Looking for a new family tradition?
You've found it.
Held over five decades, Bannerman Folk Camp continues to be a holiday tradition featuring contra and folk dance classes, live music, recreation, crafts, hiking, outdoor games, puppet shows and storytelling. Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina it truly is a fun filled, relaxing, inspiring weekend for all ages.
What’s new for Folk Camp this year?
Camp Cookie's Sing-A-Long
Rolling out this year on Friday afternoon is the ALL CAMP event with Frank McConnell. For years now we have been hearing older youth and adults bemoan the fact that they don't get to come to the "Kids' Time with Frank" on Friday night. This is a special time where the children gather around in their PJs, snack in hand and are mesmerized by Frank's singing and storytelling. It is a magical time and this year, we will add to that tradition by gathering at the amphitheater Friday afternoon at 1:30 pm. You don’t want to miss Camp Cookie's Sing-A-Long Hour with fun singing, storytelling and more with Frank. PJs not required!
Another new piece this year will be a gathering centered around hospitality and sharing stories. A little pre-dinner party, if you will, on Friday evening at 5 pm. and we want YOU to help!! So once you are registered for camp begin to think about a snack you can bring to share with the community! A collective of all our traditions and regions so to speak. How fun will this be? Mom and Dad would have LOVED this idea so we will Gather 'Round and raise a toast to honor their full lives and for giving us this gift of Folk Camp 53 years ago.
We are excited to offer a choice of four classes for adult participants. After dancing together during the first class time each morning everyone will head off to these smaller, more intentional Folk Arts classes. From choosing to dance more to outdoor skills to slow mending/sewing to cooking with intention, these classes will offer a time for learning, sharing stories and exploring a new art form. For a full description of the classes, click here. Once you are registered you will receive an email with more information on how you sign up for these classes.