2022 Registration information

Registration information

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.

ESSENTIAL INFO

The dates for the 2022 camps are:

  • Mandolin Camp North, April 22-24, 2022
  • Banjo Camp North, May 13-15, 2022

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

Registration starts Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2022, at 7 p.m. EST. At that time a link to our registration page will go live on this site.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

Vaccination: Proof of vaccination will be required in order to attend camp. You can prove that you’ve been vaccinated in any of three ways: (1) By uploading a photo of your vaccination card at the time you register, (2) by emailing us photo of your vaccination card to info@musiccampsnorth.com anytime before camp starts, or (3) by mailing a photocopy of your card to us at:

Music Camps North
PO Box 674
Putney VT 05346

Please note: We must receive proof of vaccination before camp by one of the methods above.

Masks and other precautions during camp: No one knows what the situation in the spring might be. We reserve the right to require masks and institute other protocols in order to host a safe event.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS AND PRICES

The easiest way to register is with a credit or debit card online. When registration starts on December 1 we will post on this site a link to our registration page.;

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, 2022. 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, listen in on 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.

Here are the room choices and room-and-board prices 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:

Single room, six meals

LocationPrice
Hilltop, private bath$695
Pondside, private bath$675
Pondside, shared bath down the hall$625

Shared room, six meals

LocationPrice
Hilltop, private bath$555
Pondside, shared bath down the hall$495
Pondside, Bunk Room, shared bath down the hall (up to 4 per room)$445

Non-participating campers

Hilltop, double room, private bath$340
Pondside, double room, shared bath$315

Commuter / RV, 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, $425
  • Non-participating camper, $225

Single day

  • Friday, classes, dinner, faculty concert, jam sessions, $135
  • Saturday, classes, three meals, faculty concert, jam sessions, $195
  • Sunday, classes, breakfast and lunch, $90

Evening-only

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

CANCELLATION POLICY

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, 2022full refund
March 1 to March 31, 2022full refund less $100 cancellation fee
April 1, 2022 or laterno refund

Banjo Camp North

Before March 1, 2022full refund
March 1 to April 30, 2022full refund less $100 cancellation fee
May 1, 2022 or laterno refund

CAMPERS UNDER AGE 18

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

PETS

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

CAMPUSES, DORM OPTIONS, MAP

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

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.