KY Music - Hogfiddles and Wingdings Summer Camp: July 17-21

Molly McCormack

KY Music - Hogfiddles and Wingdings Summer Camp: July 17-21

Regular price $ 220.00
Unit price  per 

What: Kentucky Hogfiddles & Wingdings Week, with lead instructor Molly McCormack

When: July 17-21, 2023, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

WhoKids entering 1st or 2nd grades


Peterson Dumesnil House

301 S Peterson Ave 

Louisville, KY 40206

Cost: $220


Campers will experience a week immersed in the traditions of Kentucky music. Each day, children will explore different parts of Kentucky’s rich musical heritage including bluegrass, traditional mountain music, play party tunes, and jug band music. During the week, children will explore the sounds of Kentucky’s State Instrument, the mountain dulcimer (instruments provided); create and play a variety of rhythm jug band instruments and whirl and twirl to foot stomping bluegrass music and play party tunes. Local guest artists will perform and lead campers in songs and melodies from the tradition of Jean Ritchie, Bill Monroe, and The Louisville Jug Band.

By week’s end, campers will be strumming and picking on hogfiddles (aka dulcimers), tapping and blowing rhythm instruments in a jug band and singing and dancing for a real Kentucky wingding! 

This camp is open to children entering first or second grade in the fall.

Daily Schedule

9:00-9:30am - Drop-off

9:30-10:00am - Dance / Movement group activity

10:00-10:30am - Rhythm activity where kids explore sounds and instruments and enjoy a snack. 

10:30-11:00am - Art/DIY Instrument 

11:00-11:30am - Folk school instructor performance with kids participating 

11:30-12:00pm - Wind down activity

12:00-1:00pm - lunch and pick up 


This camp will be capped at 20 students.

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 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



 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.