Half Camp

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 just half. However, because of continued construction on the Smith College campus, our space (for classes and housing) will be more limited than usual this year.

So it’s possible that we won’t be able to offer the half camp option in 2024. That will depend on how many full-time registrations we get, how soon. It will also depend on whether you need on-campus housing, which is likely to be the bottleneck.

Below, we describe the half-camp option we offered last year, in 2023. The 2024 option would be very similar, if not exactly the same. If you would like to be alerted if/when the half camp option comes available, please let Carolyn know by email: [email protected]. We’ll likely make that call in late March or early April.

Description of the 2023 Half Camp Option (FYI)

The two broad options are as follows:


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 Variations Will Work (just ask):

  • If you registered for the first half of Django Camp and you want to attend one of the all-day workshops on Tuesday you may do so at the same cost as everyone else.
  • 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 $55.


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

[We’ll determine this based on when we start taking Half Camp registrations.]


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 [email protected]

[Here’s where you’ll find the Half Camp Registration form if/when we are able to offer that option!]