Pinewoods Sessions 2024

Scottish Session I: July 5-8, 2024
Scottish Session II: July 8-13, 2024

Join us in 2024 in the woods of Plymouth for Scottish dancing beneath the tall pines. You'll enjoy dance and music classes during the day and a dance party every night, plus music sessions, after-parties, auctions, ceilidhs (known to the outside world as talent shows), and more!

Fill out an electronic application here to reserve your spot.

This year's theme is "Wonders". More specific details to come. We know you're eager to get those costumes ready!

The dates and costs of the sessions are as follows:

Session Dates Price (check) Price (electronic payment)
Session 1 July 5-8 $410 $422
Session 2 July 8-13 $530 $546
Both sessions July 5-13 $890 $917

All pricing includes a $50 deposit per session, payable electronically or by check or money order. If you are accepted to camp, the balance will be due in June with Camper Surveys.

RSCDS members receive a $25 discount from the listed prices. RSCDS membership must be active as of July 5, 2024. The electronic payment price reflects a 3% credit card processing fee.

This year's lottery deadline is April 2nd. If camp fills, any applications received after that date will be added to the waitlist in the order they are received.

Pinewoods camp COVID policy

Pinewoods Camp, Incorporated sets a COVID policy for use of the site. This year's COVID policy can be found here. Bring several rapid tests and high-filtration masks (in case they're needed). If you have any questions contact the co-chairs.

2024 Teaching and music staff

The teaching staff:
  • Jeanne Moody (California)
  • Jen Schoonover (Massachusetts) with Conditioning
  • a familiar face from Ontario, Canada
  • Two special teachers from Scotland, offering country, Highland, and Step.

The music staff:
  • Catherine Miller on fiddle (Music Director, Massachusetts)
  • Katie McNally on fiddle (Maine)
  • Peter Macfarlane on fiddle (Vermont)
  • James MacQueen on fiddle (Ohio, Session I)
  • Calum Pasqua on fiddle (New York, Session II)
  • Leland Martin on fiddle (Session Leader, Massachusetts)
  • Dave Wiesler on piano (Delaware)
  • Neil Pearlman on piano (Maine)
  • Stephen Thomforde on bagpipes (Massachusetts, Session I)
  • Nate Silva on bagpipes (Massachusetts, Session II)

The following document list is evolving for 2024 as things arrive. Watch this space for updates, or sign up for our mailing list to receive updates as they happen.

Documents for 2024

* A printed copy of the Gazette will be available to each camper upon arrival.

This year a customized, prefilled accepted camper form is being emailed to campers who are accepted to Pinewoods Scottish Sessions. Please contact us if you have any questions or wish us to send you another link to the form.

Contact the chairs: Marc Hartstein and Keira Hartstein

From this past Pinewoods 2023 Scottish Sessions: