• Winter Weekend 2019

  • February 22-24, 2019

*** WAMW 2019 IS SOLD OUT!***

The 2019 Winter Acoustic Music Weekend is now sold out, and online applications are closed.  If you had wanted to come to WAMW this year but missed your chance, please call 617-287-6915 to be placed on the waiting list.  Thank you!!

WUMB will host the seventh annual WUMB Winter Acoustic Music Weekend (WAMW) on February 22 – 24, 2019, 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 these first class players and teachers:

Scott Ainslie
Susie Burke
Kate Campbell
John Doerschuk
Martin Grosswendt
Lorraine Hammond
Bennett Hammond
David Surette

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 Winter Weekend.
Depart the campus on Sunday by 3:00pm.

The fees for Winter Acoustic Music Weekend 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
  • $200 deposit at the time of registration reserves your spot
  • Cost includes meals, lodging and classes
  • Final payments are due no later than January 2, 2019

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation by January 2, 2019: full refund minus $100 processing fee.
  • Cancellation between January 3, 2019 and January 18, 2019: full refund minus $150 processing fee.
  • Cancellation between January 19, 2019 and February 20, 2019: deposit non-refundable – payment over $200 will be refunded.
  • Cancellation within 48 hours (February 20 & 21, 2019) of 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 winter weather, so bring lots of layers and sturdy shoes or boots! 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