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About Chehalis CONTRA DAnCE CAmp

Our mission is to create a friendly dance camp that's fun for all. Come immerse yourself in music, dance, workshops and music jams in a natural setting. Our "Sweet Swing" by June Harmanunique contra-focused camp is located in Canada’s beautiful Pacific Southwest 40 miles north of Bellingham, WA, and 75 km east of Vancouver, BC.

Camp Luther is situated on scenic Hatzic Lake just 10 km east of Mission, BC, with easy access to highway #1 and highway #7 (Lougheed Hwy.).

Accommodations

Cabins

The main accommodation is in 12 bunk-style winterized cabins. Washrooms are located in a separate building near one end of the row of cabins, and in the gym. Dancing will take place in the Dining Hall and Chapel complex, adjacent to the cabins. 

New for 2017: Retreat Centre Rooms

Part of the Retreat Centre has been opened for our use this year. Rooms with a queen bed, one or two bunk beds, and bathroom are available for an additional cost of $40 per person for the weekend. Preference will be given to couples for the queen beds.
If you wish to register for a lodge room, please see the map of rooms and on page 2 the beds available. Rooms will be assigned in the order registrations are received; the room assignments will be updated regularly.
Private Rooms: If you are a couple and wish to have a completely private room, the additional cost will be $50 per person ($100 per couple) for the weekend. (Note that rooms 102, 104, and 108 are not available as private rooms.)

You have an opportunity to apply for a Retreat Centre room on the registration form.

Camping

There are 7 RV sites with electrical hook-ups, water, and sink drains, plus an open area close to the lake for tenting. 

Amenities

Camp Luther’s amenities also include a large gym, two grass playing fields, outdoor volleyball court, baseball diamond, playground, horseshoe pits, lakefront area (swimability depends on water levels) and canoes (Canoe Rentals: $15/hour or $25 for 2 hours per canoe).

Hotels

For those who prefer to stay in private accommodation, there are hotels 10 minutes away in Mission.

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Meals

A variety of healthy food options will be provided. If you have special dietary needs (vegetarian, lactose or gluten intolerance, food allergies) please indicate those on your registration form. An effort will be made to accommodate special diets, however if your diet is very restricted, you are expected to supplement the provided meals with your own food as needed.

Friday dinner is not provided. There will be light snacks available during the evening, but you are expected to eat dinner before arriving at camp. Both Abbotsford and Mission offer a variety of restaurants.

The camp provides breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Free coffee, tea and juice are always available. 

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WHAT TO BRING

  • Goodies for the snack room
  • Passport for those crossing the border
  • Ear plugs
  • Towel
  • Unscented shampoo
  • Pillow; blankets and sheets (or sleeping bag)
  • Dance shoes
  • Song books (e.g., Rise Up Singing!)"Saturday Morning" by June Harman
  • Musical instruments
  • Recording device for workshops
  • Water bottle, coffee mug
  • Walking shoes (for strolling outside)
  • Cash for CDs and other merchandise
  • Flashlight (to avoid disturbing sleeping cabin mates, and for camping)
  • Umbrella or rain gear, and a tarp if camping
  • There is wifi and cell reception, but at times it can be spotty (you may need to stand in the middle of the lawn).

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Camp POLICies (What NOT To BRing)

No alcohol or illegal drugs are allowed. 

For the benefit of allergen sensitive dancers, please avoid the use of scented products. Scent-free liquid soap will be available for the washroom sinks.

Due to fire regulations, candles are prohibited. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas.

No pets are allowed.

Drop-ins (day visitors) are not allowed.

The camp is on a lake. Young children must be closely supervised by an adult at all times.

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RIDE ShARING

Public transit is not an option to get directly to camp, so some dancers may require a ride. 

If you need or can provide a ride to camp, please indicate this on your application. In August our registrar will send you a link to the online camp roster, which indicates those offering rides, and is updated regularly. 

The West Coast Express (WCE) does have a train from downtown Vancouver to Mission, however it only runs on weekdays (it runs Friday evening to get there, but not Sunday afternoon to return). Camp is a 27 min. cycle from the Mission City train station, and the WCE does allow bikes. See the WCE Schedule

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PARKING

Please park only in designated areas along the main drive. Park at an angle (diagonal parking). 

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Camp Address:

9311 Shook Road, Mission, B.C. V2V 7M2

Phone:  (604) 826-7062
Toll Free:  1 (888) 707-2267

See a map. Watch for red direction signs when you get close to camp.

From Vancouver:

  1. Either take Hwy #1 to Abbotsford (Mission/Sumas Exit #92) or take Lougheed Hwy #7 (follow signs for Maple Ridge/Mission).
  2. At Mission travel east on Hwy #7 about 7 km.
  3. Turn left at Shook Road (you will see a tall cell tower disguised to look like a pine tree on the left in a field before the turnoff, and the turnoff is signed for Camp Luther).
  4. Keep on Shook Rd.for 2.5 km (stay left at the fork). 
  5. Turn left into camp and proceed to the parking lot.

From Seattle or Bellingham and Points South:

  1. Head north on I-5.
  2. In Bellingham, at exit #255, take Hwy 542 (E Sunset Drive, Mt Baker Hwy), heading north-east.
  3. Just past the Nooksack River, take Hwy 9 north to Sumas border crossing.
  4. Follow Hwy #11 north to Mission.
  5. At Mission travel east on Hwy #7 about 4 miles.
  6. Turn left at Shook Road (you will see a tall cell tower disguised to look like a pine tree on the left in a field before the turnoff, and the turnoff is signed for Camp Luther).
  7. Keep on Shook Rd.for 1.5 miles (stay left at the fork). 
  8. Turn left into camp and proceed to the parking lot.

Safe travels!

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