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Mainewoods Dance Camp, located at Camp Indian Acres, welcomes you with tall pines along the Saco River. Cabins nestled among the trees will be your home for a week of incredible dancing and ethnic fun!
The Main Building is where it all happens. It offers dining, dancing on a spacious hardwood floor, and a lounge for relaxing. Our office is also here so you can check in upon your arrival.
The Saco River runs right along the camp grounds, a wonderful place to swim and cool off, or just sit along the bank and relax. The campgrounds also feature volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts.
Each morning you will see a posted schedule of the day's events. The schedule will tell you the day's ethnic theme and list any special events or classes.
Take a look at a typical full-week schedule
Each of our three invited teachers holds a daily morning class. Also, watch for possible afternoon advanced lessons.
Every afternoon there is a music class. Campers who enjoy singing or playing an instrument can join in. The camp band will often provide live music for a few of the evening's dances.
Each day features a different ethnic theme. Join one or more of the ethnic committees and immerse yourself in the experience with music, singing, dance performances, and cultural celebrations.
Need help getting a costume together? Our Resource Room has just about ANYTHING you might need. Whether costumes, accessories, decorations, or art supplies, our resource people will help you find what you're looking for.
Meals are signaled by the blowing of the conch shell. It's not quite as easy as it looks; give it a try.
Our kitchen staff does an incredible job of creating one delicious meal after another. Like to help out? The staff would love it, and you will learn the secrets of our wonderful ethnic cuisine.
Afternoons are less structured, but have many options. Help decorate the dining area in the ethnic theme of the day. Join a musician "jam" session. Take part in a dance session. Volunteer in the kitchen and get a sneak peek at the evening's dinner. Take a swim -- or maybe just nap.
Binge Survivors! On Binge Night the evening dance party keeps going until the last request has been played, usually into the wee hours of the morning.
Two issues of Mainewoods Memories are published each week. They will contain notes about happenings during the week. Ping Chun is our editor and he happily welcomes volunteers for typing assistance and content contributions.
Weather permitting, one day we have an outdoor picnic lunch: a large spread with all the usual picnic foods such as hotdogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, potato salad, and corn, and lobster lovers may purchase a delectable Maine lobster.
Of course every evening we have a dance party, often featuring some live music, and always a great time!
Some of our extremely dedicated (and sleep-deprived) staff stay up most of Friday night making copies of the dance review video so they will be ready for campers before they leave on Saturday. Mainewoods charges a fee for the DVDs to cover expenses.