Dear Parent:


This letter contains information concerning our annual Music Camp that will take place in Sweden, Maine.


DEPARTURE: Report to the Norwood High School, Monday, August 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM (7:45 AM)

Please be prompt, as it will take a considerable amount of time for organizational matters and packing the truck and buses.  We would like to be on the road by 9:30 AM



RETURN:        Buses should arrive back at the Senior High School at approximately 4:00 – 4:30 PM, Sunday, August 25, 2019. We will ask students to call you when we are one hour away. (Please arrange for transportation for your student.)



Camp Tapawingo

Route 93

Sweden, Maine 04040



You may send mail to your student at the Camp Tapawingo Mailing Address:

Your students name / Norwood Music camp

Camp Tapawingo

166 Tapawingo Rd

Sweden, ME  04040



BRING:            Rain Coat

Sleeping bag, bedroll or blankets, pillow , fitted sheet

Toiletries (towel, washcloths, soap, toothbrush, etc.)

Shower shoes (Flip Flops)

Clothing for 1 week, summer apparel, and a warm sweater or jacket for cool weather, jeans, shorts

Sneakers (2 pairs recommended)

Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug spray


Water Bottle (Nylgene style recommended)

Money-  $20.00 should be plenty.  There won’t be an opportunity to spend more.


Color Guard:     Bring appropriate gloves, ace bandages, tape and Band-Aids





Do not pack food or medicine.  These articles will be given to assigned chaperones upon arrival at the High School on the day of departure.



Visitors are welcome.  If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to email the Director of Fine Arts at, or the P.M.A. Music Camp Coordinator, Lisa Silletti, at


  1. B. Please make certain that we have your current contact information during our time away at camp.

If your emergency contact information has changed or you plan to be away from home, please let us know.

For your convenience please make changes here and bring to camp with you. Use additional space as needed.



Student Name _________________________________


Ensemble _____________________________________


During the week of music camp my updated emergency contact information includes


Home Telephone Number: ____________________________________

Parent/Guardian Name: ___________________________________________________________________________

Cell #: _________________________________________________         Work #;______________________________

Emergency contact: _____________________________________Telephone #: _________________________


Emergency contact: _____________________________________Telephone #: _________________________


Emergency contact: _____________________________________Telephone #: _________________________





















Norwood Music Camp







7:00 AM                      Reveille


8:00 AM                      Breakfast


8:45 AM                      Prepare for morning rehearsals


9:00 AM                      Rehearsals


12:00 noon                   Prepare for lunch


12:30 PM                     Lunch


1:30 PM                       Rehearsals


3:30 PM                       Recreation:  swimming, softball, football, basketball, relays, etc


5:00 PM                       Rest Period


6:00 PM                       Dinner


7:00 PM                       Rehearsals


9:15 PM                       Refreshments & Social


10:00 PM                     Prepare for lights out


10:30 PM                     Lights Out








1)            Be on time for all events: Remember the phrase; to be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, to be late is unacceptable.


2)            Be prepared for your activity: Be sure you have all music/ equipment required for a productive rehearsal. Returning to your cabin for forgotten items is a waste of your and your counselor’s time.


3)            Everyone is expected to participate in all scheduled events

Students are not to remain in cabins or wandering around unsupervised during scheduled events. In the case of illness or emergency, counselors will be available to assist you.


4)            Meal time: The counselor at each table will assign one person to serve the meals for the day.  Students are expected to be on their best behavior.  We ask you to remain seated during meals and refrain from loud talking.  Hats must be removed upon entering the dining hall and will not be worn at the table.


5)            Food or beverages are not allowed in the cabins.


6)            All instruments are to be left in the rehearsal hall.  Proper care of instruments and music is essential.


7)            Lights out will be announced each evening. Anyone outside of his or her cabin after the announced time will immediately be sent home.


8)            This is a beautiful camp; do your best to keep it that way.  Do not litter or deface property.  For your protection, shoes, preferably sneakers, must be worn at all times.


9)            The counselors and chaperones that are here with us are volunteering their time to make this a safe, successful, and fun week for you. Please give them your utmost cooperation and respect.


10)          You are here as a member of the Norwood Public Schools Music department. The NPS Code of Conduct remains in effect even though you are traveling out of state. Anyone found to be in possession of substances banned by the NPS code of conduct will be sent home immediately at your parent’s expense and face further disciplinary action upon returning to school.






Respect for these guidelines will guarantee a good time for all – Thank you!