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Spring 2017 Jam

April 5 - 9 2017, Claymont Court Estates, WV - about 1.5 hr car ride from DC. Let's Dance!

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Apr 05, 2017 01:00 PM to
Apr 09, 2017 10:00 AM


Claymont Society Claymont Court Estate Charles Town, WV 25414

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Here's the 2017 Spring East Coast jam details.

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

Our continuing mission: CI vitality! 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. To register, follow the instructions on our registration page - but please see the jam-specific details, below, first. (A copy of this page is included in the right sidebar on the registration page.) Registration rates are organized around the actual costs, which vary depending on when and how you'll be attending!


  • 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 full 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 might 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.

Our baseline registration prices hold until before March 19, and they depend on how many nights you attend:

$380 Full Jam - Wednesday dinner through Sunday lunch
$315 3 nights - Thursday after lunch through Sunday lunch
$235 2 nights - Friday after lunch through Sunday lunch
$155 1 day - Saturday after lunch through Sunday lunch
  • Registration must be for a contiguous sequence of days, you can't register to skip days in between.
  • You don't have to attend through Sunday. For example, having your last day be Friday or Saturday is ok.

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 18 $380 - on-time registration
+$50 March 19 through March 29 $430 - late
+$75 March 30 to April 2 (registration closes a few days before the jam) $455 - avoid this option, don't delay!

Camping instead of staying in the mansion: reduces the figures by $20 per night. (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, and we have a handy dandy Balance Payment Page for that purpose.)


Workstudy: available, but get in touch with use promptly. Work study availability closes 2 weeks before the jam. Contact the workstudy organizer (see below) for details and arrangements.

How To Register

To register:

  • Visit the registration page and follow the instructions, to:
    • Follow the link on that page to fill out our registration form.
    • Return to the registration page to pay at least your deposit. The deposit is refundable until the deadline for the first payment increase - see the table above for that date. You have the option pay online by regular credit card or paypal account, or by sending a check with your registration form.
  • Agree to and sign the liability waiver in order to participate in the jam. (We'll have some blank forms there, but bringing a signed one helps.)

The registration page has complete instructions, including a copy of this page squeezed into the right sidebar, so you have all these details available there.

Contact Info

To reach the Spring Jam organizers directly:

  • Idelle Packer (Registration, etc): email, phone: 828 329-7761
    • 146 Merrills Chase 
      Asheville, NC 28803
  • Kathleen Hunter (Workstudy, etc): email, phone: 919 360-8601
  • Ken Manheimer (Outreach, online tech, and communications/coordination, etc): email, phone: 202 525-626
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