Our campus, established in 1909 as Camp Tekakwitha, includes 20 wooded acres, including student cabins, faculty housing and performance, practice, dining, administrative and recreational facilities, along with a sandy beachfront on Lake Luzerne.
We have done our best to maintain our aging campus, but the century-old cabins can no longer be repaired and severely limit our ability to provide our students and faculty a living environment that parallels the superb quality of our music program.
Our 2020 Campaign seeks
to raise $2 million to transform the campus' infrastructure, purchasing new cabins for students and faculty, creating a village for each. The new facilities will provide a safer, cleaner, more environmentally friendly and more comfortable living space for students, counselors and faculty during their four- to eight-week stays. The new faculty village will also allow us to save more than $30,000 a summer by eliminating the need to house faculty off site.
The first phase of the 2020 Campaign includes installation of 18 faculty cabins and upgrades to campus infrastructure to modernize water, septic and electrical systems. Each faculty cabin will accommodate two faculty members, with two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a bathroom. Cost: $50,000 per cabin + $1 million for infrastructure
The first phase also includes replacing existing student cabins. With capacity for eight students, each cabin includes four bunkbeds and a bathroom with a toilet, two showers and a double vanity, as well as a private bedroom and bathroom for a counselor. Cost: $70,000 per cabin
The final phase of the 2020 Campaign includes construction of a new practice facility that will house more than 20 individual spaces; a teaching building with more than 15 studios for the 25 teachers in residence to offer private lessons daily; and an administrative building that will house a welcome center and medical facilities.