About Cape Breton Weekend at Pinewoods

Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, Massachusetts

The Cape Breton Weekend at Pinewoods is on hiatus in 2019.

Pinewoods Camp

Pinewoods is a traditional dance and music camp, located on 25 hilly acres in a pine forest between Long Pond and Round Pond in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Facilities include four open-sided pavilions, an open-sided dining hall overlooking Long Pond, and a fireplaced camphouse for gatherings. Cozy, screened cabins and rustic cottages nestle among the tall pines. The ponds’ clear waters invite swimmers, canoeists, and kayakers.

Classes and activities

The schedule features classes in fiddle, piano accompaniment, and Cape Breton square and step dancing. Also included are sessions, tune- and step-swaps, room for camper-led activities, and dancing.


Campers are housed in a variety of rustic cabins and cottages sprinkled throughout camp. Freestanding, one-room cabins house two campers each. Larger cabins and cottages (many with screened porches) have multiple bedrooms housing one to three campers each. Shared bathrooms are nearby. Pinewoods Camp provides beds, mattresses, and pillows. Campers bring sheets and blankets (or sleeping bags), and towels. Sheets and blankets can be rented for a nominal fee. When you register for Cape Breton Weekend, you may make roommate requests, if you have any, on the Application Form.


Meals are served family style (lunch and dinner) or cafeteria style (breakfast) in the Dining Hall and accommodate vegetarians as well as omnivores. See the Camper info page for information about special diets. You may sign up for the vegetarian option on the Application Form when you register for camp.

Camper jobs

To help the sessions run smoothly and keep costs down, campers are assigned small chores.


The Pinewoods Camp Store sells snacks, ice cream and sundries and is open on a self-serve basis throughout the weekend. The Folk Arts Center’s Little Shop of Horas® travels to camp and is available throughout the weekend. The shop sells CDs and DVDs from the guest teachers, as well as other recordings of music from around the world, music and song books, and T-shirts.