We’re using the online platforms Zoom and Sococo to centralize our gathering for the weekend. All daily classes, evening and late-night Kafana programming, will take place on Zoom. This year we are also again featuring a “digital village,” accessible through the optional Sococo interface. You’ll see rooms named for familiar places like the Registration Table, which will have volunteers ready to take your questions; the Meadow, where you’ll enjoy an afternoon class; and the Dance Hall and Kafana, where we’ll gather for live music and dancing. You’ll even be able to locate where your friends are within the map and casually hang out (i.e. video chat) around the Fire Circle and other organic gathering places.
For official programming, each “room” of our Sococo “virtual village” space contains a direct link to a Zoom meeting where the real magic is taking place. But if you want to take a break from class, there are plenty of areas to relax with friends and catch up contained within our online village. There will be a basic $15 charge to use the Sococo platform.
You also have the option to forego Sococo and to attend classes and evening musical events just via Zoom. We will provide a “cheat sheet” of Zoom links to all campers which will make it easy to find your way. We strongly recommend that you download the latest version of Zoom for the optimal experience.
Virtual Camp runs on Pacific Time from Friday evening, June 25, to late Sunday afternoon, June 27. Classes begin Saturday morning and continue on Sunday. A selection of instrumental, vocal, dance, and even cooking classes for all levels are offered across seven 75-minute class slots.
The early-evening programs include folklore presentations and group sings with musical accompaniment. Dance parties featuring live music from our world-class staff musicians will delight your feet. The party continues in the Kafana, with a variety of musical sets by you and your fellow campers.
There are many opportunities to help us out behind the scenes! Please fill out our volunteer crew form here.
Now that we’ve been “pandemicking” for over a year, how can we make the experience even closer to camp without actually being on site with our friends? We could maybe build a dance hall in the yard. Or we could gather together some of the elements of camp, distill them down to their essence, and pack them lovingly in a box to send to you! This box will contain a variety of items that will appeal to the senses, including a selection of EEFC-branded items, recipes to remind us of the good food we share at camp, a handy “How-To Kafana” guide with instructions and props, items to help create a redwood cabin ambiance at home (no black widows, scorpions or mice, we promise), as well as other delightful keepsakes.
Order your box here for $50, shipping included in the price. But hurry—quantities are limited and we want to make sure your goodies arrive on your doorstep before Virtual Camp starts! Deadline to order Swag Box: May 20, 2021
Staffing still in process—check back for more soon!
Schedule is still being concocted. Stay tuned!
Will there be a workshop geared toward East Coast time?
Yes! Please pencil in August 13-15, 2021 for an East Coast edition.
Will class materials be available?
Lyrics, song files, and other materials will be made available to campers at the teacher’s discretion. See the Resources & Materials tab on this page.
Do I need a Facebook account to participate?
No. We are using Sococo and Zoom. Several days before camp begins, campers will receive a link to an orientation video and those who have signed up for it will be invited to join the Sococo platform and begin exploring.
How can I avoid lag on Zoom?
Contact the EEFC Office if you need tech support or further clarification. Our staff and volunteers are eager to help, and your feedback will help us review and hone our processes. There is no question too small. See you at Camp!