Camp Life

Dance Camp is different for everyone.

  • African Dance
  • Biodanza
  • Contact Improv
  • Ecstatic Dance
  • Nightly Boogies
  • Partner Dance
  • Child Programs
  • Healing Arts
  • Swimming
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Yoga
  • & More


Cabin beds are limited, so we encourage everyone to consider tenting. No food of any sort is allowed in cabins or tents due to the prevalence of bears and other critters.

Cabins do not have bathrooms. Campers will have access to all shared bathrooms and showers whether they stay in a cabin or a tent.


Cabins are small and rustic, fitting 5-7 people. Only a few cabins have electricity, but outlets are available nearby. Indicate your desire for a cabin when you register and we will follow up with all requests. A few cabin spots are left unreserved on arrival.


The woods of CTT are very magical and there is plenty of tenting space! When choosing your spot, please respect the tenting rules for everyone’s safety and in order to preserve the systems at CTT. See the Accommodations & Amenities section of the FAQ for tenting locations and rules.

Noise at Night

There are activities which produce late-night noise at Dance Camp. Check the schedule and map before selecting your sleeping location, if you need a quieter sleeping space at night.


At DNE, we try our best with limited resources to create an accessible and inclusive experience for anyone who would like to attend. If you have access needs or concerns that would affect your ability to attend camp, please click here to learn more about what we have available, and submit our A&I Application Form to alert the Access and Inclusion Committee of your needs.

Food at Camp

All food at Camp is vegetarian, using organic and local ingredients when possible. We eat together in a beautiful dining hall and at outdoor picnic tables. We can accommodate most special dietary requests.


Chores are love in action, where you meet new people and keep Camp affordable. Everyone at camp help makes camp happen! When you check in, Chores can guide you to find tasks that are right for you.

Wellness, Health, and Safety

DNE’s goal is for everyone to be 100% healthy! Please do your part to protect and love all of DNE.

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Always wash your hands before entering the dining hall, as well as after using bathrooms and porta-potties.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes for all kitchen shifts, and hair pulled back or covered (mandatory).
  • Check for ticks at least once every 24 hours.

A healthcare professional provides advice and first aid several hours each day.

Camp’s self-service 24/7 Wellness Center has basic conventional and alternative first aid supplies, including: over-the-counter medications, a refrigerator for medications (only), electric tea pots, hot packs, and ice packs.

2023 Covid Policy

Our intention: to create a Covid policy that supports both new and returning campers to attend and participate in DNE Summer Camp 2023 as fully as possible while recognizing that at this point in time, emphasis needs to shift to individual assessment of risk factors.


Prior to Camp

  • All registrants are encouraged but not required to have up-to-date vaccinations based on current CDC guidance.
  • On the day of your arrival, before you arrive, you must receive a negative result from a rapid test.
  • Pack at least three rapid tests and two masks, just in case!
  • If you test positive within ten days before your intended arrival at Camp, DO NOT come.
  • If you experience the onset of any new respiratory symptoms – even if they resolve – within four days of your intended arrival at Camp, you must receive two negative rapid tests, 48 hours apart, to attend.

At Camp

  • If you experience the onset of any new respiratory symptoms while at Camp
    • You may leave, and request a prorated refund
    • If you wish to stay, you must wear an N-95 mask around others until you have tested negative twice, 48 hours apart. 
  • You must have a plan for how you will leave Camp if you test positive. 
  • We will not require indoor masking. You may choose to wear a mask based on your own level of comfort.



We recognize that DNE cannot guarantee anyone’s/everyone’s personal protection from acquiring COVID infection nor developing it while at Camp from a prior exposure—but we can act in a thoughtful, respectful, and public health-oriented way to minimize risk and promote a very healthy Camp.  


  • I’m traveling from farther away and cannot complete a rapid test at home on the same day I arrive. What should I do?
    • Ideally, a rapid test should be done the morning before arriving at Camp. If you’ll be traveling more than one day, we suggest testing before departing from home, and again on the day of your arrival. 
  • Can I leave camp and come back?
    • Some folks need or want to leave camp and come back–we get it! Consider the potential risk to other attendees if you were to be exposed to Covid while out of camp and bring it back with you. Please consider taking extra precautions when you’re off campus.
  • What about masks?
    • COVID is here to stay. We all must choose how we want to navigate our own lives as well as how best to protect those we love–Masking with high-quality, properly worn masks remains an effective layer of protection, and masks are encouraged when indoors or in close contact for a prolonged time. 
    • Participants are encouraged to assess their level of comfort regarding dancing/eating with large groups of people in indoor spaces at this time.
  • Anything we didn’t answer?