There will be no Spring Camps in 2021
2020 — the year that wasn’t. I hope this email finds you all safe and sound.
Our decision to cancel last spring’s camps was definitely the right one — we were on the front edge of the pandemic and there were few guidelines; but as the weeks went on it was more obvious we made the right call.
Now we face that decision again, this time armed with more information. I believe 2021 will bring us back to a new normal, but not in time for our spring camps. It will be 2022 before we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Banjo Camp North and host our next Mandolin Camp North.
While we (the Board of Directors) believe festivals and concerts will be able to safely return, we don’t think that a weekend camp full of sharing classrooms, jams, dining tables, bathrooms, and sleeping quarters will be. It’s just too soon. Sadly we have made the decision not to hold our normal spring camps- Banjo Camp North and Mandolin Camp North.
But, we have secured Prindle Pond for a fall weekend next year, please save September 24-26, 2021. We have not decided exactly what to do with it, but we will do something — likely a wide spectrum of instruments/genres — but you can expect big old hootenanny.
Until then, please stay safe and keep practicing. Join in one of the many online camps and jams, take some Skype lessons, Zoom with your bandmates, buy music and instruments, and we will see you in the fall of 2021.
President, Music Camps North