Kids Bluegrass Summer Camp: July 10-14

Matt Brown

Kids Bluegrass Summer Camp: July 10-14

Regular price $ 250.00
Unit price  per 

WhatKids Bluegrass Camp with Chris Shouse, Paul Martin, Derek Harris, and Matt Brown

When: July 24-28, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Who: Kids entering 3rd through 7th grades


Peterson Dumesnil House

301 S Peterson Ave 

Louisville, KY 40206

Cost: $250

The week of July 10, 2023, will feature a bluegrass music camp for students entering grades third through seventh. We will celebrate this unmistakable style of music created by Kentucky’s own Bill Monroe. Campers will sing classic bluegrass songs, learn about the history and the present of the music, and spend quality time playing fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass. 

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.

Kids Bluegrass Camp Instructors: 

Chris Shouse (guitar, mandolin)

Paul Martin (guitar, banjo, mandolin) 

Derek Harris (guitar, fiddle, bass) 

Matt Brown (fiddle, banjo, guitar)

Daily Schedule

9:00-9:30am - Rolling Check In/Welcome Activities

9:30 - 10am - Camp Gathering

10:00-11:00am - Instrument Class 1/Snack

11:00-12:00pm -Songwriting

12:00-1:00pm - Lunch & Outdoor Play

1:00-2:00pm -Instrument Class 2

2:00-3:00pm - Jam Session/Snack

3:00-3:30pm - Rolling Pick Up: Games/Art/Practice

Camp FAQ's:

Camp Times & Location

All Louisville Folk School camps take place in Louisville, Kentucky at the historic Peterson Dumesnil House, 301 S Peterson Ave, Louisville, KY 40206.

Pick Up & Drop Off

This is a closed campus camp. We require that you sign your child in & out at the check-in table everyday with a staff member. Drop off is rolling, so if your camper needs a little extra sleep one day, they won’t miss crucial activities. We do not provide before care or after care outside of the rolling drop off and pick up times. 

For the full day camps, students may be picked up from camp starting at 3pm and as late as 3:30pm. During the 3-3:30pm timeframe students will have the option to participate in outdoor games, individual practice time, group jams, and art activities.

For the half day camp (Hogfiddles & Wingdings), students may be picked up from camp starting at 12:30pm and as late as 1pm. During the 12:15-1pm timeframe, students will have the option to participate in outdoor games, individual practice time, group jams, and art activities.


For the full day camps, please pack two snacks for your student each day. Snack time occurs twice each day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

For the half day camp, please pack one snack for your student each day.

All campers should pack a bag lunch every day of camp, and will eat lunch around 12:00 pm. 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

Instruments & Music

If your camper is bringing their own instrument, consider bringing extra supplies such as guitar picks, rosin, etc. Instruments are only needed for the Bluegrass camp.

Final Performance

The final performance will take place on the last day of camp (Friday). Final pick-up and instrument rental return will happen immediately following the concert. The 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 prior to the date of the camp. We will refund 80% of the camp fee upon receipt of a written cancellation. There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to the camp date.  We will adhere to our 4-week cancellation policy, with the exception being if LFS has to cancel due to a case of COVID-19, or if the Governor or CDC advises us to close.