Wake Up Call
All campers will be woken up by their counselors at 7:20am. Time to get out of bed, clean up your room for inspection and get prepared for breakfast, warm-up and dance classes.
Mealtimes are at 7:45am, 12pm and 5:30pm daily. Campers should expect to mix with different groups at meals to further expand their social network.
Morning Reflection & Warm-Up
Morning reflection is a relaxing time at the start of the day from 8:45 - 9:00am during which one staff member sets the tone for the day by making a thoughtful presentation. Morning reflection offers a positive start for the day and gets the entire camp thinking about values. All-camp warm-ups immediately follow.
ADTC operates on a rotating dance camp schedule with four 50-minute dance periods from 9:00am - 1:50pm (breaking for lunch from 11:50am - 1:00pm). You will be given dance group assignments on Monday morning, at which time you will receive your schedule for dance periods.
Field trips are offered daily from 2:00 - 4:45pm. You can only sign up for field trips if your parents have signed the necessary permission slips. Be sure to make note of which field trips you register for. Also, remember to prepare ahead and follow the rules for each field trip (proper dress, what to bring, etc.). All campers must report to the assigned meeting spot at the scheduled "check out" time for their field trips.
For those campers not pre-registered for a field trip, sign up for on-campus afternoon activities takes place during check-in. Daily optional activities include (but are not limited to):
- Arts & Crafts - Organized arts & crafts activities are offered daily
- Dance Electives - Afternoon dance elective classes are special interest or technique-based and do not focus on choreography (zumba, dance aerobics, yoga, breaking, etc.). Afternoon dance electives vary day to day and week to week.
- Other Activities - These will depend on your camp location.
Siesta is a 45 minute rest period after day activities and before dinner from 4:45 - 5:30pm. The canteen is usually open during Siesta.
Daily camp fires are discussions held after dinner (not necessarily by a camp fire) to explore girls' issues like nutrition, self-esteem, empowerment, friendship & socialization. All camp fires are mandatory and campers are grouped by age.
The ADTC Canteen carries snacks, beverages, personal items, dance apparel & supplies, and ADTC t-shirts and souvenirs. The canteen is open most days during free time.
All-Camp Night Activities
Night activities are mandatory and usually revolve around a team event. Some ADTC favorites include American Dance Idol (campers choreograph & perform their own routines), Dance Tech (campers compete in leaps, turns, trivia, strength & flexibility competitions) & Field Night (outdoor events & relays).
Nightly curfew is at 10:00pm (earlier for 8 & 9 year olds) followed by a Team Meeting where campers share thoughts and counselors provide positive closure on the day and gets the group thinking and talking about how to have a better day tomorrow. Lights Out is 10:30pm SHARP.
* Remember, daily schedules are subject to change without notice. Expect ADTC schedules to vary by day of the week and by camp location.