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Spring 2012 Jam

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April 18 - 22 2012, Claymont Court Estates, WV - about 1.5 hr car ride from DC

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Apr 18, 2012 06:00 PM to
Apr 22, 2012 03:00 PM


Claymont Mansion Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414

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Here are the details for the 2012 Spring East Coast jam. Use the registration page to register and pay.

Official kickoff is Wednesday night, April 18 at 6:30 PM dinner. Jammers can begin arriving as early as 5:00. Contact us if you need to arrive earlier.

See here for info about Claymont Court Estates. See the East Coast Jam "About" pages to read about the jams and this site, in general.


  • The cost depends on your attendance and how soon you register.
  • A bed in a shared room and delicious meals are included in the charges.
  • Blankets and pillow are included; sheets and towels are available for a small laundry fee, like $5 to $10 total.
  • Arranging to camp onsite reduces your cost by $20/night (but you need to pay the difference if you wind up crashing indoors to escape weather, etc., and we will probably not have spare beds).
  • Kids 11 and younger also get discounted food and lodging. Speak with the organizers (see below) to determine how that specifically affects your charge.

The baseline for on-time registration, before April 1, depends on how many days you attend - all attendance is expected to go through Sunday.

$310 Full Jam - Wednesday dinner through Sunday lunch
$265 3 days - Thursday after lunch through Sunday lunch
$200 2 days - Friday after lunch through Sunday lunch
$135 1 day - Saturday after lunch through Sunday lunch

The actual cost depends on both your attendance plans and how soon you register. Here are the registration deadline offsets, with an example total based full-time attendance price:

Increase Amt Payment Dates Adjusted cost for Full Attendance
$0 Before April 1 $310 - on-time registration
+$50 April 1 until April 10 $360
+$75 April 11 until jam beginning (April 18) $385 - avoid this option, don't delay!

All the above figures are reduced by $20 per each night that you camp, instead of staying in the mansion. (It also frees up beds in the mansion for other jammers, allowing the jam to include a few more people.)

DEPOSIT = $50. Paying in full in advance helps - the deposit is non-refundable. The balance is due on arrival. (Earlier is always appreciated.)

Workstudy: available, if we hear from you EARLY! Work study closes 2 weeks before the jam. Contact the workstudy organizer (see below) for details and arrangements.

How To Register

To register you must submit a completed registration form and pay at least your non-refundable deposit. You will also have to agree to and sign the liability waiver in order to participate at the jam. The registration page has complete instructions, including the registrar's address, but uses pricing, contact address, and other information from this page.

When you register you'll have the option pay online by regular credit card or paypal account, or by sending a check with your registration form.

Contact Info

To reach the 2012 Spring Jam organizers directly:

  • Jamie Reynolds (Registration, etc): email, phone: 703 431-1316
    • Registration address, if not using online:

      Jamie Reynolds
      512 S. Ellwood Ave.
      Baltimore, MD 21224

  • Ken Manheimer (Outreach, online tech and communications, etc): email, phone: 202 525-6260
  • Page Ghaphery (Workstudy, etc): email, phone: 804 675-2485
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