Campus & Facilities

Campus and Facilities
Kinhaven, in Weston, Vermont, is a residential, summer music camp. With programs and workshops for both youth and adults, Kinhaven specializes in classical chamber music, orchestra, and piano. Situated on a former New England dairy farm, the 31-acre campus is dotted with practice cabins, a concert hall, a rehearsal building, a dining facility, a converted barn with piano and teaching studios, and student and faculty housing.

The Concert Hall
With seating for more than 200, the Concert Hall showcases student and faculty performances during several public concerts each week. Nightly orchestra rehearsals, daily choral rehearsals, and weekly folk dancing also take place in this inviting building.

Rehearsal Studios
Practice cabins dot the landscape of Kinhaven’s campus. Our grand pianos, including many Steinways, are continually upgraded and restored. A very large rehearsal building called Crescendo is reserved for brass players and larger ensembles.

Music Library
We have an extensive music library, from classical to contemporary, for all combinations of instruments.

Dining Facilities
The Kinhaven kitchen is famous for its delicious homemade food – fresh, nutritious and locally sourced. Breads and breakfast coffee cakes are baked daily. Lasagna, pizza, quiches, soups, pesto, burritos, and desserts are all made from scratch by our dedicated cooks, with dishes always available for our vegetarian population. Mealtimes are for more than good eating: they are the focal point of socializing and communication within the Kinhaven community.

Accommodations for Students and Workshop Participants
Camp and and workshop participants stay in spacious, recently built cabins. For the Junior and Senior sessions, four to eight students share a room with a counselor living nearby. For the Chamber Music and Piano workshops, accommodations vary according to the participants’ preference for a single or shared space.

Health Center and Main House Common Room
Kinhaven has a well-equipped health center, which is available 24 hours a day, and a Common Room that has a fireplace, games, and comfortable couches for relaxation.

Recreation
Our comprehensive afternoon program has something for everyone. The beautiful swimming pond, volleyball court, soccer field, basketball court, tennis court, and ping-pong tables are available to everyone. The art house has a fully equipped pottery studio for beginner and experienced ceramists alike. The afternoon can be yours to read, practice, play chess or cards, compose, or indulge in a favorite Kinhaven pastime, “hill-sitting.”

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