Aug 13-19, 2017
Southern Week


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Southern Week
Sunday, Aug 13-Saturday Aug 19, 2017

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Appalachian, Old Time, Cajun and Zydeco music and dance

Square dancing, flatfooting and clogging, Cajun & Zydeco dance, Cajun accordion, fiddle, guitar, vocals and bass & percussion, caller’s workshops, traditional clogging team workshop, old-time fiddle, banjo and guitar, mandolin, old-time songs, harmony singing and band workshops… plus jam sessions, song swaps, dance parties, slow jams and more!

Squares and Cajun Dance Party & BBQ – Saturday before camp, August 12 (details).

Open to Southern 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 if you’re not coming to Southern Week.



2017 Staff

 

 


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John Krumm
Square and contra dances

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Sharon Leahy
Team clogging, yoga

Will Mentor

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Will Mentor
Square Dances

Caroline Helm

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Caroline Helm
Cajun & Zydeco Dance

Becky Hill

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Becky Hill
Flatfooting, clogging, squares


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Jay Ungar
Waltzes

Joseph Decosimo

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Joseph Decosimo
Old Time

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Roger Weiss
Cajun

Kevin Wimmer

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Kevin Wimmer
Cajun, Creole, Blues

Mitch Reed

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Mitch Reed
Cajun

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Clelia Stefanini
Old Time

Erynn Marshall

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Erynn Marshall
Old Time


left-thing BANJO right-thing

Photo by Matthew Vlachos

Photo: Matthew Vlachos

Rick Good
Finger Style

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Mike Merenda
Old Time

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Luke Richardson
Old Time

Joseph Decosimo

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Joseph Decosimo
Old Time


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Steve Riley
Cajun


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Chris Stafford

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Chris Stafford
Cajun Guitar

Carl Jones

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Carl Jones
Fingerstyle Guitar


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Val Mindel

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Val Mindel
harmony

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Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Country and Gospel

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John Krumm
group singing


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Jermaine Prejean

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Jermaine Prejean
percussion

Mitch Reed

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Mitch Reed
Bass


left-thing BAND CLINICS right-thing



Schedule

While the schedule for 2017 is in development, you may view the schedule, photos and staff from Southern Week 2016 here.


Tuition and Meals (Subject to Change)

Adults  $825
Youth ages 13-25  $615
Children ages 5-12  $500
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.

* Aug. 12 Pre-Camp Cajun Dance Party & BBQ and Aug. 13 Pre-Camp 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 Now

 

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 begins, 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 to stay in touch.

Once you’re registered for camp, be sure to join the Ashokan Southern Week Facebook group to stay in the loop.