Hey Days Registration

We are thrilled to hold an in-person Hey Days this year and we are working to make sure the week is both fun and safe. See the COVID-19 section below to learn about policy.

We accept only full-time registrants. Campers are generally 18 or older, though we will consider younger applicants if accompanied by a parent, guardian, or designated responsible adult.

The full fee of $1,050 includes room, board, and tuition. Participants staying off-site pay a reduced fee of $825, which includes tuition and all meals. Please note: we can allow only a certain percentage of people to stay off-site.

A deposit of $200 per person ($100 for youth scholarships) is due with each application.

Registration is now closed.

Acceptance notifications and all other correspondence and packets will be sent via the email address from your registration form, unless you specify otherwise.

Your final balance is due on May 16. Any registrations after May 16 must be paid in full.

Registration Form

You have several ways to submit your registration.

You may submit an online registration and pay online through Paypal (we strongly encourage this option) or mail a check. If you haven’t heard directly (i.e. in addition to the automatic email generated by the form) from our registrar, Cat Fox, within a week of submitting your registration online please contact her at (650) 489-1941 or bacdsheydaysreg@gmail.com.

Or, you may print a registration form PDF and mail completed applications, and a check made out to BACDS, to:

BACDS Hey Days
c/o Cat Fox
550 Central Ave #205
Alameda, CA 94501

International applicants - please register online and contact Allen Dodson at allen@capercat.com for payment options.


Indicate any interest in scholarships (you may apply for more than one) on the application form. For the best chance of getting the scholarship you want, submit your application by the postmark deadline. We will return your deposit if you don’t receive a scholarship and are therefore unable to attend. Find details and download the various scholarship forms at the scholarship portion of our website.

If you don’t need a scholarship yourself, please consider making a donation towards the scholarship fund (to help make camp available to everyone across the economic spectrum) as part of your registration. You may donate by check to the address above or online.

Because Sonoma State University provides all dining hall support and other basic services, we do not need all campers to sign up for a chore. However, we have important tasks, such as dance floor maintenance, auction set up, and camp set up and strike, for which we need Work-Trade Scholarship folks. All are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

‘Youth’ Scholarships are available to campers age 18-30.

The Jude Biggs scholarship is for a talented, aspiring dance musician to attend camp for free.

We are also pleased to be able to offer several Need-Based Scholarships. You must indicate the amount you need.

Covid Policy

In the face of all the COVID uncertainty, the committee has worked hard to make good choices that balance the safety of the community with enjoyment at camp. It hasn’t been easy and we understand that not everyone will be comfortable with our choices.

Based on the current COVID-19 case rates (5/15/22), lowered COVID-19 precautions in the general population, and highly infectious current variants, we have voted for a combination of vaccination, testing, and masking in order to reduce the risk of exposure at camp.

Vaccination: All Campers must be fully vaccinated and have received at least one booster. Campers must show their vaccination card(s) or a photo of their vaccination card(s) at Registration.

Testing: All Campers must test negative for COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test when they arrive at camp as well as three additional tests on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings. We will provide the test kits. If you would like to give a donation to help cover the cost of tests, that would be appreciated. We strongly encourage you to test yourself before traveling to camp, especially if you are flying.

Masking: Well-fitting N-95 or equivalent (e.g., KN95) masks will be required at all times when in indoor spaces, except when actively eating/drinking in the dining hall, playing a wind instrument, or in dorms. (We encourage you to discuss masking in common dorm spaces with your suitemates.) Staff musicians and teachers are not required to wear a mask when they are performing and physically distanced from other participants.

Dining: The dining hall is a shared space. It has room for 600 people and a state-of-the-art filtration system, surpassing CDC standards. We are the only group using the dining hall until June 15 when one other group arrives. A third group will arrive on the final weekend. Unfortunately, take out from the dining hall is not allowed, but if you are not comfortable eating in the dining hall, you can choose to prepare meals in your dorm suite, which has a kitchen but no pots, pans, dishes, etc.

Cancellation Policy

Your $200 deposit is non-refundable, with the following exception:

We will offer a full refund of your registration fee if you contract COVID-19 and will not have completed your isolation period before camp starts or are still symptomatic. We ask that you send us proof of a positive COVID-19 test. Other situations, such as close contact with a COVID-19 positive person, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.