The initial registration and paid deposit reserves your place at the jam camp in which you have registered.
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 may be refundable up to 35 business 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 28 days 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 covers all costs associated with the jam camp. These include advertised meals*, tuition and handouts.
Accommodation and Meals
The camp venues that we use generally offer shared accommodation, but some arrangements can be made for a limited number of 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 may not be included.
Most campsites 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 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 we 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 throughout the jam camp, and possibly cause disruption – We call them jam-busters, and you too will learn to frown on them.
Each venue used for our jam camps will have their own terms and conditions of use. These generally include issues of behaviour, noise, car parking, alcohol consumption etc. We expect that in accepting a position at our jam camps that you will agree to abide by these venue requirements also.