The 20th annual Camp DAMP will be held this weekend, Aug. 3-5, with a weekend long celebration of music and dancing. This year’s camp will feature The Retrospectacles. a band of musicians about the same age as the camp itself.
The Retrospectacles are made up of fiddlers Josie Sokoloff-Toney and Andrew Foster, bass player Ethan Jodziewicz, and pianist Scotty Leach. The hot young musicians have quite a following in the Pacific Northwest and have played at venues from Portland to Seattle. Some of their fans are planning to attend the Juneau camp.
Gordy Euler of Portland will be the guest caller.
Euler and the Retrospectacles will be featured in dances on Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon, as well as during two contra dance workshops on Saturday.
In addition to contra dancing, this year’s camp will have a waltz workshop and a swing dance workshop.
The cost for the entire weekend including six meals, two nights in cabins (or tent camping), and 12 dance sessions and workshops is $110 for adults, $85 for young adults 19-25, $50 for kids 7-18, and $10 for 2-6. (Kids are welcome but the camp has no activities for them.)
For more information or to register for the camp, call 463-3214.