• Blues Music Camp 2023

  • November 3-5, 2023

WUMB’s Blues Music Camp offers a full weekend of classes and workshops exploring a wide range of blues styles and forms, from guitar to harmonica to vocal and ensemble-playing. We’ve invited some of the best blues and roots musicians in New England  – and beyond – to share their expertise and insights.

Come enjoy a weekend filled with intensive instruction, jamming, workshops, concerts, an open mic, and musical collaboration. Plus, there will be a special one-hour presentation by WUMB’s Holly Harris, host of Spinning the Blues. Instructors are attuned to the needs of each student – from elementary to advanced – so bring your instrument, an open mind, and join in!


Chris “Stovall” Brown
John Doerschuk
Justin Golden
Hubby Jenkins
Lisa Marie
Danielle Miraglia
Arthur Terembula


Groton is about an hour northwest of downtown Boston. The camp is in a beautifully wooded area, and facilities are comfortable. Rooms are single or double, 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 early!

Registration opens at 4:00pm on Friday afternoon.
Dinner is at 6:00pm.
Alcohol is not allowed at the Blues Music Camp.
Depart the campus on Sunday by 3:00pm.

The fees for Blues Music Camp 2023 are as follows:

  • *Prescott Lodge
    Single person room with private bath  $950 member        $1000 non-member
  • *Prescott Lodge
    2-person room with private bath           $675 member        $750 non-member
  • *Blanchard Hall
    Single person room with shared bath   $850 member        $900 non-member
  • *Blanchard Hall
    2-person room with shared bath           $600 member        $650 non-member
  • **Non-Lodging/Commuter                    $450 member        $525 non-member

*Cost includes meals, lodging and classes.
**Cost includes meals and classes.

A $300 deposit at the time of registration reserves your spot.
Final payments are due no later than Sept 30, 2023.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation by Sept 30, 2023: full refund minus $300 processing fee.
  • Cancellation between October 1, 2023 and October 19, 2023: full refund minus $400 processing fee.
  • Cancellation after October 20, 2023: 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 fall/winter weather, so bring layers as well as sturdy shoes or boots! All of the cabins have heat and hot water, so you’ll be 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
  • Sweaters, long johns, thick socks, warm winter outerwear
  • Good winter walking boots
  • An umbrella and/or rain poncho
  • 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