Acoustic Music Camp should strike a chord with music lovers

Got an ear for string music? Or maybe you can barely carry a tune, but want to learn how to play?

Beginners and advanced players alike are invited to the Summit Bechtel Reserve this August for Acoustic Music Camp. The weeklong event will focus on instruments like the banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin and bass. Attendees will get to enjoy classroom lessons, improv sessions and nightly jams with talented instructors.

Instrument class sizes are limited, so register soon through the Acoustic Music Camp page. The camp is open to everyone, so you don’t have to be registered in Scouting to attend.

Let’s jam

You will get first-class instruction at the music camp, slated for Aug. 6-11. The music instructors will feature 2018 Banjo Player of the Year Ned Luberecki; Grand Ole Opry regular and flatpicking guitarist Tim May; Musical Heritage Center of Middle Tennessee owner and fiddler Gretchen Priest; Bluegrass Heritage Foundation president and bassist Alan Tompkins; and Acoustic Music Camp founder and guitarist Gerald Jones.

Jones, who has been playing music for almost 50 years, has hosted similar camps around the country for more than two decades.

At this camp, attendees will learn different musical styles and techniques. Moreover, it’ll be a great time to not only enhance your musical skills but also make new friends and hang out with fellow music lovers.

The hills are alive…with fun

This year’s music camp will be set in the beautiful, lush West Virginia wilderness. But you won’t have to rough it at the Summit. Attendees can choose to stay on the property with the all-inclusive options at the bunkhouses, glamping tents or Yamagata lodging. You can also go with the base registration, which includes meals and the music program but not lodging.

While you’re at the Summit, you can sign up for one of three different adventure packages to enjoy on one afternoon. Activities in the packages include zip lining, rock-climbing, BMX and skateboarding, virtual shooting, hatchet and knife throwing, fishing, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking.

For more on the Acoustic Music Camp, including registration, you can check out the camp’s page.


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Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is an associate editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines.