Folk Music Camps, Schools and Getaways in New England

Immerse yourself! Folk camps and folk schools are primarily for adults and are generally held in the summertime in a rural location. These are educational opportunities, as well as being relaxing social gatherings. They consist of classes and workshops held during the day and concerts, parties, dances, jam sessions and sing-alongs held at night. Most of these are resident-only with meals and lodging as part of the package, but a few may offer classes to day students. Also listed here are annual weekends or getaways that function similarly to camps. These listings are by calendar date, January to December.




Midwinter Gathering
Jan, Montpelier
Young Tradition Weekend
May, Burlington
Northeast Heritage Music Camp
June, Starksboro
Northern Roots Weekend
July, Dummerston
Summit School Trad Camp
July, Montpelier
Young Tradition Trad Camp
July, Shelburne
Village Harmony Winter Camp
Dec-Jan, Marshfield
Summit School
School of Trad Music and Culture
Year-round, Montpelier

New Hampshire

Springtime Acoustic Music Weekend
May, Groton
Summer Acoustic Music Week
July & Aug, Moultonborough
Fiddleheads Acoustic Music Camp
Sept, Contoocook
Floating Bridge Music Camp
Sept, Newfound Lake
Camp Backup
Nov, Hancock

Maine Fiddle Camp
June-Aug, Montville
Ossippee Valley String Camp
July, S. Hiram
Acadia School of Trad Music & Arts
Year-round, Bar Harbor


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Rhode Island

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Youth Traditional Song Weekend
January, Becket
SAMW Winter Weekend
February, Groton
Guitar & Mandolin Camp North
April, Charlton
Banjo Camp North
May, Charlton
Village Harmony Camps
June-Aug, Hawley, Deerfield
Fiddle Pal Camp
July, Newton
Pinewoods Harmony of Song
July, Plymouth
Bost. Harbor Scottish Fiddle School
Aug, Thompson Island
TradMaD Camp
Aug-Sept, Plymouth
FSSGB Fall Getaway
Sept, Charlton
Northeast Squeeze-In
Sept, Becket

last updated 5 January 2018
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