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Camp Fees & Discounts for 2019

Registration opens for Mainewoods members on Jan. 10, 2019, and for non-members Jan. 24, 2019.

Registration Fees:
The registration fee includes classes, lodging, all meals and snacks. It does not include taxes.

 Weekly Session for Adults
 Two per cabin - $810
 Three per cabin - $640
 Four (or more) per cabin - $530 (details below)
 Offsite - $515 (offsite details here)
 Deposit - $300
(Exceptions: Kitchen Crew applicants - $75 registration fee per week, refunded only if applicant is not selected for Kitchen Crew.
George Bass Scholarship applicants - no deposit.)

 Note- Children under 18 must be  supervised by an adult at all times.
 (0 - 3 years) - free
 (4 - 11 years) - 25% of Adult Registration Fee
 (12 - 17 years) - 50% of Adult Registration Fee
Maine state tax will be added to all fees.

Discounts and Incentives to make Mainewoods an even better deal!
(Discounts #1 and #2 cannot be combined)

Discount #1:
New Camper to Mainewoods
Discount #2:
Young Adult Discount
We will offer an incentive for a first-time paying camper.

  New campers get a $150 discount
(prorated for those paying children's rates.)
(Discount applied after the new camper has arrived at camp.)
We will offer an incentive to any paying Mainewoods camper 18-24 years old to attend camp with a $200 discount!
Discount #3:
Bring a New Camper to Mainewoods
Discount #4:
Multiple Session Discount
We will offer an incentive for a Mainewoods camper to bring (sponsor) a first-time camper. Sponsors must have attended Mainewoods themselves in the past.

  Sponsor gets a $100 discount.
  If you sponsor more than one person you may claim multiple $100 discounts.
(Discount applied after both the sponsor and new camper have arrived at camp.)
For a paying camper attending both sessions, we will offer a $100 discount (prorated for those paying children's rates) for the second session that camper attends.

FYI: The National Folk Organization has "Discovery Grants" available to help cover travel expenses to dance camps. For more information, see their website

Accommodations Details:
(All accommodations are subject to availability.)

You can pre-arrange your roommates for a 4-or-more-per-cabin rate, or you may elect to have us assign your roommates. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that nobody will snore in their sleep. (At least four campers must attend the same session for this rate to apply. If cancellations bring the number in the cabin below four, the cabin rate for the number attending will apply.)

A couple who registers for a 4-per-cabin rate will obtain that rate only if another couple is located (by them or the dance camp) to share the cabin with them. If not, they have the option of either paying the double rate and having the cabin to themselves or separating and staying in same-gender quads or triples, if available.

We will try to honor roommate requests. To facilitate roommate assignments, cabins will be restricted to men only or women only unless two couples indicate they prefer a cabin for four.

Off-Site Accommodations: For campers who prefer alternate or less rustic accommodations, Mainewoods has room for a limited number of campers who would like to arrange to stay off-site. Click here for more information.

For those not driving to camp: A convenient and inexpensive option for travel to camp is taking a bus to Conway, NH, (only 20 minutes from camp). Current schedules and fares are available at the Greyhound website. Concord Coach Lines also has bus service to Conway from Boston and Manchester.

Portland is over an hour drive each way, so we encourage non-driving campers to make Conway, NH their destination, rather than Portland if at all possible. Your Mainewoods volunteers are stretched very thin, and trips to Portland become quite time-consuming and take us away from the work that needs to be done at camp. For those who are flying, a flight to Boston with a bus to Conway could be an option. Mainewoods will charge a pick-up/drop-off fee of $30.00 per person each way for a Portland trip or $10.00 per person each way for a Conway trip.

Another alternative is to fly into Manchester, NH, which often has very low airfares, and rent a car.

Start and End Times: The Registration Desk opens at 3:30 PM on Sunday, at which time the cabins are available for occupancy. Camp begins with a welcoming reception at 6:00 PM followed by dinner and dancing. Camp ends after Saturday breakfast. You may stay and enjoy the facilities, but you must vacate your cabin by mid-morning on Saturday.

Saturday Stays: For those campers who are staying for consecutive sessions, there is no charge for the Saturday “bridge” day, but no lunch or dinner will be served. Information about nearby lodging is available for those of you who would like to stay in Maine on a Saturday night before or after a camp session. Click here for local accommodations.

Children: Children are always welcome, but there are no scheduled activities for them. Children under 18 must be supervised by an adult at all times. Our lifeguard will be on duty for selected hours at the river or pool this summer.

Pets: Regretfully pets are not allowed at camp.

To Register: Simply go to the Registration page. You may mail the registration form with your deposit to the address on the form. Registrants from foreign countries please pay in US dollars by money order. Please make checks payable to Mainewoods Dance Camp, Inc.
Or you may now register online and pay your deposit by credit card.

Deposit & Cancellation Policy:

If you send in a deposit and must cancel, a $25 processing fee will be deducted from the applicable refund, except if you qualify as an "Early Bird." Early Birds must have their applications with deposits postmarked by May 31, to have the refund processing fee waived.

In addition, a $75 late cancellation fee will be withheld if notice of cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to the start of your session. No refunds will be given for a cancellation on or after the start date of your session.

Copyright Notice:

Teaching syllabi and DVDs are provided as teaching tools for use only by those campers attending each camp session. These are copyrighted materials and should not be further reproduced or distributed without express written consent.