Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IF I WANT TO GO TO SATURDAY CLASSES & STAY FOR DINNER, OPEN MIC & EVENING JAMS?
Then you may want to consider registering instead for the FULL WEEKEND PROGRAM below, as a full-time Com-MOO-ter (or stay with us). If you elect this option you may take up to four Performer Workshops on Saturday ($25 each) then stay for dinner and evening activities (Open Mic and jamming). If you register in the Full-Weekend Program you are also welcome, but not required, to join us on Friday and Sunday, including all meals and activities.
CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH OTHER PARTICIPANTS WITH QUESTIONS BEFORE I COME?
Absolutely! Join our Facebook Group: Make Our Own Music Gathering (MOO)
WHERE DO I STAY?
Glad you asked!
Choose a Housing Option for the Gathering and sign up on the Registration Form
Prices are listed on the Registration Form
Shared Sleeping Lodge and Room Option: 4 per Room (two bunk beds), or 2 per Room (see descriptions below). All costs listed on the registration form include the Friday evening thru Sunday morning (participant-led) program - including Saturday Featured Performer Concerts- meals, and a room for 2 nights. Each lodge has 8-9 bedrooms, a small kitchen and a “Common” area for jams and some classes, or lounging. Each bedroom features two sturdy bunk beds, a built-in dresser with mirror and a closet area. Each bedroom shares a single private bathroom with another bedroom (sink, toilet, tub/shower. The lodges are about 75 yards apart and a 5-7 minute walk to the Main Lodge (Mickelwright) for meals, concert and optional Performer-Led classes. Parking is available at the two lodges.
See the included site map for a layout of the Camp
RUNGE LODGE is the headquarters Lodge for the Gathering. This is where you will check in, and is home for the Friday/Saturday night (sometimes all-night) jams and Silent Auction.
HOFFER LODGE is a quiet space after 10:00 pm.
VIP ROOM- Hoffer Lodge: The private VIP Room is located near the entrance to Hoffer Lodge. It has two single (twin) beds and is the only room that does not share a bathroom. Cost listed on the registration form includes the entire Friday-Sunday (Participant-Led) Program - including Saturday Featured Performer Concerts- meals and the room for 2 nights. There is only one VIP Room.
COM-MOO-TER OPTION FOR FULL WEEKEND PROGRAM: Cost is listed on the registration form and includes the entire Friday-Sunday (participant-led) Program – including Featured Performer Concerts- and all meals. No bed.
There are motel accommodations available in nearby East Troy, Waterford, Elkhorn and Mukwonago.
WHERE DO I GO WHEN I GET THERE?
Arrival & Check-In
FULL WEEKEND PROGRAM – Check-In at RUNGE LODGE (see attached Camp Layout)
SAT-ONLY FEATURED PERFORMER PROGRAM – Park in the camp’s Main Parking Lot and walk up the hill to the Main Lodge (Mickelwright Lodge). Breakfast/Check-In starts at 7:30 AM. Classes start at 8:30.
WHAT ARE THE BAZAAR AND SILENT AUCTION?
The Silent Auction is an opportunity for you to donate items of interest for auction to help support the Gathering. It will run from Friday evening until the end of the Open Mic on Saturday in Runge Lodge.
The Sales Bazaar is where you can sell your own merchandise (CDs, instruments, artwork, etc). All proceeds are yours (though anything you wish to share with the Gathering is certainly appreciated). Offered at the Spring Gathering Only.
WHAT IS THE KATHIE SMITH-ZAREMBA SCHOLARSHIP?
This Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Kathie Smith-Zaremba, a long-time supporter of the Gatherings, to promote acoustic music by providing assistance to people who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend the Gathering. Acceptance criteria focus on, but are not limited to, first-time attendees, younger people, fixed-income, and other deserving candidates.
The KS-Z Scholarship covers up to $155 in expenses toward attending the Gathering. This is the cost-equivalent of a weekend-overnight registration with a shared four-person room.
Application forms are available on the MOO website, or can be requested by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline is three (3) weeks before the Gathering (same as the Postmark Deadline for registration).
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE GATHERING IF I AM APPLYING FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP?
Fill out the registration form, whether on-line or hard copy, and check the box to let us know you are applying for the scholarship. If your attendance at the Gathering is contingent upon receiving the scholarship, please let us know that when you submit your scholarship application.
If the registration deadline is near, it is best to go ahead and submit your registration for the Gathering AND the scholarship application at the same time. You can withhold sending payment until we notify you about whether you are receiving the scholarship.
CAN MOO ACCOMMODATE MY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?
We are able to accommodate some Gluten free requests, and always provide a hot vegetarian option if requested. Camp Edwards is a nut-free kitchen. Just let us know using the Special Meals section of the registration form and we will do our best to work with the camp food service to accommodate your needs. Please note that it is not always possible to meet multiple dietary restrictions with any given meal, so you may want to have your own back-up plan. Both Runge and Hoffer Lodges have small kitchens where you can prepare your own special meal if necessary.
HOW DO I GET ONE OF THOSE STYLISH MOO T-SHIRTS?
Just check the boxes on the registration form corresponding to the size and quantity you would like to order, and include payment with your registration. Orders placed before the Postmark Deadline will be available at the Gathering. Orders placed late may delayed until there is a sufficient quantity to have a special run, or may be carried-over for delivery at the next Gathering.