2022 – Jam Camp Preparation

The camp is being held at the CYC The Island at, 41 to 53 Church Street, Cowes, VIC 3922.

Thanks for signing up to our next jam camp in Phillip Island Victoria. I trust you will have an enjoyable weekend with us and leave inspired to play more bluegrass music with others.

The 2022 Jam Camp in Victoria will be held from Friday 12th to the afternoon of Sunday 14th July.  The camp starts officially at 9:00am on Friday 12th July with registrations and sign in at 8:00am.

Those wanting to arrive the night before (Thursday 11th August, ) may do so at no extra charge, as we have booked the venue from Thursday evening through to Sunday afternoon. There is no meal provided for Friday night.

Jam Camp Vacancies:

First of all we do have space available for more people. If you know of anyone who is still considering this event, especially fiddle, guitar and bass players, please encourage then to sign up now.

Are you ready for the 2022 Jam Camp on Phillip Island?

Please get there a bit early so the class can start on time. I have compiled a few important things on this page to help you prepare for the camp.

Books and DVD’s

I have listed some easy to learn and play songs below – see videos list.

I have also included links to Pete Wernick’s Jamming DVD’s. These are arguably the best DVD’s available today and are aligned with the structure and presentation of my “Wernick Method” jam camps.

Everyone should have at least one of the Pete Wernick DVD’s. They are a valuable learning tool and a great reference source for the future. I will have these DVD’s and a selection of others available at the camp for sale.

Some useful material:

How to read guitar chords when jamming.
How to sing in tune.
Some frequently asked questions
Some additional notes for fiddle and mandolin players.

Bookmark This Page.

You will need to bring along a few songs of your own that you know and can lead us to sing and play. (Fear not, we’ll teach you how to do this).

While the aim of the weekend is to learn, join in and build confidence, the important thing is to have fun.

 What to bring to the jam camp:

  • Your instrument/s
  • An electronic tuner (a must)
  • A capo for banjo and guitar players
  • A recording device
  • A notepad and pen/pencil
  • Your songbook/s
  • A strap for your instrument
  • Spare picks and strings
  • A music stand (optional and for limited use)

What’s Next?

You have some work to do before your arrival at the camp. One of the most important things to do now is to spend some time watching the following YouTube clips and become familiar with the song’s melodies. You do not need to learn to play these songs – just become familiar with the melodies. I will teach you how to play along with these and many others at the jam camp.


The list of songs above are just some of the songs we will be singing and playing over the course of the jam camp. There are others but these will be introduced later. Happy picking.

If you have any questions, or concerns please phone me 0429 062 589 or 07 54947463 or email me.

All bluegrass instruments and all skill levels are welcome.

Contact Us

Jam Camps Australia
PO Box 6280
Mooloolah Valey Qld 4553

Email or Phone

Jam Camps Email
Int: 61-429 062 589
Aust: 0429 062 589