Thank You all for a great camp 2023

Classes in


  • 3 finger style
  • Clawhammer


New beginners are welcome - see registration

June 8 to 11, 2023

in Weiser, Idaho

We are excited to announce that the Idaho Bluegrass Association will now be an official partner to bring you The Idaho Bluegrass and Banjo Camp in 2023.

The dates are June 8th through June 11th, 2023 in Weiser, Idaho at the site of the National Old Time Fiddle Festival.

Instructors include

Megan Lynch Chowning, Chris Jones, Andy Hatfield, Chris Coole, Ellie Hakanson. Bennett Sullivan, Jason Homey, Pete Wernick, Sharon Gilchrist and Maddie Witler.

Enrollment is limited. Maximum class size is 15 students per instructor.


Early tuition before January 8th will be $425 for all music instruction, jamming, band scramble, instructor concert, lunches and snacks.

Tuition will be $475 after January 8th. 


A few onsite rooms will be for rent in Slocum Hall with a private bedroom and shared bathroom with shower. These are authentic "rustic" accommodations. Think renovated 1920s boarding school more so than a luxury hotel. On site RV spots with and without hookups are available as well as numerous tent camping sites. Both RV and tent camping will have access to bathrooms and showers.

Onsite lodging and camping will be available for advanced purchase in the springtime. Lodging estimated at $50/night, camping estimated at $25/night.

Meal plans 

Lunches and limited snacks are included in the tuition price. Meal plans for onsite dinner and breakfast will be available for advanced purchase in the springtime, cost estimated at $25/meal for dinner and at $10/meal for breakfast.


50% scholarships will be available to students less than 18 years of age. Applicants should pay camp deposit(refundable) and submit scholarship application for consideration to A few 100% scholarships will also be available.

We ask that each student submit a short letter or video describing how long they have been playing, current or previous instructor, previous performing experience, prior awards, and goals with their instrument. This isn't meant to be highly competitive, just informative for the scholarship committee.


Camp students less than 18 years old: You are welcome at camp! A release form will be required for participation. See attached.