Senior Camp

Enriching the lives of young people, encouraging them to realize their potential as musical, intellectual and social beings since 1933

Senior Camp

Session DatesSaturday, July 1, 2017 to Sunday, August 6, 2017

The senior camp is five weeks long, lasting through July and into the first week of August, and accepts students aged 13–18. Applicants should have had prior chamber music and orchestral experience. Greenwood is a nut free environment.  The fee per student is $6500 is all-inclusive and includes a CD of the final weekend concerts. All tuition payments are non-refundable.

Scholarships

Every year between 30 and 40 percent of enrolled campers are awarded some amount of scholarship aid.  We pride ourselves on our need blind acceptance policy, and our demonstrated commitment to providing financial support whenever assistance is appropriate.

 

Audition Dates and times will be posted in December

Concertsrepertoire will be posted on the Thursday preceding the concert

Saturday, July 8                7:30pm Chamber Concert ~ New Barn ~ Repertoire available*

Saturday, July 15              7:30pm Chamber Concert ~ New Barn ~ Repertoire available (not in concert order)

Saturday, July 22               7:30pm Chamber Concert ~ New Barn ~ Repertoire available (not in concert order)

Saturday, July 29               7:30pm Chamber Concert ~ New Barn ~ Repertoire available (not in concert order)

Final Weekend August 5th and 6th -  Chamber Concerts program and Orchestra Concert program.

Saturday, August 5            3:30pm Chamber Concert ~ New Barn

Saturday, August 5            6:00pm Buffet for parents and guests in the Dining Hall

Saturday, August 5            7:30pm Chamber Concert ~ New Barn

Sunday, August 6            10:00am Choral Concert  ~ Cummington Village Church,  Main St., Cummington

Sunday, August 6              3:00pm Orchestra Concert New Barn

Repertoire is not in concert order.

Every student receives a chamber music assignment on Monday morning, has a minimum of three coached rehearsal sessions as well as rehearsals without a coach, and performs that piece on the following Saturday. In any given summer over 60 movements of major works will be learned and performed for the entire community. Here is a sample of week 1 2016 concert.

The orchestra works all summer on a complete program to be performed in the Final Concerts, with individual movements played on Saturday nights. The chorus learns one or two short pieces for each Saturday concert, and prepares a major work for the final concert.   

Every student has a private lesson every week, and can always seek out extra help from the faculty.

Recreation

There are many possible forms of recreation at Greenwood. There are two clay tennis courts, a pool, ping-pong tables, miles of dirt roads and trails for biking and hiking, and a field for the soccer, softball or frisbee games that often fill a beautiful summer evening.

We also enjoy a camp-wide treasure hunt, charades and Capture-the-Flag games every summer.

2017 Information for parents:  AccommodationsAuthorization form,  Health formWaiver Form,Information about Camp

How to Apply to Senior Greenwood - complete this application no later than March 1  If you have any problems with the application, please contact Raymah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact:
Deb Sherr, Director
P.O. Box 1045
Easthampton, MA 01027
413-695-6327
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The Senior camp enrolls about 60 campers many of whom return from the previous year. Preference is often given to people who have been on the wait list and who still express a desire to come.  Greenwood does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual preference or national origin.