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Bear Hug Folk Party 2021 - Sept 10,11,12

Bear Hug is nearly full BUT we are still accepting applications! 

What to Expect:
This year's Bear Hug will be glorious: much cheaper and much more participant-driven than previous years.  Participant musicians and callers will host a Saturday dance.  We will also create a framework for participants to lead and attend folk-party events such as dance workshops, storytelling, art, nature walks, whatever participants feel inspired to offer!  Food will be on our own, but there may be some creative ways to collaborate like a pre-camp burrito making party.


We are limiting our numbers initially to the first 30 people who register at this time.  We are creating an extensive wait-list in the hopes of adding more participants. We will draw from the wait-list rather than opening another registration. Wait-listed registrants will be notified about their position on the wait-list.

We are planning on indoor, non-masked, non-socially distanced contra and folk dancing.  We will try to ventilate the dance hall as much as possible, and recognize these activities carry inherent risk regarding COVID-19.  Governor Gianforte trusts Montanans to "Do the right thing".  If you plan to fully participate at camp, the best precaution is to be fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks ahead of time.  If you're not fully vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask indoors and limit participation to socially-distanced activities, as per CDC guidelines.  In accordance with Montana State law we will not be verifying vaccine status.


Food is fully on your own.  Kitchens are available.


Camp costs $115 per person (age 6 and older) for cabin rental and $100 ($15 discount) per person if you tent camp or bring an RV.  Children under the age of 6 are free.  Please register each person below.

Questions?  Please contact Sky Cova, camp registrar at (406) 459-1811 

Registering and How to Pay:

Please register below.  We will email you by 7/15 to let you know the status of your registration.  ​

  • If you get a spot, we will expect you to pay via check or PayPal by August 1 or we will start offering slots to folks on the wait-list. 

  • You will get an email with instructions on how-to-pay, by check or via PayPal.   

  • If we have to cancel camp, we will refund your registration.

Be sure to fill out all the fields; it's a long form!  
If you have trouble with this form, you can go directly here to register.

Bear Hug is nearly full BUT we are still accepting appications!

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