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Spring 2015 Jam

April 8 - 12 2015, Claymont Court Estates, WV - about 1.5 hr car ride from DC

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Apr 08, 2015 01:00 PM to
Apr 12, 2015 10:00 AM


Claymont Society Claymont Court Estate Charles Town, WV 25414

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Here are the details for the 2015 Spring East Coast jam.

Spring 2015 registration is full! Registered jammers can still use the registration page to pay their balance.

Official kickoff is Wednesday night, April 8 at 6:30 PM dinner. Jammers can begin arriving as early as 5:00. Contact us if you need to arrive earlier.

Our mission for this jam: more CI! How do we ensure that dancing is available whenever people are ready to dance, everyone has the opportunity? Come join us in this quest!

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. (Meals are vegetarian, and entail simple breakfasts and intricate lunches and dinners.)
  • 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
    • Please let us know that you are camping when you register - use the "Special Attendance Notes" box
    • 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 March 22, depends on how many nights you attend.

$350 Full Jam - Wednesday dinner through Sunday lunch
$290 3 nights - Thursday after lunch through Sunday lunch
$215 2 nights - Friday after lunch through Sunday lunch
$150 1 day - Saturday after lunch through Sunday lunch

You can shift to not attend through Sunday - eg, Wednesday through Saturday - but no skipping days, you must register for a contiguous block.

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 Through March 21 $350 - on-time registration
+$50 March 22 through April 1 $400 - late
+$75 April 2 to April 5 (registration closes a few days before the jam) $425 - 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, so more people can attend the jam.)

DEPOSIT = $50. The deposit  is refundable until the first fee increase deadline. It's not refundable after that point. Paying in full in advance can simplify things some, and everything besides the deposit is refundable until jam attendance. The balance is due on arrival. (Earlier is always appreciated.)

Workstudy: Sorry, all our workstudy slots for this jam are taken, as of March 16.

Workstudy: available, if we hear from you EARLY! Work study registration 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 Spring Jam organizers directly:

  • Ken Manheimer (Outreach, online tech and communications, finances, etc): email, phone: 202 525-6260
  • Page Ghaphery (Workstudy, etc): email, phone: 804 675-2485
  • Idelle Packer (Registration, etc): email, phone: 828 329-7761
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      Asheville, NC 28803
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