Half Camp

photo: Jeffrey MacMillan

photo: Jeffrey MacMillan

We understand that not everyone can get away for the entirety of Django Camp, so we do our best to offer the option of attending half camp to at least a few folks.

When registration opens, however, we give first priority to those who commit to being here for all of Django Camp, so we won’t know whether we can offer the half-camp option until April 1st at the earliest.  If you’d like to be put on a waiting list for the half-camp option, please send Carolyn an email to that effect at djangojune15@gmail.com.

Please Note: In 2023 our housing will be more limited on campus owing to construction projects at Smith College. So, fair warning, it is much less likely that we will be able to offer a half-camp option this year. 

That said, the information below is provided to give you some idea of whether the half camp option will be of interest to you (whenever it happens to be available)…

The two broad options are:


Either of these options includes an evening of jamming followed by two full days of Django Camp, which amounts to roughly half of the event. The biggest difference between the two halves is what you can expect in the evening. Monday through Thursday our evenings are devoted primarily to jamming and socializing. On Friday and Saturday, however, the early part of the evening is devoted to concerts featuring artists on our staff.


Of the items below, the only one which is not optional is the tuition, which pays for the artists on our staff and other costs of producing the event. These are estimates, based on past year’s experience:


These Variations Will Work (just ask):

  • If you want to attend one of the all-day workshops on Tuesday you may do so at the same cost as everyone else, $100.
  • If you want housing, but only for 2 nights, that’s fine. (We’ll reimburse you for the extra night included in the standard package.)
  • If you want to attend another full day of camp, you can do so for an additional cost of $150.
  • An additional full day of meals is $55.
  • An additional night of housing is $50.


These Variations Won’t Work:

  • Paying less than the half camp tuition. Your arrival time is flexible, but the cost of tuition is fixed.
  • Purchase of partial days of meals (Very expensive per meal and complicated. We suggest you eat in town if you don’t want the full meal plan.)


Our Cancellation Policy

  • For cancellations during April, there is a $200 cancellation charge. 
  • On or after May 1st, no refunds can be guaranteed.


Ready, set, register!

Now, on to the registration form itself. If you encounter any problems or have questions, we’re here to help. You can reach Andrew and Carolyn at djangojune15@gmail.com

If / when we open Half Camp registration, you’ll find a registration form here.