Banjo Ben's Cabin Camp - Athens, GA! April 25-27, 2024!
Y'all, Cabin Camp is headin' back down south to Athens, GA!
INSTRUMENTS: Banjo, Guitar, & Mandolin
INSTRUCTORS: Banjo Ben Clark-guitar, Katy Lou Clark-banjo, and Penny Clark Gimble-mandolin
DATE:Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27, 2024
LOCATION: Athens, GA!
PRICE:$899 each including select meals, with supper guest passes available for purchase, $25 each!
Skill Level:Established beginner through intermediate. Must be able to play basic rhythm chords along with slow songs and have a desire to begin soloing/improvising. If you feel super comfortable jamming with pros, this camp may be too basic for you. If you can't play simple chords with slow songs, this camp may be 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.
Preparation: The best way to prepare is play with my PickAlong lessons found HERE! You don't have to be able to play solos, but it's good to familiarize yourself with the melody and try to learn the chord progression. There is no stress, y'all. Just do what you can to prepare, and I'll take you from there!
The price is $899, which includes:
Small group sessions and personal attention!
4 excellent meals!
Over $150in gear & accessories!
Price does not include:
Lodging, which is amply available at nearby hotels.
Breakfasts for the 3 days.
Travel to/from Athens
Cancellation policy: Cancellation Policy: All cancellations will incur a 3.5% processing fee. After January 25, 2024, there will be a $250 cancellation fee; no refunds after February 25, 2024. 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.
How soon and where should I book my stay?
It is recommended that you reserve at “The Athens House” B&B ASAP because there is an annual bicycle race “Athens Twilight” evening race during the Cabin Camp. You can always cancel before the deadline if you don’t need the rooms. This “Bed & Breakfast” is only about a mile from the camp location and about 4 miles from downtown Athens.
Also, make your lodging reservations early because of the Athens Twilight bike race. It is not as tight as a home football game, but the lodging gets pretty tight.
Should I fly or drive?That's up to you! The closest airport is in Atlanta. Camp will be about 2 hours east of Atlanta International Airport.
What happens if it rains?The facilities will accommodate ;)
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!
If you've got questions, shoot us a message or give us a call at 833-BANJOBEN (833-226-5623).