About Us

Enriching the lives of young people, encouraging them to realize their potential as musical, intellectual and social beings since 1933

About Us

18Greenwood History

Founded in 1933 by Dorothy (Bunny) Fay Little, Dwight Little, and Ruth Hill McGregor, Greenwood Music Camp was a pioneer and model for many other music programs. Its founders believed that a life which combined the profound sharing and group-level interaction of the chamber music experience with a supportive, family-like daily life, would lead to extraordinary musical and social growth.

From its very first years right up to the present, Greenwood has enriched the lives of young people, encouraging them to develop their musical, intellectual, and social selves and forging lifetime friendships.

Since 1940, Greenwood has occupied an 80-acre wooded estate in Cummington, a rural community in the hill towns of Western Massachusetts. The main house (with its panoramic view of the Berkshire hills to the west), the new barn, and old barn are centers of social and musical life, with the new barn serving also as an elegant performance space for the camp. The campus includes a swimming pool, a tennis court, soccer field, numerous outbuildings for individual practice and rehearsals, and boys’ cabins and girls’ cabins.

Deb Sherr has been leading Senior camp since 1983 when the camp founders retired. Sally Bagg led the Junior camp from 1983 until 2012, when Debby Greenebaum succeeded her as Junior Camp Director.