LOCATION:Beautiful private residence in St. Petersburg, FL! Located only 20 minutes from the St. Pete beaches!
PRICE: $299 each including lunch/supper, with supper guest passes available for purchase!
Skill Level: Beginner to early intermediate. Must be able to play basic rhythm chords along with slow songs and have a desire to begin soloing/improvising. If you feel comfortable jamming with pros, this camp will be too basic for you. If you can't play simply chords with slow songs, this camp is too advanced for you.
Atmosphere: This camp is an intimidation-free zone! No one will be put on the spot or made to feel dumb! Mess ups are encouraged, because that means you're trying. Believe me, I mess up all the time. Also, the entire camp will be kid-friendly, as I have a 6 and 8-year-old who will both be hanging around and going through your purse or wallet.
Preparation: I will help you prepare! I'll send you some tunes we'll be working on, as well as other tips to get you ready. Check out this highlight video of my Nashville camps to get a taste of the atmosphere I'll bring to Florida!
I keep it small. I want to get to know you and join you on your pickin' journey. I'll have some of the BEST instructors in the biz, who happen to be my family and best friends: Katy Lou Clark on banjo, Penny Lea Clark on mandolin, and me, Banjo Ben, on guitar!
We will have GREAT food! We'll provide a continental breakfast, lunch, and a fantastic barbecue dinner.
The price is $299, which includes:
Small group sessions and personal attention!
Over $50 in gear & accessories!
Price does not include:
Lodging, which is amply available at nearby hotels.
Travel to/from St. Petersburg, FL
Cancellation policy:There will be a $90 cancellation fee beginning on February 1st; no refunds after February 15th. If for some reason the event is not able to be held, refunds will be given to all registrants.
Can I bring my family or friends? You may purchase supper guests passes. The guests will be welcome to join us for supper around 6PM and after-supper activities. They will not be able to attend the camp during the day.
What happens if it rains? The facilities will accommodate ;)
What will the weather be like?The weather in St. Petersburg in March will be beautiful! It will be warm enough to not need a jacket and cool enough to be comfortable outside.
Can I bring more than one instrument? You can, but you'll need to commit to one instrument for the learning portion of the camp. When it comes to jamming, you can play whatever you want!
What is there to do in the St. Petersburg, FL area? Enjoy the beautiful beaches of course! Plus, you'll only be 2 hours from Orlando: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, etc.
How should I best prepare for the camp? I will send you a series of emails leading up to the camp to help you prepare and be ready to learn! You'll be sent 4-5 common songs and taught how to play rhythm and basic solos for each song through my website, then we'll expand and build upon those on camp day!
If you've got questions, shoot us a message or give us a call at 833-BANJOBEN (833-226-5623).