2023 Registration information

2023 Registration Information and Prices

Before you register please read this important information. We’ve tried to make this a comprehensive page that tells you everything about your registration options and other information for having a great time at camp.


The dates for the 2023 camps are:

  • Mandolin Camp North, April 21-23, 2023
  • Banjo Camp North, May 19-21, 2023

Registration for both camps starts Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, at 7 p.m. EST.

Both camps are held at Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, Mass. For directions and other travel info visit this page.

Each camp starts at noon on Friday and ends at about 3 p.m. on Sunday. The first meal of the weekend is dinner on Friday, and the last meal is lunch on Sunday.

Most rooms are supplied with two pair of bunk beds. Our ‘Quad Room’ registration choice uses the upper bunks.

Access to the dorms starts near dinnertime on Friday, and we must be out of the rooms after the last class on Sunday.

For the spring camps we don’t have any COVID protocols, but we reserve the right to add them.


The easiest way to register is with a credit or debit card online. When registration starts on December 6 we will post on this site a link to our registration page.

PLEASE NOTE: Our single rooms sell out quickly, often in the first few minutes of registration. If you’re registering for a single room, have your credit card ready and try to complete your registration all in one shot.

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 February 28, 2023. The balance will be charged to the same card you used to pay the deposit. After February 28 you must pay in full at the time you register.

Tuition: For options that include classes, tuition is included in the room and board prices below.

Non-participating campers: Full-weekend campers who don’t want to bring an instrument may register as a “non-participating camper.” Non-participating campers may attend the faculty concerts, participate in or listen to jam sessions, shop with vendors, and eat meals, but may not attend classes.

If your first choice of room is sold out: The number of single rooms is limited and they sell out quickly — often on the first day of registration. If your first registration choice is sold out, please contact us to be put on a waiting list. If you have a second choice, you may register for that choice and if your first choice opens up we will change your registration and adjust your credit card balance.

All-weekend Options

Here are the all-weekend room choices for Mandolin Camp North and Banjo Camp North. ‘Hilltop’ and ‘Pondside’ refer to the two campuses at Prindle Pond. See the bottom of this page for more information on the campuses.

Room type, campusBathPrice
Single, HilltopPrivate$ 830
Single, PondsideShared$ 755
Double, HilltopPrivate$ 665
Double, PondsideShared$ 525
Quad room (up to 4 people), PondsideShared$ 460
Double (non-participating camper), HilltopPrivate$ 420
Double (non-participating camper), PondsideShared$ 360

Commuter / RV / Tent camper, six meals

Car and RV parking are marked on the Prindle Pond campus map. There are no hookups for RVs. RVers are welcome to use the facilities in Sage Hall, the cafeteria, and the Lodge and Center dormitories. The bathrooms in Lodge and Center are gender-specific and have showers.

  • Participating camper, $440
  • Non-participating camper, $245

Single day

  • Friday, includes classes, dinner, faculty concert, jam sessions, $135
  • Saturday, includes classes, three meals, faculty concert, jam sessions, $210
  • Sunday, includes classes, breakfast and lunch, $90

These options do not include housing.


  • Friday, includes dinner, faculty concert, and jam sessions, $50
  • Saturday, includes dinner, faculty concert, and jam sessions, $50

These options do not include housing.


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

Mandolin Camp North

Before March 1, 2023full refund
March 1 to March 31, 2023full refund less $100 cancellation fee
April 1, 2023 or laterno refund

Banjo Camp North

Before March 1, 2023full refund
March 1 to April 30, 2023full refund less $100 cancellation fee
May 1, 2023 or laterno refund


If you will be under 18 years of age at camp and would like to attend, please contact us before you register.


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


Our camps are held on the two campuses of Prindle Pond Conference Center — ‘Hilltop’ and ‘Pondside.’ See this map.

Prindle Pond Conference Center does not provide blankets, sheets, pillows, or towels; you must provide your own.

Should I Choose Hilltop Campus or Pondside Campus?

The two campuses are about a quarter of a mile apart, joined by an unpaved path on which you may walk or drive. If you have a mobility issue, a van will be available to drive you back and forth. Both campuses provide housing that is comfortable but not fancy. All dorms are “quiet dorms” — no jamming allowed after 11 p.m. Registration, meals, and concerts are all held on the Hilltop campus. Classes and evening jams are split between the campuses.

Pondside is the older campus, with dorms that are more rustic, and are priced lower than the Hilltop dorms. The dorms on Pondside have mostly double rooms with a shared bath down the hall. They also have a combined total of six single rooms with private (en suite) bath, which are priced at a premium and typically sell out quickly.

Hilltop is the newer, more modern campus with two dorms that have mostly double rooms, and also have a combined total of 6 single rooms. Every dorm room on Hilltop — doubles as well as singles — has a private (en suite) bath, which is priced at a premium and typically sells out quickly. The dining hall building does not have dorm rooms, and the 4 classrooms in the dining hall building are available for all-night jamming. All meals and the two faculty concerts take place on the Hilltop campus.