Fall Weekend

Fall Dance and Music Weekend — October 5-7, 2018

Registration opens May 1st, 2018  The brochure for 2017 is available to view or download (the 2018 one isn’t yet available).

Join Friends Old and New for the Lady of the Lake Fall Dance and Music Weekend. It is one of the longest continuously running contra dance camps in the entire Northwest. Fall Weekend was founded by Penn Fix and friends in 1981, and it has been held every year at Camp N-Sid-Sen on the shores of beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene ever since.

Click here for the year-by-year camp history.

This year we will have great staff. Lined up so far for 2018:

  • Uncle Farmer
  • Susan Petrick, caller
  • Northern Contraband


Camp Information

Come join us at Camp N-Sid-Sen, an idyllic 257 acres of tall pine and fir forest on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. There is nearly a mile of lakeshore, hiking trails, boats and beach.  The camp has a beautiful new dance hall, multiple workshop sites, clean, tidy cabins, delicious food and more.

Housing, Camping, and Food

Twelve cedar cabins sleep 6 to 12 people each.   All have bunk beds with mattresses provided, electric lights and heat.  Camping is available for those who prefer.  If you are camping please let us know in the Comments field in the electronic registration.  Cabin assignments may be prearranged.

Balanced meals include dairy products, meat and fish.  Meatless alternatives and/or dairy free and/or gluten free are provided for those who specify these preferences at the time of registration.  No other food needs or severe allergies will be accommodated.  There is some refrigerator space available if you need to bring your own food.

Schedule Highlights  –  2017 schedule below

Friday, October 6
3:00-6:00 pm Registration
6:30 pm Dinner
8:00-11pm Evening Dance
Saturday, October 7
Pre-Breakfast Coffee, tea, and Morning Jam in Forrester
8:00am Breakfast
9:15-10:35 Session I
10:35-10:45 Snack
10:45-noon Session II
12:10-1:10 Lunch
1:15-2:45pm Session III
2:45-3:00 Snack
3:00-4:15 Session IV
4:15-5:30 Session V
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:10-7:50 Concert
8:00-11:00 Evening Dance
Sunday, October 8
8:00-8:45am Breakfast
8:45-9:30 Clean up cabins
9:30-11:40 Farewell Dance
Noon-1pm Big Snack before we say goodbye.

Workshop and dance session details will be posted in early September.

2017 Camp Fees

Camp fees include cabin accommodations or camping, five nutritious and tasty meals, frequent snacks, and a weekend full of delightful dancing and entertainment for less than most would spend per person on a weekend’s visit to any city!

From May 1 to July 1, early bird registration is $195/person.
After July 1, 2017 full payment is $210/person.

Note: Registration is not complete until we receive payment.

Click here for registration form

Note to Canadians:  We are accepting payment in Canadian funds. More information will be available when registration opens May 1st.

Airport Transportation: If you fly to Spokane, WA, we can provide transportation to and from the airport, if you arrive before 2:00pm on Friday and depart after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. There is a $35 fee for this service. Be sure to request airport transportation in the comments field in the online registration.

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations received before September 1st, $40 will be retained. For cancellations after September 1, no refund will be made.

For questions about this camp, please contact: Emily Faulkner by email at fallweekend@ladyofthelake.org
Or phone at (208)-263-6751. Please leave your phone number and a succinct message if you get the answering machine.