Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Dance Camp 2022 FAQ's
Is Summer Dance Camp a scent-free event?
Yes! Due to sensitivities and allergies, please leave perfumes, colognes, essential oils, scented soaps and deodorants, and other scented products at home.
What are your Covid Policies?

You can find our Covid Policies here.

Where is the schedule?

You can find the schedule here.

Are there any forms I need to sign?

Yes, you will need to sign a Camp Release Form, available here.

You will also need to sign a Behavioral Agreements form, available here.

Does the cost of coming to camp cover everything?

Yes!  Your camp fees cover everything including 3 organic meals per day and camping, all classes, dances and more.

What if I want to stay in a cabin?  Does that cost more?

The cost is the same, whether you stay in a cabin or a tent or your own vehicle, etc.  There are many cabins and lots of great places to pitch a tent.


Can I get a private room?

There are no private rooms or private cabins.  Cabins have several sets of bunk beds and are shared.  Some cabins are themed and may include categories such as family cabins, snoring cabins, women's cabins, etc.  

 

Cabin(s) will be provided for those who are vaccinated AND boosted and wish to room with like. You must be boosted.

 

Cabin(s) will be provided for those who are unvaccinated and wish to room with like.

Is food included at camp?

Yes, there are 3 organic meals provided per day with great love, consciousness and care by our chef Denise and her team.

Where is camp this year?

Our event will be held at Camp Hye Sierra 45000 E Kings Canyon Rd, Dunlap, CA

What if I need a ride to camp.  Can you help me find one?

When you register you will be asked if you need or can offer a ride.  If you indicate so, the registrar will provide you with information for getting a ride.

I have special dietary needs and food allergies.  Will you be able to accomodate them?

Gluten

The chefs do not add flour or wheat-based thickeners of any kind to our dishes. If by chance flour is used in a dish, it will be labeled. Gluten is only in the obvious - pasta, bread at the toast bar, cornbread, some desserts which are all served separately. We will try our best to offer gluten-free alternatives when something with gluten is served.

 

Dairy

We typically do not add dairy to our dishes, If by chance we did make something with dairy it will be labeled. We offer a "make your taco as you like bar" but the cheese and the sour cream offered are in a separate serving bowls. We may or may not make Enchiladas, but if we do, a separate non-dairy batch will also be offered.

 

Dairy is offered in obvious ways at the coffee and tea bar and breakfast bar in the form of milk, and home-made yogurt but they are always in the carton or labeled. A variety of non-dairy milk will be offered at the breakfast bar such as rice, soy, almond, oat or coconut milk to add to one's beverages and/or cereal for those who don't eat dairy. 

 

Peanuts

Because peanut allergy is one of the main allergies, we do not add peanuts or peanut derivatives to any of our dishes. I do make Pad Thai but there will be a peanut-fee sauce Denise has developed for that. If peanuts are offered, they will always be in a separate bowl.

* Please note for late evening snack - if variety nuts are out in a serve yourself bowl, they WILL contain peanuts.

Shell-fish

We do not anticipate using shell fish in any dishes. If we do by chance, it will be clearly labeled and there will also be a non-shell fish alternative offered.

When you register, you will be asked about your dietary needs and Denise and her team will do everything possible to make sure you get what you need in the most tastey way possible.

Paleo

If you are Paleo, please note that during registration you will have an opportunity to indicate this and your needs will be met by the kitchn as well.

Can I arrive any time or any day I want?

The short answer is mostly no, but read on.  When you register you will be able to register for the first block (the first 3 days), all of camp (all 6 days) or the last block (the last 3 days).   Arrival/departure times are as follows:

*  First block (or full camp): Arrive at 3:00 PM or later on Monday, June 13th

*  If you are coming for only the first block, you must depart the campus by 2 PM on Thursday, June 16th. 

* Last block: Arrive 4:00 PM or later on Thursday, June 16th

* Camp will end on Sunday, June 19th after lunch.

 
 
General FAQ's about Dance Camp
 
 
Dance camp? What kind of dance?

NCDC events include a wide range of dance styles that have come to be known as “conscious dance.” Each year is a little different, but during the day we generally offer classes in inner-directed movement practices such as Authentic Movement, contact improv, Soul Motion and 5Rhythms; high energy classes such as African dance and capoeira; various partner dance forms, including fusion and tango; and a variety of other modalities, including yoga, breathwork, singing, and art.

Do I need to be some kind of pro dancer to fit in?

 

Not at all. NCDC events are about creative self-expression and connection rather than knowing all the cool dance steps. We find that when we move from an authentic, non-judgmental source, we all look beautiful and can connect easily with others on the dance floor. Most of us are dance-a-holics, not professionals, and classes are geared towards all levels. And more advanced contact improvisers, for instance, will find plenty to challenge them as well.

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Who comes to dance camp?

 

Our participants are infants to elders, with most in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, who come mainly from California but various other places around the U.S. as well. Active, earthy folks who love to move, know the joys of community, and see life with an open, playful eye. Singles. Couples. Families. We usually have about 200 people each day at summer dance camp.

What happens in the evenings?

 

Right after dinner there is often a performance of some type followed by dancing to DJ’ed music in our sprung-floored dance temples, with a yummy mix of music conjured by our DJ shamans into the wee hours of the night. Expect funk, world, electronica, house, blues, and more, including high-energy and heart-filled grooves that often drop into downtempo, sultry places as the night unfolds.

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Can I bring my kids?

 

You bet. We provide a terrific Kids Camp program for kids from 3 to 12 years old, with music, art, dancing, swimming, and lots of time for free play. We also provide more challenging activities for the older kids, such as adventure walks and scavenger hunts.

What happens in the evenings?


Right after dinner there is often a performance of some type followed by dancing to DJ’ed music in our sprung-floored dance temples, with a yummy mix of music conjured by our DJ shamans into the wee hours of the night. Expect funk, world, electronica, house, blues, and more, including high-energy and heart-filled grooves that often drop into downtempo, sultry places as the night unfolds.

What should I leave at home?

 

Perfumes and other scented products, pets, preconceived notions, alcohol, non-prescription drugs, candles, and camping stoves. Cigarette smoking is permitted in very limited areas – this is mostly a non-smoking crew and fire danger is usually very high at this venue.