• Winter Weekend 2020

  • February 28 - March 1, 2020

**WAMW 2020 is SOLD OUT!!**

WUMB will host the eighth annual WUMB Winter Acoustic Music Weekend (WAMW) on February 28 – March 1, 2020, 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:

John Doerschuk

Lorraine Hammond

Bennett Hammond
John Kirk
Trish Miller
Alastair Moock

Ben Pearce
Sally Rogers

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 2020 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, 2020

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation by January 2, 2020: full refund minus $100 processing fee.
  • Cancellation between January 3, 2020 and January 19, 2020: full refund minus $150 processing fee.
  • Cancellation between January 20, 2020 and February 17, 2020: $200 processing fee.
  • Cancellation after February 17, 2020: 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