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)
Friday Dec 29, 2017 - Monday Jan 1, 2018


Online Registration web page     Map and Directions web page
2013-2014 Pictures     Photos from several years
You can download the paper registration form
More Information:
Information Sheet (this page)     What to bring, etc.
(all are in PDF format and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

The New Year's Eve theme is Bollywood. Search for Bollywood videos on YouTube for costume ideas.

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 FRIDAY evening and ends MONDAY around noon (after brunch and dancing).
NOTE: Instead of a sit down meal the first night (Friday), we will offer a sandwich bar, with chips & dips, etc., for all campers. Please consider bringing a side dish for this light meal.

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.

All Camp Band: All players are welcome. The All Camp Band practices and performance will be led this year by Susan Relland, member of the OK City area band Blue Moon. The All Camp Band will play 1 two-hour dance segment. Here is a list of tunes chosen for that dance session. You are encouraged to become familiar with them in advance. The tunes are available online at www.thesession.org, or in Vol 1 or 2 of the Portland Collection tune books. Contact the registrar, Mimi Rogers, if you need help finding any of them.

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. More info is on their Website.

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. There are two NEW cabins which hold more people, with nicer bathrooms, large meeting rooms, refrigerator, sink, and microwave. Pictures and descriptions of both the old and new cabins are on their Website.
Pictures of the new cabins:
New Cabin Bunks   New Cabin Bathrooms
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.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, BY MIDNIGHT DEC 21. NO DROP-INS ALLOWED.
REGISTER EARLY. SPACE IS LIMITED.
THE EVENT IS EXPECTED TO FILL UP, AND A WAITING LIST WILL BE MAINTAINED.

CANCELLATIONS: You will receive a full refund only if you notify the registrar, Mimi Rogers, by midnight of Dec 21st. After that date, we can refund only 50% of your fee.

COST: The cost with all options is only $188. 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 starting on Dec 2.
A limited number of stipends (scholarships) are available to anyone who has not received one in the past 3 years. See this document and contact the Registrar.

Registrants will receive an email with a few more details a couple of weeks prior to the event, containing map with directions to the camp, possible schedule draft, and suggestions of what to bring.

There are two ways to register:
Download the hardcopy registration form (see top of page) and send it in with a check.
Use the ONLINE Registration and pay via PayPal or a credit card.

ALTERNATIVE LODGING: (2016 prices)
In Kingston, OK 73439 (4-6 miles away):
Kingston Lodge, 300 US 70, 580-564-1495, 12 units, Full $49, 2 Full $59, King $69 (only 1)
Lakeway Motel, 201 US 70, 580-564-2411, Full $59, Double $69, Queen $69, King $79
Lakeside Motel, 1878 US 70, 580-564-4442, 2 queen $60, cabins for 4 people $95
In Madill, OK 73446 (11-12 miles away):
Best Western Plus, 827 S 1st St, 580-677-9890, $80
American Inn, 601 N 1st St, 580-795-3433, $78


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