What a Camper Needs to Know

Eskil works with Anna Zuver and Aaron GordonWe accept players and singers in middle and high school, with playing and singing skills on a late beginner/intermediate (quick learner) through advanced levels. Remember, this is not a camp for those new to their instrument.


  • Guitar players should know their basic open chords and bar chords and know a little bit about scales and the notes on their fret boards. A knowledge of key relationships is also helpful.
  • Bass players should be able to play simple bass patterns in a steady fashion, and know a little about chord relationships.
  • Drummers should be able to keep a steady beat for a minimum of three minutes, and know the basic rock and blues patterns.
  • Keyboard players should know the basic chords in most keys, and have some knowledge of the relationship between keys.
  • Horn players should be able to play all 12 major scales. They will need to have their own instruments, and in good working condition.
  • Singers should be able to match pitch. Nerves of steel are helpful.

All campers should bring an eagerness to learn, a willingness to be creative, and a determination to do his or her best.

Andrew Wright is ready to go!

Rates and Dates

Session dates for 2024 are:

Session 1 June 10 - 14
Session 2 June 17 - 21
Session 3 June 24 - 28
Session 4 July 8 - 12

The registration fee for each session is $650 or $1200 for two sessions. Registration fee includes five days of expert supervised practice and performance at a professional music facility, camp t-shirt, transportation to Thursday’s “bar gig”, and a 3-camera video of the Friday night show. Live stream feeds will be available for a small fee. Professional shots of each performer and “album shots” of each band will be available for purchase.

Hours are 9:30 - 4:00 Monday - Wednesday,
On Thursday 9:30 - 4:00, then 5:30 - 7:30 at Tin Roof Cantina,
On Friday 9:30 - 2:30, then 6:30 - 9:00.

Each session will include up to five bands. Therefore we will accept up to five drummers, bass players, keyboard players and singers, plus 10 guitar players. Each session’s horn section will accept up to 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenors, 1 bari, 2 trumpets, and 2 trombones.


Available Slots

Before registering, please check the information in the window below to find out if there is an open slot for your instrument for the session of your choice.