Since 1937, the Wiggin family has continued the dream of a summer music camp that was begun by Dr. and Mrs. Paul E. Wiggin. From the beginning of NEMC, it have blended its high-quality and intensive musical education with popular sports and recreational activities on Lake Messalonskee in Sidney, Maine. The tradition of NEMC is one of family. Campers design their own programs to develop their musical talents, recreational abilities, and social skills in a warm, stimulating, and supportive community environment. NEMC is a magical place that has touched and changed the lives of thousands of campers who have attended from across the United States and all corners of the world. The NEMC goal is to help young people find joy in making music, appreciate the splendor of Maine's woodlands and lakes, find contentment, and make friends.