2023 Jam Camp North registration information

2023 Jam Camp North registration information

We’re glad you’re coming to camp! Before you register please read the important information on this page. It includes answers to our most common questions.

Registration starts Tuesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.


Jam Camp North is a weekend of jamming in a friendly, welcoming, no-stress atmosphere. All acoustic instruments are welcome. Our main types of music are old-time and bluegrass, but depending on interest we may also have jams for jazz, folk, or blues. We’ll have jams at all levels, some guided by experienced faculty musicians, and some guided by campers themselves. Unlike our spring camps, we’ll have few or no classes.

Jamming experience is not required, but Jam Camp is not for true beginners – our spring camps are the place to go if you’re just starting out on your instrument. To have fun at Jam Camp you should be able to play basic chords on your instrument and know the chords to a few songs. Bonus points if you can sing a song!

Jam Camp North runs for three days, October 13-15, 2023.

Camp starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 and ends at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15. The camp is held at Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, Mass. For directions and other travel info visit this page.


We offer three registration options for Jam Camp. The prices include all jam sessions, any classes we may offer, and any other activities.

  • Double room for all three days, $465, (Friday to Sunday) and two nights (Friday and Saturday nights). Six meals included: Friday dinner, Saturday all three meals, Sunday breakfast and lunch. Meal times are: breakfast 8-9 a.m., lunch 12-1 p.m., dinner 6-7 p.m.
  • Commuter / RV camper / tent camper, $340, for all three days (Friday to Sunday) and two nights (Friday and Saturday nights). Six meals included: Friday dinner, Saturday all three meals, Sunday breakfast and lunch. Car and RV parking are marked on the Prindle Pond campus map. You can pitch your tent in the area on the map that says ‘Hilltop Campus.’ There are no hookups for RVs. You are welcome to use the facilities in Sage Hall, the dining hall, and classrooms under Hilltop West. Unfortunately there is no access to showers. If you plan to commute but want to stay closer to camp, one local choice is Southbridge Hotel.
  • Saturday only, $150, without staying overnight. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

This year we are offering raffle tickets for the six single rooms we have available. Winners will get a single room at no additional cost. The names of the winners will not be publicly announced.

Raffle tickets are $25 each with a limit of three per person.

You can buy raffle tickets at the time you register for camp, but you can also buy them without registering. If you buy a raffle ticket without registering, and your name is drawn, you must register for a double room on Hilltop.

The winners’ names will be drawn at random in mid-September and the winners notified.


The easiest way to register is with a credit or debit card online.

You may also register online and pay by check. When you reach the billing portion of the registration form, choose ‘Check’ as your payment method and mail a check for the appropriate amount to:

Music Camps North, PO Box 674, Putney VT 05346

If you do not want to register online, call us and we will be glad to help you register. Our contact information is here.

Deposits: For some registration options, when you register you may choose to pay a $100 deposit rather than the entire balance. If you pay a deposit when you register the remaining balance will be charged on September 6, 2023. The balance will be charged to the same card you used to pay the deposit. After September 6 you must pay in full.


At this time (summer 2023) we do not have any COVID-related requirements or restrictions for Jam Camp North. Proof of vaccination is not required, nor is the wearing of masks while at camp. But we reserve the right to change our policy if the situation changes. If we institute a requirement that you cannot, or are unwilling to, comply with, we will refund your registration fee.


Contact us if you need to cancel your registration. The amount we refund depends on when you cancel. Here are the important dates:

  • Through September 6, 2023, full refund
  • September 7 through October 1, 2023, full refund less $100 cancellation fee
  • October 2 or later, no refund


If you will be under 18 years of age at camp and would like to attend, please contact us before you register. You must attend with a parent or guardian.


Pets are not allowed. For questions about service animals, contact us.