The first-ever Pagosa Bluegrass Camp for Kids will take place June 3, 4 and 5 on Reservoir Hill, just prior to the Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass Festival.
The camp is a three-day bluegrass and folk music program for children ages 5-17, organized and taught by members of the band Bearfoot. Hailing from Anchorage Alaska, Bearfoot has taught thousands of kids worldwide, including more than 30 locations in the U.S., Canada and Ireland. In addition to teaching music camps, two of the band members are certified elementary education teachers.
Through an advanced registration form, children pick from a wide range of classes; all levels of guitar, bass, banjo, fiddle and vocals are offered. Campers are also involved in a band class with their peers, daily jams, square dances, art projects, optional private lessons and games, as well as an end of camp concert for their friends and family.
Campers do not need to have any previous instruction, as Bluegrass Camps for Kids teaches beginners up to advanced levels.
Bluegrass Camps for Kids is also supported by a camp songbook that includes many traditional bluegrass and folk songs, written music, chord sheets, recommendations for practicing and additional resources to encourage further study.
There is room for 35 children at the camp, with only 11 spots remaining. Cost is $150; a $50 refundable deposit is required to hold space.
All children camping on site must be accompanied by an adult.
To pre-register your child or for additional information, call FolkWest at (970) 731-5582.