The initial registration reserves your place at the jam camp in which you have registered. Jam Camps Australia will send you an invoice within a couple of weeks of your registration which then needs to be paid immediately to continue to reserve your place. Sometimes people will have trouble getting to the bank, or have access to banking facilities to make the necessary payment. We understand this is not always easy and will continue to hold your place. However should you have difficulty paying the deposit or have simply changed your mind about attending please as a courtesy, let us know by return email or by phone.
Your deposit is used to secure your place at the venue. We reserve a number of places beforehand and use the deposit you have paid to pay the venue in advance of the jam camp. Deposits are refundable up to 21 days prior to the jam camp. After this, the deposit has been passed on to the venue we are hiring and is not refundable.
Your final payment is required before the jam camp begins. Generally no later than three weeks prior to the jam camp start date.
Some folks request to be able to pay cash on the day of registration and this is ok provided arrangements are made with us in advance.
Your jam camp payment payment covers all costs associated with the jam camp, including advertised meals*, tuition and handouts.
The camp venues that we use generally offer shared accommodation, but some arrangements can be made for a limited number single rooms.
* Meals are provided from lunch-time on day one to lunch-time on day three. Where arrangements have been made for your early arrival – the night before – additional meals are not included.
Most camp sites have a noise curfew and this is typically 9:30pm.
Are friends and family allowed at camp sessions?
As far as the classroom sessions go these are for paid participants only. Observers are also not permitted. Some folks at our jam camps have never played before an audience and thus their confidence level is low. Our job is to build confidence not diminish it, so re do not allow onlookers.
If your friends and family want to see or listen to music during the camp then encourage them to come during the likely after hours jam sessions. Be mindful that if you invite other pickers to the evening sessions, they may not display the necessary jam etiquette or rules that you have been learning, and possibly cause disruption – We call them jam-busters.