Camp FAQs

What do I need to bring?
You just need yourself and your instrument. A recorder and/or camera can be helpful.

Is lodging provided?
No, but there are many fairly nearby accommodations. Most are approximately 5-10 minutes away. Many more are near Six Flags Over Texas, a few more minutes to the north.

La Quinta Forest Hill Circle Fort Worth
3346 Forest Hill Cir Fort Worth TX76140 817-293-5800The La Quinta is west of the camp on I-20 about 6-10 minutes away.
Call 817-293-5800 and use code ACOUSTICMUSIC for a $79 + tax room rate.
Click for La Quinta Details. Call for discount.

Studio 6 Dallas – South Arlington (#6036)
1980 W Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington, TX 76015 (I-20 at Cooper St)
Click here for discounted Studio 6 reservation.

There are many other motels and hotels in the area.
Click for nearby rooms from Hotels.com.

Recreational Vehicles/Motor Homes.
If you would like to stay at an RV facility with full amenities, you might want to check out the Treetops RV Village, 1901 West Arbrook Boulevard, Arlington TX 76015-3802, (817) 467-7943

Are meals provided?
Yes.

Coffee, tea, and water are available all day.

A light breakfast – fruit, yogurt, cereal bars, muffins, etc. – is provided each morning.

Lunch and dinner are also provided every day. The menu will be posted at camp. Vegetarian alternatives are available at every meal, and all meals include salads, vegetables, and healthy choices.

You may purchase a meal ticket for spouse or parent/guardian for $60.

Can I bring my spouse?
Yes, but only registered students may actually attend classes and instructor-led jams.

Is there anything for my family to do in the area?
Bring the family! There’s lots do do within 30 miles of the camp.
Grapevine Mills Mall, Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor Water Park, The Amon Carter Museum, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Stockyards Museum, the Vintage Flying Museum and more.

May I audio/video record the classes?
Yes, but only with the permission of each individual instructor, and then only in a non-disruptive manner.

Are children allowed?
Yes. Children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The parent or legal guardian is not required to attend class with the student but needs to be present to drop off and pick their child up each day. Children under 12 may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Children, or any camper for that matter, must be well behaved and not disrupt classes or jams.

I registered for guitar – can I attend other classes?
Yes, but within limits. We want to keep class sizes fairly small so everyone can get personal attention from the instructors. When you register for a class you have a reserved space in that class. If you want to sit in on other classes you may do so if the other class is not too crowded and the instructor doesn’t object.

Is there jamming?
Yes! The building will be kept open after hours for jamming. You will see some of the teachers out picking with the students each evening too.

Things to NOT bring
Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, pets. Smoking is not allowed in any of the buildings. South Oaks Baptist Church has graciously allowed us the use of their facilities. We are a secular organization but we respect the values of the South Oaks Church and behave accordingly.

Is there an emergency contact number?
Yes, call my cell phone at 214-236-0783.

How do I know what level I am?
Levels are self-selected by each student using the guidelines below.

Beginner Level: You can be brand new to the instrument but it helps if you know a few basic open chords and can change chords fairly easily. Being able to read tablature and/or written music is helpful but not required. The ability to tune your instrument and knowing which string is which is helpful. Having one or more tunes you can play all the way through at a slow tempo would be great.

Intermediate Level: All Beginner level skills, plus the student should be able to play several tunes from memory, easily change chords, know some scales and be able to get a good sound from their instrument. Understanding how to use a capo and some knowledge of playing in different keys is a plus.

Advanced Level: All the above skills plus the ability to play many tunes at band tempos and some ability to improvise solos. Some understanding of music and chord theory is helpful plus the ability to learn tunes by ear. You should be able to play with your head out of your instrument and be aware of the players around you so you are able to provide the support and the give and take that makes playing music an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

When is the camp?
10:00 am Thursday August 7 through 8:00 pm Saturday August 9, 2014.

What is the tuition for the camp?
Tuition is $345.

Where is the camp?

South Oaks Baptist Church
5925 US Highway 287
Arlington, TX 76017
Click for Church Website
SouthOaks.org

See map below.

Acoustic Music Camp • South Oaks Church 5925 US Highway 287 Arlington Texas 76017.

Driving Directions

From Austin Texas

I-35 north to Hillsboro. At the I-35 split take I-35W to Fort Worth.  Go east towards Dallas on I-20. Turn south onto US Highway 287. Travel south to the Sublett Road/Kennedale exit. (This is the first exit south of I-20.)  Turn left onto Sublett Road and then turn left onto the northbound US 287 service road. Continue on the service road past a McDonalds and up a slight hill; we are on the right at the top of the hill. Turn right into the parking lot and right again. Go to the back of the campus. You may unload at the east door of the Activities building, then park.

From Interstate 20

Take US Highway 287 South toward Mansfield/Waxahachie. Travel south to the Sublett Road/Kennedale exit. (This is the first exit south of I-20.)  Turn left onto Sublett Road and then turn left onto the northbound US 287 service road. Continue on the service road past a McDonalds and up a slight hill; we are on the right at the top of the hill. Turn right into the parking lot and right again. Go to the back of the campus. You may unload at the east door of the Activities building, then park.

From Oklahoma

Go south on I-35 toward Denton, Texas. Take I-35W towards Fort Worth. At downtown Fort Worth take US 287 south. Travel south to the Sublett Road/Kennedale exit. (This is the first exit south of I-20.)  Turn left onto Sublett Road and then turn left onto the northbound US 287 service road. Continue on the service road past a McDonalds and up a slight hill; we are on the right at the top of the hill. Turn right into the parking lot and right again. Go to the back of the campus. You may unload at the east door of the Activities building, then park.

From DFW Airport

From the DFW airport south exit, travel west on US 183. Go south on 360 to Arlington, Texas. Take US Highway 287 south toward Mansfield/Waxahachie. Travel south to the Sublett Road/Kennedale exit. (This is the first exit south of I-20.)  Turn left onto Sublett Road and then turn left onto the northbound US 287 service road. Continue on the service road past a McDonalds and up a slight hill; we are on the right at the top of the hill. Turn right into the parking lot and right again. Go to the back of the campus. You may unload at the east door of the Activities building, then park.


All Acoustic Music Camp activities will be held in Activities Building, Sanctuary,
and the small building between them. (See below.)

South Oaks Campus for Acoustic Music Camp

Please do not enter the building on the west side near 287.
This is South Oaks Baptist Church’s school and it is in session.