CDSS is moving forward with 6 COVID vaccine-required camp sessions for 2021. Each session will adhere to national, state, and local public health ordinances in effect at the time of the session. CDSS will continually monitor public health guidelines and keep registered campers informed of program adjustments as they are necessary.

Click here to read more about our decision process.

We are sorry to announce that we are unable to hold this Course in 2021. Lisa is unable to be at camp this year. We hope to reschedule with Lisa, perhaps next summer.

Weeks are open to anyone aged 15 and over (12 and over at Cavell and Unplugged with CDSS at Pinewoods, our Aug 21-28 week at Pinewoods).

To encourage an immersive experience for all campers, registration is normally only for full week programs. If you would like to attend one of our camp sessions but cannot make it to the whole week, please contact us to see if we can accommodate you.


Camp fees cover all accommodation, meals from dinner on the arrival day to breakfast on the departure day, and all of the various dance, music, and song events in the program.

Deposits and Payments

We ask that you pay $150 per person as a deposit to confirm your registration, with the remainder being due before the start of your camp session. Deposits and payments are processed upon receipt. In the case of cancellation the fee are refundable – please refer to our cancellation policy for details. If you can’t afford the full amount, please apply for a scholarship and we may be able to reduce the cost.

Online payments can be made with Mastercard or VISA. Mailed-in registrations can be paid by Mastercard, VISA or by check, made payable to CDSS, in U.S. Funds. Please mail to: CDSS, 116 Pleasant St Suite 345, Easthampton, MA 01027.


We know that a week at camp isn’t cheap, but CDSS wants to make this incredible experience accessible to as many people as possible. We offer a variety of scholarships to reduce the cost of coming to camp – please view our scholarship page for more info. You can apply for a scholarship when you register for camp, or by logging into CDSS Commons later to add this information, and we will do our best to assist you.

We ask campers to pay a $150 deposit when they register for camp. If you want to apply for a scholarship but are unable to pay the deposit, please call (413-203-5467, Extension 101) or email ( the CDSS Office to let us know which session you’re interested in and we can process your scholarship application without a deposit payment.

Scholarships are made possible by generous support from CDSS members and our music and dance communities. If you are fortunate enough to be in a position to do this, you can make a donation to scholarship funds when you register for camp to pay it forward and help someone on a limited income join you there.


CDSS will not be applying cancellation fees to any camp registrations in 2021.

Camp Waiver

Everyone attending a CDSS camp in 2021 must be fully vaccinated against COVID and sign a waiver of liability for each session to participate. The waiver includes your statement confirming the details of your vaccination. CDSS reserves the right to see your vaccination card as well. Waivers must be received by CDSS before arrival at camp.

If you are an adult (aged 18 or older) registering yourself for camp, you will be asked to complete this when you register online. If someone else registers for you (for instance if a spouse/partner or family member registers several people as a group) then each individual adult will have to log into CDSS Commons to complete their waiver. 

For children accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, the waiver can be completed online as part of the registration process. For children attending without their parent or legal Guardian (for instance a child coming to a family camp with their grandparent), there is a special form that must be printed and signed both by the parent or legal guardian and the adult who is attending camp with the child.

You can also download a copy of the appropriate waiver and mail or email it to us:

Adults only – we need the signature of each adult.

Families – at least one parent/guardian needs to fill this out for each minor (under age 18) attending camp. 

Minors attending without a parent/legal guardian – This waiver needs to be printed and signed by both the parent/guardian of the child and the person who will serve as guardian at camp.