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?2020-05-21T18:43:39+00:00

Session 1 Full Camp: Thursday, June 25- Sunday, June 28. Noon check-in Thursday-noon checkout Sunday. (All instruction, 3 nights of camping, jams, morning coffee/pastries & 3 dinners included)

$600: Up to June 10, 2020 and $685 after June 10th.

Session 2: Friday June 26, Saturday June 27 & Sunday June 28. 9:00 am check-in Friday, noon check-out Sunday. (All instruction, 2 nights of camping, jams, morning coffee/pastries & 2 dinners included)

$465: Up to June 10, 2020 and $525 after June 10th.

Session 3: Friday June 26-Saturday June 27. 9:00 am check-in Friday, 5pm check-out Saturday. (All instruction, 1 night of camping, jams, morning coffee/pastries & 1 dinner included)

$290: Up to June 10, 2020 and $335 after June 10th.

Session 4: Saturday June 27-Sunday June 28. 9:00 am check-in Saturday, noon check-out Saturday. (All instruction, 1 night of camping, jams, morning coffee/pastries & 1 dinner included)

$275: Up to June 10, 2020 and $300 after June 10th.

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.

What is included in the cost?2020-05-21T18:42:05+00:00

Based on the Session you choose: Camping, vehicle passes, coffee/tea and pastries in the morning, dinners, all instruction, all events associated with the camp at the camp location.

Can I get a refund if I have to cancel?2020-05-21T18:37:17+00:00

Pre-COVID students who have paid their deposit of $200 will be invoiced for the total amount to be paid by May 30, 2020, but if you need to cancel you will be refunded $180. You must cancel before May 30th to get your deposit back. Your Session fee, based on what session you choose is refundable if we decide to cancel the camp. We will refund your fee less $25 for administrative overhead, which can be applied to next year’s camp. Your tuition is non-refundable if you cancel before May 30, unless there are critical circumstances. Please contact us if this is the case. We will make the decision to proceed or cancel the camp by June 10th and give issue refunds at that time. Let’s remain hopeful!

Who is eligible to attend?2020-05-21T18:17:06+00:00

Adults age 19 and up.

We are currently not accepting any students age 18 and under, please apply next year! 
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?2020-05-21T18:16:23+00:00

Accompanying guests not taking instruction can attend for 1/2 price of Session fees. We will only allow up to one guest per student and all guests. A total of 5 guests only, on a first come first served basis will be allowed to attend this year.

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 only 1 friend or family members and 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 evening dinner only and attend the evening events including jams.

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 & Drink2020-05-21T18:41:03+00:00

Dinner,  coffee/tea and pastries are included in your fee. We will send out a notice prior to the event to allow for vegetarian, and gluten-free options for dinner, but please note: We cannot control cross-contamination in our kitchen. Please contact us if you are Celiac or have severe food allergies. You may bring your own food but there are no discounts.

Breakfast: BYO if you need more than a pastry and coffee
Lunch: BYO
Snacks: Please bring your own snacks. The Nordic Village store also sells some snacks and has coffee.
Coffee,Tea & Pastries: 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 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.