Fall Weekend

Due to the COVID pandemic, Fall Weekend camp was canceled for 2020. We hope to have camp in 2021.

Fall Dance and Music Weekend — October 1-3, 2021

We plan to update the below Information in April 2021.

Registration opens May 1st, 2019.

Registration closes after Wednesday, September 25.
Registrations received on or after September 26 will be waitlisted.

The 2019 Brochure is now available to veiw or download. *NEW*   Camper Letter for 2019.
Join Friends Old and New for the Lady of the Lake Fall Dance and Music Weekend. It is one of the longest continuously running contra dance camps in the entire Northwest. Fall Weekend was founded by Penn Fix and friends in 1981, and it has been held every year at Camp N-Sid-Sen on the shores of beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene ever since.

Click here for the year-by-year camp history.

This year we have a great staff lined up:

  • The Stringrays, with Rodney Miller, Max Newman, and Stuart Kenney.
  • Lisa Greenleaf, caller
  • Floating Crowbar, with Don Thomsen, James Hunter, Rick Rubin and Morgan Andersen.
  • Maldon Meehan, teaching Irish dancing

Special 2019 Event – Dance Forum

In addition to our regularly scheduled fantastic program, we will also be holding a Dance Organizers’ Forum during the weekend, with opportunities to meet together as community leaders to discuss ideas/issues/ways to support each other. The Executive Board of CDSS will be here to meet and discuss with us. Mention this program in the comments when you register! For more information, connection, and agenda planning please email Penn Fix at jpfix3@gmail.com.


Camp Information

Come join us at Camp N-Sid-Sen, an idyllic 257 acres of tall pine and fir forest on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. There is nearly a mile of lakeshore, hiking trails, boats and beach.  The camp has a beautiful new dance hall, multiple workshop sites, clean, tidy cabins, delicious food and more.

Housing, Camping, and Food

Twelve cedar cabins sleep 6 to 12 people each.   All have bunk beds with mattresses provided, electric lights and heat.  Camping is available for those who prefer.  If you are camping please let us know in the Comments field in the electronic registration.  Cabin assignments may be prearranged.

Balanced meals include dairy products, meat and fish.  Meatless alternatives and/or dairy free and/or gluten free are provided for those who specify these preferences at the time of registration.  No other food needs or severe allergies will be accommodated.  There is some refrigerator space available if you need to bring your own food.

Schedule Outline – 2019.
** Link to details for Workshop and Dance Sessions (2018) here. **

Friday, October 4
3:00-6:00 pm Registration
6:30 pm Dinner
8:00-11pm Evening Dance
Saturday, October 5
Pre-Breakfast Coffee, tea, and Morning Jam in Forrester
8:00am Breakfast
9:15-10:30 Session I
10:30-10:45 Snack
10:45-noon Session II
12:10-1:10 Lunch
1:15-2:45pm Session III
2:45-3:00 Snack
3:00-4:10 Session IV
4:20-5:30 Session V
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:15-7:50 Concert
8:00-11:00 Evening Dance
Sunday, October 6
8:00-8:45am Breakfast
8:45-9:30 Clean up cabins
9:30-11:30 Farewell Dance
11:30-noon Big Snack before we say goodbye.

See link at top of schedule for the Workshop and Dance Session details.

2019 Camp Fees

Camp fees include cabin accommodations or camping, five nutritious and tasty meals, frequent snacks, and a weekend full of delightful dancing and entertainment for less than most would spend per person on a weekend’s visit to any city!

Full payment is $215/person.

(Early bird registration has passed (May 1 to July 1 $200/person))

Note: Registration is not complete until we receive payment.

Click here for registration form

Airport Transportation: If you fly to Spokane, WA, we can provide transportation to and from the airport, if you arrive before 2:00pm on Friday and depart after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. There is a $35 fee for this service. Be sure to request airport transportation in the comments field in the online registration.

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations received before September 1st, $40 will be retained. For cancellations after September 1, no refund will be made.

For questions about this camp, please contact: Emily Faulkner by email at fall-weekend@ladyofthelake.org
Or phone at (208)-263-6751. Please leave your phone number and a succinct message if you get the answering machine.