May 4 announcement:  We have decided to repeat the Saturday night 8 pm-1 am walk-in dance again this year.  It was a highlight of last year's camp, and we expect another full house.  The price for all 5 hours is only $20.  Please arrive after 7 pm, and park on the grassy field on the right-hand side of Silver Road.

 We are delighted to present Swallowtail plus Elixir with guest percussionist, Mark (Pokey) Hellenberg  for your dancing pleasure all weekend.  Three bands will be featured for Saturday night's Walk-in Dance along with a Blues dance MC'd by Emily Rush!    See 2015 Schedule for performance times.

Our new ballroom:  120' x 60' sprung wood dance floor, comfy seating, kitchen, restroom, and even a "Jennie dress" boutique.
Open-air dance pavilion overlooking the pond



How Far?

May 14-17, 2015
Contradancing and professional instruction
in Swing, Waltz, Salty Dog Rag, and Clogging.
Jamming with professional musicians.
Ramblewood Camp, Darlington, MD
43 miles from Baltimore
64 miles from Harrisburg
74 miles from Philadelphia
83 miles from Washington, DC
Singles, couples, ... even families.

Here is the plan we have assembled for you:

The Musicians/Performers

The Callers

Dance Instructors


Mark Hellenberg


Play With Swallowtail Orchestra

Emily Rush: Rushfest, Late Night Blues

Nils Fredland

George Marshall

Tim VanEgmond

Peggy Leiby

Ret Turner

Gaye Fifer

Wayne Albright

See our Performers webpage.

• Bring your instruments and Play with Swallowtail •

• Staff-led singing workshops •

 Couple-Dance instruction in Waltz, Swing, Salty Dog Rag

 Dutch Crossing, and new this year: Clogging! 

Late night jamming and dance parties 

Family activities include canoeing, fishing, bonfire (s'mores!), disc golf, and professional story-teller