Sun. June 12 - Sat. June 18, 2011

American Banjo Camp


What to Bring

Essential items:

• sleeping bag, or sheets and blankets, and a pillow. The College does not
provide linens. Let us know if this is a problem for you, and we may be
able to help.

• Towel. JSC does not provide towels; if you can't bring a towel, we may be
able to help.

• Toiletries, personal items (medicine, etc.)

• Clothes for hot weather and cold or rainy weather. In mid-June, temperatures
in Vermont can range anywhere from 40-95 and the odds are it will rain at least
once during the week, so come prepared for all these eventualities!

• Fiddle, banjo, flute, guitar, electronic keyboard, accordion, bass, mandolin,
bagpipes, (whatever portable instruments you might play)

• Spare sets of strings, rosin, finger picks, flatpicks, capos, instrument
strap, whatever you need for your instrument.

• Paper, pencil

• A rested body ready for a lot of learning and late night jamming.

Optional items:

• Music books

• Tuner, electronic or acoustic.

• Camera & film (we'd love to see any pictures you take, and perhaps put them
up on the website)

• Tape recorder, mini disc recorder, or other small audio recording device.

• Camp stool or light-weight armless chair to use for outside jams.

• Flashlight

• Music stand

• Cash or personal checks to buy CDs, instructional videos, books, and other
cool things from the artists' store (this might actually be an essential item).
Note that we can't take credit cards at the Artists' Store.

• clothes hangers - there are closets, but no hangers.

• Ear plugs for sleeping (if you're a light sleeper)

• Small fan (it was REALLY hot the first year, but if you bring a fan it won't
be this year)

• Munchies for late night and between meals snacking


• Pets. JSC has a No Pets policy.

• Drums and electric instruments
(other than portable pianos/keyboards which are fine).
If you think you should be an exception, talk to us.

• Everyday worries - you're here to play music and be fed and sheltered from
everyday reality. Enjoy it!