Frequently Asked Questions


What is the COVID Policy?

COVID Policy - Masking and testing requirements are subject to change as deemed necessary by infection status and guidelines at the time of event. CDW will also consider recent experiences of events similar to ours and adjust accordingly.

  • CDW 2023 will continue to require COVID vaccinations with the current suggested boosters at the time of the event for all participants. This is not subject to change for the year 2023.

  • NAAT tests or PCR tests are strongly encouraged within 72 hours of arrival but at this time are not required. This is due to lack of coverage through many state programs and insurance providers. If you have the means to use these preferred testing methods, please do so.

  • Attendees will be required to bring at least three unexpired home test kits per person. All attendees are encouraged to test prior to travel, and will be required to test upon arrival and on day 3 of camp.

  • Masking is optional in all settings with the exception of the dining hall line. Please do bring masks for use in the food lines, in case of a symptom concern, and for use if there is illness present.

  • We strongly advise all attendees to be responsible with careful actions such as limiting potential exposure and masking in public spaces in the weeks leading up to the event and while traveling to the event.

Can I come for a partial week?

We don't want you to miss a single moment but, Yes! it is possible to come for a partial week with a daily rate.
Please email our registrar at
cumberlanddanceweek@gmail.com to communicate the dates you'd like to attend. Partial week attendees will need to follow all of the COVID guidelines including arranging a time to meet with a staff nurse and test upon arrival before entering camp.

Are evenings open to the public?

Historically we have scheduled some public evening dances. Due to ongoing COVID concerns CDW is not planning for any public evenings at this time.

How does camp work with an infant or toddler?

We love having very littles at camp! Children two and under are welcome in the Childgrove program with a guardian. Guardians are also welcomed to bring children under two to adult classes and encouraged to bring their children on the dance floor in a sturdy wrap or carrier.

How do evening dances work with children?

Evening dances start with approachable dances for all ages. At 8:15, children 9 and under are sung a goodnight song and parents then get them settled in bed in their cabins.
The evening dance begins at 8:20 with a short break at 9:15 to sing the 12 and under children to bed.
Roving monitors check in on each cabin every few minutes from 8:30 - 11:30. If your child has woken up, you will be alerted at the dance.

Is there internet?

There is no cell or data signal at camp. There is limited wifi and a phone available at the dining hall. Attendees needing to check in with work, their business, or family are welcome to use the wifi sparingly.
We invite everyone to enjoy an immersive, unplugged, camp experience.

I don't dance, is there something for me to do?

While most of our classes are focused on dance and music, there are many activities through out the day that are fun to enjoy. NaCoMe is a 600 acre campus in the woods with streams and trails. There are air conditioned cabins with big front porches and rocking chairs. There are many great places to read books, do puzzles, take walks or naps and many great people to talk to. In the afternoon the swimming hole is open with another camp activity option such as boating, axe throwing, zipline, etc. Gathering brings everyone together to share stories, music, skits, and more.