Registration information

Registration for the 2019 Mandolin Camp North and 2019 Banjo Camp North is open. We look forward to seeing you at camp!

Before you register, please read this important information.

A note for returning campers: This year we have a new registration system. You do not need a username or password to register.

PRICES AND OPTIONS

Our prices have changed to acknowledge the differences between the older dorms at the Pondside Campus versus the newer Hilltop Campus. Some prices are higher and some are lower. For a description of the two campuses, please see the bottom of this page.

Here are our 2019 prices and options. All options include tuition.

Note: 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.

Single rooms with private (en suite) bath, includes six meals

  • Hilltop Campus, $720
  • Jam Dorm or Lodge, Pondside Campus, $680

Double rooms (includes six meals)

  • Hilltop Campus (private en suite bath), $590 ($295 for
    non-participating camper)
  • Pondside Campus (shared bath down the hall), $535
    ($270 for non-participating camper)
  • Jam Dorm on the Pondside Campus (all-night jamming;
    shared bath down the hall), $475 ($240 for non-
    participating camper)

Commuter / RV (includes six meals) $450 ($225 for non-participating camper)

Single day options

  • Friday (includes dinner) $140
  • Saturday (includes three meals) $200
  • Sunday (includes breakfast and lunch) $110

Evening-only options

  • Friday $40 (dinner, faculty concert, and jam sessions)
  • Saturday $40 (dinner, faculty concert, and jam sessions)

CAMPERS UNDER AGE 18

Attendees age 17 and 18 are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you would like to register a camper who is age 16 or under, please contact us.

PAYMENT METHODS

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 by computer, call us and we will be glad to help you register. Our contact information is here.

Deposits: 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 to the card you provide on February 15, 2019.

DISCOUNTS

We offer several discounts. There is a place on the registration form to enter a discount code if you qualify. You may take only one discount per person.

Mandolin Camp North discounts

Discount criterion Code Discount amt Expiration date
Early bird EARLYBIRD 10% Feb. 28, 2019
Current member of the Boston Bluegrass Union MCN-BBU 10% March 11, 2019
Current member of the Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance MCN-RIBA 10% March 11, 2019
Age 60 or over MCN-SENIOR 10% March 11, 2019
Full-time student MCN-STUDENT 10% March 11, 2019

Banjo Camp North

Discount criterion Code Discount amt Expiration date
Early bird EARLYBIRD 10% Feb. 28, 2019
Current member of the Boston Bluegrass Union BCN-BBU 10% April 16, 2019
Current member of the Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance BCN-RIBA 10% April 16, 2019
Age 60 or over BCN-SENIOR 10% April 16, 2019
Full-time student BCN-STUDENT 10% April 16, 2019

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 for each camp:

Mandolin Camp North
Before March 1, 2019 — full refund
March 1 to March 31, 2019 — full refund less $100 cancellation fee
April 1, 2019 or later — no refund

Banjo Camp North
Before March 1, 2019 — full refund
March 1 to April 30, 2019 — full refund less $100 cancellation fee
May 1, 2019 or later — no refund

HOUSING

See the Prindle Pond Conference Center campus map

If your first choice of room is sold out:
Single rooms sell out quickly. 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.

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

All accommodations are double occupancy unless otherwise agreed. Most rooms have two bunk beds, so no one has to sleep in an upper bunk unless he or she prefers.

Should I Choose Hilltop Campus or Pondside Campus?

Music Camps North is held on the two campuses of Prindle Pond Conference Center; they’re called Hilltop and Pondside. The two campuses are about a quarter mile apart, joined by a lovely walk on a country path. 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. The registration form lets you choose a room in a quiet dorm, a women’s dorm or a men’s dorm, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request. (For all such requests, preference will be given to those who’ve registered earlier.) Registration, the dining hall, and evening concerts are all held on the Hilltop campus. Classes and after dinner 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. Every building on Pondside that has space for jamming also has dorm rooms, so we’ve designated one of these dorms, Center, as a “Jam Dorm” meaning that jamming may take place all night in its two classrooms. Because of this, a double room in the Jam Dorm is the least expensive option for housing at camp. The other two dorms on Pondside are quiet dorms after 11 p.m.

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. On Hilltop, one dorm has classrooms and is a “quiet dorm” only after 11 pm. The other dorm does not have classrooms and is a “quiet dorm” after 6 pm. 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.