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WESTWIND WEEKEND

MUSIC & DANCE CAMP

IMPORTANT LOGISTICS FOR 2024

Westwind #35 is just around the corner, May 3-5, 2024! 

 

Registration is open as of February 23.

Westwind Weekend is located on the beautiful Oregon coast at Camp Westwind, just north of Lincoln City near the mouth of the Salmon River.

Camp begins Friday evening (arrival between 5:30 and 7:30 pm). There is an optional arrival time Saturday morning, 9:00 to 10:00 am. This year we get to have a later departure on Sunday at 2:00pm. These are the only in and out 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 make arrangements to bring personal tents in a bit earlier than last year, or you can carry your own. We will arrange vehicle transport for people with limited mobility. Unfortunately, there will be no barge crossings of the Salmon River again this year.

Sleeping accommodations are cabins or tents. Food is lacto-ovo vegetarian.

Due to increased costs from the host camp, we have had to raise the prices a modest amount from last year. The 2024 rates for Westwind Weekend are:

Cost: Adults $170, Teens (age 13-17) $90, Children (age 3-12) $70.

This covers all food and lodging for the entire weekend.

COVID Guidelines for Westwind Weekend 2024

We are taking a common sense, personal responsibility and courtesy-to-others approach to COVID.

 

Vaccination

  • We recommend that all campers have up-to-date vaccinations, including boosters, but we will not require it. 

Testing

  • We strongly recommend that all campers confirm they are COVID-negative by taking a test within the 48 hours before camp begins.

  • Bring at least one unused test kit with you to camp so you can self-test at camp if needed.

Masking

  • We will not be requiring masks this year; however all campers are welcome to wear masks at their own discretion. N94, N95, and KN95 masks are most effective.

  • If you would prefer to sleep in a cabin with others who will be wearing masks while at Westwind, you may indicate so on your registration form. Depending on numbers, we may able to arrange a dedicated cabin for cautious or immuno-compromised campers.

Prior to Camp

  • If you know you’ve been exposed or are likely to have been exposed to COVID – or any other diseases such as the flu – please do not come to camp.

  • If you have symptoms or test positive in the week prior to camp, do not come to camp.

  • Anyone who is unable to come to camp due to testing positive for COVID will be given a full refund.

While at Camp

  • 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.

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SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS for Westwind 2024

 

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.

 

Cabin users: 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 may have their own cabin, or may be asked to share with 1 or 2 additional people. 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.

 

Cabin selection: Please indicate your preferred cabin area (see map) 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 shown above (see map) will be available to us. The number indicates how many beds in each (bunks, usually 5 down, 4 up).

ALPINE AREA (Beautiful views, steep hike uphill)

Uncle Bliss - 9

Klickitat - 9

Tyee - 9

HIGHLANDS AREA (Quiet, furthest from Wilson

lodge, uphill but not steep)

Kilties - 9

Thistledown - 9

Tamoshanter - 9

Bagpipers – 9

McIver Dormitory is reserved for staff.

SHERWOOD AREA (Closest to Wilson Lodge; priority given to families with young kids or those with mobility concerns)

Maid Marion - 9

Nottingham Palace - 9

Alan-a-dale - 9

Robin Hood - 9

ABBEY ROAD (in between Sherwood and Highlands)

VI’s Place - 16

Hidel – 9

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