August 21 – 27, 2017
(Monday – Sunday this year)
Adult musicians of all levels are welcomed from across the country for a week of fun music making on the shores of Snow Pond in Sidney, Maine. Special rates are offered to all NEMC alumni and members of New Horizons organizations.
Two levels of bands provide the best opportunity for every level of player, from novice to more advanced, to learn and enjoy making music in a fun yet challenging atmosphere. Participants design their own schedules, choosing from a variety of music seminars and classes, and ensembles including jazz, strings, small wind or percussion groups, and a drum circle.
Evening meals are preceded by an adult Social/Happy Hour on The Lodge porch with beautiful views of Lake Messalonskee at sunset. In addition to rehearsals, ensembles, and other musical events, there are many opportunities for recreation and traditional camp activities for both our participants and those in the spouse/friend track. The week culminates with a final concert on the stage of the historic Bowl in the Pines, the second largest outdoor amphitheater in the United States.
Three buffet style meals plus snacks will be served each day and are available a la carte or as part of participant meal plan options. A choice of three entrees (includes one vegetarian option) salad, and vegetables will be served at lunch and dinner. Nutritious and high quality meals are prepared in our kitchen by Snow Pond Staff.
We encourage you to stay on camp grounds and take advantage of the fantastic camp atmosphere. A variety of centrally located housing will be made available on a first come first serve basis. While NEMC public facilities are handicap accessible, housing in The Lodge and on the upper level of The Dorm is accessed via a flight of stairs. NEMC is non-smoking facility and rooms and cabins are not air-conditioned. Participants bring linens from home (sheets, blankets, towels, etc.).
Girl’s Dorm: The original Dorm on campus, recently renovated. More “historic”. This dorm is closer to the Lodge and Alumni Hall, making it an easier walk to meals and rehearsals. This dorm will be for women only.
Boy’s Dorm: Newer and more “modern”, yet charmingly rustic. This dorm is on the far end of camp, but is a lovely walk through the woods (we also have shuttles!). This dorm will be co-ed, with women upstairs, and men/couples downstairs.
The Dorms are: Single or double occupancy dormitory-style rooms include single beds, dressers, and a closet. Newly renovated bathrooms with sinks, showers and toilets are located on each floor of the dorm.
The Lodge: Single or double occupancy rooms located on the second floor of the lodge. Include double or single beds, dressers, and a closet. Separate male and female bathrooms with sinks, showers and toilets are located at either end of the hall.
Cabins: A limited number of 1-2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabins are available with and without water views. These cabins house NEMC’s music faculty during the camp season. 1 bedroom cabins have double beds and sleep up to 2 people; 2 bedroom cabins include a combination of double and single bedding and sleep up to 4 people. All cabins are appointed with beds, dressers, closets, a refrigerator and a coffee maker.
*If you choose to stay off-camp we are pleased to recommend several quality lodging options here.
New England Music Camp
New England Music Camp is located in Sidney, Maine on the eastern shore of Snow Pond. Most buildings are located within 100 to 200 yards from each other with the exception of the Bowl in the Pines, which is approximately a 400 yard walk from the center of the campus. While there are paved paths to most buildings and rehearsal facilities, automobiles are not permitted past the main parking lot once camp is in session.