Banjo player by the lake

Fall Getaway Weekend

Each fall, FSSGB sponsors a weekend in a tranquil setting within easy driving distance of Boston. The weekend is filled with music -- song swaps, workshops and mini-concerts led by professional staff and campers on Saturday and Sunday. The Fall Getaway gives campers a chance to meet each other, trade songs and tunes, and enjoy a relaxing weekend away from the city.


Details for 2018

The next Fall Getaway Weekend will be held Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16 at Prindle Pond Camp and Conference Center in Charlton MA. This year we'll be on the newer side of camp (Hilltop) - every bedroom has its own bathroom!

We are delighted to have Andy and Judy Daigle and Kim Wallach on staff for our Getaway Weekend this year.


New England natives Andy & Judy Daigle have been singing together since 2009. They began writing songs in 2011. Today, this talented folk duo performs regularly at coffeehouses, festivals, libraries, and stages where they have been featured artists, openers and headliners blending their growing list of original songs with popular folk covers. Andy & Judy do a masterful job of involving the audience in their performances. Sing-a-longs and smiles are the norm at one of their concerts. Their close harmonies blend Judy’s evocative alto and Andy’s deep baritone. Beginning instrumentally with a classic folk guitar base, Andy & Judy have deepened their sound through the addition of mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, ukulele, and with support musicians, bass, violin and percussion.


With new songs, traditional gems, hard-earned wisdom, an out-of-left-field sense of humor, instrumental skills on piano, guitar and banjo, Kim Wallach performs both solo and with the Short Sisters up and down the East Coast. A skilled facilitator escorting the audience on a tour of emotions, stories and discoveries, she is at home on any stage. Ms. Wallach is a songwriter with a fine command of imagery in her lyrics and a gift for creating vivid word portraits with a few well chosen words. Her stage manner is warm and easygoing; she has a nice way of engaging her audience, turning the performance setting into an intimate, conversational gathering."- Worcester Evening Gazette

If you have any questions about the weekend, send email to send email to getaway@fssgb.org or call Lori at 978-264-9710.