Maine Fiddle Camp will be held at Pilgrim Lodge in West Gardiner this summer.
The online pre-registration process is open for all sessions. For pre-registration, no deposit or payment is required, but only when you are fully paid will you be completely registered. MORE info on payments, and what is needed to be fully registered below.
Full payments for the “early bird discounts” will be will be due no later than May 24, 2022 for June camp sessions and July 16, 2022 for August camp sessions.
We will have limitations on the number of campers we can safely accommodate, so it is important to fully register ASAP to secure your place.
Session Dates and Costs Per Camper:
June Weekend (6/17/22 – 6/19/22): $275 ($250 if paid by 5/24/22), additional family members $250 ($225 if paid by 5/24/22)
June Week (6/19/22 – 6/24/22): $550 ($500 if paid by 5/24/22), additional family members $500 ($450 if paid by 5/24/22)
August Week I (8/7/22 – 8/12/22): $550 ($500 if paid by 7/16/22), additional family members $500 ($450 if paid by 7/16/22)
August Week II (8/14/22 – 8/19/22): $550 ($500 if paid by 7/16/22), additional family members $500 ($450 if paid by 7/16/22)
Instruments Taught by Camp Session
Here is the current grid of instruments by session. There might be additions, but no deletions!
There are many sizes of bunk bed cabins at Pilgrim Lodge Camp. All, have toilets and showers in the cabin with a varying number of beds. There are family, boys, girls, adult female and males, and couples shared cabin options. There are also places to tent camp or park your RV or trailer. Please put specific housing preferences or other requests or questions in the registration form comments box and we will try to accommodate your requirements.
Health and Safety
While there is still a Covid pandemic in our midst, the most important aspects of re-starting in-person camps, are health and safety. With that goal, we are requiring all registrants to be fully vaccinated and boosted. A hard copy sent by postal mail insures privacy. If desired, you can send a vaccination card jpeg via email.
After more research and other considerations, we have revised our testing procedure.
Campers will no longer need to undergo a PCR test but must pass a rapid antigen test at the time of arrival at Pilgrim Lodge.
We are asking each camper to bring at least two “over the counter” rapid antigen test kits found at any pharmacy. These will be administered by our nurse Christine and her team, as part of the health screening on arrival. We know the tests sometimes give an inaccurate reading, but with a second test kit, we can retest immediately for accuracy to allow a camper to attend. Please be prepared for this testing to help expedite the registration process. Please see Covid Screening FAQ for more info.
All Maine households are eligible to receive 5 free tests mailed to their home each month. Visit accesscovidtests.org and enter zip code from there.
All US households are eligible to receive 4 free kits mailed to their home twice. Visit covidtests.gov.
We advise that you self-test before travelling and arriving at Pilgrim Lodge, to be better assured that the test at the health screening will be negative. We must see a negative test at the screening.
Everyone will be asked to sign a waiver as part of the screening. For unaccompanied youths, this waiver is available as a download HERE for parents/ guardians to fill out in advance. (Parents will need to sign and date in two places on this form. The remaining info will be collected at the in-person screening). We also require a few medical forms completed for unaccompanied youths to attend camp. These documents can be found in the new “Medical Forms and Information” section under the green “Come to Camp” tab on our website. Bring all required forms to the health screening.
Unless the Maine CDC recommendations change, masks will be optional at camp.
Here are the steps to register for camp:
NOTE: if you have already pre-registered and sent in a check, just mail (or email) the copy of your vaccination card to complete step 2 – you do NOT need to pre-register again!
- Pre–register online. The actual registration is at the bottom of the page. You will receive an automated response email directing you to:
- Send a check for payment in full, and a copy of your vaccination card by mail, (or email) to be fully registered.
The mailing address to send checks and info:
Maine Fiddle Camp/ Jo-Anne Bouthot
PO Box 55
New Portland, Maine 04961
Send emails to: Jo-Anne@mainefiddlecamp.org
If you find a registration error, and you need/want to switch camp sessions, please do not re-register. Just send an emailwith your request.
Finally, the Registration Form
Submit one registration form per person per camp session. For example, if you are attending the two June sessions you would submit a form for each session. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the camp assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.