Ogontz Arts Foundation
Life at Ogontz
(in normal years!)
Ogontz Camp is a magnificent 300-acre facility in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The camp overlooks Lake Ogontz, a small, semi-private lake with a spectacular view of the mountains beyond. Ogontz is owned and operated by Lynn and George Kent and is home to a variety of week-long arts-related camps and workshops throughout the summer. There are over one hundred buildings on the premises including a large event hall, a boathouse, and a dining hall. Visit the Ogontz Camp website for information about its facilities.
Living space at Ogontz varies from several modest indoor cabins (with indoor plumbing and enclosed bedrooms), to about 45 Adirondack style cabins (with three open sides, equipped with storm flaps, tables, personal cubbies, beds, chairs, electricity), all close to shower and toilet facilities. These cabins are a bit more rustic, but recent renovations have drastically improved their quality and comfort. While cabins can accommodate one to four people, they rarely have more than two people, and solo cabins are usually possible. In the late spring all registrants will be asked to indicate housing preferences.
Ogontz is run as a cooperative venture. All participants are asked to help with one of the daily chores that keep Ogontz running smoothly. These are generally non-demanding and contribute to the atmosphere of camaraderie that makes Ogontz special. Registrants will be asked to indicate their preferences on a survey in late spring. Chore assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. We make every effort to honor your requests.
The Dining Hall can seat about 150 people and has a warm rustic charm. Its large windows look out over the campus on three sides. On warm afternoons and evenings many enjoy eating on the large deck connected to the Dining Hall.
Meals are provided for all participants (singers/non-singers, residents/day campers) as part of the registration fee.
Campers will have plenty of free time to rest, relax, have fun, or explore.
Ogontz Camp includes:
- Over 350 acres of New England forests, pastures, and wildlife
- Private lake with a swimming area, dock and floating raft
- Boathouse containing canoes, sailboats, row boats, and kayaks
- Mountain trails to explore
- Four tennis courts
- Volleyball court
- The “Green Chairs” relaxing social area
Ogontz is secluded, but after a short drive you will be able to find:
- A fully equipped gym (affordable daily and weekly rates)
- Historic Littleton with many interesting shops
- Littleton’s Little Village Toy & Book Shop
- Franconia Notch State Park
- Littleton Coop
- Superstores such as Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Shaw’s
Make a tax-deductible contribution to support the Choral Workshop.