It is with great sadness that I must announce the closure of our camp for this 2020 season. After lengthy talks this week with Geneva Point Center, the decision was made to close the Music Camps. All campgrounds around GPC have been closed and it is the feeling of the GPC Director that it is only a matter of time that GPC itself will close. As a result, it would have made no sense for us to continue with the camp. This decision was not taken lightly. This would have been our 15th year and we know how important this camp is for many students. Trust me when I say I myself am having a very difficult time wtih this decision, but it was not unexpected. As of now 22-May-2020, I will now start the process of refunding all families that have placed deposits via Paypal, and returning checks via mail to those that had sent in registration via regular mail. Once again, I hope all students are safe and well, and I can only hope that Summer 2021 brings us back to normal.
The Lake Winni Overnight Music Camp is an overnight music and recreational camp for kids age 10-18 that takes place at the Geneva Point Center, a 200-acre private campground on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough, NH. The New Hampshire Independent School of Music is proud to offer this non-competitive Music Camp for young people.
This camp is structured for the beginner to advanced musician. Musical activities are conducted each day from 9am to 2pm. After 2pm, students are free to participate in recreational activities such as canoeing/kayaking, campfires, swimming, field games, and much more on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. All recreational activities are supervised by the camp Counselors. Counselors are young Adult musicians that have been through the camp program for many years and are well-versed with all aspects of the program.
Read, "A Mom’s Take on Lake Winni Music Camp", to get some perspective from the parent of one of the campers.
Classes and Activities
All students are broken up into various ensemble groups based on their musical tastes and experience. Ensembles include Baroque Orchestra, Chamber Groups, String Orchestra, Baroque Saxophone Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Piano Duets and Master Classes, Jazz Band & Ensembles, Latin Jazz, NOLA, Funk/Fusion Ensemble, Rock Band, Punk Band, Blues Band, Jam Bands, Vocal Ensembles, Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz and Improv, Gypsy Jazz Ensembles, Folk Groups, Singer/Songwriter Classes, and Celtic Group. Students can also elect to learn a new instrument such as voice, piano, violin, or guitar and particpate in group beginner classes in their schedule.
Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are four classes in the morning, lunch, and then a fifth class. Students then regroup at the cabins to go to the beach, play field games, hike, or participate in other recreational activities. Practice time is scheduled before dinner, and there is plenty of free time for students that just want to get together and rehearse or improvise. Each night there is a different group activity such as Open Mic Night, Movie Night, Night Hike.
How do I register?
Tuition for the week is $825. If you have any questions about this, or are interested in how you can donate to our organization to help offset the cost for low-income students, please contact Noelle on (603) 284-6550.
Print out and fill out the Registration form and mail it with a deposit check of $200 (for each week) to the contact address on the Registration form. Because of the immense popularity of this camp, we have now added another week. Students can sign up to come to camp for the one week or both. If you have any questions about the registration process, please call or email Noelle.
- NEW! Online Registration & Payment—You can now securely register and pay for camp ONLINE!
- Registration—Download, print, and complete this form and mail it back to us with deposit.
Location & Facilities
The location of the camp is at Geneva Point Center. All the facilities (lifeguards, lodging, food, safety, etc.) are run by Geneva Point Center, a fully ACA accredited campgroud. We simply rent the campground space from GPC. To get a better idea of the accommodations and the campground space and facilities, please visit Geneva Point Center’s website. The Music Camp uses the Meeting House for music classes and concerts. Our cabins are at Geneva Woods and at Dock Row and our meals are at the Inn. The map below also gives a great idea of the layout of the campus on Lake Winnipesaukee.
There are 6 cabins for students and 1 cabin for counselors. Three cabins to the left of the Counselor cabin are the girls cabins, with 8 bunks in a cabin; three cabins to the right of the Counselor cabin are the boys, with 8 bunks each. For the younger cabin (age 10-12), and Intern has a bunk. The cabins are very comfortable, but rustic. There is no air conditioning, but there are power outlets for fans which GPC supplies us with if it gets too hot. The location of the cabins in the Geneva Woods location makes it very cool in the evenings, there is also a shortcut trail to the main campus and a footpath to the lake. There is also a main Program lodge and bath houses located on our site. The Program lodge is a large screened in lodge where the students like to hang out and after hours. The bath houses have full showers with hot water. We also have out own fire pit for campfires.
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The best way to find out up to date information about our camp is to follow us on Facebook. Please like and follow us! If you're interested in seeing videos of our camp on YouTube and keeping in touch with us on Facebook, please do! We try to post as many videos of the camp concerts as possible, following us on Facebook allows you to see all the cool things that happen during the camp week!