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Banjo Ben's Cabin Camp - St. Petersburg, FL! March 2, 2024!

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Come join me in St. Petersburg, only 20 minutes from the beautiful gulf beaches!

INSTRUMENTS: Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin! Only 8 spotseach!

INSTRUCTORS: Banjo Ben Clark-guitar, Katy Lou Clark-banjo, and Penny Clark Gimble-mandolin


CAMP DATE:Saturday, March 2, 2023, 9AM to 9PM EST

LOCATION: Beautiful private residence in St. Pete, FL, only 20 minutes from the St. Pete beaches!

PRICE:$329 each including lunch and supper, with supper guest passes available for purchase, $25 each!

PRE-CAMP FISHING OPTION:Join Banjo Ben & team for a 1/2 day fishing trip on Friday, March 1, in the Tampa Bay! The cost is $200 which includes fishing gear, license, & guide. Limited spots available and must register by December 15. The $200 cost does not include guide gratuity ($50 customary) or cost of lunch. The boats are large and accommodate 4 fishermen each. Each boat is operated by a licensed & insured guide/captain. If the trip is cancelled due to weather, your $200 fee will be refunded.

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!

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 provide you with a delicious lunch and a fantastic BBQ dinner!

The price is $329, which includes:

  • Small group sessions and personal attention!
  • 2 meals!
  • Over $50 in gear & accessories!

Price does not include:

  • Lodging, which is amply available at nearby hotels. 
  • Travel to/from St. Petersburg, FL
  • Optional pre-camp fishing excursion

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations will incur a 3.5% processing fee. There will be a $250 cancellation fee beginning on December 4, 2023; no refunds after January 4, 2024. If for some reason the event is not able to be held, refunds will be given to all registrants.


  1. Can I bring my family or friends to camp? 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. 
  2. Should I fly or drive? That's up to you! Major airlines fly into Tampa International. Camp will be about 20 minutes from the airport and lodging is available, nearby.
  3. What happens if it rains? The facilities will accommodate ;) 
  4. 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!
  5. 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. 

    If you've got questions, shoot us a message or give us a call at 833-BANJOBEN (833-226-5623).

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