Hello Fellow Campers,

I went to band camp this summer!  What a fun thing to say as an adult.  It brings up all sorts of memories and associations with being a kid again and playing my instrument just for the pure joy of it, with no expectations or competition, just making music!

That’s what New England Adult Music Camp is all about.  It’s a place to make new friends, learn new things, relax, and take in the natural world and beauty of Snow Pond.  You get to pick those things that best nurture you whether it’s a music theory class, practicing in one of the practice cabins in the woods, a swim in the lake, taking a nap, or sharing your music experience with fellow musicians.

2017 was my first year as Program and Music Director of NEAMC and I had even more fun as Director then I did when I attended as a camper. I’m already making plans for 2018. We won’t be making many changes – since I am a believer in the motto – “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!” and it ain’t broke!!! There will be many of the usual activities; social hour/happy hour each afternoon on the patio outside the lodge overlooking Snow Pond, jam sessions with the Drum circle, Irish or Dixieland band, or Recorders in the evening after supper, final concerts in The Bowl followed by “lobstah” dinner, and of course our evening activities featuring faculty performances, camper performances, and a special guest artist.

If you are a returning camper you know how much fun it is, and if you are someone considering trying “camp” for the first time….DO IT!

See you all in August 2018!

Nina

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