About Friends Music Camp

"FMC is ultimately cool and potentially life-changing."

Campers at FMC are young people who wish to pursue musical excellence while participating in a caring community.
They come with a variety of musical experience: some advanced, others near-beginners – all committed to work hard on their music and treasured for what they have to share and their capacity to learn and grow in new ways.

Enrollment is open to young people age 10 to 18 of all backgrounds, who have had at least one year of lessons on their chosen instrument, or who have participated in a school band, orchestra or choir program for at least one year. The number of Quaker campers has ranged from 50-85%. In recent years, campers have come from about 20 states and several foreign countries. 

Friends Music Camp was started in 1980 by friends (and Friends) Peg Champney and Jean Putnam.  Seventeen campers attended the first year. Currently, 75 campers and 25 staff people attend each summer.

Visit these links to learn more about:

Our Staff / Our Location / Music at FMC / Quakerism at FMC / Fun and community