Kids Bluegrass Camp
For kids ages 7 through 15
Queen Bee’s Kids Bluegrass Camp is a fun, week-long music camp that provides kids (ages 7-15) an amazing experience in bluegrass music education. Led by teachers Bonnie Sims, Karina Wilson, Brian Nelson, and Eric Carlson, students learn to play in a bluegrass band with other students, write songs and advance their individual skills through instrument break-out sessions. The day camp offers training for first-timers as well as intermediate players.
Tuition assistance is available. Contact us for more information.
Two Camps, Two Cities
Crested Butte, Colorado
Location: Crested Butte Community School
2024 Dates TBD, 9:00-4:00, M-F
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Location: Queen Bee Music Association
2024 Dates TBD, 9:00-4:00, M-F
Sample Daily ScheduleImpact Music Daily Schedule 9:00-10:00AM - Rolling Check-in/Morning Activity 10:00-10:15AM - Outdoor Games 10:15-10:45AM - Percussion Session 10:45-11:15AM - Snack/Outdoor Games 11:15-11:45AM - Group Jam 11:45-1:00PM - Lunch/Outdoor Games 1:00-1:15PM - Cool Down Time/Afternoon Snack 1:15-1:45PM - Ukulele Session 1:45-2:00PM - Camp Wrap Up 2:00-3:00PM - Rolling Pick-Up/Extended Day Activities
FAQsCamp Dates & Location: June 26-June 30, 2023, Queen Bee Music Association, 1596 Pacheco Street, Basement. When you arrive, look for signs for Queen Bee's Check-In Table. Drop Off: Impact Music Camp is a closed campus camp. We require that you sign your child in & out at the check-in table every day with a staff member. Drop off is rolling, anytime between 9am and 10am. So if your camper needs a little extra sleep one day, they won’t miss crucial activities. Rolling Pickup: Students may be picked up from camp starting at 2:30PM and as late as 3:00PM. During this time, students will have the option to participate in outdoor games, practice time, and art activities. Items to Bring: All instruments and materials are provided for Impact Music Camp. But, please bring: Water bottle Lunch & Snacks Light jacket or raincoat Sunscreen Lunch & Snack: Please pack two snacks for your student each day. Snack time occurs twice each day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. All campers should pack a bag lunch every day of camp. We will eat lunch at 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.
Meet Your Teachers!Brian Nelson (aka Teacher B) is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied a variety of instruments and musical styles. He has played music for more than 25 years and taught music for fifteen. From West African drum and dance to ukulele sing alongs to guitar lessons for all ages, Nelson brings his passion for music and life into the classroom. In addition to teaching and playing music, he is also the Artistic Director of Queen Bee Music Association. John Michael Hailey (bio coming soon!) Violet Briggs (camp administrator) first joined the Queen Bee team as a Movement Instructor for Queen Bee's 2022 summer camps and couldn't stay away. Since then, she has been assisting Sarah-Jane at the weekly Kids Sing Along classes and providing administrative and marketing support, including running Queen Bee's social media channels. She has been inspired by all of these music-learners around her and is excited to finally learn to play guitar.