The first ever Ricky Skaggs Music Camp, featuring 14-time GRAMMY winning multi-instrumentalist and bluegrass icon Ricky Skaggs along his award-winning band Kentucky Thunder is slated for one week only in the summer of 2012 from August 20 through August 24.
This is your chance to share four days with professional musicians as they gather together with you for some picking, singing, jamming, teaching, and a whole lot of fun. No matter what your mastery level, you will learn and jam with some of the best musicians in the world. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will offer ways to improve, rethink and enhance your playing, composing and performing skills. Ricky says, “Whenever I get around other musicians, I always learn something new myself, so you know it’s gonna be a great time.”
In addition to small and large group classes, there will be time for lots of fun with jam sessions, bonfires, delicious food, hikes and swimming…. all of the fun things that summer has to offer. Ricky will meet all of the participants and will share hands-on help and advice to improve your skills. Be sure to put this on your calendar and plan to be with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for the first Ricky Skaggs Music Camp nestled in the heart of the gorgeous Catskill Mountains at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY.
The backdrop for your musical retreat is the Full Moon Resort, nestled deep in the Catskills among 80,000 acres of natural beauty. The hosts at Full Moon offer cozy, comfortable and rustic indoor accommodations as well as gorgeous outdoor campsites with all the amenities, three amazing gourmet meals per day, an olympic-sized spring fed swimming pool, sprawling meadows, hiking trails along the Esopus Creek, and multiple performance spaces and meeting areas that will redefine the notion of a 'classroom.' Common areas include a library, billiard room, and roadhouse with full service cash bar, café, barn jam room, and The Valley View House at the center of the resort. Accommodation options are vast with shared inn-style double occupancy rooms alongside a number of cabins, cottages, and lodges throughout the property. Outdoor campers will have access to all resort facilities as you sleep under the summer stars.
Each day you'll meet in the morning for a collective breakfast and continue the day with both group activities and break out sessions, depending on your interests. We follow up the morning sessions with lunch, more afternoon sessions and personal time to schedule one-on-one lessons or take time to soak in the surroundings. The days will conclude with a sit down dinner with the team, open jams and campfire sing-alongs into the night.
Ricky Skaggs Music Camp 2012 is in session – join Ricky, Paul, Andy, Cody, Eddie & Justin and the rest of the Skaggs team August 20-24, 2012 for part camp, part workshop, part rest & relaxation, and all fun.
Click and register here to start your exciting summer experience!