July 4th Jam 2018

a family-oriented Jam

Programming category: 
July 2, 2018 - 5:00pm - July 8, 2018 - 3:00pm

Enjoy the brilliant sunshine, grassy fields, fun, games, and dances of all kinds at this family-oriented Jam. Includes programming for young people of all ages.

More information below!




Prices below include loding (dormitory-style or camping) and meals:


If you are commuting, prices are $15 off per night for Half and Full Jam options

**prices will increase on June 1st by $25

FULL JAM Adult 2 parents
+ 1 young person*
1 parent
+ 1 young person*
Each additional
young person*
Professional $530 $925 $530 $175
Full Price $465 $835 $465 $145
Subsidized $410 $735 $410 $115
HALF JAM: 1st Half (Monday, 5pm - Thursday, 3pm) | 2nd Half (Thursday 5pm - Sunday 3pm)
HALF JAM Adult 2 parents
+ 1 young person*
1 parent
+ 1 young person*
Each additional
young person*
Professional $375 $675 $375 $125
Full Price $345 $620 $345 $105
Subsidized $310 $555 $310 $85
SINGLE DAY (no overnight)
(T, W, Th, F, S)
Adult 2 parents
+ 1 young person*
1 parent
+ 1 young person*
Each additional
young person*
Professional $85 $180 $95 $45
Full Price $75 $160 $85 $35
Subsidized $65 $140 $75 $25

*If you are attending the jam with young people (between the ages of 4-17 yrs), please be sure to select the appropriate Family Option. First young person is free. If more than one young person will be attending with you, please select Additional Children.

Children 0-3yrs are free (you can note this in the comments section).

All are welcome to stay over Sunday night (July 8th) for $30 (includes self-serve breakfast and dinner for one night only).

Those also attending Touch & Play are welcome to stay at a rate of $40/night between both events (this will cover all self-serve meals)

Work Study
Earthdance cancellation policy

Our Sliding Scale: The fees to attend Earthdance Jams and Workshops are priced on a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend.

Professional Rate: for those comfortably paying their rent or mortgage.The Professional Rate also helps us offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend.

Full Rate: for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Earthdance's operating costs.

Subsidized Rate: for those with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge.

Note to newcomers: We encourage you to sign up for either the Full or 1st Half Jam option, as we have our orientation/newcomer welcoming the 1st & 2nd days of the Jam only.

Newcomer families! You must either register for the Full Jam or Half Jam options (we cannot accommodate your participation in the family program for Single Days)

EARTHDANCE FAMILY PROGRAM (Families please register by May 18th)  

This is a family friendly Jam! We are happy to offer families support in being here and engaging in the Jam fully. The Family Program offers creative, engaging activities each morning 10 – 1pm for young people ages 4 – 17yrs. This is the time when the program is fully staffed and parents can take a break and get on the dance floor! There will also be various creative community offerings for the young people throughout the afternoons 3-6pm, as well as additional support by the community for those 3yrs and under. (These afternoon sessions are not staffed - parents are responsible for their children during this time).

Please note: While the Family Program is here to support you and your kids throughout the jam, you are still ultimately responsible for caring for your children; the more everyone engages in collectively holding & integrating young people into the Jam, the better jam we all will have!

Participant Community Support

As Earthdance runs as a​ community, all participants contribute to 1-2 chore shifts (typically meal cleans) throughout the Jam and a Final House Clean from 2-3pm on Sunday, July 8th. These are great ways to connect more with your fellow participants, Earthdance staff, and to feel more at home here. We will be welcoming you into this collective home and thus so appreciate your contributions to our space!

Nine Mountain

Nine Mountain, our neighboring retreat center, is OPEN for jammers during the July Fourth Jam! Please email kelly [at] ninemountain [dot] com to reserve a room. Then be sure to choose the “commuter” option on our registration.

252 Prospect Street, Plainfield, MA 01070 | map | directions

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