Welcome to Camp 2016!
Did you fill out the NEW online registration form yet? You will not be placed in classes until you fill it out HERE
Thank you for choosing the Ossipee Valley String Camp. Please take a look at the frequently asked questions list on your right (click a question to drop down the answer!)
The link to the basic camp schedule will appear here in early summer. We will also email it to you personally. When you arrive on the grounds you will check in at the front gate and receive a packet with your personalized schedule. You will be asked to fill out your elective choices at that time. Check-in will be held on Sunday July 24th from 12-5pm, and we will meet up at the Farmer’s Belly for introductions and dinner at 5PM, followed by a jam at 6:30. Please feel free to email or call us at any time with questions.
See ya July 24th!
When should I arrive?
Please arrive on Sunday, July 24th between 12-5pm. Check-in will be open at the front gate at that time. You will have the opportunity to choose your elective classes at that time, and you will recieve your camp packet with your personalized class schedule.
What should I bring?
- Tent and sleeping gear, unless you are sleeping at a hotel or commuting
- Hat, sunscreen, waterbottle
- Your instrument! Extra strings, picks, etc.
- Yoga mat and comfortable yoga clothes if you plan on yoga-ing
- A foldable chair for campfires and for the music festival
- A Camera
- Notebook and Pencils
- River tube!!!
- River shoes, shower shoes, towel, soap, etc.
- Your open, attentive, compassionate self!
Can non-campers (like spouses) eat at camp?
Yes! Just buy a ticket for them on our string camp tickets page
Adult meals are $10/meal ($120)
Kids meals are $6/meal ($72)
This includes water, iced tea and coffee, as well as afternoon snack!
Let us know if there are any food allergies by phone or in your camp registration!
Check out this years menu: camp menu
Will there be cabins?
Nope! There will be tent sites, RV hookups, and you can commute or stay in a hotel, but we prefer everyone to stay at the grounds if possible.
With advance notice by July 1st we can also arrange for a tent setup for you on the grounds. This includes a “6 person” (read: 2-person) tent, with one to two authentic cots with linens, blankets and pillows, a bedside stand with light and electric in a flat, grassy area. The cost for this service is $400-$500 (1-2 people), and you may keep your setup at the end of the week, or donate it to southern maine homeless projects for a tax deduction. Please call us at 207-625-8656 to reserve this service.
What if I have dietary restrictions?
Please note any dietary restrictions in your registration, which is due as soon as possible (final deadline July 15th). We can accommodate anything! View the camp menu here! camp menu If you forgot to add your restrictions to your registration, call us at 207-625-8656
If I am a chaperone, what are my responsibilities-can I drop my child off?
Children may be dropped off at camp at 9AM (8AM for yoga) and picked up at 4:00PM. Children are allowed to run free around the campground unsupervised as long as they are careful and considerate of others. We do ask that parents make themselves available by phone if any issues should arise, and we strongly recommend a chaperones presence on the grounds for any child under the age of 15.
Can my family come see just my performance? Or do they have to buy a ticket to the festival?
We encourage the whole family to come for the Thursday night show, and join you for the weekend! However, we do allow camp families to enter the grounds free of charge (with a special paper wristband visibly different than others), for the hour of your performance. We hope that you’ll stay and enjoy the rest of the music!
Can I pay/register at the gate?
Unfortunately no. You must register by July 19th at the latest. If you have difficulty with this deadline please call us at 207-625-8656
When will I find out who my teachers are?
When you arrive! Click here for all instructor bios.
How much is yoga class?
Free-click here for a description
What is the camp menu?
Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions
What is the festival schedule?
Do all attendees get a free pass to the music festival?
Adult tickets are $495.00–this includes a ticket to the music festival. Children get into the festival free, so they do not get a ticket to the music festival, hence their tickets are $350 for the camp (a 4-day festival pass is $125 + processing).
Why did prices increase? Will they increase next year?
Prices will not increase next year. They were increased this year to accommodate rising camp expenses. If you would like to discuss this further with us we would be happy to provide full transparency on all camp fees.
What if my question is not answered here?
Email us! Stringcamp@ossipeevalley.com