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While Covid-19 may necessitate a few modifications at camp this year, we are super-excited about offering our usual wonderful dancing, Featured Guests, live music, cultural appreciation and friendship which make Mainewoods such a special place.
Also note: If the covid situation becomes worse in August, there is the possibility that camp could be cancelled. While we don't expect to cancel, we would recommend refundable tickets for those flying or taking other public transport.
FYI: The National Folk Organization has "Discovery Grants" available to help cover travel expenses to dance camps. For more information, see their website
(All accommodations are subject to availability.)
We are happy to assign your roommates. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that nobody will snore in their sleep, but we can give you earplugs. To facilitate roommate assignments, cabins will be restricted to men only or women only unless you indicate that you are willing to be in an all-gender cabin.
You can arrange your own roommate(s):
We try to honor roommate requests. If you pre-arrange roommates for a 3 or 4-per-cabin rate and cancellations bring the number in your cabin down, the cabin rate for the number who actually attend will apply.
Options for couples:
A mixed-gender couple who registers for a 3 or 4-per-cabin rate will obtain that rate only if enough other people are willing to be in a mixed-gender cabin. If not, the couple has the option of either paying the double rate and having the cabin to themselves or separating and staying in same-gender quads or triples.
Off-Site Accommodations: For campers who prefer alternate or less rustic accommodations, Mainewoods has room for a limited number of campers who would like to arrange to stay off-site. Click here for more information.
For those not driving to camp: A convenient and inexpensive option for travel to camp is taking a bus to Conway, NH, (only 20 minutes from camp). Current schedules and fares are available at the Greyhound website. Concord Coach Lines also has bus service to Conway from Boston and Manchester.
Portland is over an hour drive each way, so we encourage non-driving campers to make Conway, NH their destination, rather than Portland if at all possible. Trips to Portland are quite time-consuming and take us away from the work that needs to be done at camp so we will only be able to make, at most, two trips a day. Those flying to Portland must schedule their flights to arrive by 3:00 PM on the day their session starts. Mainewoods provides transportation to/from Portland, ME, and Conway, NH. Restrictions apply. Suggested donation: Portland $30 each way, Conway $10 each way.
Another alternative is to fly into Manchester, NH, which often has very low airfares, and rent a car.
Start and End Times: The Registration Desk opens at 3:30 PM on Sunday, at which time the cabins are available for occupancy. Camp begins with a welcoming reception at 6:00 PM followed by dinner and dancing. Camp ends after Saturday breakfast. You may stay and enjoy the facilities, but you must vacate your cabin by mid-morning on Saturday.
Saturday Stays: For those campers who are staying for consecutive sessions, there is no charge for the Saturday “bridge” day, but no lunch or dinner will be served. Information about nearby lodging is available for those of you who would like to stay in Maine on a Saturday night before or after a camp session. Click here for local accommodations.
Pets: Regretfully pets are not allowed at camp, only service dogs.
To Register: Simply go to the Registration page. You may register online and pay your deposit by credit card, or you may mail the registration form with your deposit to the address on the form. Registrants from foreign countries please pay in US dollars by money order. Please make checks payable to Mainewoods Dance Camp, Inc.
Deposit & Cancellation Policy:
A full refund will be given to anyone cancelling for health reasons before the starting day of their session. If you must cancel your reservation for any other reason, a $25 processing fee will be withheld from your refund EXCEPT if you are a member of Mainewoods. In addition, a $75 late cancellation fee will be withheld if notice of cancellation is received fewer than 30 days prior to the start of your session. Cancellation during camp will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Teaching syllabi and DVDs are provided as teaching tools for use only by those campers attending each camp session. These are copyrighted materials and should not be further reproduced or distributed without express written consent.