Bluegrass Camp: July 15-19

Matt Brown

Bluegrass Camp: July 15-19

Regular price $ 250.00
Unit price  per 


Bluegrass Camp with Matt Brown

July 15-19, 2024, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Aftercare available for an additional fee)

Kids entering 4th through 8th grades
Waldorf School of Louisville
3110 Rock Creek Dr
Louisville, KY 40207

$250, or $300 with aftercare added

Bluegrass camp is for students who want to play in a string band! Campers should bring their preferred instrument, whether it's a fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, or bass. One of the most fun aspects of the week, though, is when we carve out time for the kids to explore the other bluegrass instruments. Campers will sing, play, learn about the history of the music, and co-write a new bluegrass song. In 2023, the students wrote a little ditty called "Bluegrass City."

On the last day of the week, campers will share what they’ve learned with their caregivers at our camper showcase at 3 pm on Friday.

Rental instruments are available at Doo Wop Shop and range from $10-$20 for a monthly rental. If you are not providing your own instrument, we recommend calling/visiting Doo Wop to secure an instrument three weeks before camp begins.

Daily Schedule

9:00-9:30am - Rolling Check In/Crafts

9:30-10:00 am - Camp Gathering

10:00-10:45 am - Instrument Class

10:45-11:00 am - Snack

11:00-12:00 pm Instrument Class

12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch & Outdoor Play

1:00-2:00 pm -Songwriting

2:00-2:50 pm - Jam Session/Snack

2:50-3:00 pm - Dismissal

3:00-5:00 pm - Aftercare (additional fee)

Camp FAQ's

Camp Times & Location

All Louisville Folk School camps occur in Louisville, Kentucky, at Waldorf School of Louisville (3110 Rock Creek Dr, Louisville, KY 40207).

Pick Up & Drop Off

This is a closed campus camp. We require that you sign your child in & out daily with a staff member. Drop-off is rolling, so if your camper needs extra sleep one day, they won’t miss crucial activities. We do not provide beforecare outside of the drop-off time. 


Regular camp pickup is by 3 pm. For an additional $50, you can sign your camper up for aftercare. We offer aftercare for those caregivers who need to pick up their campers between 3 and 5 pm Monday through Thursday. The students will perform in a final showcase on Friday at 3 pm, so all campers must be picked up by 4 pm that day.


Please pack two snacks for your student daily. Snack time occurs twice daily, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

All campers should also pack a bag lunch every day of camp and will eat lunch around noon. Keep in mind campers won’t have access to a microwave, so pack ready-to-eat foods and utensils if needed. There is no refrigeration available.

What to Bring

Campers will be outside for parts of the day, weather permitting. Please apply sunscreen in the morning and pack extra for them to apply as needed.

  • sunscreen
  • lunch
  • snack(s)
  • reusable water bottle

Final Performance

The campers will perform in a showcase on the last day of camp (Friday). Final pick-up will happen immediately following the concert. This showcase concert will take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Refund Policy 

Individuals who wish to alter or cancel their registration in any camp must notify LFS in writing no less than four weeks before the camp date. We will refund 80% of the camp fee upon receipt of a written cancellation. There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than four weeks before the camp date.