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Dance Weekend

A group of 4-H'ers dancing at Dance Weekend.

State 4-H Contacts:
Jenny Murray and Alexandra Coffman

PURPOSE:

To enhance an individual’s awareness of and skills in specific heritage and folk dances. To provide dance learning experiences that will challenge interested 4-H’ers at their skill level. To provide in depth training for 4-H’ers to lead or teach heritage and folk dances.

WHO:

  • 4-H'ers who are at least 12 years old by September 30, 2019, through age 21.
  • Vetted 4-H volunteers are also welcome to attend.

WHEN: March 8-10, 2019
  • Camp registration will be from 6-8 p.m., on Friday, March 8.
  • Camp closes at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday, March 10.

WHERE:
WVU Jackson’s Mill

COST:

  • If campers register between November 1 and 4 by midnight, the price will be $75
  • If campers register between November 5 and December 15 by midnight, the price will be $100
  • If campers register between December 16 and February 15 by midnight, the price will be $125


CHAPERONE COST: $50 - Interested fully vetted WVU 4-H volunteers can apply to serve as chaperones at this event. A basic understanding is that the chaperones are expected to remain in camp through the weekend, to stay in the cottages with the campers, and to assist the campers during classes and programs. A camp staff application and Health History Form must be included for all chaperones. The Camp Staff Application, Code of Conduct and Health Form must be completed prior to registering online.


PRE-REGISTRATION:

Pre-registration will open November 1, 2018. Pre-registration Dance Class will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Each participant will select their choice for each of the six (6) periods. Please note, if second choice is not visible, please make another selection for that time period. If you do not select a choice, the state office will choose one for you. No scholarships are available for this event.

The postmark deadline for pre-registration is Friday, February 15, 2019. The participants will pre-register online (no paper registrations) for classes before they arrive for the weekend. No walk-ins accepted.

Notice: Chaperone/staff must submit a camp staff application and be approved to attend before registering online. Please contact Rachel Griffith for a staff application.

Register for Dance Weekend

REGISTRATION:

Camp registration will be from 6-8 p.m. Participants will report to the Greenbrier Room (bottom of the Dining Hall) to check-in, see the nurse and get their meal-band. Then participants will proceed to their cottages. Cottages will not be opened until 6 p.m. Each participant will be sent a letter of confirmation listing their workshops and cottage assignment prior to the event. Camp closes at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, March 10.

REFUND POLICY:

Request for refunds must be made in writing and faxed, postmarked or emailed by February 15, 2019, to:

Rachel Griffith
618 Knapp Hall
PO Box 6031
Morgantown, WV 26506-6031

NO REFUNDS will be made for no-shows. (There is a $25 refund processing fee. No refunds will be made for amounts less than $25 after deduction of the processing fee).

COUNTY CHAPERONE RESPONSIBILITY:

Counties will need to send one vetted 4-H adult volunteer to serve as a chaperone for every 10-campers from your county. Male chaperones are always in short supply, so check with neighboring counties if you need help covering your camper/chaperone ratio.

A basic understanding is that the chaperones are expected to remain in camp through the weekend, assisting the campers during classes and programs as well as staying in the cottages with the campers.

Chaperones need to complete the State Camp Staff Application by November 30, 2018. Chaperones will received communication prior to camp with training and additional information about their responsibilities during the camp. The state staff application, code of conduct and health history form must be completed prior to registering on site.

Counties must have all participants' and chaperones' paid in full by Friday, February 15, 2019.