Registration for 2022 camp programs is not yet open.


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.

Camp fees for 2022 will be published in December 2021.

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.


If you do have to cancel, please let as know as soon as possible, as there may be someone on the waitlist eager to attend. CDSS may retain a cancellation fee depending on the date of cancellation:

  • Before March 23rd 2021 – no fee
  • Cancellation from waitlist at any time – no fee
  • Cancellation due to insufficient scholarship aid – no fee
  • March 23rd to 8 weeks before the session starts – $75/person, max of $150/registration
  • 8 weeks before camp to 2 weeks before camp – $200/person, max of $400/registration
  • Less than two weeks before camp – $400/person, max of $800/registration
  • If you do not notify us of cancellation before camp starts, we will retain the entire payment

Registrations are not transferable.

Camp Waiver

Everyone attending a CDSS camp must sign a waiver of liability to participate. Waivers will be available to sign when registration opens.

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.