Fall 2022 ECJ: October 12-16

Registration for the Fall 2022 East Coast Jam is now closed.

We look forward to seeing you at the next jam!

Fall 2022 East Coast Jam Event Info

  • Where: Claymont Society, Claymont Court, Claymont Mansion Road, Charles Town, WV 25414
    See Travel Info for travel details

  • When: Oct 12, 2022, 05:00 PM, to Oct 16, 2022, 02:00 PM
    Official kickoff is Wednesday night, Oct 12 at 6:30 PM dinner. Jammers can begin arriving as early as 5:00. Contact us if you need to arrive earlier.

Our continuing mission: sharing Contact Improvisation. Bring your whole dancing self, share quests and questions, connect and explore!

  • See our home page for general info about the East Coast Jam

  • See the At-the-ECJ Details page for various particulars

  • Visit Claymont Court Seminars for info about the Jam retreat center.

  • The rest of this page has the jam-specific details like costs and organizer contact info. Registration rates are organized around the actual costs, which vary depending on when and how you'll be attending.

Fall 2022 COVID Considerations and Provisions

With the highly contagious COVID variant that is circulating, and the knowledge that many of us live in communities with high COVID rates, we are keeping the same COVID policies in place from the spring jam. These policies are detailed below. Our COVID cancellation policy aims to provide latitude for those who register. Specifically, anyone who is registered can cancel with no penalty at any point up to October 10th if they feel COVID situation requires it. No penalty means full refund including deposit. After October 10th, partial refunds may be issued for those who are unable to attend due to testing positive for COVID.

Conversely, the organizers and the jam hosts, Claymont Seminars, can cancel the jam up until October 7th if the CDC states it is unsafe for people to meet in large groups. This would also mean full refunds for all registered jammers. We would love to have the jam if conditions allow, but we've been surprised many times during the COVID crisis and we need to be able to cancel with minimal cost to everyone if that's what the conditions at the time dictate.

In addition, our hosts and we currently require that all participating:

  • Must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination before arrival.

  • Must obtain a COVID test within 48 hours of arrival, and present proof of a negative test on or before arrival.

  • Anyone who cannot be vaccinated must show proof of a medical exemption prior to arrival.

  • Claymont may require wearing masks indoors. This will be based on current CDC recommendations.

We hope and expect that all will stay healthy and well while at the jam, but we can't be sure of that. Everyone attending will agree that, should someone develop possible COVID symptoms:

  1. Anyone who is symptomatic should immediately self isolate and test, and notify the organizers immediately

  2. Everyone should bring at least one extra rapid COVID test to the jam.

  3. If someone tests positive or has distinct COVID symptoms (inability to taste or smell, for instance), for the safety of all participants that person must leave the jam.

  4. Depending on circumstances of the incident, those remaining at the jam may need to self-test.

  5. If the organizers feel that such an incident warrants, they may shut down the jam without possibility of refunds.

All of this is subject to change as conditions dictate at the time of the jam. It's possible that the requirements will ease, but any substantial policy changes will depend on consent of all registered jammers.

Costs and Payment

The cost depends on your attendance and how soon you register.

  • A bed in a shared room and delicious meals are included in the charges. (Meals are vegetarian, and entail simple breakfasts and full lunches and dinners.)

  • Blankets and pillow are included; sheets and towels are available for a small laundry fee of $5 per person.

  • Arranging to camp onsite reduces your cost by $20/night
    Please let us know that you are camping when you register - there's a space on the form for that. You'll need to pay the difference if you change your mind beforehand (let us know) or crashing indoors at the last minute to escape weather, etc. There's some risk: we might not have spare beds for last minute changes, though that's unusual.

  • Kids 11 and younger also get discounted food and lodging. Speak with the organizers (see below) to determine how that specifically affects your charge.

Note: The full balance is due a week before the jam.

  • A $50 deposit is required to secure your enrollment, with full balance paid by a week before the jam.

The deposit is refundable until the end of the early registration period, around 2.5 weeks before the jam.

You can pay the balance online using our handy Online Payments page or with a land-mailed check. If you send a check, you must send it to arrive before October 3.

  • Workstudy: available but get in touch with us promptly. Work study availability closes 2 weeks before the jam. Contact the work study organizer (see below) for details and arrangements.

Cost Schedule

Our baseline registration prices hold until September 25th and increase on the 26th.

The rates depend on how many nights you attend:

  1. $470 Full Jam
    Wednesday dinner through Sunday lunch

  2. $390 3 nights
    Thursday after lunch through Sunday lunch or Wed. after lunch through Sat. lunch

  3. $280 2 nights
    Friday after lunch through Sunday lunch or Thur. after lunch thru Sat. lunch or Wed. after lunch thru Fri lunch

  4. $180 1 night
    Any jam day from after lunch through lunch of the next day

  • Registration must be for contiguous days – your registration can't skip intervening days

  • You don't have to attend through Sunday. For example, your last day could be Friday or Saturday.

  • Registration for any day starts after lunch. Our registration facility is organized this way - if you want to arrive earlier that day you need to bring your own lunch.

The actual cost depends on both your attendance plans and how soon you register. Here are the registration deadline offsets, with an example based on the Full Jam attendance price:

  1. +$0 Early registration:
    Until end of Sunday, Sep 25
    Eg Full Jam attendance at the early-bird price: $4

  2. +$50 Late registration:
    Monday Sep 26 until registration close, Oct 5
    Eg Full Jam attendance at the late price: $520

Organizer Contact Info

To reach the Fall Jam organizers as a group, send an email to fall-ecj-organizers@googlegroups.com.

To reach a specific organizer:

  • Carole-Anne "Carlotta" Cordero – Workstudy: email, phone: 919-357-7388

  • Melissa Swift Hull - Registration: email, text or call: 617-999-5120

  • Dan Swift - Registration Helper: email, mobile: 804-201-5050

  • Robbie Kinter - Outreach: jrkinter@hotmail.com, mobile: (804) 938-6832