North Texas Traditional Dance Society

NTTDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that promotes a better understanding and appreciation of American folk dancing, its music, its history, and related folklore. We are a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.


Cross Point Methodist Camp
Kingston, OK (North shore of Lake Texoma)
Thursday Dec 31, 2015 - Sunday Jan 3, 2016

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. WALK-INS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
A limited number of late registrations might be allowed, to replace cancellations.
Direct registration requests, questions, or comments to
Mimi Rogers, 10009 Coppedge Lane, Dallas, TX 75229
or cell phone: 214-403-2734


Map and Directions web page
2014-2015 Pictures by Paul Williams     2014-2015 Pictures by others     Photos from several years


More Information:
Letter Size (8.5 x 11) Information Sheet (this page)     What to bring, etc.
Download suggested tunes for All-Camp Band
(all are in PDF format and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

This ALL-VOLUNTEER event is a 3-day/3-night weekend for callers, dancers, and traditional musicians to enjoy one another's talents and company in a camp setting. The focus is contra dance and related music. Everyone has the opportunity to help provide the entertainment for this event, which begins THURSDAY evening and ends SUNDAY around noon (after brunch and dancing).
NOTE: Instead of a sit down meal the first night (Thursday), we will offer a sandwich bar, with chips & dips, etc., for all campers.

Musicians can jam, play for dancing, and lead workshops in tunes or techniques. You are encouraged to download and learn a few common tunes for the weekend.

Callers and others can lead a dance session (contra, square, English Country, folk, couples dance, etc.) a song session, other activities, or just dance.

Not a musician or caller, but have another talent you just want to share? You can suggest it on your registration form (preferred) or sign up for it when you get to camp. Such workshop examples from the past include singing, juggling, body percussion and water color, to name a few.

The content of the schedule is largely dependent upon the skills of and suggestions made by those attending, via the registration form. YOU help fill in the schedule with dance, music, or other workshops.

The Camp: Cross Point Methodist Camp lies on the North Shore of Lake Texoma, about two hours from Dallas or Oklahoma City. It features a lovely dance hall that doubles as dining hall, with a beautiful (and soft) wood floor, lots of large windows, and great atmosphere.

LODGING is in 2-sided heated bunkhouse cabins, with bathroom in the middle, separating both sides. An attempt will be made to limit each side of the cabin to 6 persons, or a maximum of 12 persons per cabin.
Tent and limited RV space is also available. There are also several motels near by if you'd prefer them. See the list below.

MEALS: All meals are prepared by the camp staff and are included in the 'with meals' registration. If you think that the food provided by the camp will not work for you, then you can choose the 'no meals' registration option. Your name badge will reflect that choice. You are welcome to make use of the kitchen located in Madill cabin on site, which contains a stove, microwave, full size and mini refrigerators, and a sink. BEYOND THIS, WE CAN MAKE NO OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS FOR SPECIAL DIETS. PLEASE DO NOT ASK THE KITCHEN STAFF FOR OPTIONS NOT LISTED ON THE MENU.

SNACK TABLE: This year the snacks table will not be as lavish as in some past years. We ask that some of you bring your favorite snacks to share.

A degree of GENDER BALANCE will be attempted, applying to DANCERS only. Non-dancers will count toward the event maximum.

CANCELLATIONS: You will receive a full refund if you notify the registrar before the close of registration. The refund is 50% after that date.

COST: The cost with all options is only $180. Several options are available, but ALL are for the full weekend. There are NO options for partial attendance. Children ages 1-7 are half price. Infants less than one year of age are free. There is a late registration fee of $10 per person after Dec 1.
A limited number of scholarships are available. See this document and contact the Registrar.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY MIDNIGHT DEC 20. NO DROP-INS ALLOWED.
SPACE IS LIMITED. THE EVENT IS EXPECTED TO FILL UP. A WAITING LIST WILL BE MAINTAINED.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email a couple of weeks prior to the event, containing map with directions to the camp, and suggestions of what to bring.

ALTERNATIVE LODGING: (2013 prices)
In/Near Kingston:
Kingston Lodge, 580-564-1495, 12 units, $49-$79
Lakeway Motel 580-564-2411, $49-$79
Bob's Lake Country Motel, 580-564-4424, $65 (plain but nice. 3-4 miles from camp)
Soldier Creek Resort, 580-564-3670, 6 mi. south, cabins ($55-$80) & mobile homes ($90-$155).
Buncombe Creek Resort, 800-636-2543, 10 mi. south of town on Hwy. 32, renting only mobile home trailers, $70
Lakeside Motel 580-564-4442, 4 mi. east of town on Hwy. 70, rooms with 2 queen beds $60, cabins for 4 people $85
Slightly farther away in Madill (12 miles North of Kingston):
Madill Inn, 580-795-7366, 1 King $50, AAA/AARP $45, 2 Double: $50, AAA/AARP $54
Budget Inn, 580-795-5141, 1 Queen: $60, AAA/AARP $54, 2 Double: $70, AAA/AARP $63
American Inn, 580-795-3433, 1 King: $70, AAA/AARP $63, 2 Queens: $80, AAA/AARP $72
Best Western, 580-677-9890, $90


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