• Blues Music Camp 2019

  • November 8-10, 2019

WUMB’s Blues Music Camp offers a full weekend of classes and workshops exploring a wide range of blues styles and forms, from guitar to harmonica to vocal and ensemble-playing. We’ve invited some of the best blues and roots musicians in New England  – and beyond – to share their expertise and insights.

Come enjoy a weekend filled with intensive instruction, jamming, workshops, concerts, an open mic, and musical collaboration. Instructors are attuned to the needs of each student – from elementary to advanced – so bring your instrument, an open mind, and join in!


Daniel Fox
Ryan Lee Crosby
Resa Gibbs
Martin Grosswendt
Hubby Jenkins
Ilana Katz Katz
Miss Tess
Phil Wiggins

Lodging and six meals are included. Groton is about an hour northwest of downtown Boston. The camp is in a beautifully wooded area, and facilities are comfortable. Most rooms are doubles, with private or shared bathrooms. The food is hearty, and the desserts are legendary. Walking between buildings is on fairly level ground, give or take possible snow banks! Oh — and there are several working fireplaces. Space is limited, and we encourage you to sign up.
Registration opens at 4:00 on Friday afternoon.
Dinner is at six.
Alcohol is not allowed at the Blues Music Camp.
Depart the campus on Sunday by 3:00pm.

The fees for Blues Music Camp 2019 are as follows:

  • Prescott Lodge
    2 person room with private bath               $525 member    $575 non-member
  • Blanchard Hall
    2 person room with shared bath               $450 member    $500 non-member
  • *Single room with private bath                 $825 member    $875 non-member
  • $200 deposit at the time of registration reserves your spot
  • Cost includes meals, lodging and classes
  • Final payments are due no later than September 1, 2019

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation by September 1, 2019: full refund minus $100 processing fee.
  • Cancellation between September 2, 2019 and September 15, 2019: full refund minus $150 processing fee.
  • Cancellation between September 16, 2019 and October 26, 2019: deposit non-refundable – payment over $200 will be refunded.
  • Cancellation on or after October 27, 2019: all payments non-refundable.
  • Phone cancellations must be followed by confirmation in writing. You may email your confirmation to samw@umb.edu

Additional Information:

  • *The Single rooms with private bath are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. If balance is not paid in full by September 1, 2019, reservations for these rooms will be cancelled and a $150 cancellation fee will be charged.
  • Minimum age for enrollment is 18.

Camp Information

Weather and Environment

Prepare for late autumn weather, so bring lots of layers and sturdy shoes or boots! But all of the lodgings have heat and hot water, so you’ll be plenty cozy inside. The camp is located in the beautiful Groton forest by a lake, so be ready to get outdoorsy. The ground can be uneven and, if it snows, pretty slippery so be careful of your surroundings.

What to Bring

To be prepared for all the activities and weather, here are some suggestions on what to bring with you:

  • Single-sized sheets, pillows and pillowcases, blankets, towels and toiletries.
  • Flashlight
  • Alarm Clock
  • Your own marked mug for coffee – there are coffee makers in several lounges and the dining hall
  • Long johns, thick socks, warm winter outerwear
  • Good winter walking boots
  • Your musical instruments (that includes singing voices)
  • A recording device – some workshops may be entirely by ear and a recording device makes practicing later easier

SAMW Campstore

The SAMW store stocks music accessories, instructors CDs, sweatshirts, mugs, t-shirts, and an assortment of music related items. Please see the schedule for store hours.

Local Shopping

Grotonwood Camp is located approximately 6 miles from a general store and approximately 5 miles from a Stop & Shop and a Shaws.

Phone Number

The Grotonwood Camp number is (978) 448-5763

Location and Directions

167 Prescott St.
Groton, MA 01450
P:(978) 448-5763
167 Prescott St, Groton, MA, United States