What is the minimum age at NEMC?
NEMC campers are ages 11-18.

How will my child get to NEMC?
Campers who travel to NEMC from long distances arrive by chartered bus accompanied by NEMC counselors. The bus leaves from Boston Logan International Airport at 2:00 pm on the first day of each session and departs NEMC for Boston at 6:00 am on the morning of the last day of each session.

What if my child is homesick?
It is very common for kids of all ages to feel “homesick” during their first day or two at camp. Our counseling staff is trained to identify when campers are missing home and work to facilitate a smooth transition that meets the needs of each individual camper. Many of our professional camp staff are parents themselves and will admit that it is not uncommon for a parent to have more difficulty with the initial separation than their child, who is typically preoccupied with a busy camp schedule.

What if my child has food allergies or is vegetarian?
Our dining staff prepare a variety of healthy meals, which always include a vegetarian option. We are able to accommodate peanut and other such allergies. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Can students call home?
Three public phones are available at the main office and may be used by campers during their free time. Parents should be aware that the morning schedule is quite full and often campers are busy having fun with their friends during the afternoon. Our camp culture emphasizes independence and in our experience “no word, is good word”. Campers are encouraged to bring phone cards with them from home. Phone cards are also available at The Canteen.

Can my child bring a cellphone or other electronic devices to camp? 
Our program at NEMC is designed to promote strong social connections and an appreciation of the camp’s beautiful natural setting. Over the years our campers have become the strongest supporters of our strict limitations on electronic devices and find that this is the time to “unplug” and focus on growing musically and building strong friendships. Campers should not bring laptop computers or tablets, video games, or video/DVD players to camp.

Many students use “smart phones” as their main source for listening to music. For this reason, we do allow students to have cell phones but counselors will remove and hold the sim-card for the duration of the camp session.

What if my child becomes ill?
Our 10-bed health center staffed by 3 nurses and a doctor on call provides expert medical attention for campers. Three modern hospital facilities are located within 9 miles of NEMC.

How much is the tuition?
Tuition rates can be found here.

What are the requirements for financial aid?
Financial aid is based solely on the parents’ and/or student’s ability to pay. All scholarship students who are 14 years of age or older are required to work serving meals in the dining hall every other day. Visit our Financial Aid and Scholarship page for more information.

What is meant by “Non-Refundable Registration Fee (upon camper acceptance)”?
Registration should be made with the intent to attend NEMC. If the student is accepted, the $600 fee guarantees the student an ID number that confirms a space in the studio and a bed in a cabin. This fee is non-refundable. If the student is not accepted, the $600 fee will be refunded.

Are allowances made for students who come late or leave early?
Students may come a day or two late due to conflicts with school schedules or other commitments. Rarely do students leave early. No monetary adjustments are made for personal choices in scheduling arrivals or departures.

What happens if my child withdraws?
If a camper withdraws after May 1, and a replacement cannot be found, the parent of the withdrawing camper will be held responsible for the full tuition.