Lake Luzerne and Mountains
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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 had the extreme fortune of completing the first two stages of our campus rebuild. Over the last 2 years, we have been replaced all student and faculty housing with 30 new energy efficient cabins, installed our new administration and medical buildings, updated all associated infrastructure including water, electric, and sceptic, and completed heating and cooling, stage and lighting renovations in our Jack Lawrence Performance Lodge.

As we move forward, we hope to finish our remaining campus upgrades with our third phase of the project. This will include renovating our current dining hall, upgrades to our boat house at the lakefront, and renovating our maintenance and laundry facilities. We hope to complete this project by our summer season in 2024.

Jack Lawrence Museum & Jeffrey Ziegler Recital Hall

In addition to our third phase, we will also be creating a new octagonal building on our campus this year. This building will have a significantly expanded footprint, scaling up to 1,000 square feet, with a width of 35 ft in every direction, seated prominently in the center of our campus. This space will serve as an intimate performance venue on our campus, a museum for songwriter Jack Lawrence and a classroom space for masterclasses and small group classes.

Crafted in North Carolina by Topsider Homes and assembled onsite by local contractors, we aim to unveil this new structure for the 2023 summer season.

Design mock up for an octagonal building

This structure will be a focal point at LMC, placed prominently in the heart of campus beside the Jack Lawrence Performance Lodge. The building features beautiful pine finishes throughout the interior, blending with the aesthetics of the upgraded Lancaster Log Cabins around the camp, which were executed in 2021 as part of the first phase of our capital campaign. French doors and four sets of large windows allow for natural lighting from five of the eight walls, and create a sense of openness to evoke inspiration for the musicians and composers who will use the space.

The building will house Michael Kamen’s 1903 Steinway Model O grand piano and feature modular seating that will allow for a broad array of uses including composition workshops, individual lessons, guest masterclasses, intimate studio recitals, group classes, chamber music rehearsals, and small receptions; with a prominent display of the Jack Lawrence archives that will adorn the interior perimeter of the space. Our resident artists and students, as well as visiting guest musicians from the New York City Ballet and Philadelphia Orchestra, will have a refined space to instruct our students and rehearse.

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Outside a student cabin

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Inside a student cabin

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Bunks in a student cabin

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Outside a student cabin

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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.

Student
Cabins

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.

Faculty
Cabins

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.

The donor plaque on a faculty cabin

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Outside a faculty cabin

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Kitchenette in a faculty cabin

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The donor plaque on a faculty cabin

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