Aug 12-18, 2018
Southern Week


Southern Week photos by Stewart Dean and George Touchstone
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Southern Week


Sunday, Aug 12-Saturday Aug 18, 2018

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, Aug. 11 (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.


While the daily schedule for this year is in development, you may wish to view the schedule, photos and staff from last year’s camp.



2018 Staff

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Coullion Connection

Coullion Connection
Kevin Wimmer, Courtney Granger, Blake Miller, Chas Justus, Joe Vidrine and Jimmy Breaux


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john krumm

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John Krumm
Square and contra dances

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Sharon Leahy
Clogging, yoga

Will Mentor

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Will Mentor
Square Dances

Ellie Grace

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Ellie Grace
Flatfooting


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paul brown

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Paul Brown
Old Time

jay ungar

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Jay Ungar
Waltzes

Kevin Wimmer

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Kevin Wimmer
Creole and Blues

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Roger Weiss
Cajun Fiddle

courtney granger

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Courtney Granger
Cajun Fiddle

rayna gellert

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Rayna Gellert
Old Time

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Clelia Stefanini
Old Time


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Rafe stefanini

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Rafe Stefanini
Old Time

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Terri McMurray
Old Time

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Paul Brown
Old Time

Photo by Matthew Vlachos

Photo: Matthew Vlachos

Rick Good
Finger Style

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Mike Merenda
Old Time


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Barry Mitterhoff
Old Time, Bluegrass, Blues


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Blake Miller
Cajun

Jimmy Breaux

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Jimmy Breaux
Cajun


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Rafe Stefanini
Old Time

molly mason

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Molly Mason
Old Time

chas justus

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Chas Justus
Cajun


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Val Mindel

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Val Mindel
Songs, harmony singing

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Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Country and Gospel

john krumm

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John Krumm
Group singing

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Ruthy Ungar
Sing it like you mean it

Ellie Grace

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Ellie Grace
Harmony singing

courtney granger

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Courtney Granger
Cajun Singing


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Jimmy Breaux

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Jimmy Breaux
Drums

Joe Vidrine

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Joe Vidrine
Bass


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Terri McMurray


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Terri McMurray Paul Brown

Terri McMurray & Paul Brown



Schedule

While the daily schedule for 2018 is in development, you may wish to view the schedule, photos and staff from Southern Week 2017.


Tuition and Meals

Tuition for the 2018 camp includes all meals*, classes and activities. Lodging is additional. Work exchange positions and youth scholarships are available.

Adults:  $835
Youth (Ages 13-25):  $615
Children (Ages 5-12):  $505
Children under 5:  Free 

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

* Aug. 11 Pre-Camp Cajun Dance Party & BBQ and Aug. 12 Pre-Camp breakfast are available as add-ons during online registration.

You may select omnivore, no red meat, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free meals. We make every effort to include allergen-free dishes at every meal and to inform diners of meal ingredients.


Lodging

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


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.


What to Bring, When to Arrive, and Transportation

  • If you are staying onsite: Sleeping bag or sheets, blankets, pillowcases, towels, soap, toiletries. Pillows are available. 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.

See Important Information about Southern Week for details about what to bring, when to arrive, directions to Ashokan and more.


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 work exchange 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

 

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 begins, when full payment is due. If you are applying for a work exchange position, a deposit of $150 is still required.


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.