BACDS American Dance and Music Week — June 29–July 4, 2014 BACDS American Dance and Music Week, June 29–July 4, 2014

... The Tradition Continues

Thirty-three years after its first camp at the Mendocino Woodlands in 1981, BACDS American Dance & Music Camp continues the long tradition at our nearby location.

AmWeek 2014 Was Great!

We had a wonderful time, and we hope you were able to join us. See the photo gallery by clicking on the thumbnail pictures at the right-hand side of this page.

Save The Date!

AmWeek 2015 will be Sunday June 28 through Friday July 3. We welcome the public to join us Friday night at the Gala Camp Closing Dance held in Palo Alto at the Lucie Stern Center on Middlefield Rd.

Bookmark this page and check back soon for updated information about program staff and schedule for AmWeek 2015. Registration will open in January 2015.

Join us for the BACDS American Dance and Music Week, Sunday-Friday, June 29–July 4, 2014 at the Jones Gulch Camp in the coastal redwoods of Northern California, near San Francisco. Come early and stay late for extra dance events before and after camp! (flyer)

Campers who register by May 30 will receive our special design T-Shirt, included with registration!

Indicate your size preference on your registration form. We'll print a small number of extra shirts to handle late registrations after the May 30 deadline. We apologize if we run out of your preferred size.

Daily Schedule (PDF)         Driving Directions        Map of Camp (PDF)

Release & Waiver required of all campers (PDF) — Print, sign, & fax NOW
to 1-650-871-4551 (bring the hard copy with you to camp)

Already registered for camp? Here's News You Can Use!

Easy to print one-page AmWeek flyer (PDF) — Help spread the word!


Lisa Greenleaf and George Marshall


George Marshall


Tidal Wave

Sabin Jacques, Stuart Kenney, Éric Favreau, Rachel Aucoin


Rodney Miller, Max Newman, Stuart Kenney

The Avant Gardeners:

Laura Light & George Paul with Jim Oakden


Music Sight-Reading and Fiddle Tutorials with Michelle Levy

Instrument, tune-writing, accompaniment workshops


with Lea Smith


with Doug Plummer



Join us for what may be the most fun-filled week you've ever experienced!
(ahem...really, this is no exaggeration)
(seriously, this is Amazingly Good Fun!)

Full camper fee only $625

with sliding scale $175-$350 for under 30 or underemployed
  (see registration form for details)

Join Us!     June 29–July 4, 2014

with Bay Area dance events before and after camp

Please share our easy-to-print BACDS American Week flyer with your dance and music communities. See us on Facebook — tell your friends about how much fun they'll have with you at camp!

line drawing of dancing couple

The Bay Area Country Dance Society’s American Dance and Music Week convenes at our new location: Jones Gulch Camp (more)