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Accommodations and Packing

Accommodations

Camp Timber Trails is a beautiful, rustic camp on 417 acres of land. There is plenty of tenting space and limited cabin availability.

Note: no food of any sort is allowed in cabins or tents due to the prevalence of bears and other critters.

Cabins

Cabins at CTT are 5-7 person former Girl Scout cabins. They have no electricity, bathrooms, or showers, but there are bathroom facilities in each cluster of cabins. Cabin beds are limited and not guaranteed. We encourage everyone to consider tenting.

On your registration form, you must indicate your desire to sleep in a cabin - in June/July we will contact those who’ve expressed interest in cabins and ask for more information. You must fill this out in order to get a reserved cabin, first-come, first-serve. 90% of cabin beds are reserved, the rest are open upon arrival.

Be prepared with lanterns, LED lights, external battery packs, and flashlights/headlights, as there will not be lighting or power sources in most cabins. Aside from a small set of shelves (for toiletries and other items) on the walls, most of the cabins only have storage under the bed.

Gaps in some cabin floor slats may allow bugs into the cabin - bringing a rug or covering the floors with towels or thick cloth may alleviate this.

Tenting

There is plenty of wooded tenting space, even more than in past locations. Please respect the tenting rules for everyone’s safety and in order to preserve the systems at CTT.

Please see FAQ for tenting locations and rules

Bathrooms and Showers

There is a shower house near the Dining Hall and indoor showers in various buildings. Bathroom facilities are in each cluster of cabins. There are porta-potties throughout camp. People staying in both cabins and tents will have access to all available bathrooms and showers.

Noise at Night

There are activities which produce late-night noise at Dance Camp! Check the schedule and map before setting up home if you want a quieter sleeping space at night.

If you have an accessibility need (accommodation or otherwise), please contact accessibility@dne.org by June 30th. We will do our best to work with your needs but cannot guarantee accommodation.

Packing List

Valuables and Security

DNE cannot guarantee the security of personal belongings. While the Lost & Found coordinator does their best to reunite people with their items, DNE takes no responsibility for items left behind. We suggest you label everything you bring, especially any electronics, and don't bring unnecessary valuables. There have been occasional instances of theft at camp, so think carefully about what you bring and where you keep cash and valuables.

Camping gear:

  • A waterproof tent with sealant, ground cloth, tarps, and cords (unless you have a reserved cabin bed)
  • Flashlights/lanterns
  • Extra batteries

Bedding:

  • Sleeping bag or bedding for cold weather
  • A pillow
  • Floor coverings/rugs for cabins to keep out critters
  • Towels

Clothing:

  • Clothes for summer days and cooler nights
  • Bathing suits
  • Sandals
  • Closed-toed shoes for kitchen & dining hall chores/work exchange
  • Walking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Knee pads
  • Dress up outfits for masquerade/costume ball think glittery, animalistic, playful, and/or ridiculous!
  • Anything that makes you feel comfortable and fun

Personal Care:

  • Water bottle
  • Tick and bug repellent, sunscreen
  • Soap, shampoo, deodorant
  • Earplugs
  • Your prescription and allergy medication
  • Safer sex supplies
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

Food:

  • Supplemental food if you have dietary restrictions
  • Bags and rope to hang your food away from bears. Do NOT store food in tents or cabins so to avoid attracting wildlife. There is limited personal refrigerator space in the Dining Hall
  • A mug or thermos

Extras:

  • Money for goods and services at camp
  • Writing and art supplies
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Yoga mats
  • Sporting equipment, low-wattage or battery-operated faerie-twinkle lights, scatter rugs, fabrics to beautify cabins
  • Back jack of cushion for non-movement orientated classes and forums
  • Camera
  • Bicycle and helmet
  • Musical instruments (please note we do not offer protected storage for instruments)

Leave at home:

  • Too many expectations
  • Unnecessary valuables/electronics
  • Expensive jewelry
  • Fragrances
  • Alcohol and recreational drugs
  • Weapons
  • Cookware
  • Pets

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