At PCP, we truly balance a serious chamber music program with a traditional summer camp experience. This is integral to who we are at PCP.
Our Cabin Counselors are the first friendly faces campers encounter upon arrival, and with whom special bonds are formed that often last a lifetime. Non-music activities at camp are led by Cabin Counselors who are college students that share a passion for music with campers. Counselors spend a week of staff training focusing on safety, nurturing, homesickness, fun, leading games and hikes, team-building , campfires, PCP traditions and other skills that help to make the summer successful for each camper.
Please note: Campers are unplugged, therefore their phones should be left at home. Phone communication is not permitted, except in rare emergencies. Instead, our campers love to receive mail, and often spend GP writing letters home to family and friends. Please write to your children so that their names are called at mailtime! Cameras are the only electronic device allowed at PCP.
Campers sleep in rustic cabins of 4-8 bunk beds that have been lovingly covered with graffiti by former campers. All cabins have electricity, hot showers, and bathrooms located either in the cabin or in the case of the Roost Cabin – very close.
Our Cabin Counselors offer a wide range of traditional summer camp activities ranging from newcomb, capture-the-flag, to water activities on beautiful Lake Dunmore, like canoeing and kayaking to hiking on Mount Moosalamoo to off-campus excursions. The range of activities is limited only by safety and the creative ideas of our staff.
Evening activities include movie night, a dance night replete with party theme and costumes, improv games, performance music workshops, attendance at our faculty concerts, campfire skits and songs, and star gazing, and of course, we couldn’t forget s’mores!