what gear do i need? 

Bring your instrument(s)! This is an acoustic camp so amps are not required.
For more information, email music@fullmoonresort.com.

can i still come if i'm not a musician?

Yes. You are welcome to come hang, explore, and have fun. It is quite common for non-musicians to attend camps of this nature. However, this camp is intended for those who want to learn about the music of Richard Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Martin Simpson, Happy Traum, Marissa Nadler, Henry Kaiser and Bobby Eichorn, and songwriting and acoustic guitar-playing in general. In addition, you will have the opportunity to take singing classes and one on one tuition with Sloan Wainwright, as well as a workshop with Simon Tassano. Playing an instrument or having an interest in songwriting is not required, but is a plus.

what skill level do i need to be to attend?

Classes and curriculum are developed to accommodate all ranges of playing. All classes are optional and open to everyone.


Music Masters Camps at Full Moon Resort are designed for participants 18 years or older. The host facility is Full Moon Resort. Minors are not permitted at Full Moon Resort without a legal guardian or other adult designated by the participant’s legal guardian as chaperone. If you are an adult attempting to register a minor or if you are a minor attempting to register, you must call Music Masters Camp for further details and to make appropriate arrangements: (845) 254-8009


Three gourmet meals a day along with non-alcoholic beverages and evening snacks are included in your package price. A modestly priced full bar will be open throughout the week that includes a great selection.

How do I get there?

Visit https://musicmasterscamps.com/directions/ for travel information and directions


Yes, however it can only be consumed in the camping area, or in your inside accommodations. No outside alcohol is permitted in any of the other common areas due to liquor license limitations. Please respect this policy.

Are tickets to any event Richard performs in the area on the weekend prior or after camp included?

There will be a private concert at Full Moon on Thursday evening. Any show during the aforementioned time period is not part of camp, but attendees will receive advance notice of any concert and have the opportunity to purchase tickets. Note: Due to their busy schedule, accommodations will not be available at Full Moon Resort on Friday night.

Is there wireless internet service at camp?

Yes, there is facility-wide wireless internet.

Can I take photos, video or audio recordings?

Yes. You are required to e-sign a waiver stating all recordings, footage and/or photos will be used strictly for personal use and not commercially when registering. We do ask that videos not be uploaded to YouTube, etc.

What is the weather like at camp?

Weather in the Catskills varies. In the summer months, you can expect warm days (low 70s to upper 80s) and cooler nights (upper 40s to upper 60s). Click Here for updated weather information.

What should I bring with me?

Your instrument(s) + Extra strings, tuner etc., recording devices, Camera, Clothes & toiletries; Tent Campers: don’t forget towels, sleeping bags, tarps, etc; keep in mind there are no RV hookups at Full Moon Resort. Bug spray, Swimwear, Yoga clothes (yoga mats are provided),                          .  Writing utensils & note paper, Water bottle, Cash for evening bars (there is no ATM on-site), Flashlight

Is there equipment storage for tent campers?

This can be arranged on an as-needed basis.

Can I select my own roommate?

Yes, only if that person is signed up as well. We can not hold a spot for someone unless they have already registered. You can indicate who you are signing up with on your registration form.

How do you select my roommate?

We select roommates based on age and gender identity. You will always be placed with a roommate with the same identifying gender.

How many people will attend Frets and Refrains?

To retain the intimacy of this special event the camp is limited to 125 attendees.

When is check in and check out?

Check in is at 3pm on arrival day and check out is at 11am on departure day. Due to Full Moon Resort’s busy event calendar, it is generally not possible to check in early or check out late.

Are there scholarships or financial aid available?

Yes! We are very pleased to be able to again offer a small number of scholarships of up to $1250 for young people, aged 16* to 25. For more information on submitting for a scholarship, please CLICK HERE