After March 20 (for special courses March 13), spaces are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Only full‑time registrants are considered. We do not consider gender in our admissions.
At our family weeks each age grouping has a maximum number of spaces available. All other weeks accept anyone age 15 and up. We sometimes accept a limited number of infants and children at non-family weeks; please call if you are interested. Applicants under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS
Online payments can be made with Mastercard or VISA. We can only take the amount you approve, so balance payments need to be initiated by you.
Mailed-in registrations can be paid by Mastercard, VISA or by check, made payable to CDSS, in U.S. Funds. Mail to CDSS, 116 Pleasant St Suite 345, Easthampton, MA 01027
A deposit of $150/person/week, if not paying full amount, is needed with registration.
Full cost depends on the Week and, at family programs, the ages of children.
Full payment for sessions starting before August 1: due May 20
Full payment for sessions starting on or after August 1: due June 20
There is a fee of $25 on any late payment.
Deposits/payments are processed upon receipt. In the case of cancellation from the wait list or from a session, a refund will be issued as per our cancellation policy.
Registration can be completed online or Registration Form (pdf) may be mailed, hand-delivered, e-mailed or faxed to the CDSS office. Registration confirmation and status will be sent out after April 1. If you wish confirmation that we received your application, please send a stamped, self-addressed postcard or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you must cancel, please let us know as soon as possible; we often have someone on a waiting list eager to attend. If you cancel from the wait list or by March 20 (for special courses March 13), your entire deposit will be refunded. If you cancel on or after March 20 (for special courses March 13) but more than 8 weeks before the session starts, we will retain $75 per person to a maximum of $150 per application. If you cancel between 8 and 2 weeks before the session starts, we will retain $150 per person to a maximum of $300 per application. If you cancel less than 2 weeks before the session starts, we will retain $300 per person to a maximum of $600 per application. In the event of cancellation on or after the starting day, the entire fee will be retained. Registrations are not transferable.
We offer work scholarships to any camper in need, and named scholarships to practicing teachers, leaders and musicians. Please read about our scholarship programs before applying. Scholarship applications will be considered at the time of registration and should therefore accompany the Registration Form.
CAMP WAIVER FORM
Everyone attending a CDSS Dance & Music Camp must sign a waiver of liability to participate. If you didn't sign the waiver as part of the online registration process, you may access the forms here. You can also download the appropriate waiver (linked below) and mail it in.
Minor children attending without a parent/guardian - Minor children attending without parent or Guardian – This waiver needs to be printed and signed by both the parent/guardian of the child and the person who will serve as guardian at camp.
If you can't print a copy of a particular waiver, we can mail a copy.