The Kinspirit Ethos: A Deep Optimism and Idealism

“We all had something to offer. That’s something that – especially at that age – was formative and important. I’ll always be thankful to Kinhaven for that.”

A Balancing Act: Designing the Faculty Concert Series

When Deborah Buck joined the Kinhaven faculty in 2001, she and her colleagues would hand then-director Nancy Bidlack slips of paper on Thursday during Staff Week (the week before camp opens), listing works they’d like to perform. Nancy… Read More

Everybody Gives Day 2019

Everybody Gives Day Is Monday, September 16. Help Launch Expansion of the Concert Hall! On Everybody Gives Day our ambitious goal is to raise $75,000 for the Annual Fund. This critically important resource funds scholarships to deserving students… Read More

A Space that Valued Us

I went to a large, elite, suburban, and competitive public high school. While I excelled, the culture wasn’t “deliberate,” the way Kinhaven’s was. It didn’t feel okay to be as smart as I was, particularly as a girl,… Read More

Kinhaven Is Home for Me

The US Army announced this March that Staff Sergeant Nicole Daley of the 82nd Airborne Division Band will represent US Army Music Careers at the International Women’s Brass Conference in May in an all-women brass quintet.

Every Village Has a Different Swing on Its Dances!

“To dance is part of being a musician,” says viola faculty Kenneth Kwo. “If you can feel a rhythm, you can dance.” As Kinhaven’s resident folk-dance teacher, Ken can tell whether it will be a good year for… Read More

Season’s Greetings!

Season’s Greetings from Kinhaven Co-executive Directors Tony Mazzocchi and Deborah Buck. Thanks for making 2018 our best year ever! Please help sustain our momentum into 2019 by making a gift to the Annual Fund at www.kinhaven.org/donate.

Junior Session Packs in the Activities

Photo: The activities calendar is put together by activities staff Marty Jacobs, Asa Maynard, Juvenal Santiago, Devon Nelson, and Samantha Lauring. Junior Session 2018 began with students arriving, giant bubbles, and first-weekend auditions. Within two short weeks together, we… Read More