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This is where you register for the Fall 2017 East Coast jam. The jam will be from Wednesday evening, October 18 through Sunday afternoon, October 22, 2017. See details in the column on the right and please read the instructions - we want your registration to go smoothly! Please contact the organizers using address info in the right column if you have questions.

How To Register

Registering for the East Coast Jam entails filling out our registration form and paying at least the deposit, which you can do by credit card or PayPal online (via PayPal), or via a land-mailed check. So registration works well, please read the following instructions carefully.

Registration for the next jam is not yet open. Use the ECJ mailing list subscription widget in the right margin to be among those notified when it opens.

  • See the sidebar on the right, or the (less squished) upcoming-jam event page, for schedule and pricing details - the prices increase on certain dates, as the jam approaches.
    • You can pay online with a credit card or PayPal account, or you can pay by sending a check via land mail.
  • Registration requires a $50 deposit. (This applies towards your total payment, of course.) The deposit and any additional registration payment is refundable until the first Jam fee increase. After that the deposit is not refundable.
  • To participate you must agree to and sign the liability waiver. We will have copies to sign at the jam, but it would be handy if you can print one out and bring it with you.
  • To participate you also must agree to abide by the principles described in Respecting Boundaries. These principles help foster a good and safe jam for everyone, so please get acquainted with them!
  • (For background ECJ info, see the East Coast Jam "About" section. For jam organizer contact details, see the Contacts section at the bottom of the sidebar.)

Registration and Payment

To register you must complete our online registration form and pay at least a deposit. Completing the registration form will bring you to a confirmation message that includes links to our online payments page and to instructions for paying by land-mailed check.

Registration is not currently open.

Have a registration question or need help?

Contact the registrar, using the info in the Contacts section.
Need help with the site? Use the Contact link at the top of any page.

Fall 2017 Jam

October 18-22, 2017 - Claymont Court, Charles Town, WV - about 1.5 hr car ride from DC

Here are the details for the 2017 Fall East Coast jam. Registration will be open in late August.

Official kickoff is Wednesday night, October 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. 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 may well not have spare beds).
  • Children 11 and younger also get discounted food and lodging. Speak with the organizers (see below) for details.

The basic rates for on-time registration, on or before September 30, depend on how many days you attend.

The prices are not yet final - we don't expect them to be much different than what's below, though, so this should give you a good idea.

$380 Full Jam - Wednesday dinner through Sunday lunch
$315 3 days - Thursday after lunch through Sunday lunch
$235 2 days - Friday after lunch through Sunday lunch

You can shift to not attend through Sunday - e.g., 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 On or before September 30 $380 - on-time registration
+$50 October 1 until October 10 (incl.) $430
+$75 October 11 until registration closes (likely Oct. 15) $455 - avoid this option, don't delay!

DEPOSIT = $50. Paying in full in advance helps - only the deposit part is non-refundable. The balance is due on arrival.

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.

Avoid disappointment – register early! Registration will likely close Oct. 15, earlier if we run out of space.

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

Contact Info

To reach the 2017 Fall Jam organizers directly:

Full event page...
How to Use This Site

What is all this?

See the the home page intro and the "About" section.

When is the next ECJ?

See "Upcoming Jams" in the middle of the home page or the Upcoming Jams page.

How do I register for the next jam?

Visit the Jam Registration page.

What's new?

See the "Recent News" sidebar or the full list.

How do I contact someone about the site?

Follow the contact link at the top of any page.