reservations are required and can be made via the website’s Events page.

Below are more details on Baron Batch’s workshops:

Guided Conversations Workshop: Core Values Vs Personality Superpowers

Friday, April 23, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Baron Batch will guide topics such as what is the purpose of the human experience? The objective is to enter a “safe” space and converse outside the constraints of usual narratives and presumed outcomes. At the end of the evening, guests will participate in a drum circle that ties into the conversation.

Fee is $45 for single event; or $100 for all three interactive experiences.

Contemplative Journaling Workshop: What Season of Life Are You In and What Season of Life is in You?

Saturday, April 24, from 12 to 2 p.m.

The objective is to develop mantras that reinforce and encourage positive self-talk that will be useful as a personalized tool.

Fee is $30 for single event; or $100 for all three interactive experiences.

Observational Creative Participation While Actively Listening Workshop: Creation of Creative Triggers and Totems

Sunday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Participants will work together on a large canvas to reinforce the goal of giving meaning and association to their daily practices while responding to creative triggers such as sounds and visuals.

Fee is $30 for single event; or $100 for all three interactive experiences.

WHERE:       Camelback Resort

193 Resort Drive

Tannersville, PA 18372

(570) 629-1665

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About Camelback Resort

Nestled in the scenic Pocono Mountains, which were formed 400 million years ago, Camelback Resort is a year-round destination ideal for adventure-packed multi-generational family travel and experiences. The 560-acre resort includes Camelback Mountain for unsurpassed skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing; Camelback Mountain Adventures for ziplining, a treetop obstacle course, and alpine mountain coaster; Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, Pennsylvania’s biggest outdoor waterpark; and Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, the latter voted USA Today’s 2019 #1 Indoor Waterpark.

Accommodations are available at Camelback Lodge, an eight-story mountain modern-designed hotel with 453 guest suites, featuring many dining choices including ski-in/ski-out restaurants, Serenity Spa, a fitness center, 20,000 square feet of flexible conference and meeting venues and 170,000 square feet of indoor adventure and entertainment space.