SAS Youth Folk Camp
July 6-11, 2020
Grades: Rising 6-12
This exciting residential camp for students in grades 6-12 offers a week-long immersion in folk music, art, farming, and more. Masterclasses for banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, painting, and farming will be offered along with numerous related activities such as salves, lotions and balms, square/contra dancing, cast iron cooking, jam sessions, hiking, swimming, and bonfires. Instructors include Ben Ayers, guitar; Bailey Hill, mandolin; Charlie Hunter-Cook, fiddle; Elizabeth Koella, farming; Joyce Morgan, painting; and Herb Trotman, banjo.
Cost of the camp includes expert instruction, a five-night dorm stay, all meals, and activities. Campers register online for one major class and will select their minor activity during orientation. Check-in is from 10:00 - 11:00 (CST) on Monday, July 6 with departure on Saturday July 11 after breakfast. Participants will have the opportunity to attend two concerts on campus by the Sewanee Summer Music Festival chamber ensemble and youth orchestra along.
If you would like to receive a full participant information packet in the mail, you may request one HERE. While it is best to register and pay online, we will accept printed registrations with personal check via the mail.
Please contact the SAS Summer Auxiliary Office if you have transportation questions and/or need assistance with airport pick up / delivery.
Bailey Hill: Mandolin
Ben Ayers: Guitar
Jayne Morgan: Art
Elizabeth Koella: Farming
Charlie Hunter-Cook: Fiddle
Charlie is a musician, woodworker, and farmer from Birmingham who has an abiding love for traditional music-making. He is a state champion old-time fiddle and banjo player, and was a finalist in the fiddle competition at the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, WV. A former member of old-time string bands Flying Jenny and The Yahoos, these days he plays most frequently in a duo with his wife Stephanie.
Herb Trotman: Banjo
Herb is a member of the Spaulding Brothers and Front Porch String Band in Birmingham and owns and operates the acoustic instrument store, Fretted Instruments. He is a master of the banjo and guitar.