Frequently Asked Questions

The ins and outs of Roots and Boots Music Camp

Registration & Fees
What size camper can I bring?2018-11-14T23:59:27+00:00

You can bring any size camper. Please note, this is dry camping. There are no hookups.

What does it cost?2019-11-27T22:46:31+00:00

Early Bird: Dec 15– January 15

$50 discount for FFOTM members (on early price bird only)
Please email to claim your discount.

January 15-March 15

March 15- June 15

(Registration closes and spots will be made available if we are not filled up at fee of $850)

$745: Early Bird cost includes 4 nights of camping, vehicle (and camper) pass, all meals, instruction, and events associated with the camp at the camp location.

A non-refundable $200 deposit is required to hold your spot.

What is included in the cost?2018-11-03T16:29:42+00:00

Camping, vehicle passes, 3 meals a day, all instruction, all events associated with the camp at the camp location.

When are full payments due?2018-11-03T16:29:32+00:00

Full payments are due by March 1, 2019.

Can I get a refund if I have to cancel?2018-11-03T16:29:20+00:00

Your $200 deposit is non-refundable, but your remainder payment is fully refundable before March 1, 2019. There will be no refunds after March 1, 2019.

Who is eligible to attend?2019-01-28T21:02:17+00:00

Adults age 19 and up.

We are currently not accepting any additional students age 18 and under, please apply next year!

Children age 14–18 who previously applied must be accompanied by their respective adult parent attending classes together. 

What about ability levels? Which class should I sign up for?2018-11-03T16:27:28+00:00

This is not a camp for beginners.

Roots & Boots offers different levels of instruction for various instruments and for singing tracts. Do not sign up for a class if you have never played the instrument or ever done any singing!

To be considered a PINECONE (or novice) you must at least be able to strum, pick or bow, as well as change basic chords in time and play simple melodies.

Additionally, if you are taking singing tracks, although it is not completely necessary that you play an instrument, most of the classes will also demonstrate how to accompany yourself with your instrument while singing, therefore you may get more out of the singing classes if you also have your instrument
with you.

Intermediate/advanced level participants should be able to play a basic lead and rhythm parts and be comfortable jamming. Advanced level participants are expected to play well with others, be competent at faster rhythms and complex lead parts, and cover material quickly.

Can I bring my family or guests?2018-11-20T23:12:05+00:00

Accompanying guests not taking instruction can attend for the prices below (all meals included):

  • $325 per person for adults
  • $225 per person for children 13 & over not taking classes
  • $175 per person for children 12 & under

Guests/children must share a campsite with their student host.

Guests must purchase a vehicle pass to bring additional vehicles onsite ($30 per vehicle, pay at the gate).

Guests/children must avoid the classroom areas during class time or you may be fined.

Participants are welcome to bring other friends and family members who are not participating in classes for the fees listed, but they are under no circumstances allowed in classes. You will be wristbanded as a participants and anyone without a wristband will be asked to leave classes. There are lots of opportunities for non-participants to have fun at the center, hiking, biking, exploring the region, going into town. They are welcome to partake in all meals and attend the evening events including jams and dances.

Are pets allowed?2018-11-03T16:32:36+00:00

Well behaved pets are allowed but discouraged. If you bring your pet they are not allowed in any classes, nor can they be left unattended at your camp. So, unless you have other paying guests who will care for your pet, best to leave Fido and Fee Fee at home.

Food & Drink2018-11-15T22:48:44+00:00

All meals and non-alcoholic drinks including coffee and tea are included in your fee. We will send out a notice prior to the event to allow for vegetarian, allergy concerned, and gluten-free options, but please note: We cannot control cross-contamination in our kitchen. Please contact us if you are Celiac or have severe food allergies. Food will be served Cowboy Chuck Wagon style and we will always have healthy food including salads and veggies with every meal, but we will also always have COOKIES!

Snacks: Please bring your own snacks. The Nordic Village store also sells some snacks and has coffee.
Coffee & Tea: Yes, this is provided with breakfast.
Alcohol: You may have your own alcohol at your camp, but not in any of the common or classroom areas. Beer & wine will be available for sale at the Nordic Village bar after 4:00 pm. Please do not drink during your classes.

Read more details about food and drinks provided on our Meals page.


Although we will be offering classes in percussion and rhythm in the future, please no drumming near other acoustic jam circles, campgrounds, and classes. This is for the simple reason that drumming effects the beat in other jamming circles. We will create a specific area for drumming that will be held in one of the backcountry yurts to accommodate percussion classes in the future.

Saturday Night Concert featuring: The Roots & Boots Allstar Band2019-04-17T20:35:31+00:00

Join us June 29–30 for the
Flagstaff Folk Festival

Saturday Night Concert featuring:
The Roots & Boots Allstar Band

with special guests John Reischman, KC Groves,
Peter McLaughlin, Chris Brashear, Matt Rolland,
Rebekah Rolland, & Avram Siegel

Saturday June 29, 2019
Doors 6:30 • Show 7:00 PM
$12 with Folk Festival Ticket/$16 without

Purchase Advance Concert Tickets –

Email Julie@shinecreativeindustries.com
or call 928.266.6082

Located at:
Coconino Center for the Arts &
Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum
Details: flagfolkfest.org