Bluegrass Camps for Kids offers young people an opportunity to explore a diverse range of traditional music styles and instruments in a supportive and encouraging environment. Throughout the week, students will engage in four classes during the day, one of which will be performing at the end of camp, as well as morning and afternoon all-campus activities that include square dancing, sing-a-longs, jams, and blackboard concerts. We teach everything from individual instruments (beginning through advanced guitar, bass, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo), to dance, singing, jamming, songwriting, and performing. This is a great event to foster new friendships and old, and bring the enjoyment of playing music into your life!
Ages 6-16. Students ages 6-8 should have prior music, dance, or drama experience. Please speak with your child about behavior expectations while at camp.
Registration is available online, or by downloading the Registration Form and mailing it to the address listed below. Class sizes are limited and preferences are honored by registration arrival. Your schedule, songbook, and other information will be given to you when you arrive at camp. Forms and payment are due by Friday, July 26th.
Forms can be mailed to:
Bluegrass Camps For Kids
P.O. Box 11-1492
Anchorage, AK 99511
Students will be taking a different instrument class during each Block for a total of three instrument classes, plus a band class. Although your student will only be taking three classes, please indicate your top five choices in order of importance on the Registration Form. We will make every effort to give each student his or her top three choices for the three Blocks. If you have questions about what classes to sign up for, please email us
Please spend a few moments on your Registration Form to tell us about your ability: How many years you have played, what your favorite song is, what song you are currently working on, other capabilities, and your goals for camp. If you are signing up online, you may fill this out in the “Additional Comments” section.
We highly recommend that students that sign up to be in an Intermediate or Advanced level class also sign up to be in a Jamming class. One of the great things about being able to play and learn music is to able to play songs with one another and our peers, and our Jamming classes encourage that growth in our more advanced students.
Class choices can be viewed by clicking here.
We feel that playing multiple instruments is a great asset to a child’s musical education, and that is why we encourage children to take multiple instrument classes. Understandably, many children may not have those instruments readily at hand. We will do our best to find an instrument for your child’s use during camp, however we cannot guarantee that there will be extra instruments available for your child during their chosen class. If it is critical that your child have his/her own instrument we highly recommend renting one from your local music store.
We have a closed campus policy, meaning students are to be signed out at the end of the day. On the Release Form, parents may choose to not sign their child out, which means the child may leave camp without a parent signature after the day ends. If a parent indicates that they would like to sign their child out, they must come to the main tent and sign the child out each day. If no one signs a child out, Bluegrass Camps for Kids calls the parents around 4:00 pm. We do NOT require a sign-in for the morning as we take roll each day and a phone call is made to the parents if there is a child absent. If you would like to call in a student absent before or during camp, please contact Kate at 907.350.2562.
Amazing Grace Lutheran Church
10955 Elmore Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99516
Please bring your own sack lunches to camp. Healthy snacks will be provided. Water bottles and recorded devices are welcome, but please leave electronic games at home.
*Family members are welcome and encouraged to attend Morning Activities! Morning and Afternoon Activities are all-campus activities, in which students get to meet and interact with their fellow campers, doing activities such as jamming, sing-a-longs, band performance workshops lead by the teachers, blackboard concerts, and square dances.
9:30am- 10:30am – Registration-First Morning Only!
10:00am – Morning Activity
10:30am – Block 1
11:15am – Snack Time
11:30am – Block 2
12:30pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Band
2:00pm – Block 3
3:00pm – Afternoon Activity
3:30pm – Done for the Day!
The end of camp concert will be held at 3:30pm on Friday, August 9th. This is an opportunity for you to play the song you have rehearsed with your band, and show your parents and friends what you have learned during the camp.
The Early Bird price for the Anchorage Bluegrass Camp for Kids is $250, if the payment and forms are mailed in by Friday, July 19th. If forms and payment are sent in after July 19th, the tuition is $275. You may pay securely online with a credit card, pay with a major credit card when you arrive at camp, or write a check to Bluegrass Camps for Kids.
Skype Private Lessons
If you would like to set up private lessons via Skype pre- or post-camp, please register here.
Music camps take a lot of time and energy to put on, and parent volunteers are much needed and appreciated. If you would like to volunteer, please indicate so on your student's registration form. Volunteer Job Descriptions are available on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Kate Hamre or Garren Volper
907.350.2562 - Kate
907.830.5901 - Garren