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.
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:
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.
Grotonwood Camp is located approximately 6 miles from a general store and approximately 5 miles from a Stop & Shop and a Shaws.
The Grotonwood Camp number is (978) 448-5763