Evelyn & Glenn Bannerman   Founders  The couple who started it all 49 years ago. Glenn & Evelyn attended other folk dance camps in the 60s and decided there was a great need for one that was focused on intergenerational programming. They envisioned a camp where young and old folks could come together to dance, celebrate, and build community. They've done a mighty fine job, just ask our campers who come back year after year after year!

Evelyn & Glenn Bannerman
Founders

The couple who started it all 49 years ago. Glenn & Evelyn attended other folk dance camps in the 60s and decided there was a great need for one that was focused on intergenerational programming. They envisioned a camp where young and old folks could come together to dance, celebrate, and build community. They've done a mighty fine job, just ask our campers who come back year after year after year!

  Marcie Van Cleave  Dance Instructor  Marcie brings a wealth of experience in traditional music and dance to camp this year. Since the mid-80s, she has been teaching international dances with high energy, good spirits and humor. We are very pleased and excited to welcome Marcie as our International Dance leader.

Marcie Van Cleave
Dance Instructor

Marcie brings a wealth of experience in traditional music and dance to camp this year. Since the mid-80s, she has been teaching international dances with high energy, good spirits and humor. We are very pleased and excited to welcome Marcie as our International Dance leader.

  Christine Galante   Dance Instructor  Christine Galante has been a professional performing and teaching artist for over 20 years. She was immersed in the world of traditional music and dance from an early age touring with her family's international folk, square and round dance troupe, and she is the third generation of her family to clog. She is joining us in 2018 for the first time and we couldn't be more excited to welcome her.

Christine Galante

Dance Instructor

Christine Galante has been a professional performing and teaching artist for over 20 years. She was immersed in the world of traditional music and dance from an early age touring with her family's international folk, square and round dance troupe, and she is the third generation of her family to clog. She is joining us in 2018 for the first time and we couldn't be more excited to welcome her.

  Jeff O'Connor  Dance Instructor  Jeff was a faculty member at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California from 1984 to 2013. He taught a variety of classes that included folk dance. He has been performing and teaching since he was ten years old. Formerly he was the director of Stockton Folk Dance Camp held at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. This is where Glenn & Evelyn first met Jeff in 1972, and started his long relationship with the Bannerman Clan!

Jeff O'Connor
Dance Instructor

Jeff was a faculty member at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California from 1984 to 2013. He taught a variety of classes that included folk dance. He has been performing and teaching since he was ten years old. Formerly he was the director of Stockton Folk Dance Camp held at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. This is where Glenn & Evelyn first met Jeff in 1972, and started his long relationship with the Bannerman Clan!

  The Bannerman Family, every one of them!   The Bannerman family grows larger and larger it seems every year! In 1969 Camp begain with Glenn, Evelyn and their 4 children-Craig, Ren, Beth, and Lee Ann. Add a spouse to each of their children, then add grandchildren. Then those grandchildren went and got spouses and started having great-grandchildren. We are a family of four generations, each of whom contributes individual skills to this unique weekend. We are committed to providing the best experience for every camper, from the youngest to the eldest. That's why they keep coming back!

The Bannerman Family, every one of them!

The Bannerman family grows larger and larger it seems every year! In 1969 Camp begain with Glenn, Evelyn and their 4 children-Craig, Ren, Beth, and Lee Ann. Add a spouse to each of their children, then add grandchildren. Then those grandchildren went and got spouses and started having great-grandchildren. We are a family of four generations, each of whom contributes individual skills to this unique weekend. We are committed to providing the best experience for every camper, from the youngest to the eldest. That's why they keep coming back!

 
  Genie Pannell   Puppeteer & Teacher  Genie is a delightful instructor and puppeteer. She has been playing with puppets since the early 70s. At Camp she leads the children in making creative and unique puppets during morning classes.

Genie Pannell
Puppeteer & Teacher

Genie is a delightful instructor and puppeteer. She has been playing with puppets since the early 70s. At Camp she leads the children in making creative and unique puppets during morning classes.

  Frank McConnell   Music & Storytelling  Performing along with Crooked Pine Band for night-time entertainment and live music for dancing. In addition Frank is a story-teller, song leader, kids' class teacher and hosts an afternoon open music jam.

Frank McConnell
Music & Storytelling

Performing along with Crooked Pine Band for night-time entertainment and live music for dancing. In addition Frank is a story-teller, song leader, kids' class teacher and hosts an afternoon open music jam.

 
  Jim & Kelly Kirkpatrick   Recreation & Childcare  Long time staff members, Jim and Kelly are essential to Camp! Jim leads kids' classes that feature high energy activities and games. Kelly provides childcare for the infant and toddler campers during morning class time. They have two grown sons who help at camp as well, they were raised participating in camp. This year their grandson will come!

Jim & Kelly Kirkpatrick
Recreation & Childcare

Long time staff members, Jim and Kelly are essential to Camp! Jim leads kids' classes that feature high energy activities and games. Kelly provides childcare for the infant and toddler campers during morning class time. They have two grown sons who help at camp as well, they were raised participating in camp. This year their grandson will come!

  Crooked Pine Band   House Band  The Crooked Pine Band are regulars at local music rooms, restivals and street fairs, private parties and large corporate events. They are highly-sought contra dance and square dance band, and are favorites at Asheville’s Shindig-on-the-Green, Greenville, SC Euphoria and Fall for Greenville.

Crooked Pine Band
House Band

The Crooked Pine Band are regulars at local music rooms, restivals and street fairs, private parties and large corporate events. They are highly-sought contra dance and square dance band, and are favorites at Asheville’s Shindig-on-the-Green, Greenville, SC Euphoria and Fall for Greenville.