Arrival and Class Descriptions



oldschoolbluegrasscamp-6458Arrival time is between 2 – 4 pm on Sunday June 30th.  We will help you find your camping spot and settle in.  Orientation time is 4:30pm.  We want you to be well informed of all the options at The Old School Bluegrass Camp so you don’t want to miss your orientation.

Once you are well oriented, you are invited to join us for our opening night BBQ.  After dinner, we will have a fun filled evening with music and socializing.

A typical day at The Old School Bluegrass Camp looks a like this:

9:00                 Breakfast

10:00 – 11:30  Instrument Class

11:45 – 12:45   Private Lessons or free time

1:00                  Lunch

2:30 – 3:15      Band Labs

3:30 – 4:15       Clawhammer Workshop or Instrument Care Class

4:30 – 5:00      De-brief of the day with Instrument Instructor

5:15                  Band Jam

6:00                 Dinner

8:00 – 9:00     Instructors Concert – Stanley Brothers Night

9:00 – 10:00    Jams

10:00 – 11:00    Free time

The last class is Instrument Class on Friday from 10 – 11:30 am, then after lunch it is time to say goodbye until next year.


Instrument Class

Maximum of 10 students on a particular instrument with their instrument instructor.

Band Lab

This instructional session allows you to get to know your band mates, and learn to work together as a band.  Your band instructor will facilitate these sessions and focus on dynamics, arrangements, harmonies, solos, backing up voice and solos, chordings, rhythm, communication and more.

Band Jam

IMG_20150709_142721254This is scheduled time for you to hang out with your band and jam.  Every band needs to rehearse and find their own sound.  Band Jam is not facilitated by an instructor allowing your band to work as a whole together.



Private Instruction

This is the half hour of one on one instruction with your instrument teacher.  A fantastic opportunity to improve your skills, and ask those questions that are unique to you.  Each camper receives one half hour of private instruction during camp.

Free Time

IMG_8840You may choose to spend your free time relaxing in a hammock, taking a short drive to beautiful Sandbanks beach, shopping in Picton, or pickin’ under a shady tree.