Frequently Asked Questions

The ins and outs of Roots and Boots Music Camp

What does it cost?2023-05-03T22:01:33+00:00

Option 1 Full Meals: All instruction, 4 nights of camping, jams, 4 breakfasts which include coffee/tea/pastries/breakfast burritos or other protein, 3 lunches (sandwiches, wraps, salads, fruit, chips, cookies) & 4 dinners (supplied by various food trucks, different each night. All meals will be served from local food trucks (our favorites) with veggie and meat options.
Cost: $885/$935 after April 1, 2023

Option 2 Full Camp/Dinners: All instruction, 4 nights of camping, jams, morning coffee/tea, 4 dinners
$765/$815 after April 1, 2023

Option 3 Full Camp/Bring your own food: All instruction, 4 nights of camping, jams, morning coffee/tea/snacks
$685/$735 after April 1, 2023. This is the best option for people with food sensitivities or allergies

Please let us know if you are bringing a guest. All guests are $475 and limited to 1 guest per student—and we only allow 4 guests total, so first come first served.

What is included in the cost?2021-01-19T23:43:27+00:00

Based on the Option you choose: Camping, vehicle passes, coffee/tea and pastries in the morning, lunch, dinners, all instruction, all events associated with the camp at the camp location. See Meals and Registration for Options regarding meals.

Can I get a refund if I have to cancel?2023-05-03T22:04:41+00:00

If you need to cancel you must do so by May 7, 2023 to get a full refund minus a $50 administrative handling fee. Your tuition is non-refundable if you cancel after May 7, unless there are critical circumstances. Please contact us if this is the case. For any unforeseen reasons—Eaten by Giant Squids, Viruses that turn us into Zombies, Forest Fires, Floods, Natural and Unnatural Disasters, we may also be forced to cancel our camp. If so, we will issue full refunds to everyone minus $50 administrative fees.

Who is eligible to attend?2021-03-01T01:58:28+00:00
This is a camp for adults. We do not accept any students under the age of 18, unless accompanied by a paying adult in the same classes. Please contact us to discuss and approve.
What about ability levels? Which class should I sign up for?2021-03-01T01:56:24+00:00

This is not a camp for rank beginners.

Roots & Boots offers different levels of instruction for various instruments and for singing tracts. Do not sign up for Roots & Boots if you have never played an instrument or have never done any singing! This will not be a good value for you.

To be considered for Novice – Intermediate Level you must be able to strum, pick or bow, as well as change basic chords in time, and be able to play simple melodies. Please contact us for more information regarding this if you are confused or have questions about your level and abilities. We can give you some suggestions for preparing for camp and for understanding your appropriate level.

Additionally, if you are taking just singing immersion, it is not necessary that you play an instrument.

Intermediate/advanced level participants should be able to play a basic lead and rhythm parts and be comfortable jamming. Although we don’t offer a separate Advanced level for immersion, there will be many opportunities for more advanced players to sharpen their skills and expand by exploring different music styles from Bluegrass-Blues, including working on a stage with microphones to understand how to work mikes and use sound to enhance your performance. Participants in this level 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?2021-03-01T01:49:14+00:00

Accompanying guests not taking instruction can attend for 1/2 price of Option fees. See Registration for fees. A total of 4 guests total will be allowed on a first-come, first-served basis, basically because we can only have so many people at the Village to maintain COVID safety, social distance measure. Sign up Early! Contact us for more information.

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

Guests/children must avoid the classroom areas during class time or your entire party will be asked to leave.

Although participants are welcome to bring a guest, guests are under no circumstances allowed in 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 evening dinner only and attend the evening jams.

Are pets allowed?2021-03-01T01:46:16+00:00

Well-behaved pets are allowed but discouraged. If you want to bring your pet, you must contact us first for clearance. Pets are not allowed in any classes or group dining areas nor should they be left unattended at your camp. So unless you have an RV or safe place for them, or have other paying guests who will care for your pet, it might best to leave Fido and Fi Fi at home.

Food & Drink2022-11-30T22:31:59+00:00

Coffee, hot tea, lemonade and ice tea are included in your fee for all meal plans. Please choose your meal plan on the Registration form. We will send out a notice prior to the event to allow for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options for dinner, but please note: If you are Celiac or have severe food allergies we cannot control cross-contamination, therefore it would be best to choose Option 3 to bring your own food.

Breakfast: See meal plans
Lunch: See meal plans
Snacks: Please bring your own snacks.
Coffee and tea, minimal soft drinks, lemonade, ice tea: Yes, this is provided.
Alcohol: You may bring alcohol but we must abide by FUSD’s rules regarding alcohol consumption on the premises. Please do not drink during your classes or you will be asked to leave.

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 affects the beat in other jamming circles.

What size camper can I bring?2023-05-03T21:54:41+00:00

Please note, this is dry camping–and the area is in a heavily wooded area. We cannot accommodate really large RVs or motorhomes unless you are willing to camp “down the hill” as the road in is not suitable for large rigs, nor do we have space at the camp proper. Please contact us directly to discuss your camper style. Mainly, we can accommodate all kinds of smaller rigs, motorhomes, trailers and tents. If you are interested in shared camping in the large canvas platform tents, also please contact us. These tents are comfy and can hold up to 4 people, have mattresses on bunks, but you must bring all your own bedding. (Warm sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, etc.)

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