• Fall Weekend 2016

  • October 7-9, 2016

WUMB will host the First WUMB Fall Acoustic Music Weekend (FAMW) on October 7 – 9, 2016, in Groton, Massachusetts. This will be a ‘hands-on’ New England acoustic music retreat. Come for camaraderie and classes, concerts and great guided and freestyle jams with first class players and teachers. 

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. The bathrooms are shared. 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 Fall Weekend.
Depart the campus on Sunday by 3:00pm.

The fees for Fall Acoustic Music Weekend 2016 are as follows:

  • $400 for members of WUMB
  • $425 for non-members
  • $150 deposit at the time of registration reserves your spot
  • Cost includes meals, lodging and classes
  • Final payments are due no later than September 1, 2016

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation by August 31st: full refund minus $50 processing fee
  • Cancellation up to 4 weeks prior to start of camp session: full refund minus $100 processing fee.
  • Cancellation within four weeks up to start of each camp session: deposit non-refundable – payment over $150 will be refunded.
  • Cancellation after start of camp: all payments non-refundable.
  • Phone cancellations must be followed by confirmation in writing. You may email your confirmation to samw@umb.edu .

Camp Information

Weather and Environment

Prepare for it to be a bit chilly and possibly rainy, so bring a coat! But all of the cabins 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