Campus Upgrades & Additions

Alumni Hall

Renovations and upgrades to Alumni Hall are already in progress and will improve aesthetics, functionality, safety and energy efficiency. Some of the upgrades include adding on for a larger performance area, adding a porch, a new roof and improving air quality. These upgrades are currently underway in anticipation of the 2013 summer sessions.

Four Season Chorale/Dance/Theatre Arts Building

The new Four Season Chorale/Dance/Theatre Arts Building, situated just north of Trustees Hall, is designed to provide an environment tailored more to the demands of a growing NEMC population of vocal, dance and musical theatre performers.  In addition, the building ingeniously sits atop a 60,000 gallon water reservoir holding tank required by local fire ordinances in advance of the groundbreaking for the new Snow Pond Center for the Arts and Education (Fall 2013).  Sitting atop the reservoir is a professionally designed and cushioned dance studio floor to support NEMC’s expansion of musical theater and dance offerings.

Girls Dormitory Upgrades

The existing Girl’s Dormitory will be renovated and upgraded to equal the functionality of the new Boy’s Dorm beginning in the fall of 2013.   The primary upgrades consist of adding new duct work for heating, allowing the facility to function for a 9-10 month season.  Also, several sleeping rooms on the first floor will be relocated to accommodate  a new Great Room, providing new spaces for campers and off-season attendees to gather for casual meetings.  These sleeping rooms thus lost will be regained through an expansive addition to the side of the building.

Lodge Upgrades

For the 2013 season the Lodge will have new duct work installed and tied into a new heating and air conditioning system. Additionally, all the windows are being replaced and new porch roof installed for both aesthetic and practical purposes. New insulation behind new walls will expand the functionality of the Lodge to a 9-10 month use.

New Boy’s Dorm

The new Boy’s Dormitory, located north of the Bowl in the Pines on the “boys” side of the camp, is approximately 3,500 sq. ft. with 14 rooms on each of the two floors. Each room, measuring 12’3″ by 10’3″, will house 2 people. Furnishings include twin beds in the off-season and a bunk bed to free up floor space during summer camp, a large dresser, closet and shelves to accomodate heavier items such as sweaters, jackets, etc. At full capacity the dorm can easily house 28 residents comfortably.

The front porch and a Great Room on the first floor face Lake Messalonskee, offering inviting gathering spots. The dorm is heated throughout and will comfortably house campers during the early spring and late fall Maine climate.

Trustees Hall – 4 Small Studios

The goal is to make Trustees Hall a multi-purpose resource for NEMC’s long-standing programs as well as facilitate the development of newer programs.  Already the renovations have enabled the development of college level programs in addition to the providing additional rehearsal space during the summer season.

All the rooms in Trustees Hall were renovated to make them more acoustically appropriate for small ensembles and chamber groups. The walls were re-done with insulation to extend the useful season of the building’s resources.  And acoustical panels all of the floors were carpeted improving the musical characteristics of the facility. The rooms are of varying sizes and can accommodate groups ranging from 6 to 20 musicians. They were used for the first time during the inaugural season of the Maine Chamber Music Seminar, June, 2012.  Going forward, Trustees Hall is an integral part in the continuing development of NEMC as a space for youth, college, post-graduate and adult programming.

Trustees Hall – Large Studio

The goal is to make Trustees Hall a multi-purpose resource for NEMC’s long-standing programs as well as facilitate the development of newer programs.  Already the renovations have enabled the development of college level programs in addition to the providing additional rehearsal space during the summer season.

All the rooms in Trustees Hall were renovated to make them more acoustically appropriate for small ensembles and chamber groups. The walls were re-done with insulation to extend the useful season of the building’s resources.  And acoustical panels all of the floors were carpeted improving the musical characteristics of the facility. The rooms are of varying sizes and can accommodate groups ranging from 6 to 20 musicians. They were used for the first time during the inaugural season of the Maine Chamber Music Seminar, June, 2012.  Going forward, Trustees Hall is an integral part in the continuing development of NEMC as a space for youth, college, post-graduate and adult programming.

The upgrades at NEMC will enable the camp to provide more comfortable accommodations, improved performance and practice facilities as well as an expansion of programs offered.  Your financial support is needed to continue and improve the NEMC experience.  To learn how you can participate in ensuring the legacy continues, please contact John Wiggin, Executive Director, New England Music Camp, at 207-465-3739 or visit giving.snowpond.org to make a contribution.