NOTE: This is an old snapshot of the original Woods web site. 
It is no longer being maintained.
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an experience of music and community

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NEWS: The Woods Committee is launching a new website very soon,
and with it a new Webmaster.
It has been my pleasure to contribute to The Woods in this small capacity
since November 1997.  So long, and all my best, to all Woods Folk everywhere!
Maybe see you at camp again one of these days. - Jack

Music in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada!

Five glorious days and nights of classes, workshops, concerts and special events at an idyllic lakefront site! Come to The Woods, an event for sharing the joy of folk music and dance, with folks of all skill levels. Try a new instrument, swap songs and tunes, dance the night away, or just hang around with musical friends, old and new.

Our staff combines top North American and international performer / teachers who share their talents and skills in an intimate and relaxed environment. Separation between staff and campers is minimized to generate a supportive atmosphere for co-operative learning. With delicious food, convivial people, and the beauty of lake country, it's the perfect summer getaway.


Our site is 2.5 hours north of Toronto on the campus of Lake Rosseau College. The rural setting of Lake Rosseau offers opportunities for swimming, boating, and hiking. Sleeping arrangements feature single, double or three-person rooms with shared shower and washrooms. Some reduced rate singles and doubles are available off the main campus (transportation is required). We provide tasty meals and healthy snacks with attention to special needs.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children, pets or visitors.


Our program includes two streams of four classes each, devoted to songs, singing, making music, dancing, and musical traditions. Daily workshops feature shorter subjects of typically one or two sessions each. There is also a "community time" every day, involving all staff and students in the exploration of a specific topic. Staff members and students perform evening concerts, followed by dances, song circles and jams every night.

The Woods Experience

  1. Staff Members From Current and Previous Years
  2. Woods Scrapbook
  3. Sampler: The 1996 schedule
  4. History of The Woods
  5. A Letter Home


Book early (we fill up quickly) by completing and sending us a registration form. A non-refundable deposit reserves your place; the balance is due July 15. Scholarships and alternative payment plans are available. (If you don't need a scholarship please consider making a contribution to help others).

For more information call The Woods at (416) 461-1864, or send us your full name and address and some details of your interest and we will add you to our mailing list (note - change the " AT " to an @ in the mailing address before sending).

NOTE: This is an old snapshot of the original Woods web site.  It is no longer being maintained.
The actual Woods website has moved!  Please visit .

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Material: © 2005-2009, The Woods Music and Dance Camp and Foundation Software Inc.