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.


While we have done our best to maintain our campus, our 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 funds to transform the campus' infrastructure, purchasing new cabins for students and faculty, creating a village for each. The new cabins, built by Lancaster Log Cabins, and come fully equipped with all plumbing, furnishings and air conditioning. This 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.

A portion of the 2020 Campaign includes installation of 12 new student cabins. With capacity for eight students, each cabin includes four bunkbeds and a bathroom, two showers and a double vanity, as well as a private bedroom and bathroom for a counselor.

Cost: $70,000 per cabin

The gift of a cabin includes a plaque with the donor's name or in honor or memory of someone.


We will also be replacing existing faculty housing with 18 new faculty cabins. Each faculty cabin will accommodate two faculty members, with two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a bathroom.

Cost: $50,000 per cabin

The gift of a cabin includes a plaque with the donor's name or in honor or memory of someone.

Significant upgrades to campus infrastructure will also be made to modernize water, septic and electrical systems, in accordance with the Adirondack Park Agency.

Cost: $1,000,000

All gifts of $1,000 or more will be included on a special donor wall
outside of the Performance Lodge.

Project Overview

This phase of the 2020 Campaign provides three new teaching villages with more than 17 studios for the 25 teachers in residence to offer private lessons and chamber music coachings daily, and an administrative building that will house a welcome center, medical facilities and offices. The final phase will include renovation of our dining hall.

Former girls' cabins
The view down the row of girls' cabins after demolition
First days of demolition
Removal of former faculty housing on the north side of camp
Former Cottage 2
The fireplace from Faculty Cottage 2, partway through demolition
North Teaching Village
The former Practice Building was torn down and replaced with the relocated buildings that used to house staff
North Teaching Village cabins placed
The final product after placing white cabins in their new homes in North Teaching Village
South Teaching Village
White structure relocated to the new South Teaching Village
Tree removal
Trees are cleared to make room for new cabins
First days working on Faculty Village
Tree removal and ground leveling before infrastructure work begins
Fire hydrant installation
Crews work to install a new fire hydrant near the entrance to camp
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P.O. Box 39

203 Lake Tour Road

Lake Luzerne, NY 12846



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Luzerne Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the EIN 22-2765869

Tree removal

Trees are cleared to make room for new cabins