Frequently Asked Questions

The ins and outs of Roots and Boots Music Camp

Registration & Fees
COVID-19 Policy
What size camper can I bring?2020-05-21T18:38:03+00:00

You can bring any size camper. Please note, this is dry camping. There are no hookups. And we will enforce social distancing between groups. Plenty of room so no problem!

What does it cost?2021-01-24T02:16:47+00:00

Option 1 Full Meals: All instruction, 4 nights of camping, jams, morning coffee/tea/pastries/breakfast burritos or other protein, 3 lunches & 4 dinners
$775/$825 after May 30

Option 2 Full Camp/Dinners: All instruction, 4 nights of camping, jams, morning coffee/tea, 4 dinners
$685/$740 after May 30

Option 3 Full Camp/Bring your own food: All instruction, 4 nights of camping, jams, morning coffee/tea/snacks
$625/$675 after May 30. 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 half price of students per session amounts. 1 guest per student and only 5 Guests allowed total on first come first serve. All meals will be served from local food trucks (our favorites) with veggie and meat options.

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?2021-02-19T19:17:34+00:00

If you need to cancel you must do so by no later than June 1, 2021 to get a refund of your full amount minus a $25 administrative handling fee. Your tuition is non-refundable if you cancel after June 1, unless there are critical circumstances. Please contact us if this is the case. Per Covid concerns or mandates, we will make the decision to cancel the camp by June 10th and issue full refunds to everyone minus $25 administrative fee which can be used toward tuition for 2022. Let’s remain hopeful!

Who is eligible to attend?2021-01-19T23:49:55+00:00
We do not accept any students under the age of 18, unless accompanied by a paying adult in the same classes.
What about ability levels? Which class should I sign up for?2021-02-19T19:19:41+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 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. Please contact us for more information regarding this. We can give you some suggestions for preparing for camp or understanding your level.

Additionally, if you are taking singing courses, although it is not completely necessary that you play an instrument, most of the classes will demonstrate how to accompany yourself with your instrument while singing. 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?2021-02-19T19:24:41+00:00

Accompanying guests not taking instruction can attend for 1/2 price of Option fees. See Registration for fees. We will only allow up to one guest per student. A total of 4 guests total will be allowed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.

Participants are welcome to bring 1 guest or family member and 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 events including jams.

Are pets allowed?2021-02-19T19:28:17+00:00

Well-behaved pets are allowed but discouraged. If you want to bring your pet, you must contact to us first for clearance. Pets are not allowed in any classes, in 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 & Drink2021-02-19T19:28:50+00:00

Coffee, tea, snacks and minimal soft drinks are included in your fee. Please choose your meal plan on your Registration form. See Registration page for more information. We will send out a notice prior to the event to allow for 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: Some snacks will be provided, but feel free to please bring your own snacks. The Nordic Village store also sells some snacks and has coffee.
Coffee and tea, minimal soft drinks, lemonade, ice tea: Yes, this is provided.
Alcohol: You may have your own alcohol at your camp, but not in any of the common or classroom areas. 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 affects the beat in other jamming circles. Someday we may create a specific area for drumming that will be held in one of the backcountry yurts to accommodate percussion rhythm classes in the future.

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