Thank you for signing up for a Precision Dance Camps (PDC) Private Camp. We truly appreciate you putting your trust in us and look forward to building a long-term relationship with you and your team.
When you sign-up for a PDC camp, you aren’t only getting a few days of camp, but we are available year-round to answer your questions, and provide you with useful resources for you and your team. At PDC we feel strongly about maintaining relationships throughout the entire year. We love knowing how your year is going, and to help you produce a winning team. We will answer calls and emails from clients who simply want to discuss their team’s current issues, practices, and current results.
This packet is designed to help you organize a successful week of camp. This packet includes:
1. Host Information Packet
2. Camp Finances
3. Other details
4. Camp Contract
Please read this packet in its entirety and digitally sign and submit the contract at the bottom.
Feel free to contact us anytime with any questions or concerns.
Contact: Brooke Moss
Contact: Heather Anderson
We have created this document to help you prepare for your week of camp. If you still have questions after reading this, please don’t hesitate to email or call us.
In order to run great camps, we must have the best instructors. Our instructors are current/former 16-time National Champion BYU Cougarettes, members of the 2-time National Champion UVU Dance Team, or dancers who have danced professionally. All of our instructors have trained in the PDC Curriculum and will do a wonderful job teaching technique and choreography. We will send one instructor for teams with 15 or fewer dancers. We will send two instructors for teams with 16+ dancers.
Once we have your instructing staff organized we will email you their contact information, along with any travel arrangement details, etc. We will be communicating with you regularly via email. If you do not like using email, please let us know so we can be sure you stay up-to-date will all arrangements for your camp.
Our instructors have a high level of commitment when working with us. However, circumstances may arise (i.e. death in the family, illness, etc.) that may cause us to make last minute changes with our staff. We reserve the right to make instructor changes. However, we will avoid this whenever possible.
Room and Board for Instructors
As you know, we travel to your town. Our instructor(s) will arrive the afternoon/evening before camp. You are responsible for providing hotel accommodations and feeding our instructor(s) the day before camp to the last day of camp. If your team has 16+ dancers we will be sending two instructors, and you will only need to book one hotel room for them.
Ask your parents to host lunches and dinners. A suggestion is to have different families prepare dinner each night. Some coaches prefer to take our instructors out to lunch or dinner, and others like to give the instructors a per diem (breakfast = $8, lunch=$10, and dinner=$12) if there are restaurants within a short walking distance from the hotel. This is entirely up to you.
Breakfast: Provided by host coach, parents, per diem, or often hotels offer a complimentary breakfast buffet.
Lunch: Host coach coordinates – either go out, parents cater, or per diem.
Dinner: Host coach coordinates – either go out or parents cater, or per diem.
Also, a camp BBQ after the first day of camp might be a fun activity.
If we fly our instructors to your town, the host needs to provide or arrange transportation to and from the airport, and to and from camp each day. PDC is responsible for purchasing flights and planning all travel arrangements for instructors.
Basic Camp Schedule
Routines and combos learned at camp are pulled from our PDC Curriculum, meaning a number of other schools may learn the same material. The routines and combos learned at a Private Camp are to be used for performances ONLY. They ARE NOT intended for competition use. If you would like an exclusive routine choreographed for your team then you will need to fill out a new registration form for a Choreography Camp.
Participation/Assumption of Risk Waivers
In the coming weeks, we will send you a link to our online participation/assumption of risk waiver to forward onto your parents to sign for their dancer. Before camp will send you a list of dancers that have signed forms to confirm all dancers are accounted for. Each participant MUST have the waiver completed and signed by a parent/guardian in order to attend camp. They will not be allowed to participate without a signed form.
Each dancer, coach, and assistant coach will receive a t-shirt. If your instructor(s) are flying to camp, shirts will be mailed at least one week before your camp begins. If your instructor(s) are driving to camp they will bring the t-shirts with them. In May we will request t-shirt sizes to ensure each individual has the appropriately sized t-shirt?
We are very interested to hear how your camp experience went. After your camp we will send you camp and instructor/choreographer evaluations via email. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we did, what you liked and how we can improve.
If you opted not to pay your deposit online, Heather will send you a deposit invoice shortly. Camp reservations are only guaranteed once we receive your deposit. Camp availability is based on a first-come, first-serve policy based upon receipt of deposits. Deposits are due within 30 days after you register. In other words, we can only guarantee your reserved dates once we receive your deposit, and only if there is space available.
Please keep in mind deposits are non-refundable. If, based upon receipt of deposits, your particular dates are full; we can try to schedule you into the second choice of dates. If we receive your deposit after your requested dates have closed, we will return your check immediately. (Note, this is the only exception to refunding deposits.) Another option is we can use it to guarantee the dates of your choice for next summer. If a deposit is not received four weeks prior to camp your camp will be cancelled.
Since we will not be collecting individual checks from your dancers, they should make checks out to you or your school, depending on who is handling the finances. Typically, it will go through the school, but several coaches may elect to handle the finances themselves to avoid administrative red tape.
An initial deposit of $1,000 is due within 30 days after you register to hold your spot for camp. You have the option of paying your final payment online with a credit card via PayPal. (Keep in mind there is a 3% convenience fee for credit cards). Or you can mail in a paper check. We ask that you put your final payment in the mail before the last day of your camp. If you are going through your school finance department, please give our payment info to them early to avoid any delays in payment.
Below is an example of how the finances may look like for a 3-day camp:
16 dancers at $165/dancer (for a 3-day camp) = $2,640
Less deposit (paid to PDC within 30 days of registration) = -$1,000
Less instructor 1 (you pay directly on the last day of camp) = -$390
Less instructor 2 (you pay directly on the last day of camp) = -$390
Remaining amount to be mailed into PDC before the last day of camp = $860
Please note, changes in the number of dancers attending camp must be made three weeks prior to camp. If dancers drop out within this three-week timeframe we ask that you pay the original amount for the number of dancers that were planning on attending camp.
Please do not ask instructors to hand delivery checks that are made out to PDC; please mail them in. If you have any questions regarding finances, please contact Heather Anderson at heather@precisiondancecamps or 801.836.2901.
Please make deposit checks payable to:
371 West 2900 North
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
If you are interested in purchasing our curriculum video it is available for $150. This will include all the combos and routines learned at camp, plus additional routines. All routines are broken down by counts and taught with music. This is very helpful to clean routines learned as well as have additional routines to use throughout the year.
Please review and sign the Private Camp Contract on the next page. This document clearly identifies what we provide and what you provide for camp. It is also an acknowledgment that you read the camp packet in its entirety.
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This may seem like a lot of information to think about. However, this has proven to be a good structure to run camp. We not only want to help your program improve, but we also understand we are your guests, and we want to make this experience as wonderful for you as possible.
Thank you for choosing Precision Dance Camps. We look forward to working with you and your team!
Brooke and Heather
What Precision Dance Camps Provides
*Please note schedules are subject to change based on the needs of your team.
What You Provide
I have read the Camp Information Packet in its entirety and agree to the conditions stipulated above:
Precision Dance Camps:
Brooke Moss January 1, 2018