Pinewoods Dance Camp

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Pinewoods Camp
Pinewoods Dance Pavilion.jpg
Newbiggin dance pavilion at Pinewoods
Pinewoods Dance Camp is located in Massachusetts
Pinewoods Dance Camp
Pinewoods Dance Camp is located in the US
Pinewoods Dance Camp
Location 80 Cornish Field Rd., Plymouth, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°51′0″N 70°36′0″W / 41.85000°N 70.60000°W / 41.85000; -70.60000Coordinates: 41°51′0″N 70°36′0″W / 41.85000°N 70.60000°W / 41.85000; -70.60000
Area 31 acres (13 ha)
Built 1919
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman
NRHP Reference # 09001151[1]
Added to NRHP December 16, 2009

Pinewoods is a dance and music camp located at 80 Cornish Field Road, between Long Pond and Round Pond in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA, on 31 acres (13 ha) of land.

Romanian dance instructors Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu review a dance in pavilion C# during the Folk Arts Center of New England session in 2015.

The camp has several activity buildings and residential cabins which are occupied and used by visiting customers in the summer. Initially known as "Pine Tree Camp", it was founded in 1919 by Helen Osborne Storrow as the first National Girl Scout Leadership Training School.[2] In 1933, the facility was converted for use as a dance camp. The name was changed to Pinewoods Camp in 1935. Storrow died in 1944, and left the property to Lily and Rick Conant, who operated the property until 1976. At that time its ownership was transferred to Pinewoods Camp, Inc., a non-profit that now runs the facility.[2]

Each summer, Pinewoods Camp hosts 13 sessions, some week long, some on weekends. Each session features music and dancing educational programs for adults and is run by one of five Program Providers:

Pinewoods Camp’s facilities include four open-sided dance pavilions (C#, C# minor, Ampleforth and Newbiggin), a dining hall and kitchen, a camp house and rustic cabins for up to 140 campers, plus offices, housing for staff and support facilities. Three of the pavilions and the dining-hall/kitchen were renovated as part of a recent capital campaign and are handicapped accessible, though some other facilities are not.

Pinewoods was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]


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