SummerSongs is a creative retreat for songwriters and music-makers.
We offer summertime songwriting camp for adults on the East Coast of the United States, in Stony Point, New York, at the Stony Point Center — a perfect haven for songwriting and creative inspiration.
The Stony Point Center is 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. Our teachers are handpicked for each camp, and they are among the very finest of songwriters and instructors.
In 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 into 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.