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 communication of the chamber music experience with a supportive, family-like daily life, would lead to extraordinary musical and social growth.

Thus Greenwood exists now, as it always has, to enrich the lives of young people, encouraging them to realize their potential as musical, intellectual and social beings.

Greenwood found a permanent home in 1940 at its current site in Cummington, an eighty-acre estate in a small rural community in the hill towns of Western Massachusetts. The main house, new barn and old barn are centers of social and musical life—and the new barn also serves as a beautiful performance center for the camp. There are numerous small outbuildings for individual practice and rehearsals, and boys’ cabins and girls’ cabins.

During the over eighty years of Greenwood’s history there have been only two sets of directors. Deb Sherr and Sally Bagg have been leading Senior and Junior camps since 1983 when the camp founders retired. In 2012 Sally Bagg retired and was replaced by Debby Greenebaum as Junior Camp Director.