Our idyllic 40-acre lakeside wooded campus is home to an impressive number of well-maintained buildings, dorms, cabins, and some of the finest performance facilities in the country.
The Bowl in the Pines, North America's second largest outdoor amphitheater, is home to concerts by all of NEMC's performing groups on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m (confirm dates on camp calendar). The Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra, Stage Band, and Jazz Ensemble rehearse on the bowl stage in the mornings. Backstage are several practice rooms, and the percussion, tuba, and bass studios. The bowl is also used for talent shows, quad cabin activities, and more.
Alumni Hall is the camp's recital hall located near the entrance to campus. Alumni hall seats over 300 people and hosts faculty recitals Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm and student honor recitals Friday nights at 7:30 pm. The Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, Treble Choir, and Jazz Band rehearse in Alumni Hall in the mornings. On other nights, alumni hall is used for social functions such as the dances, all camp movie night, and dual cabin activities.
Several other buildings on campus such as the Education Center, the Booth Ensemble Building, the Summer House, and Trustees Hall serve as classrooms for music classes (music theory, orchestral literature, conducting, etc.), sectional rehearsals, and chamber music rehearsals. Numerous practice cabins serve as space for solo practice and private lessons.
The NEMC waterfront consists of a sailing area, a kayak/canoe area, and a swimming area.. In addition to being an option for assigned recreation, the swimming area is open to all campers during afternoon free time. The waterfront is run by a staff of certified lifeguards.
The Recreational Fields consist of full soccer and ultimate frisbee fields, a softball field, an archery range, two sand volleyball courts, a weightlifting station, and a basketball court. Three tennis courts are located behind the Lodge across campus, but are still used for afternoon recreation. The rec fields are also used for camper games and all camp olympics, as well as the camper vs. faculty softball game.
The Lodge is the dining hall, where all students and faculty have breakfast, lunch, and dinner and are told important announcements for the day, such as rehearsal time and other activities.
The Canteen sells a wide variety of drinks and snacks and is open for specific hours during the day. In addition, the Canteen also sells souvenirs such as tote bags and New England Music Camp apparel.
All cabins at NEMC are organized strictly by age. Each cabin has electricity and indoor bathrooms. Some cabins have indoor shower space and others share external shower houses. Every cabin has adequate closet space and dressers for clothing as well as instrument and luggage /storage rooms. also its own fire pit for cabin cookouts which occur every Monday night. The girls' end of camp is located on the far south side running along the southern border. The boys' end runs from the Bowl to the northern border of campus along the lakefront.
NEMC faculty members live on campus with their families. Some faculty live in private cabins located throughout the camp, and others live on the second and third floors of the lodge.