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BACDS Family Camp 2023

June 25, 2023 - July 1, 2023

The Bay Area Country Dance Society’s Family Week is all about community—sharing music and song, relaxing together, and enjoying dance, play, and music making, catalyzed by an amazing staff and buoyed by friendships old and new.


It is about traditions of moving together to music, and we’ll teach everything, no experience needed. There will be dance for all ages, including American contra and squares, English country and Morris dance, Irish, couple dances, and play-party games. The music at camp is the best! The extremely talented musical staff will make your toes tap for dancing and your ears happy from listening.

Music and Song

The staff will provide music for all kinds of dancing, will lead workshops for new and experienced musicians alike, and will lead the camp in joyous song. Instruction will be offered for many instruments, including fiddle, guitar, piano, and mandolin.


Enjoy the eternal art of storytelling. Our professional storyteller will enchant children and adults alike with storytelling sessions every day and a bedtime story as well. After the evening story the children will be serenaded off to bed with our traditional pied-piper parade.


Family Dance Camp craft classes offer adults and children a chance to make things with their hands. Our talented and knowledgeable artists will help all ages take pride in what they create.

Camper Testimonials

BACDS Family Week isn’t just about “Dance”… it’s 6 days of community, immersion & sheer joy of art, song, movement, children & people.

Family Camp is absolutely unequalled for its ability to teach a variety of skills in dance, music, craft & games in a fun and supportive environment that strengthens family bonds and creates strong friendship which can last through childhood and through life. We are all better at our life work for having spent time at camp.

Camp Schedule, Staff, Policies, and More…

Register for Summer 2023


June 25, 2023
July 1, 2023
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Monte Toyon
220 Cloister Lane
Aptos, CA 95003 United States
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