August 13 - 20, 2017



We have a very special camp at Timber Ridge. The unique combination of an adult dance camp with a family camp gives us the best of both. We have the sweetness of family camp traditions like the Pied Piper, and we have the energy of an army of teenagers, but we also have the skill and grace of long-time dancers. Parents, grandparents, singles, couples, young adults, teenagers, and young children all come together in a joyous mix of dance and song. And art. And swimming. And connecting with friends (old and new). And games and canoeing. And late night activities that always include food.

Our dance callers this year are Adina Gordon from Burlington, VT and Erik Weberg of Portland, OR. Each of these callers is highly skilled at calling both American contra dances and English country dances. We will have a wonderful mix of dances every day of camp this summer.

We are lucky to have New England Dancing Master Andy Davis at camp again this year. He will lead community dances to start each camp gathering and he will coordinate the storytellers each evening.

Our teens will come together each day with cousins Ellie Grace and Kelly Bosworth. These young women will lead singing, dancing, body percussion, songwriting, and a few off-the-wall activities. Ellie says, “teenagers are my jam.” They are our jam, too!

New this year: an official camper-led activity time after lunch. In the past these unofficial activities have included shape-note singing, community art projects, acro yoga, juggling, etc. Now that there is an official time slot for this, who knows what our campers will bring? Also new this year will be an optional afternoon class for kids led by former camp kid Imogen Mills.

The musicians this year are a delightful mix of our long-time favorites (Steve Hickman, John Devine, Dave Wiesler, Ralph Gordon) and some newer friends (Paul Prestopino, Audrey Knuth, Daniel Beerbohm, Chris Ousley and Jess Eliot Myhre).

~ Janet, Robert, Imogen, Cecily Mills, Program Co-Directors

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