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frequently asked questions

  • Is there a minimum age to participate?
    Yes, participants must be at least 18 years old.
  • What is the recommended skill level for camp?
    Advanced-beginner and above, please. Intermediate+ is ideal. All players should be able to keep up playing along with traditional bluegrass songs at moderate tempo and be able to lead (introduce) a song or two comfortably. Guitar/mandolin/banjo players should be able to comfortably move between all open chord types with medium tempo songs. Having some lead/melody skills a plus. Fiddle players should be comfortable playing a few traditional bluegrass melodies. Bass players should be able to keep steady time on traditional bluegrass songs at medium tempo.
  • What is the camp schedule?
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  • Where can I stay?
    On site dry camping is available for tents and small RVs (less than 25') at Sisters Art Works with porta-potties, potable water and hand washing stations provided. Cost is per site, not per person. Camping is available for 3 nights, June 18-20. Campers may not stay the night after camp concludes on June 21. If you choose not to stay on site, other camping options can be found at Cold Springs Campground, Indian Ford Campground, and on the plentiful National Forest land surrounding Sisters. There are also many Airbnb, VRBO, and hotel options available. We strongly encourage campers to investigate lodging options well in advance as accommodations book up early in Sisters.
  • Can I arrive early?
    No. Campers may arrive no earlier than 10:00 am on Sunday, June 18.
  • Can I bring my spouse/partner with me if they are not participating?
    Yes, they are welcome to camp with you but cannot attend any of the Jam Camp programs with the exception of performances and the optional BBQ dinner add-on.
  • Are meals provided?
    There will be a community-building BBQ on the first night of camp included in the cost of registration*, then participants are on their own for meals. The camp is located within walking distance to several restaurants and food trucks. *Spouse or partners may also attend for a cost of $25.
  • Can I bring my pet?
    Only service animals are permitted at camp.
  • What is the refund policy for this camp?
    Full refund less $50 fee if cancelled by 4/18/23 (60 days); 50% refund less $50 fee if cancelled by 5/18/23 (30 days). No refund after 5/18/23. If camp is cancelled by Sisters Folk Festival Inc. full refunds will be issued to all campers.
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