Miles of Music Camp takes place on a private 43-acre rocky woodland island on Lake Winnipesaukee near Meredith, New Hampshire, at the Three Mile Island Camp managed by the Appalachian Mountain Club. The camp consists of more than 40 small rustic cabins along the lake shore, recreational facilities, and a community dining hall. In between music classes, jams and concerts, explore the woods, go for a swim in the clear lake, or canoe around the island.
How Do I Get There? Miles of Music camp is approximately a two-hour drive from Boston, four hours from Montreal and six hours from New York City. Miles of Music provides a boat to shuttle campers to and from the island from Shep Brown’s public boat landing in Meredith, NH. Three Mile Island Camp offers a free gated parking lot near the dock where you can leave your vehicle during the week, which is locked nightly. One thing we love about our camp is that it is located on a beautiful island away from the big cities! However, we understand that many of you will need to find a ride in order to make it to camp. If you are flying to camp, please consider flying to Logan International Airport in Boston, the nearest major airport to camp. If you need a ride to camp from Boston or other cities in the region, please take a moment to post a note on our online community ride share board. If you are driving and have room in your car, we’d love it if you could also post a note offering a ride. We hope you can start connecting to fellow campers in your area on the sooner side. For more detailed driving directions, click here. Please note that you need to arrive to the dock on Saturday, June 8th between 2pm and 5pm in order to catch the boat shuttle. On Friday, June 14th, we’ll run boat shuttles from mid-morning to 1pm. Stay tuned for more information by signing up for our email list or joining us on Facebook.
Sleeping Accommodations: Individual cabins are spaced around the island shoreline. The typical camper cabin is 16-feet square, with two single beds, a kerosene lamp (no electricity or running water), and a rocking chair on a front porch with a view of the lake. Regular tuition includes a bed in a cabin with one roommate, or for $225 extra you can have a cabin all to yourself (The private cabins are sold out at this point, but please sign up on the waiting list via our EventBrite page.)
Dining: Meals are served at the central lodge — buffet style for breakfast and lunch and family-style for dinner. The dining tables line a wrap-around porch with views of the lake.
Classes & Activities: A large central dock and raft complex, along with a recreation hall, is “headquarters” for classes, swimming, jamming and for night-time dances and concerts. The central lodge has a card room and grand living room, both with fireplaces. We use these rooms for classes and for gathering indoors at any time.
Bathrooms & Bathing: Privies are located within a short distance of common areas and cabins. Every cabin has a “sun shower” (a container for water that’s designed to absorb heat from the sun). You hang the sun shower on a hook, turn on the “faucet” and there you go. It works better than you might think!! We also have sinks with running water at the central lodge for washing your hands and face before meals.
More Fun Stuff: There’s a horseshoe pit; tennis & volleyball courts (bring your own balls & racquets); hiking trails through 43-acres of forest and coastline; plenty of opportunity for fishing (bring your own fishing pole); kayaks, canoes & sailboats (if you know how to sail!)
Enjoy the Silence: Three Mile Island Camp was founded with the intent of providing an escape from the stresses of our highly technological culture. We respect our host’s policy that says: “Electronic devices such as cell phones and electronic games are strongly discouraged and are not to be used in the Main House, Retreat, on the dock, or on the trails. There is no electricity available in the cabins. If you must bring your cell phone with you, we request that you keep it out of sight and sound of other campers.” Thanks!
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* For those who might be wondering, this is NOT the same Three Mile Island that experienced a nuclear meltdown in 1979! That was Pennsylvania. This is New Hampshire. Our lovely little island is so-named because it’s about three miles from shore and the camp has been there since 1911, long before the OTHER Three Mile Island became infamous. So there.