Information for Participants




Here you will find reminders of things to bring to camp and things to consider, as well as other helpful information.

NEW:

Helpful Information
for those coming to June Camp 2017 is now downloadable below. Included:
1) a letter with lots of verbal information, including arrival directions
2) a map of how to reach the NIU campus from Interstate 88
3) a map of the area around the Holmes Student Center (including parking and nearby restaurants)
4) floor plans of the Holmes Student Center 1st and 2nd floor to help you find your way around
5) expected menus for the weekend meals
6) a final schedule of the camp
7) the planned order for the Dance Exchange


Silent Auction/Boutique information
Silent Auction forms can be downloaded below.

This will be the first year for an annual June Camp scholarship fundraiser Silent Auction and boutique.


Wouldn’t it be splendid to see those rarely worn costumes be adopted and treasured?  Use this last week before June Camp to purge your closets of costumes, ethnic jewelry, shawls/scarfs, belts, boots, shoes, vests, fun dance skirts, etc.  You can also bring unwanted items from your collections of folk dance CDs, books, dance syllabi, etc.


If clothing items could be brought ON HANGERS, and/or if you could bring extra hangers, it would be very helpful. (If you mark the hangers with your name on a piece of tape, they can be returned to you at the end of camp.)


For costumes especially, it would be wonderful to have a short note about the item's origin, how you came to have it, age, etc.


There will be an area set up for the boutique in the dance hall, and helpers to take your items. If the item is valuable enough we will reserve it for the silent auction. We would appreciate it if you could (even in advance) fill out a silent auction form (attached) and indicate the minimum bid that should be placed on the item. Of course all funds taken in will go to the June Camp scholarship fund.


Items not considered valuable for the silent auction will offered for immediate purchase with a suggested price.


At the end of the silent auction, any item that was not sold may be picked up by the person who brought it. If items are not picked up, they will be donated to Goodwill or a worthy charity.


If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Forbes-Baily in Omaha, NE:

at jforbes-baily@unomaha.edu   402-513-6062




CD sales during camp


Michael Ginsburg will have a CD for sale for $15 with all the music for the dances he will teach at June Camp. These may be preordered with your registration, and will also be available (in limited quantities) during the weekend. He will also be bringing copies to sell of:
1) the Brasslands video DVD for $25
2) the Brasslands sound track for $15
3) other Zlatne Uste CDs for $15 each


Syllabus


The syllabus will be emailed to you two days before camp and/or posted for download from Google Drive. You may also bring a flash drive to camp; however we are trying to move to web-based transfer as much as possible. If you will require a printed copy, one can be made for you at an additional cost of $10 and should be requested on your registration form. For late printed syllabus requests, call Mady Newfield at 630-584-0825 no later than May 29, 2017.

Camp Video Policy

The Ballroom at NIU provides helpful spots for videoing dancers, both from the balcony and the stage (when it is not in use by the Band). There will be no camp video prepared this year, so there is no restriction on participants making private videos for their own use. (Note that this does not include posting publicly on social media without consent). Generally, videoing of the camp dances is preferred during the review, and we request those videoing to avoid getting in the way of those dancing. We are still hoping to arrange a possible system for distributing a collection of camp videos via Google Drive after the camp to those who are interested.


Alcohol policy

Alcohol is not permitted in any of the public areas of the HSC unless bought from and served by NIU staff. In honor of the 60th anniversary we are planning a toast during the Saturday evening meal, and will offer sparkling wine or juice at that time. Alcohol IS permitted in the hotel part of the HSC, so you can bring what you’d like and retire to your room for refreshments as needed (the benefit of being in one building!). All rooms in the hotel have refrigerators. We are also planning to have at least one hospitality room, which will be stocked with a supply of drinks (including wine and beer) and snacks. We are happy to have contributions to the hospitality room, either drinks or snacks, or monetary donations.






June Camp International Folk Dance Camp in the Midwest 

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