Students arrive on Sunday afternoon and depart on the next Saturday morning .   In rare circumstances, it might be possible to arrange Saturday night lodging on campus for an additional fee.  

Uness requesting otherwise on your registration form,  students are housed in private dorm rooms.   This year we will be in Blair/Tyson — best described as Maine-style (shingled),   three-floor condo-like units — each having 3 bedrooms on two floors, and a Common Living Area (fully equipped kitchen, and Common Room).    

The bathroom and shower on each floor, typically shared by three people,  are separate from one another, making access convenient.  Linens and blankets (nights can be cool!) are provided by the College. 

The rooms are basic dorm rooms, equiped with a desk, WIFI, and adequate closet space (bring hangers if not flying).  Their size is adequate for practice purposes, but there are many nooks and crannies on campus that might be more appealing!

The bathrooms, common rooms and areas are cleaned daily by College staff.  Students are provided with keys to their rooms and dorm. A coin-operated washer and dryer is provided on campus.

Significant others are welcome to join us at a reduced rate (see “Fees”). 


Mooring A Boat 

College of the Atlantic, overlooking Frenchman’s Bay, will make moorings available should you wish to sail up to Bar Harbor. If you wish to do so, a mooring (and showering facilities if needed) can be provided at a rate to be determined by the College.



There is a wide range of options for off-campus housing – from bed & breakfasts to inns and hotels. If interested, the best bet is to check the Acadia Magic website (www.AcadiaMagic.com)  Also, feel free to contact us if you’d like to discuss options.

The Primrose Inn (www.PrimroseInn.com)  an absolutely lovely bed & breakfast provides our students an excellent discount.


To enable late-night jamming without disturbing others, specific venues/buildings on campus will be designated.  Our student concert will be held in Gates Auditorium, a modern venue with excellent sound system.

Internet access is available 24/7 on campus. WIFI is available in designated locations.    Students receive a WIFI Form PRIOR to arrival so the College can arrange access prior to your arrival.

Phones are available in the dorms, but require a calling card for outgoing long distance calls. During the day, messages can be left with the College reception office. While there is cell coverage on campus, reception can be inconsistent in certain areas.



Meals are included in the lodging fee.   Meals begin on Sunday evening and

extend though Friday evening dinner.    Specific menus (vegetarian, health needs) can be accommodated with advance notice. A full salad bar is offered as part of lunch and dinner menus. An optional Lobster Bake is offered on one evening for an additional fee, depending on market rates.

If you have allergies, please indicate on the Registration Form. It is your responsibility to take the appropriate precautions.   Once you inform us, we will  provide contact information for the appropriate person at College of the Atlantic so you can confirm that the College will be able to meet your needs.

Meals are available for participants who stay off campus. As much as possible, this should be arranged in advance as part of Registration.

If notified in advance, box lunches can be provided for participants and/or significant others if sight-seeing.