FAQ

 

Classes: 

How do I know what level to sign-up for? What if I'm unhappy with my track placement?
Please see our Class Levels page for information about different tracks, auditions, and levels review. 

Do I need to sign up or audition for optional classes? 
Nope- some optional classes will be for intermediate or advanced levels, but none of the optional classes require auditions or advance sign up.

Do optional classes cost extra? 
No, they're all included in your camp costs. 

How many classes will I take? 
Each track will take 2-3 classes/day for four days, plus as many or as few optional ones as you like! See our Daily Schedule page for an example of what a typical day is like.  

 

Policies & Safety: 

Can I bring my own snacks? What dietary options will be offered? 
No- food is not allowed in the cabins. Meals and snacks will all be provide by Camp Wicosuta, including vegetarian and gluten free options. If you have specific dietary needs please contact us to make arrangements.

I experienced or witnessed harassment or assault. How can I report that? 
Please see our Code of Conduct page.

I'm uncomfortable with my cabin assignment- can I switch cabins? 
We spend extensive time trying to make appropriate cabin assignments for each camper and have limited flexibility for cabin changes if people want to be with friends, etc. If you, however, are uncomfortable in your assigned cabin please come see a SONH organizer so we can address the situation.

 

Camp life: 

Do I need to bring sheets, towels, pillow, etc? 
Yes, or sign up for linens with your registration to receive them when you arrive. 

What housing options are available?
Regular cabin- Our rustic unheated cabins all have attached bathrooms (with hot water and showers), wooden camp style beds, and shelves for clothing storage. Each cabin sleeps 9-15 people dormitory style.
Quiet cabin- A few regular cabins are 24-hour "quiet cabins," for those looking to nap during the day or sneak into bed early.
Semi-private cabin- There is small supply of semi-private cabins for 3-5 people. The semi-private accommodations carry an $80 per person surcharge, and are assigned in order of paid registration. These are also very rustic unheated accommodations, and all walls are thin. Most semi-private and private rooms have shared bathroom facilities. 

Can I share a cabin with my friends/only members of the same gender/a specific city?
Sure- we do our best to accommodate all cabin requests. Make sure you're friends have specified the same preferences and let us know who you're traveling with when you register. 

Is there a discount if I stay off-campus?
Campers who choose to stay off campus will receive a $70 discount from the regular tuition rate, and this commuter rate WILL include all meals. We do not offer a no-meal option.

Will there be internet available? 
Internet is available at camp, though with high volume of users it is occasionally slow. The dining hall is the best place to get internet access. 

What if I'm under 18? Can I still come to camp and what do I need to do? 
Absolutely! Our junior campers will need to attend camp with a parent or chaperone and with a signed medical waiver, which can be found here.

 

Miscellaneous: 

When can I arrive at camp? When do I need to depart?
Camp arrival is on Wednesday- check-in is from 2:30pm and 5:30pm at the main office. Maps and guides will be available to help you find your cabin. Check in will be followed by dinner (6-7pm) and the opening Camp Meeting (8-9pm). 
All campers must depart by 11am on Monday morning.

Will merchandise be available for purchase at camp? 
Jackets and tshirts will be available for purchase in limited supply at camp. 

Will teachers be available for private lessons? 
Private lessons are scheduled individually with SONH teachers.  We will have designated places and time blocks for private lessons to take place.

I want to participate in the cabaret, what should I do? 
Great! Details about the cabaret will be forthcoming. Please contact our cabaret coordinator Alcina with your information at alcina.chiu@gmail.com

I want to run practice sessions/card games/soccer matches/something extra and fun at camp! How can I do this? 
Great! All the extra non-dancing activities are part of what make Swing Out New Hamphire a great experience. Many people will post a sign-up sheet for tennis partners or a note about game night on the pin board at the front of the dining hall- you can also pass any info along to one of the SONH Organizers so we can include it with our mealtime announcements.