The campers are the students from 7 art schools in France and abroad, invited to Camping. In addition, there are students from the CN D’s partner artistic training programs as well as individual dancers. Every day, the invited schools have the opportunity to conduct the morning class for all the participants.

Bard College, New York

The Dance Program at Bard College believes a dance artist’s growth is a product of the simultaneous development of three interdependent factors: technique, composition, and artistic voice. It is the Dance Program's aim to provide this threefold development of the student dance artist within the context of a broad-based liberal arts education. Since 2009, the Bard Dance Program has hosted an in-residence dance company bringing their unique technique and composition to the academic program in the form of teaching, educational licensing projects, master classes, full-Company production residencies, and public performances. Past partnerships include Bill T. Jones Dance Company, Trisha Brown Dance Company, American Dance Festival, and Gibney Dance. Beginning in Fall 2023, the Bard College Dance Program launched a two-year partnership with Villa Albertine, a cultural institution that supports exchanges in arts and ideas between the United States, France, and beyond.

Conservatoire national supérieur musique et danse de Lyon (CNSMDL)

The CNSMD Lyon approach is based on teaching excellence, innovative pedagogy and transversal creation. Under a new directorship since 2019, with an outstanding faculty, this open training program is full of vitality, enriched by its links to top visual and performing arts schools, a 6-university network (CHELS, Lyon 2) and the professional milieu. The CNSMD Lyon is committed to developing the autonomy and collaborative work of students supporting an annual student creation festival entirely produced and self-managed by the student dancers and musicians. Professional integration of dancers is favored with the CNSMD Lyon’s network of more than seventy partners, increasing artistic exchange possibilities – emerging technologies AI/VR/VR included – in a creative lab-campus environment. The course mobilizes the dance student’s newly-acquired knowledge via creative processes and exploration of repertory works with established and young avant-garde creators/choreographers. In addition to a strong technical and intellectual foundation, students develop a sense of artistic commitment and endurance. The final year of the 4-year cursus in contemporary and classical dance culminates in a Junior Ballet, at once a touring pre-professional company and a community.

École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon (ENSBAL)  

The École gratuite de dessin de Lyon was founded in 1756. It became the École Royale Académique de Dessin et de Géométrie in 1769, the École Gratuite de Dessin in 1795, and the École Impériale de Dessin in 1807. Located on Les Subsistances since 2007, the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon is a state school for higher artistic education, approved by the Ministry of Culture. Conceived as a research and experimental laboratory, intentionally open to contemporary artistic realities, its vocation is to train artists, designers and creators. Attentive to current creative forms and issues, it aims more generally to bring out singular talents and produce the right conditions for a high-level professionalism in the field of art, design and creation. Welcoming three hundred students, ENSBA Lyon provides major options which structure the field of artistic teaching in France, with several courses in art and design. The students and artists of ENSBA, who are participating in Camping, come from the Art option. Its training programmes are spread out over two cycles: an initial cycle leading to a DNA (diplôme national d’arts); and a second cycle leading to a DNSEP (diplôme national supérieur d’expression plastique) – a master’s. The design program is made up of three majors: space design, graphic design and textile design. The school offers several programs: a post-graduate diploma (art) and a third cycle for young researchers and artist-researchers, structured around two research units: ACTH, devoted to the articulation between contemporary art and historical time, and a digital unit, devoted to the contemporary aesthetic challenges raised by digital cultures.

Extensions, La Place de la danse CDCN Toulouse/Occitanie 

Extensions, a unique training program partnering with a CDCN, hosts about ten dancers from various backgrounds, and trains them to become dance artists. Housed by La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse Occitanie, Extensions fosters a learning environment which is aligned with current choreographic practices. Over a 9-month period, technical classes and daily workshops explore various artistic universes and enable artists to develop their body language, autonomy and choreographic writing. Theoretical courses, lectures, analysis of dance pieces, access to the documentation center, performances and meetings with resident or programmed companies complete the training program. Morning classes and intensive courses are regularly open to professional dancers outside the school.

La CinéFabrique, école nationale supérieure de cinéma à Lyon

CinéFabrique was born out of a desire to open up the field of cinema and audiovisual to more social, cultural and geographical diversity, as well as more diverse academic backgrounds, points of view, and to foster gender equality. Each class and site train 49 students for 7 professions: scriptwriting, production, image, sound, editing, set design and special effects supervision. The school has been based in Lyon since 2015, and in Marseille since September 2023. It also offers short courses, such as the Orientation and Preparation Class, the CinéFabrique Workshops and continuing education modules. Focused on the professionalization of students, courses are taught by professional guest lecturers, and the third year is a sandwich course.

Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)

Since its establishment in 1983 by Choreographer Lin, Hwai-Min, the Taiwan's TNUA School of Dance comprises Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. The Department of Dance offers a seven-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree. The Graduate program offers three degrees: the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Performance and in Choreography, the Master of Arts (MA) in Cross-Disciplinary Corporeal Theories and Practice, and the Ph.D. in Dance Studies. TNUA aims to educate and engage students, from traditional to contemporary dance with respective theories and practices. The faculty seeks to balance the excellence of conservatory training with a broad academic education. The School of Dance collaborates with TNUA's other entities: Music, Theatre Arts, Fine Arts, Film and New Media, Humanities, and Culture Resources.

Master danse et pratiques chorégraphiques, Bruxelles Charleroi danse
Institut national supérieur des arts du spectacle
École nationale supérieure des arts visuels, La Cambre

This master's program opened in 2021: it is the fruit of an unprecedented three-way collaboration between the Charleroi danse choreographic center and two art colleges, La Cambre/ENSAV and INSAS. In tune with current artistic issues and the realities of the contemporary world, the Master's degree offers tomorrow's choreographers and creators an international, multicultural, post-graduate teaching framework that questions the place of artists in society, and fosters the development of new artistic directions, practices and approaches. The training takes place over two years, mainly in Brussels, and is supervised by the choreographers: Ayelen Parolin, Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Louise Vanneste, Julien Carlier, Florencia Demestri & Samuel Lefeuvre. Alongside them, a number of artists take part in bodywork, technical creation and theory modules.