Are you looking for an unforgettable summer chamber music experience? Then, welcome.  You have found the right place.

Watch our videos to get a better understanding of why you should apply to PCP.  You can see our lakefront campus, observe our coaches in action, hear camper, staff and faculty testimonials and even listen to some sample music.  To apply online, please visit our application page.

We encourage you to contact us, and ask questions.  You will be glad you found PCP!

Summer 2016 Sessions:

Session 1:  June 26 – July 16 (Ages 11-17)

Session 2:  July 17 – August 6 (Ages 14-17)

Session 3:  August 7 – 20 (Ages 11-17)

Session Prelude:  August 21 – 27 (Ages 8-13)

After April 15th, admission will be based on space availability.  Please go here to apply.


“We just want to thank you for pulling off yet another fabulous camp session! Our daughter is just bouncing off the walls with excitement about the friends she reconnected with and the new ones made this year. And, she hasn’t been able to stop talking about the music — she is at this moment playing along with the Brandenburg she learned. She was challenged, pushed, and encouraged, and as a result she got a spark and learned. It was the perfect storm for her. Thank you, and thank you to all her wonderful teachers and coaches!” parent 2015

“Thank you so much for believing in him and for giving him so many opportunities at PCP. I really do think his first year at PCP completely changed his life and set him on a different track from the rest of his peers. So thank you very much. You are truly transforming lives at PCP.” private violin teacher 2015

“In his letter home, our son described himself as having “a ton of fun.”  He sounded so deeply engaged and fulfilled by both his musical studies as well as the recreational activities.  Because it is his first time away from home for such an extended period, we were really unsure how he would adjust and we were deeply gratified to learn how superbly the program is designed, and how comfortable he feels. He claimed to not miss one bit his electronic devices and to find extremely satisfying the reliance on live instead of virtual interpersonal communication.  He pronounced himself eager to re-up next year.
 We were also thrilled by the musical performances.  What can I say… To hear our son enthusing on and on about how much he loves the Beethoven and the Dvorak he is playing.  For me it’s a dream come true.  Please share with your wonderful staff my deepest appreciation and congratulations for the excellence of the PCP program.”  parent 2015

“Not only was it great music, productive groups, and excellent coaches. We felt like a big family. At this camp, I have more good memories than I can count. “ cellist 2014

“2014 was my fifth year at PCP. What is fulfilling is that I love all the faculty, and they challenge me to play my best. Each year I come, and I am inspired. I leave loving music more.” violinist 2015

“It was a magical experience – Thank you for such an amazing experience!” parent  Session 2
”  My daughter had a fantastic summer at PCP! I sincerely appreciate your commitment to our youth, music-making and their holistic development through chamber music on Lake Dunmore and activities in the surrounding Vermont communities/environment. What a gift of lifetime memories! Thank you! ” parent,  2015

“Thanks for all that you do to make camp a memorable experience for the kids. My daughter had such a great time at camp and her interest in chamber music has skyrocketed. ” parent 2015

“I had the pleasure of teaching at PCP last summer. I coached several groups over a period of a few days, and therefore got a pretty good picture of the unique values of this fine camp. The standards are high, with helpful flexibility that allows for people of varying levels to work together in the same environment. The students are both talented and smart as well as highly motivated. The morale there is excellent with a comfortable balance of good structure, hard work, fine meals and that invaluable sense of freedom in both work and play. The faculty and administration of PCP are quite outstanding. My own grand daughter attended last summer and called it, “one the most special experiences of her life.”  John Heiss, Faculty, New England Conservatory.

” Thank for for, once again, providing me with an unforgettable and insightful summer at PCP that I will cherish forever.”   PCP Camper, 2013

“Thank you so much for giving a wonderful experience to so many students at PCP! With Admiration and Appreciation,”
student piano teacher, 2013

Please know that your camp can change kids’  lives  So again, thank you!   Parent of PCP student, 2012

“When I first applied to PCP at twelve, I had expected to go for one summer, and then try something new. But I hadn’t expect to fall in love with a place like I did.
My collective nine weeks at PCP were probably the happiest of my life. It was the time when I most felt like I was part of a community, and that this community really did matter, and that I mattered too. I know that I’ll always have fond memories of blasting classical music in the Roost, photocopying quartets from the library, and in general, just discussing music, like whether we thought composers like Bartok, Stravinsky and Berg were wonderful or awful.
I think that easily the majority of why I want to become a musician is from my experience at PCP, from the amazing faculty and friends, and the musical relationships that were established.  In short, Lake Dunmore will always have an extremely special place in my heart, and I do plan to come back some day, perhaps in a decade, on the music faculty :)  Camper, 2012