• Week One 2020

  • July 12-18, 2020

!! SAMW Week 1 is CANCELED!!

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, WUMB has made the difficult decision to cancel our July 12-18, 2020 Summer Acoustic Music Week.


Sponsored by WUMB Radio in Boston, Massachusetts, SAMW offers an exuberant week of intensive instruction, jamming, workshops, concerts and musical collaboration with instructors attuned to the needs of each student. Class topics include Flatpicking and Fingerstyle Guitar, Fiddle, Dulcimer, Mandolin, Voice, Blues Styles, Performance, and Songwriting, as well as the opportunity to learn sound reinforcement skills. Community dancing is also a playful component of the program.


Rolly Brown              Bennett Hammond
Susie Burke             Lorraine Hammond
Kate Campbell           Rev. Robert Jones
Guy Davis          Stuart Kenney
John Doerschuk           Kerri Powers
Bob Franke          David Surette
Erica Weiss

SAMW 2020 Fees and Policies

2020 Fees

• Dock Road I-K & Cottages (3-person cabins): $1025 Member / $1100 Non-Member
• College Row, Dock Road A-F (2-person cabins): $1075 Member / $1150 Non-Member
• *Inn 2nd Floor: $1100 Member / $1175 Non-Member
• *Cabin Z, Tree Line Cabins, Inn Second Floor, double bed: $1125 Member / $1200 Non-Member


• A deposit of $300 for each session reserves your space.
• Payment balance is due by May 1, 2020.

Cancellation Policy

• Cancellation by May 1, 2020: Full refund minus a $250 processing fee.
• Cancellation by June 12, 2020: Full refund minus a $250 processing fee.
• Cancellation by June 26, 2020: $250 processing fee.
• Cancellation after June 26, 2020: all payments non-refundable.
• Phone cancellations must be followed by confirmation in writing either by emailing samw@umb.edu or sending in a written consent/acknowledgement to:

University of Massachusetts
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393

Additional Information

• *The 2nd floor of the Inn, Cabin Z and Tree Line Cabin rooms are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. If balance is not paid in full by May 1, 2020, reservations for these rooms will be cancelled and a $250 cancellation fee will be charged.
• Minimum age for enrollment is 18.
• Space is limited.
For more information, email samw@umb.edu .

Camp Information

Weather and Environment
This part of New Hampshire can be warm in summer months, but if it rains, it can be kind of cool. Also note that the camp is located in the woods next to a lake, and you need to be vigilant to be careful of your surroundings especially with regards to uneven terrain, bugs, ticks and other critters.

What to Bring or not Bring

To be prepared for all the activities and weather, here are some suggestions on what to bring with you:
• Linens and towels are provided. A coin-operated laundry is available at the Center.
• A small fan with extension cord.
• Sweatshirt/Jacket/Rain Gear/Poncho for cool evenings or rainy days.
• Swimming apparel and towel.
• Flashlight.
• Bug spray.
• Tennis Racquet.
• Your own snack food and any special dietary meals.
• A well labeled mug for water or coffee.
• An extra blanket or sleeping bag.
• Please DO NOT bring hairdryers, curling irons, coffee machines or other heat-producing appliances.

SAMW Campstore

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

The Geneva Point Store

Our host site, the Geneva Point Center, operates a small store on the grounds offering many necessities and great ice cream!

Local Shopping

The Geneva Point Center is located approximately 3 miles from a general store. In addition, Center Harbor is just 6 miles from the camp and Moultonboro is close by as well (refer to the map).

Emergency Phone Numbers

The Geneva Point Emergency Phone number is 603-253-4366. During off hours there is a beeper number on the answering machine for absolute emergencies.

Location and Directions

Geneva Point Center
108 Geneva Point Rd.
Moultonborough, NH 03254
P:(603) 253-4366
108 Geneva Point Road, Moultonborough, NH, United States