MUSIC & DANCE CAMP
IMPORTANT LOGISTICS FOR 2023
Westwind #34 is just around the corner, May 5-7, 2023!
Registration opens February 23, and is by mail only. The registration form can be found by clicking the link at the top of this website. Please read all logistical information before completing the registration form. Camp is limited to the first 140 people who register.
COVID guidelines for 2023 are shown below and on page 2 of the reservation form - please read them carefully.
To register, complete the form, print and mail with check to the address shown on the form. You have two choices for completing the registration form: 1) print the blank form and fill by hand, or 2) fill out the form on your device and then print.
For best results reading and filling PDF forms, use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/. If you want to save a copy of the completed form, save it to your computer before closing.
Camp begins Friday evening (arrival between 5:00 and 7:00 pm) and ends Sunday morning at 11:00 am. There is an optional arrival time Saturday morning, 9:00 to 10:00 am. These are the only times available for participants in Westwind Weekend.
No pets allowed.
Campers will arrive and depart by driving through the Westwind gate and parking in a designated field. From there campers will walk approximately 2 miles to camp along a flat forest road. Luggage will be transported by the Camp Westwind staff. We will arrange vehicle transport for people with limited mobility.
Unfortunately, there will be no barge crossings of the Salmon River this year.
Sleeping accommodations are cabins or tents (details shown below). Food is lacto-ovo vegetarian.
Cost: Adults $150, Teens (age 13-17) $80, Children (age 3-12) $60.
COVID Guidelines for Westwind Weekend, May 5-7, 2023
We are taking a common sense, personal responsibility and courtesy-to-others approach to COVID.
We strongly recommend that all campers have up-to-date vaccinations, including boosters, but we will not require it.
All campers must have a negative rapid antigen or PCR test result within 72 hours of arrival at camp. If you test positive, stay home; we will refund your money. We will not require proof of test results.
Bring at least one unused test kit with you to camp so you can self-test at camp.
The risk of transmitting COVID-19 and other viruses varies among indoor settings. We recommend masking when indoors, and we ask everyone to mask during dances, workshops, and concerts, where social distancing (6 feet between you and others) is not possible. N94, N95, and KN95 masks are most effective.
Prior to Camp
If you know you’ve been exposed or are very likely to have been exposed to COVID, do not come to camp, even if you feel fine.
If you have symptoms or test positive in the week prior to camp, do not come to camp.
While at Camp
Wear a mask when in close contact with others, especially when dancing.
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Ensure good ventilation in cabins.
Encourage outdoor activities.
Self-test if you have symptoms; if you test positive, self-quarantine and contact the Westwind Staff.
SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS for Westwind 2023
In order to mitigate COVID risk associated with sleeping arrangements, we ask you to indicate your sleeping preferences when you register. The idea is to keep the number of cabin occupants low, and whenever possible keep family and friends together. Because cabin capacity is limited, we encourage campers to bring their own tents and camp in designated areas.
We encourage you to register in groups (families and/or friends) and provide the names of others with whom you have agreed to share a cabin. This will be your “cabin group”.
Cabin groups of 5 or more people probably will have their own cabin. If you are solo, a couple, or a group of 3 or 4 people, we will assign you to a cabin with others, while keeping the number of people per cabin as small as possible.
Please indicate your preferred cabin area (see map above) on the registration form. If you prefer specific cabins, list them on the registration form in the field “Anything else we need to know”. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences. Specific cabin assignments will be posted when you arrive at camp.
The cabins listed below will be available to us. The number indicates how many beds in each (bunks, usually 5 down, 4 up).
Uncle Bliss - 9
Klickitat - 9
Tyee - 9
Kilties - 9
Thistledown - 9
Tamoshanter - 9
Bagpipers – 9
McIver Dormitory is reserved for staff and campers with mobility challenges.
Maid Marion - 9
Nottingham Palace - 9
Alan-a-dale - 9
Robin Hood - 9
VI’s Place - 16
Hidel – 9