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Camp Ogontz

Camp Ogontz is a magnificent 300 acre facility in the White Mountains of northern New Hampshire located in the rural town of Lyman, twelve miles south of Littleton. The camp is very rustic and includes log-cabin accommodation, meeting halls and lodges, a dining hall where wonderful home-cooked meals are served, a recital hall, tennis courts, a secluded lake, pine woods, hiking trails beside streams and waterfalls, and spectacular mountain views. The atmosphere is informal and conducive to study and relaxation.

Living space is quite varied and includes rustic "Adirondack" style log cabins, dormitory type cabins and lodges. All have electricity and some have indoor bath facilities. Shower rooms and toilet facilities are always nearby. Linens may be rented for a nominal fee or you can bring your own. Accommodations are assigned by age group by the KBHC staff. Ogontz is run on a cooperative plan; all KBHC participants, faculty and staff will be asked to help with food preparation and chores. These duties are non-demanding and generally contribute to the atmosphere of camaraderie and cordiality which pervades this unique enterprise.

Camp Ogontz is owned and operated by George and Lynn Kent of Westerly, Rhode Island where Prof. Kent serves on the music faculty at the University of Rhode Island. George is also the founder and music director of The Chorus of Westerly and he and Lynn organize choral seminars at Ogontz every summer. They also host other programs at the camp including the New England Conservatory Suzuki Summer School.

You will find more information at: http://www.campogontz.com

Spotlight on Alumni:

Jay Sewell

Engineer Senior Staff, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Principal Horn, New Texas Symphony Orchestra

Board of Directors, Cormont Music

KBHC Alum: 1998-2009, 2012

"I’ve attended KBHC every year since 1998. Why?  For one, it has become an annual tune-up to my technique…sort of a recharging of the horn-playing batteries.  There aren’t a lot of people who appreciate what we do as horn players in my environment, so KBHC lets me surround myself with people who share my passion of playing the horn. 

My playing has improved immensely, and associating with such an incredible faculty has been a highpoint, as well. 

I love playing in the ensembles.  And let’s not forget the five-star food at the charming, picturesque Camp Ogontz.

Finally,  I have made so many lasting friendships through KBHC, and that may be the most gratifying part of all.

Thanks Kendall, faculty, staff, and friends!"