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Camp Hess Kramer

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BACKGROUND

Information: A California Folk Dance camp (1971-2017). Camp Hess Kramer logo

Fall Folk Dance Camp was founded in 1971 as Camp Hess Kramer. The original committee was Beverly & Irwin Barr, Ed & Perle Feldman, Wes Perkins, and Gloria Harris. Beverly was the director and Jean Pixler received registrations. After Ed & Perle were no longer able to attend the camp, they were fortunate to have Bob & Gerri Alexander join the committee and later Gordon & Carol Wall joined them. They then lost Gloria Harris, who passed away too soon.

The ideas and goals for the camp were to have an affordable and fun folk dance workshop weekend, with good teachers bringing material from various camps and workshops. It was held at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu, California. The camp's facilities were for adults only.

The camp had four types of accommodations, therefore, attendees had their choice based on their desires and their budget.

The camp was a member of the Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

Because of a devastating fire at Camp Hess Kramer, the camp could no longer be held at that location and closed its doors.


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