First Fall Folk Dance Camp November 2019

Experience some of the magic of our first Fall Camp by watching this video. Fall Camp is more than just a place to dance and learn new dances.  It's a place where you can be yourself, relax and be happy. There are many other optional activities you can participate in such as a poetry workshop, crafts, puzzles, board games, and scenic walks.  Spend time with some very nice people. We hope you will attend our second camp December 4-6.  Additional information will be posted here around mid-March.

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98 NEW PHOTOS (from Therese)

Camp Favorites (with better resolution).

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Marc's Pictures.  

Loui's Pictures.

Pictures from Before Camp

Wen's Friday Pictures

Wen's Saturday Pictures

Wen's Sunday Pictures.

Wen's Videos

2019 Fall camp had the best of past camps + some things new


A Fun Filled Weekend of dancing

For $225 (triple occupancy), $325 (double occupancy) or $440 (single occupancy) you get a motel style room, heating and air conditioning, and private bath.  We sold out in September.  

The weekend includes two nights lodging, five meals, a wood dance floor, two master teachers, leisure dancing, dance parties, teaching of  some Stockton  favorites. Other optional activities include a poetry workshop, crafts, a morning hike, highlights of  the night sky, and the opportunity to participate in a "potluck band," either by singing or playing an instrument and more. 

The review session follows Sunday breakfast. The optional Sunday lunch is $15.  

You can check in as early as 1 pm Friday, November 15. 

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About 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles, near Simi Valley, Brandeis-Bardin is a lovely and comfortable place to spend a weekend dancing with friends. The beautifully landscaped grounds have many mature trees and offer breathtaking views of the Santa Susana Mountains. (Scroll down for some pictures.)

The  camp's address is 1101 Peppertree Lane, Brandeis, CA 93064.

Fall Camp is at the Brandeis-Bardin Campus of the American Jewish University, just south of the 118 Freeway. The exit is Tapo Canyon Road, which leads directly to the camp. Fly into Burbank or LAX.

Fall Camp is just south of the 118 Freeway. The exit is Tapo Canyon Road. Fly into LAX.

Comfortable Rooms

The rooms are like what you would find in a motel.

There is no need to bring towels or bedding. You should bring your own shampoo and toiletries, however. The rooms have heating and air conditioning, WiFi, and private baths.

Bring a layer of warm clothes because it may get chilly in the mornings and evenings.

Fall Camp is held in honor of Beverly & Irwin Barr.

For over 30 years the Barrs and their helpers worked tirelessly to provide a wonderful folk dance camp every fall at Camp Hess Kramer. 

This camp is supported by the Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

The Fall Camp organizers are: Marc Rayman, Marcella Lawson, Gerda Benzeev, Sandy Helperin, Pauline Klak, and Jan Rayman.

Helping with the camp are: Valerie Daley, Mindy Belli, Camille Dull, Susan Gregory, Terry Gucwa, Leslie Halberg, Sandy Levy, Therese Mahoney, Kelley O'Neill, Lee Otterholt, Robert Samuelson, Amanda Sargenti, and Steve Waller. 


Dance on a padded Wood Floor


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