Accessibility & Inclusion

What is the Accessibility & Inclusion Committee?

If you have mobility issues, we will do our best to support your participation in Dance Camp. We will work with you to evaluate our ability to accommodate your needs and answer any questions or concerns. Dance Camp is not a fully accessible event, primarily due to our rural location.

When you register there will be a link in the “Slumber Options” section to a form to fill out that will go to the A&I Team. They will then reach out to you to discuss options that may allow you to attend Camp with the greatest amount of ease that we can provide.

What kind of accessible lodging do you have available?

We have limited beds available indoors for people with mobility issues or severe health needs. Please contact the Accessibility Team at accessibility@dne.org about your specific situation to find out more.

What kind of lodging is available for CPAP machines?

People with CPAP machines can get assigned to specific cabins with electricity as available, or get permission to tent near a building with electricity. Contact the Accessibility Team at accessibility@dne.org for more info.

I have mobility issues — do I still need to do chores?

We ask all campers to participate in the chore program as best as possible. We can help you work with the Chores Committee to find accessible chores.

How do I get around Camp?

Walking: The landscape and trees are beautiful and you can enjoy it at your own pace. However, please be aware that the roads are hilly, rocky and uneven. The distances generally require 5-15 minute walks between various buildings and the Waterfront.

Dancing: Stride with intention everywhere you go around Camp.

Bicycling: Bikes are a great way to get around campus. So, if you have one, bring it with you! Helmets are mandatory. The roads at Camp are unpaved, hilly, and many are quite rough. As safe as you may feel in a car-free environment bike accidents happen, so please trust your own ability. Ride carefully!

Golf Carts: There is a golf cart shuttle system that is run by volunteers to help people move  around Camp. Due to the limited capacity, we strive to prioritize those with mobility issues, pregnant women, and parents with young children.

I have severe food allergies/restrictions — can you accommodate my needs?

The Accessibility & Inclusion Committee does not work with dietary issues. Please check the Dining and Food section in the FAQ for more information on dietary concerns.