Welcome to the CBA Music Camp Web Site!
Photo by Mike Melnyk
2013 Summer Camp dates: June 9th -12th
in Grass Valley, California
We are looking forward to our THIRTEENTH ANNUAL camp!
The CBA Music Camp is awesome, and gets better every year!
If you love to play bluegrass or old-time music, read on…
For detailed information on all classes and instructors, see the Instructors page.
Be sure to check the FAQs page for answers to the most frequently asked questions.
• REGISTRATION IS OPEN •
ALL THE 2013 INSTRUCTORS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AND ARE LISTED ALONG WITH THEIR CLASSES ON THE INSTRUCTORS PAGE
• Click here to register by mail or email and pay by check.
You can pay by check even without a checking account (have your bank send a check). You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this registration form. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view .pdf files, click on this button to download a free copy.
• Click here to register online and pay by credit card. (May involve a small processing fee.)
You can reach the camp directors, Peter and Janet, anytime by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, suggestions, or kudos. If you need to talk to a live person, you can call Janet at home: 360-647-0741.
And be sure to check the FAQs page for answers to frequently asked questions like:
• Is this camp for children or adults?
• Can I attend instrumental classes for more than one instrument?
• Can I come for (and pay for) just part of the camp?
• Can I bring my family?
• Can I bring my pets?
• Is vegetarian food available?
• What if I want some vegetarian and some meat meals?
• Are there hook-ups for RV's?
• Where do I get more information about local motels, and restaurants?
• Can I split camping costs with a friend if we camp together?
• How early can I sign up?
• Can I sign someone else up as a gift?
• Can I sign up by phone and/or pay with a credit card?
• Can I sign up by email?
• Is it better to pay with a check or credit card?
• I want to sign up for camp now, but don't have all the money together yet. Will you take a deposit?
• I want to sign up for camp, but I may have to cancel. What's your refund policy?
• I want to come, but can’t afford it. How do I get a scholarship?
• How do I register for the CBA Music Camp?
• I signed up for camp but never heard if I made it into my class. Am I registered?
• I paid for pre-festival camping when I bought my festival ticket—do I have to pay again?
• How do I get to camp?
• Can you help me find (or offer) a ride to camp?
• How early can I arrive?
• What do I need to bring to camp?
Answers on the FAQs page!
Quotes from attendees of our 2012 CBA Winter Music Camp:
“Dynamic schedule....lots to do, people to see, riches to enjoy! I loved it!”
“You do an exceptional job of selecting and maintaining talented staff who appear to genuinely want to share what they know in a manner that is accessible to students at all levels.”
“...incredible choice of electives with amazing instructors...loved the barn dances and staff concert...enjoy all the people who come...great connections and sharing”
“Good schedule. Lots to choose from. More classes than I could take. Hungry for more.”
“I'm so impressed with the caliber of instructors and students that this camp attracts. You are doing a remarkable job!”
“Camp is such an over-the-top amazing experience and it just seems to get better every year.”
“Happy Hour is a blast!”
“This camp is a very unique and wonderful camp, thank you for making it so.”
“I loved seeing so many kids (that would include anyone under 30....). They are the future of music and I love the cross- generational interactions.”
“I loved every minute of camp.”
“ I loved the camaraderie among the campers & instructors. Overall, the camp was the most fun you could have with your clothes on.”
“What can I say except I loved every part of camp. I looked forward to coming for months, and was not disappointed in anything.”
“Overall, camp was a wonderful experience and we didn't even think about the miles we drove to get there.”
“The schedule feels like a buffet in some high class casino. Dizzying options.”
“This was the best music camp experience I've had, by FAR.”
“Loved the opportunity to meet and pick with other kids.”
“Till the end of the world rolls 'round, we'll keep on loving music camp!”
“The staff seems to me, on the whole, exceedingly nice and helpful. It feels almost as though they are your extended family.”
“Thanks as always for a superb(!!) event. Had a wonderful time.”
“I had a wonderful weekend.”
“The quality of the instruction is excellent. The choices of electives is also excellent. I particularly like the gospel singing session. Oh, and the participants are first rate.”
“Here's my take on the whole deal... GREAT!!”
“The entire atmosphere you have created makes it like Disneyland to a 10 year old.”
“Another thing I really liked about the camp was, well, the campers themselves… pretty much everyone we met were extremely friendly and helpful and made the whole experience even better.”
“Great job putting together another successful camp with such a nice vibe about it!”
“Best camp ever!”
“Every teacher I had contact with was amazing--friendly, helpful, and I learned a lot.”
“The instructor concert was worth the price of camp alone.”
“Thanks for making this happen!“
“Thanks again for doing such a great job of organizing and scheduling everything. I really appreciate how smoothly things run at this camp.”
“Camp was absolutely amazing!”
“It was awesome. Never a dull moment.”
...It was life-changing. I can't wait for summer camp!”
“Thank you so much for making this happen. I am so grateful, truly grateful.”
“Am getting hooked on bluegrass karaoke. Love the balance of what you provide.”
“Thanks again for bringing together such a joyous and high quality experience for all of us. It was truly a thrill to be there.”
“We had a wonderful time. The general attitude of acceptance of where everyone is at musically is really a great thing to behold. I am happy my kids can take part in such a community of encouragement. We will be back next year.”
“I don't know where to start!!! I loved the jamming, I loved my class, I made new friends but hands-down and think the highlight of the camp for me was that my daughter asked me to play bass for a song she was doing at the student concert. She never asks me to play with her so this was really special!”
“Can't even begin to tell you what a fantastic experience I had at camp. This was hands-down, the best music camp I've ever been to! I just loved everything about it.”
“We are motivated and inspired!”
“I think you did a wonderful job providing a mix of structure and flexibility. You made sure that there was something for everyone at all levels and no one felt left out. I am new to bluegrass and attended the camp on my own not knowing anyone, but never felt alone. Having the breakfast tables by geography one morning was great because I met a lot of local people that I will now be able to play with here. I also loved that you offered jams at different levels, giving everyone an opportunity. The way your camp is organized really ensured a place for all, and I commend you on that success. I will come back!”
“I really savor the opportunity to meet and spend time with others who share a love of this genre of acoustic music. It is wonderful to feel I am a member of this vibrant musical community.”
“THANK YOU again for such a wonderfully productive camp!!!!!”
“Thank you for all your hard work in making this a life changing experience for me.”
“Camp was terrific, as usual.”
“Thanks for all you put into making each camp look and feel wonder-filled.”
“Music camp was an awesome experience. I had the time of my life! This was my first time attending anything like this and am looking forward to next year. The routine was perfect, the schedule was just right.”
“The schedule was great. Plenty to do or not do at any time. So many wonderful electives to choose from, it was like being in a candy shop.”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!”
Photo by Mike Melnyk