Registration for the 2021 weekend closed June 20! Click here to sign up for the waitlist.
- Age 13+ — Sliding Scale from $175
- Age 7-12 — $125
- Age 4-6 — $105
- Age 2-3 — $85
- Age < 2 — $45
We try to keep our costs low so you can come and have a fabulous time. We are less expensive than any other camp session at Pinewoods and we also use a Pay-What-You-Can system. This system relies on people who can pay more helping to subsidize those who cannot. The exciting result is that more people get to experience the joy of the weekend than would otherwise be able to. We ask you to carefully consider your means in relation to the cost of the weekend and be as generous as you can. But, most importantly, we want you to be able to come.
How It Works
Actual Cost: $230 is the actual per-adult cost of holding the weekend. (We have different prices for kids 12 and under. See “Pricing” above) Out of this, $175.64 goes to housing, meals, and use of the space, $39.52 to hiring the wonderful staff, and the rest for things like snacks, buttons, and other miscellaneous costs. If you can afford to pay $230, please do. If you can’t, we still want you to come and there are options for you as well! Read on…
Minimum: The minimum we’re asking adults pay is $175. If you can afford to pay more, every dollar goes towards supporting other campers and making Swing into Summer an accessible and awesome weekend with a diversity of folks! ($275, for example, makes it possible for someone who can only afford the minimum to attend.)
Please note: If you can only afford $175, we hope you will come. That’s why we’re doing this after all. But… if everyone chose to pay the minimum of $175, the weekend would lose about $4800!! No one wants that to happen! So think about what you can pay and be generous.
Paying More: Our system relies on people who can paying a bit extra to help cover those who can’t afford to pay actual cost. It’s a community-driven system. So, if you can, chip in and make great things happen! $275 (Sponsor Level) will cover one person at the minimum. $325 (Community Builder Level) will cover two. Yay, math! And thank you!
Here are a few scenarios to help you consider which payment bracket is right for you:
- You are a student and your parents are helping cover the registration costs.
- Go for $230.
- You just graduated from college, are unemployed, and get a headache looking at your student loan balance.
- Maybe somewhere between $175 and $230 is for you.
- You have a steady job but remember what it was like to be in the above category.
- $275 will help make this a sustainable weekend.
- Life is good and you really care about ensuring these traditions are shared
- Chip in $295, be an Honor Supporter and make this weekend possible!
- You love Pinewoods, Swing into Summer and the folk dance community, and are looking at paying $360 for 4th of July Weekend
- Be a Community Builder at $325 and make a huge difference for dancers who otherwise couldn’t attend camp!
The Country Dance Society — Boston Centre / Pinewoods New Generation Initiative Scholarship Program provides full scholarships for selected youth (up to age 30) to attend one of the CDS-BC summer dance programs at Pinewoods Camp. Selection is based on multiple criteria including interest, financial need and leadership potential. NGI applications are due June 15th this year. Learn more about the program here. If you’re interested, fill out this form.
We hate to see you cancel, but should you need to, here is our cancellation policy for 2021:
- Before July 10 – Full refund
- After July 10 – Half refund
Recognizing that there is still a base level of uncertainty, in extenuating circumstances we are willing to be flexible.
Families and Under-18s
We welcome families! See special COVID policies for 2021. If you have questions about our kids programming or anything else, please contact us. If you are chaperoning someone under 18 to the weekend, whether or not they are your children, you must fill out this form. Please email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org right when you register, otherwise you might forget.
Due to the likelihood we will fill up, registration will be open for several weeks. All registrations received by the deadline will be processed together. If we receive more applications than spots, we will hold a lottery, in accordance with CDS Boston Centre camp policy. Registrations received after that will be accepted in order of receipt.
If you signed up during the registration period last year and didn’t get to go because you were on the waitlist, you get priority if there’s a lottery. You still have to sign up on this form. You also get priority if you’re a member of CDS-Boston, which you can join here: https://www.cds-boston.org/membership/ Regular individual CDS-Boston memberships cost $35 per year, and Low-income individual memberships cost $20 per year.
In accordance with CDS-BC policy, if we fill up by the registration deadline, we will hold a lottery. CDS-BC members receive priority in that lottery. Anyone who does not get in through the lottery will be placed on a waitlist, who will be contacted as space opens up in lottery order then in first-come-first-serve order. In previous years, everyone who signed up during the registration period got in!
A note on gender balance
Code of Conduct
CDS Boston Centre adopted a Code of Conduct policy for all its programs as of January 2018. You can read the policy here.