• Winter Weekend 2023

  • February 24-26, 2023


WUMB will host our Winter Acoustic Music Weekend (WAMW) on February 24 – 26, 2023, 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:

Susie Burke
John Doerschuk
Martin Grosswendt

Lorraine Hammond
Bennett Hammond
Chris James
Ilana Katz Katz
Rachel Sumner

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

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

The fees for Winter Acoustic Music Weekend 2023 are as follows:

  • *Prescott Lodge
    Single person room with private bath  $850 member        $925 non-member
  • *Prescott Lodge
    2-person room with private bath          $575 member        $650 non-member
  • *Blanchard Hall
    2-person room with shared bath         $500 member        $575 non-member
  • **Non-Lodging/Commuter                   $400 member        $475 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 January 6, 2023

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation by January 5, 2023: full refund minus $150 processing fee.
  • Cancellation between January 6, 2023 and January 19, 2023: full refund minus $200 processing fee.
  • Cancellation between January 20, 2023 and February 10, 2023: full refund minus $250 processing fee.
  • Cancellation after February 10, 2023: all payments non-refundable.
  • Phone cancellations must be followed by confirmation in writing. You may email your confirmation to samw@umb.edu .

Covid Policy:

Proof of vaccination at check-in will be required for all participants of the WUMB Winter Acoustic Music Weekend.

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