Join us this summer for a week of bluegrass, folk, blues, swing, jazz, Irish, flatpicked and fingerstyle guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, singing, learning and fun! Break out of your routine and be inspired by a variety of styles, first-rate musicians, and the incredible experience of being immersed in acoustic music. Our instructors are some of the top players in the nation, but they were chosen because they’re known by peers and students as great instructors for all levels. Class sizes are small, with an average 7:1 student-teacher ratio, so you’ll be sure to get plenty of individual attention.
Classes, concerts, individualized learning and jamming! From over 25 hands-on classes offered over a broad range of levels, instruments, styles and subjects, you select those that appeal to you. There will also be concerts by instructors and campers, opportunities for individualized learning, and jamming! And, if you’re new to jamming, we’ll have courses specifically designed to get you started.
All levels: whether you’re just starting out or an advanced player, there are over 25 classes to inspire, inform and challenge you. Each instructor teaches a variety of levels and brings a wealth of fundamentals, technique and style to each class (What’s your playing level).
All ages are welcome however we kindly ask that minors (campers under 18) be accompanied by an adult.
Companions: you’re welcome to attend the camp as a companion of a camper, at a reduced rate. While you won’t attend classes, instructor one-on-ones, jam classes or seminars, you’re welcome to attend all meals, lodging concerts, dance & evening jamnation. The camp itself is a beautiful retreat, and there are also many great things to see and do close by; see our Other Activities page.
Where you’ll be: You’ll be at the Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, high in the mountains near Divide, Colorado, surrounded by spruce, pine and aspen forest, beautiful rock formations, and premier hiking trails. The header image of this web site is the view above where you’ll be staying with the photo taken from Monkey Rock (a short 10-15 min. hike from DH/Lodge).
T-Shirt: Campers and companions will receive a free T-Shirt that will be the envy of your friends (and better yet, your enemies).
If you’re new, if you’re old, if you need challenge, if you need something new, if you’re on a plateau and need inspiration, or if you just want to peg your fun meter, the Colorado Roots Music Camp is for you.