June Week

Music and Dance Week — June 23 – 29, 2024

Registration opened February 1st and enrollment has been brisk – we are currently at camp capacity. We have started a waiting list; past experience suggests that it is very likely spots will open up to enable some on the waiting list to attend. You will find details on registering for the waiting list on the Registration page.

Info about staff, the daily schedule, and the kids’ program are on separate pages (links here, and in the ‘June Week’ dropdown menu above).

June Week Program Highlights

The staff for Lady of the Lake camps represent a combination of regional and national callers, musicians, singers, and artists who offer adult and kid programing. Please learn more by reviewing both our staff and schedule pages.

Check in begins at 3PM on Sunday June 23 with dinner served at 6PM. Music and dance follow. The final breakfast is served on Saturday June 29 followed by a good bye dance ending at 11AM.

Kids’ Program

New this year, we are resurrecting a kids’ program at June week and will offer daily workshops for dance, singing, and art. This program is limited to just 10 children, ages 6 – 12. More information and the schedule are here.

Rendezvous

A long well-loved tradition at June camp is our community gathering called Rendezvous. Almost every night before the evening dances, Greg and Jere Canote will begin with their original tune, “Rendezvous,” followed by a half hour of song, stories, and tunes shared by staff and campers.

Camper Night

A highlight of our week occurs on Thursday night when campers share what they have been learning while attending three different band workshops and two caller’s workshops (Contra and English Country) during the week. There are always plenty of happy dancers taking part!

One-Off Friday

New this year, we will offer one-off workshops taught by both staff and campers. Some will be the continuation of the week’s workshops but some will feature topics usually not offered. Bring your ideas to share; the One-Off Friday lineup will be finalized during the week of camp.

Covid Policy

At this point, we require a negative result from a Covid test taken either at time of check-in to camp on June 23rd, or when you’re about to start your trip to camp (bring photo proof of the negative test result). We continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation and do so in conjunction with N-Sid-Sen. We will post any changes on this web page, and if it’s after registration has opened, we will notify those who are registered of any change. If you are sick right before the camp is to start, do not come to camp — contact us ASAP.

Camp Information

On the scenic shores of Coeur d’Alene Lake in northern Idaho, lies the ideal location for the Lady of the Lake Music and Dance Camp. Come join us at Camp N-Sid-Sen, an idyllic 257 acres of tall pine and fir forest. There is nearly a mile of lake shore, hiking trails, boats and beach. The camp has a beautiful dance hall and dance pavilion, multiple workshop sites, clean, tidy cabins, delicious food and more.

Housing and Camping

Twelve cedar cabins, many with lake views, have bunk beds with mattresses. Because we aim to fill only the bottom bunks, cabin space may be in short supply. Camping in a beautiful meadow (not far from bathrooms and the dining hall) is an option for those who prefer more privacy. When you register you can tell us your housing preference.

(N-Sid-Sen has more info on their “cottage” and “alpine” style cabins here.)

Airport Transportation

We can provide transportation to and from the Spokane Airport if your flight arrives by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday and your return flight departs after 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a fee of $40 for this service payable to Lady of the Lake.

For your Dining Pleasure…

Balanced meals include dairy products, meat and fish. Meatless alternatives and/or dairy free and/or gluten free as well as vegan options 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.

2024 Camp Registration Fees 

In order to make camp more affordable for some, we have instituted a sliding scale for registration fees. The break-even amount of $795 pays for room and board and program costs. Those who pay more than the break-even amount help to fund those who are unable to pay that much.

The levels of the sliding scale, for both teens and adults, are:

  • $695
  • $795
  • $895
  • $995

• $595 is the fixed fee for kids from ages 6 to 12.

Camp fees cover the dance, music, and art programs in addition to lodging, and meals (beginning with Sunday evening dinner and ending with Saturday breakfast).

To Pay

You can pay by check or pay online. Online payment is through PayPal (US dollars only – see ‘Pay or Donate’ in the menu above).
Address for checks: Lady of the Lake Camps / ℅ Penn Fix / 2106 S. Cherry Lane / Spokane, WA  99223-1009
The Payment in Full date is May 1st.

Registration

Register early! Registration is limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
We will start a waiting list when the maximum has been reached (often folks from the waiting list are able to attend).

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations prior to April 1, 2024, will result in a refund of all money paid.  
Cancellations between April 1st and April 30th will result in Lady of the Lake retaining $100 and refunding the balance.
Cancellations after April 30, 2024 will result in Lady of the Lake retaining $400 and refunding the balance.

If you are sick, please don’t come to camp! Contact us ASAP.

For questions about this camp, please contact danceweek@ladyofthelake.org