Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
Virtual Camp

While we regret the cancelation of both our Mendocino and Iroquois Springs workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to have presented our first-ever, completely online Virtual Camps, each with three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. Virtual Camp West Coast (July 17-19, 2020) was a great success, with 350 people registered. Our East Coast Virtual Camp (August 14-16) is now complete, with over 380 attendees!

Registration is now closed for both camps. Stay tuned for more EEFC-sponsored virtual events & classes!


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Mendocino, CA

Mendocino Folklore Camp 2015 - World Folk Dance & Music Workshops, Folklore Celebrations

July 4, 2015 – July 11, 2015

Every summer since 1962, people have gathered in the Redwood forest of California to enjoy Mendocino Folklore Camp’s wide variety of both formal and informal learning opportunities, taught by a talented, knowledgeable, world-class teaching staff. Our daily workshop classes offer international folk dance, music (instrument & band/ensemble) and singing classes, with a particular slant towads the Balkans, Europe and North America. With a camp size of about 100, we offer and inclusive, intimate and supportive atmosphere in which to learn. We welcome both beginners (with little or no previous knowledge) and advanced levels (with years of experience) to our workshops! Unique to Folklore Camp are our "Cultural Happy Hour Celebrations", where our teachers share their countries folklore, crafts, food and traditions with us. There are also nightly dance parties with live music, and a thriving late night Kafana scene.
Our featured dance teachers this year are; Yves Moreau (Balkan/Bulgarian), Bruce Hamilton (English & Scottish Country) and France Bourque-Moreau (French-Canadian). Please follow the links below for more information about our camp and a full list of our 2015 classes & teaching staff.
Registration is open! We offer discounts for families and first time campers - contact registrar.

Mendocino Woodlands, Camp 1
39350 Little Lake Road
Mendocino, CA 95460