Israeli Folk Dance Camp
Labor Day Weekend
September 2-5, 2021 (Thurs-Sun)
* Karmiel USA 2021 Plans *
Yes, there will be a dance camp this year!
The staff are still in the planning stages, trying to arrange and organize
ourselves and our responsibilities after the loss of our beloved camp director.
As of now, we are planning to gather in person at The Mountain.
The dates for camp will be Thurs 9/2 through Sunday 9/5.
(They are shifted one day earlier than usual, due to Rosh Hashana starting Monday evening.)
More details and registration info coming soon.
Last year, due to COVID-19, we did not have an in-person camp event at The Mountain. Instead, we hosted a free smaller virtual dance event, where anyone could join via Zoom (video meetings app). We had a small in-person gathering in Charlotte, NC where we hosted the event and streamed the dance floor, taking turns to highlight remote dancers as well. Despite some audio/video sync issues at times and other technical challenges, we had a great time and it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces again, as well new faces too! We had lots of dancing, some schmoozing time, and six dances taught by the camp staff. Feel free to check out the Videos page on this website to see some videos of the event.
Come join us
in 2021 as we celebrate our 26th year and Israel's 73rd Birthday! Enjoy three full days and three long nights at this beautiful, relaxing as well as rustic retreat near Highlands, NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with its incredible mountain views and natural surroundings.
In addition to dance teaching sessions and dance parties lasting long into the night, in a wonderful dance hall called "the Tree House", you can enjoy heated rooms, hike many trails, enjoy afternoon wine parties and take part in our traditional Kabalat Shabbat and Havdala services. You can feast on 3 fabulous meals a day and the legendary on-going yummy snacks guaranteed to satisfy even the hungriest of dancers.
Non-dancing family and friends (including children) are welcome too.