The Whirl is held at the Fayette County Park in Beckwith, a wide place in the road eight miles west of Fayetteville and the bridge over the New River Gorge. We’ll be dancing in a wonderful wood and stone New Deal-era dance hall with a suspended wooden floor, stage, fireplace and barn door sides that can be opened or closed to suit the weather.
We’ll have a full schedule of workshops posted here by February 1, with Gaye, Bradley and others as workshop leaders.
On-site accommodation is included in the registration fee—your choice of a bunk bed in a cabin (foam mattress) or tent space. No reservation needed. Toilet and shower facilities are near the cabins. It’s rustic, but comfortable.
If you still have energy left after dancing, head down the road to Fayetteville, one of the coolest outdoor adventure towns in the East with whitewater rafting, rock and cliff climbing, zip-lining, hiking, mountain biking (and some great restaurants). Or just take in the spectacular views from one of the trails in the New River Gorge.
If you can join us by 6 pm Friday, we will have a light dinner for only $8. The rest of the meals for the weekend are in a package deal costing $60 so you won't have to leave the camp if you don't want to. Catering is by Café 110 from Oak Hill (just down the road from the camp) https://www.facebook.com/cafeoneten The food is always great and plentiful, with options for vegans and the gluten intolerant.
PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We have never completely filled up our floor for the weekend, so maybe this can be the first time. Join “The Friends of Whitewater Whirl” on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1403071313130438/ and invite your friends.