Applications for 2021 are now closed. See you next year.
Current applicants should still check the site for any updates.
Besides being un-coached, Chamberre is unique in offering different lengths of stays, to best match your schedule (and endurance!). You may participate for as short as one day, or for the full length of the program.
There is a fixed base cost of $115 independent of length of stay, plus $35 for every meal scheduled during your stay, with a minimum of three meals in a row. The minimum charge is thus $220, and includes three meals in a row. Skipping meals or residing offsite does not reduce your cost.
Before your first scheduled meal, you may play in both sessions, but only with people not playing in assigned sessions. After your last scheduled meal, you may play in both sessions, including the assigned session.
A cost grid based on your first and last scheduled meals is shown below, to calculate what is called the “program cost.” The cost of a private cabin with bathroom or the cost of bedding, if chosen, will be added to this. All participants may attend the free Sunday concert, and the cost of the reception afterward is included in your program cost. Some examples follow.
Arrival for Wednesday Dinner and Departure after Friday Lunch consists of 4 blocks for a total cost of $325.
Arrival for Friday Dinner and Departure after Sunday Lunch consists of 4 blocks for a total cost of $325.
Arrival for Wednesday Dinner and Departure after Saturday Lunch consists of 7 blocks for a total cost of $430.
Arrival for Thursday Dinner and Departure after Sunday Lunch consists of 7 blocks for a total cost of $430.
Arrival for Wednesday Dinner and Departure after Sunday Lunch consists of 10 blocks (the maximum) for a total cost of $535.
The prices calculated above include housing in dormitory-style shared cabins, with separate bathhouses for men and women.
There are a limited number of private cabins with bathrooms, available for an additional fee of $125 for the cabin, not per person. Preference will be given to individuals with special health needs.
Participants must bring their own bedding, towels, and toiletries. For an additional charge of $75 per person, bedding can be provided by Chamberre for use the entire session. It includes a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, one pillow, two fleece blankets, and towels.
Non-musician family members are welcome to stay at the camp with participants when space is available. Preference will be given to playing musician participants. Each guest must be registered and pay the same fees as if they were participants. Minors are the responsibility of the adult participant, and are not allowed to be unsupervised at any time while at the camp.
If you have any questions or special requests, there will be an opportunity to ask them at the end of the application, or you can email Lee Smith at email@example.com.