New Hampshire Highlands
Scottish Country Dance Weekend, August 26 - 28, 2022
St. Methodios Faith & Heritage Center
Camp Merrimac Road, Contoocook, New Hampshire
Because we anticipate lower attendance than usual, we will need to make a go/no-decision toward the end of July. If your application and full payment are postmarked by July 17, you will get a $10 discount. All applications must be paid in full by August 1. If the event is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.
COVID-19 restrictions and precautions in place:
- * Fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible.
- * Same day negative rapid test result.
- * No COVID-19 signs or symptoms.
- * During the weekend, masks (N95 or equivalent) must be worn for all indoor events.
- * Camp staff will wear masks.
- * An outdoor dining option will be available for each meal.
Contact: Loren Wright: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Roberta Lasnik: email@example.com
For updates check our Boston Branch Calendar
Staff for 2022:
Holly Boyd, Montreal, Canada
Arthur McNair, Pittsburgh, PA
Jen Schoonover, Rockland, MA
Terry Traub, Music Director, piano
Elizabeth Anderson, fiddle
Anne Hooper, fiddle
Malka Traub-Pomerantz, fiddle
Stephen Thomforde, pipes
Howard Lasnik, percussion
About New Hampshire Highlands
New Hampshire Highlands is held the fourth full weekend in August at the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH, about 20 minutes west of Concord, NH.
This is a camp run year-round by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston. It is set on a lake, where swimming, boating and fishing are available. In addition, there are a basketball court, volleyball court, and hiking trails on 191 acres. Housing is in modern bunkhouses with flush toilets and hot showers. Limited private and semi-private rooms with private bath are available. The large, air-conditioned dining hall also hosts the evening dances.
Available for 2022: A cabin will be reserved for couples. The facilities will be the same as in the single-sex dormitories, except that both men and women will be together in the same cabin. The beds are the usual bunk beds, and the bath and shower facilities are shared. The campers are responsible for ensuring their own privacy. The dormitory rate will be charged for each camper.
The camp session runs from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning, and includes five meals. Three graded classes are held on Saturday and another mixed one on Sunday morning. There is live music for all classes and the two evening dance parties. In addition, there is an evening ceilidh on Saturday, campfire sing-along on Friday and parties before dinner both evenings.
In 2007 the weekend changed name and location and at the same time became an activity of the RSCDS Boston Branch. For the previous 12 years, the weekend was known as Hillsboro Highlands and was held at Hillsboro Camp in Hillsboro, New Hamsphire.