About FAC International Pinewoods

Pinewoods Camp

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

Classes and activities

Each morning on full days at camp, dance classes are taught by our guest instructor(s), featuring a range of dances that will appeal to both beginning and experienced dancers.

The afternoon schedules are flexible and can offer a wide variety of possibilities, including music and dance workshops, culture corners by the leaders, and a variety of relaxing activities such as swimming, boating, and time built in for naps.
Evenings feature international folk dance parties to marvelous live music. The party programs include dances just learned as well as old favorites that are requested.


Campers are housed in a variety of rustic cabins sprinkled throughout camp. Freestanding, one-room cabins house two campers each. Larger cabins (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. After you register and have been accepted you will receive a Preferences Form on which you may make housing and roommate requests, if you have any.


Meals are served family style (lunch and dinner) or cafeteria style (breakfast) in the Dining Hall and accommodate vegetarians as well as omnivores. After you register, you may indicate dietary restrictions on the Preference Form. There are two general access refrigerators and stoves available for camper use.

Camper jobs

To help the sessions run smoothly and keep costs down, campers are given small chores, assigned by age, ability, and preference. After you register for an FAC Pinewoods session, you may indicate any job requests or restrictions on the Preference Form.


The Pinewoods Camp Store sells iced coffee, snacks, ice cream, and sundries and is open on a self-serve basis throughout the week.