Where is the Music Centre located? How do I get there?

Address: 85 Chemin CAMMAC, Harrington, QC, J8G 2T2

We are about 112 km (90 minutes) northwest of Montreal and 155km (2 hours) northeast of Ottawa. We are just off Highway 327, 30 minutes north of Lachute, and about the same distance from St-Jovite (Mont-Tremblant). Look for Harrington or Lost River on your road map.

Do I have to participate in the music program while I’m at CAMMAC?

If you accompany a child/teen and you don’t want to participate in the music program, the chaperone fee will apply. However, we strongly encourage everyone to participate in the program. Spring Break offers a variety of music classes and activities for all levels, including beginners, in addition to tai chi and a visual arts workshop.

What other activities are there?

If you bring your snowshoes or ski gear, you’ll find lots of trails to explore nearby.

Is the site accessible to people with disabilities?

Our main building is fully accessible to people with disabilities. We have four adapted residential rooms and an elevator. If you require an accessible room, please let us know what your needs are so that we can reserve a suitable room and make any necessary preparations. We have several visually impaired participants each summer.


Do I have to bring my own instrument?

Participants must bring their own instruments.
Yamaha plastic soprano and alto recorders can be purchased at the Tuck Shop.
Various recorders are available for rental from the Music Library at a cost of $10 per week.

I’m a beginner. Will I fit in?

Absolutely! Introductory-level music classes are available during winter and spring programs, and you don’t have to know how to read music to participate. You can also sing in the choir, take a tai chi class and a visual arts workshop. Plus there will be several additional activities for everyone throughout the week including concerts, a treasure hunt, a movie, a cabaret evening, and more.

What happens if I’m not comfortable with the group I’ve been placed in?

Talk to the music director or assistant immediately. Don’t hesitate. You are here to enjoy yourself. If something is too hard (or too easy), we’ll try our best to make adjustments after the first day.

Children’s Program – Play, have fun and make music! 

The program, designed for children 4½ to 11 years, offers music, arts & crafts, dance and sports. All children must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for their supervision outside program hours (8:30 AM to 1:00 PM). Activities are also planned for kids in the evening.

Teens’ Program – Cool, frenzied rhythms and guaranteed fun! 

Teens (12 to 17 years old) follow the regular adult program supplemented by a few special courses (arts & crafts, choir, outdoor activities). Teens must be accompanied by an adult (parent or designated guardian) participating in the music program.

I want to bring my children or grandchildren, but they don’t play any instrument. Will they have anything to do?

Yes. Absolutely. Children who don’t play an instrument are introduced to music through choral singing, movement and other fun activities. You may want to purchase an inexpensive recorder for your child so that they can learn to play in a beginner’s class. The children’s program also includes physical activities, outdoor activities, and arts and crafts.

Do I have to know how to speak French?

No. The Centre is completely bilingual, and everything is said in both languages. Most of the teachers are bilingual. If you speak some French, here’s your opportunity to try it out. If you are learning French, it’s a great way to improve.

If I come to the Music Centre by myself, will I make friends?

Of course! We can say that many lifelong friendships have started at CAMMAC, some of which have ended in marriage!! You’ll quickly get to know our routines, especially if it is your first visit, and you will find CAMMACers are a very friendly bunch. Use the meal breaks as an opportunity to sit with different participants and get to know people from all over North America and the world!


What kind of accommodations are available?

Accommodations are available in the Main Pavilion during winter and spring programs:

  • The Main Lodge offers 40 rooms in a modern building with up-to-date amenities.
    A limited number of rooms have a private bathroom (extra fee).
    To see a plan of the second-floor accommodations in the Main Lodge: CLICK HERE
    To see a plan of the third-floor accommodations in the Main Lodge: CLICK HERE

To see a plan of the CAMMAC grounds and buildings: CLICK HERE

Do I have to share a room?

We have some single rooms available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Double rooms may also be used for single accommodation, but no discount is given for a larger room used for single occupancy.

Should you wish to find a roommate to share a larger room, please contact Customer Service.

What’s the food like?

The food is healthy and plentiful. It is prepared on-site by our chef and her team. Meals are served cafeteria-style, and you can always go back for more! In addition to the meals, a mid-morning coffee break and snack is provided, as well as a snack after the evening concert. Please note that the buffet-style service is no longer available, due to new government regulations regarding food service.

Vegetarian meals are available for participants who have requested them in advance. Please advise us of any allergies, vegetarian requirements, and any other dietary considerations when you register, otherwise, we may not be able to accommodate your needs. 

Can I buy meal tickets for the cafeteria?

TIckets for individual meals are available at the Tuck Shop. Taxes are included.

Adults and students
(12 years and up)
$15.00 $21.50
(11 years and under)
$7.50 $15.00

Does the Centre have a liquor licence?

Yes, the Centre has a liquor licence, and any alcohol consumed in the public spaces (concert hall, dining room, reception area, verandas) must be purchased on-site.

If you have any additional questions, please let us know!

By email:

By phone: 819-687-3938 / 1-888-622-8755, ext. 25
Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.