The Field Center has no wifi and restricted cell reception. Verizon users have full coverage but those with other providers have spotty reception. We do have hotspots on site for emergencies, however all visitors should expect to have to leave campus in order to have internet service.
The Field Center is located at 61 Williams Road, Rockingham / Bellows Falls, VT. We highly recommend downloading the Waze app for the most accurate directions. Please take care in searching the address as there is also a Williams Street in Bellows Falls.
From New York City:
Bus: Greyhound bus from New York City to the Bellows Falls Greyhound Station.
Train: Amtrak “Vermonter” line to Bellows Falls, VT. This line operates out of Washington, D.C., and New York City.
Bus: First take Dartmouth Coach from Boston to Hanover NH. Then take the Moover bus (Route 73) from Hanover to Bellows Falls all the way to the last stop. This bus departs from Hanover at 3:50 so make sure your bus to Hanover arrives before that.
From Washington D.C.:
Bus: Greyhound bus from Washington D.C. to the Bellows Falls Greyhound Station.
Chester, Bellows Falls, or Rockingham?
You may see a few different addresses for The Field Center going around. While our mailing address is in Chester, our physical address (and the address to put into your GPS) is in Bellows Falls / Rockingham.
Ticks are small biting parasitic arachnids that are native to this area. They are also the principal vector for transmitting Lyme Disease. Climate change has exacerbated the number of ticks in our region.
Lyme Disease is a serious auto-immune disease that can cause various systemic immune-deficiencies in people. If discovered early it is easily treated and curable! There are a lot of ticks here. They are active between early April and late November.
We always go over in detail with our participants general tick prevention measures while on-site including daily tick checks, clothing recommendations and information about Lyme and Lyme prevention. We recommend the following products for deterring ticks: Geranium essential oil, Terra-shield Essential oil, Jojoba oil, and Deep Woods Off. Some of these products we carry in the store in our office.
The Field Center has shared bedrooms with attached bathrooms and a large field for camping.
See our facilities page for more details.
We take the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and recognize the devastating impact it has had on dance and performance specifically and communities generally, especially those most vulnerable. We are following all State and CDC guidelines as they shift and evolve and will pivot accordingly.
Our current protocol is to highly encourage testing prior to arrival at any of our events [we can often provide tests if needed] and for folks who feel most comfortable wearing masks do so if they wish. Neither are required at this time unless specified in a specific event.
Please do not attend events if you are feeling sick, COVID or not. Thank you!