BACDS American Dance and Music Week — June 26–July 1, 2016 BACDS American Dance and Music Week, June 26–July 1, 2016

... The Tradition Continues

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

Join us for the BACDS American Dance and Music Week, Sunday-Friday, June 26–July 1, 2016 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!

AmWeek 2016 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 2017 will be Sunday July2 through Friday July 7. We welcome the public to join us Friday night at the Gala Camp Closing Dance — details will be announced here and everywhere we can think of.

Bookmark this page and check back soon for updated information about program staff and schedule for AmWeek 2017. Registration will open in December 2017.

Here's a wonderful video made by one of our campers who wanted to share the joy (Thanks, Derya!)

Video about AmWeek made by Derya, one of our young camper musicians
Photo of happy dancers

Registration Opens Soon!


Cis Hinkle and Will Mentor


Genticorum [from Canada!]

Pascal Gemme, Yann Falquet, Nicholas Williams


Rodney Miller, Max Newman, Stuart Kenney, joined by David Surrette, Matt Kenney

along with

Audrey Knuth & Amy Englesberg (from The Free Raisins)


Instrument, tune-writing, accompaniment workshops




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 $675

with sliding scale $225-$375 for 30 and younger or underemployed
  (see registration form for details)

Join Us!     June 26–July 1, 2016

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.

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)