April 12, 2019 at 6 p.m. to April 14, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.
Aptos, California, US


– Queer Contra Dance Camp has filled up. We do have a wait list and we expect a few cancelations in the weeks before camp starts. If you would like to be added to the wait list in order to take the place of any campers who need to cancel, please email us at [email protected]

Come join us at Monte Toyon in Aptos, CA for another amazing weekend of contra dance, three days with two great bands, Countercurrent (Brian Lindsay and Alex Sturbaum) and
Toss The Possum (Rob Zisette and Laura Zisette), and two fantastic callers, Alexandra Deis-Lauby and Yoyo Zhou.

Fill out the form below to register for camp! 

- What Queer Contra Dance Camp Costs -

Queer Contra Dance Camp is very dear to many of us. As a sleep away, full food service camp, it is on the medium to higher end of dance camp prices. We are transparent about our costs and use sliding-scale registration to make camp accessible for everyone and financially sustainable. After reading the explanations below, choose how much you can afford to pay to attend camp, starting with a minimum of $110.00.

The lovely campgrounds that host us is ~$180 per person for two nights of lodging and five hot meals. We spend about $8,500 booking premier talent so camp can have such fabulous bands, callers, and sound. While our organizers are volunteers, there are other miscellanious costs such as snacks, insurance, and general supplies. All in all, it costs us about $300 per person to make camp run.

- Sliding-scale suggestions -

If you can’t afford to pay $300, that’s fine. We want the weekend to be available to as many people as possible, including you. We have provided a number of options on the payment page, and you can repeatedly use $1, $5 or $10 add-on options to reach any specific price you would like to contribute. Some payment suggestions are below. Please consider where you fairly fall on the scale and be as generous as you can. If everyone paid under $300, we would lose $7,000-12,000.

  • If you are young, possibly a student, with little spending money but plenty of financial assistance from your parents, try to work with your parents to pay the full $300.

  • If you are unemployed or underemployed and student loans are crushing your spirit, you sound like a great candidate for paying around $110-$150.

  • If you have a steady job but finances are tough and you don’t really have non-liquid assets, maybe pay $170-$230 to help sustain camp without overstressing.

  • If you are comfortably employed, please pay at least $300, regardless of your age.

  • If life is good and you treasure the magic of QCDC, that’s wonderful to hear! Consider becoming an angel and sponsoring other dancers by paying $400-$500. $500 covers your cost and completely offsets the cost of one low-income ticket. Our angels are what ensure a financially possible future for Queer Contra Dance Camp and a fun weekend for all.

Note, if you pay using a credit card, QCDC will be charged $10-$20 for your transaction. If you can, please include this amount in your consideration of your registration fee. If you are paying by check for anyone aside from or in addition to yourself, please include their name in the memo line.

Cancellations are fully refundable through February 29. March 1-31, we can refund payments with a $50 fee. After April 1, there are no refunds for canceled registrations.

Any questions? Email us at [email protected]

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