Caldwell Summer JAM Camp

This summer, come JAM with us!

The Caldwell Arts Council Summer JAM Camp is a 10-week summer program where students from 8 to 17 years of age can learn to play their choice of guitar, mandolin, fiddle or banjo in the old-time tradition of learning to play and sing by ear. Classes begin on June 8 and run through August  17, with July 6 off for the holiday. 

Summer JAM offers both beginner and intermediate classes in guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo (if we can find an instructor) in one-hour sessions. The camp is held on consecutive Wednesdays at The HUB Station Arts Center, located at 145 Cedar Valley Road in Hudson. Beginner classes are held at 2:30 pm, with Intermediate classes to follow at 3:30 pm. 

  • Instructors are Bob Henson for guitar, Jerry McLean for mandolin, and Mary Ervin for fiddle. 
  • Per class registration is a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 10.
  • Summer JAM fees are $100 for the 10 week music camp with sibling discounts available.
  • Instruments are available for students to rent for $15 for the summer JAM program. 
  • Students achieving some proficiency may be invited to perform live at the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention in historic Happy Valley on Labor Day Weekend. 
  • Participants also can sign up for school year JAM with available instrument rentals. Look for information at this link.

Click here to register your child for the Caldwell Arts Council Summer JAM program. If you have questions, contact us by phone at 828-754-2486 or by email.