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Come to the BACDS English Dance and Music Week in Mendocino, California, from July 11-19, 2009
Home Staff Musicians Site & Food Schedule Camp Culture Registration BACDS

Key Deadlines
Feb 1 - Registration opens ($25 cancellation fee)
March 16 - Lottery postmark; $150 deposit due
March 27 - $150 cancellation fee retained
April 3 - Notification of acceptance mailed
June 1 - Final balance due; $400 cancellation fee retained
July 2 - No refund upon cancellation

Key Contacts
• Registrar, Denis Thalson
(510) 704-9561,
• Scholarships and Manager, Tom Colton
(510) 528-7953,
• Program Director, Jim Oakden
(831) 479-9533,

We accept only full-time registrants. Campers are generally 18 or older, though younger applicants will be considered if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The full fee of $795 includes room, board, and tuition. A deposit of $150 per person is due with each application. The full fee is due on June 1. Any last-minute registration fees after July 2 must be paid in full by cash, cashier’s check, or traveler’s check.

This year we were able to admit all campers who applied by the March 16 lottery deadline. As of March 31, we are full with a short waiting list. We are still accepting applications in case of cancellations, so if you are still hoping to come, please contact one of us as soon as possible to check on your prospects for getting in.

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel before March 27, we refund all but $25. On or after March 27, the full $150 deposit is non-refundable. After June 1, we will retain $400 if we are unable to fill your place from a waiting list. The full fee is non-refundable after July 1. See our website for further details, including information on trip cancellation insurance.

Indicate your interest for a scholarship on the application form. Submit your application by the lottery deadline of March 16 in case we are oversubscribed.

Although all campers will have light daily chores, the smooth operation of camp depends upon the efforts of Work Scholarship campers. All campers are eligible for this scholarship, which reduces the fee to just $398. Work scholarship requests must be accompanied by the $150 deposit.

Thanks to the generosity of the Country Dance and Song Society and affiliate CDSS communities, three full ‘Youth’ Scholarships are available to campers age 18-30 who demonstrate community leadership potential in display or country dance, music or song. CDSS provides half the fee and a CDSS affiliate group provides half. Your local group must apply on your behalf. More information about the Youth Scholarships is available here.

A full tuition ‘Jude Biggs’ Musician's Scholarship is available to a promising dance musician, one whose energies and inspiration at camp will contribute to dances in his or her local community. More information about the Jude Biggs Scholarship is available here.

For your convenience, if you don't have access to our printed brochure, we offer a registration form that you can fill out online and print out, to be mailed along with your check. We don't offer direct registration online at this time.

You may also download the PDF file of the entire English Week brochure here.

Mail completed applications, and a check made out to BACDS, to:

c/o Denis Thalson
1105 Talbot Ave.
Albany, CA 94706

For the health of all camp participants, we strongly encourage the use of nontoxic and fragrance-free products at camp. More information is available here.

For more information, email camp manager Tom or call him at (510) 528-7953.

Registration is open!

For more information, please check with our camp manager, Tom Colton (510-528-7953,
or our camp registrar, Denis Thalson (510-704-9561,

Home Staff Musicians Site & Food Schedule Camp Culture Registration BACDS

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