July 17-23, 2016
Northern Week


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Northern Week
Sunday, July 17- Saturday, July 23, 2016

New England, Quebecois, English and Scandi music and dance

Contras, squares, English dances, Scandinavian turning dances, fiddle, nyckelharpa, guitar, piano, singing, calling, band clinics, dance parties, jam sessions, song swaps and more!

Contra & Catskill Squares Dance Party & BBQ – Saturday before camp, July 16 (details).

Open to Northern Week campers who need an extra night of fun and to folks who aren’t joining us for the whole week. You can add tickets when registering for camp or purchase à la carte dance and BBQ tickets here if you’re not coming to Northern Week.



2016 Staff

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david kaynor

Photo by Tony Burns

David Kaynor
Contras

susan kevra

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Susan Kevra
English, French, Contras and Squares

John Krumm

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John Krumm
Contras and Squares

Lena Jonsson

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Lena Jonsson
Scandinavian Dances

will mentor

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Will Mentor
Contras and Squares


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eric favreay

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Éric Favreau
Québécois

david kaynor

Photo by Tony Burns

David Kaynor
Contra

Lena Jonsson

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Lena Jonsson
Scandinavian

eric martin

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Eric Martin
English

jay ungar

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Jay Ungar
Contra & Waltzes


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laurie hart

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Laurie Hart
Scandi and Nyckelharpa


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molly mason

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Molly Mason
Chord substitutions and bass runs


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rachel bell

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Rachel Bell
Piano accordion

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Sabin Jacques
Québécois button accordion


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Kim Yerton
Contra

Karen Axelrod

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Karen Axelrod
English

rachel aucoin

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Rachel Aucoin
Quebecois


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left-thing FLUTE & WHISTLE right-thing


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susan kevra

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Susan Kevra
French songs

john krumm

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John Krumm
Krumm Khorale

nicholas williams

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Nicholas Williams
Community Chorale


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stuart kenney

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Stuart Kenney
Bass and banjo


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eric martin and karen axelrod

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Eric Martin and Karen Axelrod
English Band

Jay and molly

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Jay and Molly
Experimental Band

susan and rachel

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Susan Kevra and Rachel Bell
French Band

tidal wave

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Tidal Wave
Québécois Band

laurie hart

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Laurie Hart
Scandi Band

More to come!



Schedule

While the schedule for Northern Week 2016 is in development, you may view camp materials from last year:

2015 Northern Week Camp Schedule (Archive)


Tuition and Meals

Adults  $775
Youth ages 13-25  $575
Children ages 5-12  $475
Under 5  Free

Tuition for the 2016 camp includes all meals*, classes and activities. Work exchange positions and youth scholarships are available.

Lodging is additional.

Camp attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You may select regular, vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free meals. We make every effort to include a range of allergen-free dishes and to inform diners of meal ingredients.

* Pre-camp Contra Dance Party/BBQ/Sunday Brunch are available as add-ons during online registration.

 


Payment/Cancellation/Refund Policy

You may hold your place with a deposit of $150. Full payment is due no later than six weeks before camp begins.

Partial refunds are available until two weeks before camp begins. To cancel, please log into the account you created when registering on Regonline and select the option to cancel. Cancellation fees apply.

Please refer to our official payment/cancellation/refund policy for important deadlines and dates for this camp.


Lodging

Enjoy the full Ashokan experience and choose comfortable onsite lodging as part of the registration process. More information and costs here.


What to Bring

  • If you are staying onsite: Sleeping bag or sheets, blanket, pillowcases, towels, soap, toiletries. There are light quilts in each private room and a small number of light blankets for those bunkhouse residents who are unable to bring one of their own. If you will need us to provide one, please let us know well in advance and we’ll do our best.
  • Flashlight, camera.
  • Clothes and shoes for wet and dry weather. Special event clothes and dancing shoes.
  • Public consumption of alcohol is discouraged.

See this What To Bring/Camp Summary for more details about what to bring, the schedule for camp, directions to Ashokan and other important information.


Youth Pricing and Scholarship Fund

We’re excited about the growing interest in traditional music and dancing among young people–the future is in their hands. To help young people take part in Ashokan Music & Dance Camps, we offer major discounts for children and young adults and have established a Youth Scholarship Fund. Anyone age 25 or younger can apply by filling out our Youth Scholarship Application.


Work Exchange

A limited number of work exchange positions are available to partially defray the cost of the camp. A list of available positions can be found here.

Indicate your first three choices of positions during online registration and make a deposit of $150 or more to hold your registration.

Contact us by phone (845) 246-2121, or email office@ashokan.org for details.


Registration

Register for Northern Week Camp Now!

Please do not call to register or mail a payment before registering online.

If you prefer to pay by check, or with a credit card by phone, you may select that option when you register.

You can pay in full now, or hold your spot with a deposit of $150 (per person) until six weeks before camp, when full payment is due. If you are applying for a work exchange position, a deposit of $150 is still required. To register for the Pre-Camp BBQ and Dance only, click here.


Stay in the loop!

Like our Facebook page for news and updates.

Once you’re registered for camp, be sure to join the Northern Week Facebook group to keep in touch with other Northern Weekers.