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Mainewoods Dance Camp, located at Camp Indian Acres, welcomes you with tall pines along the Saco River. Cabins nestled among the trees will be your home for a week of incredible dancing and ethnic fun!
The Main Building is where it all happens. It offers dining, dancing on a spacious hardwood floor, and a lounge for relaxing. Our office is also here so you can check in upon your arrival.
The Saco River runs right along the camp grounds, a wonderful place to swim and cool off, or just sit along the bank and relax. The camp grounds also feature a swimming pool, volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts.
Each morning you will see a posted schedule of the day's events. The schedule will tell you the day's ethnic theme and list any special events or classes.
Take a look at a typical full-week schedule
Each of our three invited teachers holds a daily morning class. Also, watch for possible afternoon advanced lessons.
Every afternoon there is a music class. Campers who enjoy singing or playing an instrument can join in. Each evening the professional camp musicians play a live music set.
Each day features a different ethnic theme. Join one or more of the ethnic committees and immerse yourself in the experience with music, singing, dance performances, and cultural celebrations.
Want to help with decorating for a theme day: either yourself, the table or the room? Join a committee and make use of the resources available (costume accessories, decorations, and art supplies). Our resource people will help you.
Meals are signaled by the blowing of the conch shell. It's not quite as easy as it looks; give it a try.
Our kitchen staff does an incredible job of creating one delicious meal after another. Like to help out? The staff would love it, and you will learn the secrets of our wonderful ethnic cuisine.
Afternoons include many options. Committee activities. Join a musician "jam" session. Attend one or two additional dance sessions. Volunteer in the kitchen and get a sneak peek at the evening's dinner. Take a swim -- or maybe just nap.
Binge Survivors! On Binge Night the evening dance party keeps going until the last request has been played, usually into the wee hours of the morning.
Two issues of Mainewoods Memories are published each week. They will contain notes about happenings during the week. Ping Chun is our editor and he happily welcomes volunteers for typing assistance and content contributions.
Weather permitting, one day we have an outdoor picnic lunch: a large spread with all the usual picnic foods such as hotdogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, potato salad, and corn, and lobster lovers may purchase a delectable Maine lobster.
Every evening we have a dance party featuring a request list, live and recorded music, and always a great time!
Some of our extremely dedicated (and sleep-deprived) staff stay up most of Friday night making copies of the dance review video so they will be ready for campers before they leave on Saturday. Mainewoods charges a fee for the videos to cover expenses.
Mainewoods has an auction during the week as a fundraiser for the camp. You never know what sort of treasures you will find there, so be sure to take a look.