MOO Music Gathering

November 4-6, 2022

We will be Live & In-Person at Camp Edwards for the Spring Gathering.  No, COVID hasn’t completely gone away. We recognize that the newer BA-5 variant is good reason to continue taking precautions within our musical cohort.  With those risk-mitigating precautions in place, we do feel it is possible to safely hold an in-person Gathering.  Those precautions are outlined further below.

We have a pair of GREAT performer / instructors lined up with Karen Mueller and Mark Dvorak.  Karen will be offering workshops on fingerpicking the ukulele, and how dulcimers and autoharps can play together.  Mark will show us how to survive a folk jam, and some of his techniques for playing the 6-string guitar.


And, of course:


  • Registration is on-line only

  • Payment by PayPal, cash or check

Here are a few of the adjustments we’re putting in place for this in-person event:

  • Everyone who registers will need to provide proof of vaccination (including including at least one booster per CDC guidelines).

  • Participants will need to take a COVID test within three (3) days of the Gathering and provide a negative result.

  • Overnight accommodations will be limited to one or two persons per room (unless you are part of the same family or COVID “pod”).

    • As such--the standard 4-person room rate will still apply (i.e., no premium for a 2-person room).

    • There is still a small premium for rooms with a private bath or for single-occupancy.

  • Jams and workshops will be held in spaces with enough room to spread out.

  • Masks will be required in indoor spaces**. This includes all workshops, jams, and concerts.  We recognize that masks must be removed for eating meals, and roommates can work out their own arrangements for their sleeping quarters.  Masks are optional when performing on stage and anywhere outdoors.

    • ** NOTE: Exceptions to the mask policy may be possible if conditions warrant at the time of the Gathering and there is consensus among the participants. Workshop leaders will control the mask require/optional policy for their workshops.

There are a limited number of overnight rooms available, so best to reserve your spot early. Of course, commuting is always an option for those who do not wish to spend the night in camp. We’ve also provided links to nearby hotels at the end of this section, for those that might prefer that as an option.

As always, we can’t guarantee that we will be the only group in camp, but opportunities for cross-contact will be minimal.


We recommend making your test appointment early so you can get the results within the 3-day window before the Gathering.

What kind of test do I need and how long does it take to get results?

  • Either of the NAAT (mRNA) diagnostic tests are acceptable.

    • Diagnostic Lab Test (PCR) ……….... Results times vary.

      • Usually available within 48 hours but can take up to 72 hours in some locations.

    • Rapid Diagnostic Test (ID NOW) …. Results in less than 24 hours.


Rapid Antigen Tests (BinaxNOW) and antigen-based home tests, while useful for rapid screening, are less effective at accurately detecting the newer variants.  This includes the free test kits provided by the Federal Government.  In the interest of caution, these tests will not be accepted for attending MOO.


FREE drive-through testing is available through Walgreens and CVS pharmacies.  Appointments can be made online, but available openings vary widely with location and demand.  Some can take up to 2 weeks. also helps with finding appointments anywhere:

Most test providers will send you an email with a link to your results as a PDF which you can save or print. 
Please bring a copy of your results with you to the Gathering, along with a copy of your vaccination record.
We will be verifying these at check-in.  Hardcopy or an image on your phone or tablet will be fine.

Please contact us if you have any questions.  REMEMBER TO BOOK YOUR TEST APPOINTMENT SOON.

We look forward to a safe and enjoyable weekend!


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