Home (last revised 01/01/2023)
Mendocino Folklore Camp
1962 - 2019
Get to know Folklore Camp
Mendocino Folklore Camp was an opportunity to get away from the world while experiencing so many diverse parts of it. Come spend a week in the Coastal Redwoods of Northern California's Mendocino Woodlands.
Experience the joy of relaxing in nature, vacationing with old and new friends, feasting, learning, and enjoying the daily dance parties or fun folklore celebrations!
Mendocino Folklore Camp was a week-long camp that allowed an escape into nature while exploring world cultures through dance and music. We invite you to check out our HISTORY to learn more about us.
Our last year was 2019. After many years of fending off the inevitable, the ending finally happened because of an aging camp population along with waning interest and support. In hindsight, it was a huge boon since the progression of COVID-19 would have made 2019 our final year whether we wanted it or not.
This website will remain as a reminder of Camp, and as a way to keep the legacy alive. Feel free to browse, hopefully bringing up some feelings of nostalgia for any who had previously attended.
Passing of Past Camp Director, Susie Burke
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susie Burke, former Camp Director. Susie passed away on Thursday morning, January 12, 2023. Susie was a beloved and vital member of our extended international music and dance family, and we will dearly miss her creativity, passion, voice, and laughter.
Cards should be mailed to the Burke home at:
1084 Green Oaks Dr.
Los Osos, CA 93502-4039
Thank you for being such an important part of Susie’s life, and for your support during this difficult time. The family is in the process of making arrangements and may not be able to promptly answer emails or text messages.
Here is a clip of her final goodbye at the final Folklore Camp in 2019.