Frequently Asked Questions

When does camp start and end?

Camp starts at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, and ends with breakfast on Sunday, July 2. We must be completely out of camp by noon.

Is there a part-time option?

Yes, campers may attend part of camp, preferably starting on June 25. Part-time campers pay a daily rate.

What are the registration and payment deadlines?

Full payment must be received by May 1 for the discounted rate. Registrations received after May 1 will be charged the full rate. The $200 deposit required with registration is refundable until May 1, and the balance minus the deposit is refundable until June 15.

Am I eligible for a scholarship?

Probably. Here's more information about our scholarships and how to apply: scholarships.

Can I bring my _____ (grandmother, dog, best friend)?

Yes, No, and Maybe. Contact Byron at for questions about camp companions.

Can children come to camp? What activities are available for them?

Children are welcome with an adult who is responsible for them. Children under 5 years of age come for free. If there is sufficient interest, we may be able to offer a children's program for an hour or two a day. Contact Byron at for more information and to connect with other parents for playgroup and other options.

Can someone assist me with getting to camp?

Possibly. Anyone needing help with hospitality and/or ride coordination must have all relevant information to by June 15. If you are flying into Boston or Manchester, please let us know, especially if you are willing to share a rental car, or have a room to share, etc. If you can offer rides, bring extra bedding, or offer hospitality, please let us know.

Can you provide me with a sample schedule?

This was our schedule in 2016.

8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Dance Basics Nyckelharpa 3 Fiddle 2/3
10:10-11:10 Norwegian Dances Nyckelharpa 2 Fiddle 3
11:20-12:20 Swedish Dances Hardingfelelag
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Dance (varies by day) Nyckelharpa 1 Fiddle 2 Swedish Singing
2:40-3:40 Dance (varies by day) Hardingfele 1 Woodcarving
3:50-4:50 Gammaldans Band Hardingfele 2 Fiddle 1 Norwegian Singing
5:00-6:00 Flex time and happy half-hour
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:15-8:00 After-dinner program (varies by day)
8:00- Evening dance party Evening jams

Tell me more about chores.

All staff and campers age seven and up are asked to sign up for a housekeeping, meal serving or other task. All jobs are a half hour or less per day, every day.

Tell me more about housing.

There are two types of housing: (1) open "Adirondack" cabins (with roll-down tarps for rain and privacy), which house 2–3 people, with shared bathrooms nearby; and (2) "Premium" cabins with four walls and more convenient bath facilities. Premium rooms range from dorm style to lovely cottages with living rooms and separate bedrooms. Apply early for those options, as there are a limited number available and will be assigned to full-time campers first. All units have beds with mattresses (not cots) and electric lights. Ogontz also has a few rental houses at extra cost. Contact Ogontz directly and go to for information and pictures.

Does NFF have bylaws?