Frequently Asked Questions


What is the COVID Policy?

2024 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.

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, a practice that was paused due to ongoing COVID concerns.
CDW is does not have plans for public evenings at this time but is keeping the possibility on the table for 2024.

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 in the dining hall.
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.