SummerSongs is a creative retreat for songwriters and music-makers.
We offer seasonal songwriting camps (summer and winter) for adults on both the East and West coasts of the United States. The songwriting camps take place in two locations: our conveniently located new home on the East Coast in Stony Point, New York; and on the beautiful California Central Coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Both locations are perfect havens for songwriting and creative inspiration.
The New York camps are held at The Stony Point Center – a spacious and well-appointed conference center with semi-private rooms, farm-to-table organic menus, a fire pit for song circles and socializing, meeting halls, performance spaces, classrooms and creative-writing hideaways – all you’ll need to release your creativity and have a really good time. The California camps overlook the majestic Pacific Ocean and feature cozy cabin classrooms, a beautiful performance hall and boundless inspiration and energy. Our teachers are hand-picked for each camp, and they are among the very finest of songwriters and instructors.
In all of our song writing camp retreats workshops take place during the day, leaving plenty of time to relax and play music, compose, or just listen to your new friends playing songs for each other. In the evenings we have concerts and song circles, coffeehouses and jams that go late into the night. This is an exciting and inspiring opportunity to connect with your own creativity, and with other folks like you from all corners of the globe to study with some of the best songwriters in the world.
So join us!
The art of songwriting is an important mirror of our culture.
Many divergent points of view and experiences – which may not find expression in any other way – can be expressed in a song. Songwriters give us valuable insights in to the evolution of our values and our direction as a culture. Left only to the vagaries of the marketplace, there is no guarantee that we will hear the best of what our way of life has to offer in the world of songs and songwriting.