Acoustic Music Camp / Philmont Scout Ranch

Sunday – Thursday, July 3 – 8, 2022

Come join us for music instruction, jamming, and fun at the
Boy Scouts of of America camp at historic Philmont New Mexico

If you love Philmont and string music, then pack your instrument and come to the ranch this summer!

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Philmont and music camp leader Gerald Jones will host the inaugural Philmont Acoustic Music Camp July 3-7, 2022. You’ll receive world class instruction in guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass. Get set for lively classroom instruction, daily jam sessions and a nightly instructor jam that will challenge and inspire students to new levels of playing! Gerald jones has led the Acoustic Music Camp in Dallas, Texas, for more than twenty years and now will offer this experience as a destination camp at Philmont

Join us at this foot stomping, chord riffing, finger picking event at Philmont Scout Ranch in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains outside historic Cimarron, New Mexico.

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Thanks for the Scholarships!

Acoustic Music Camp would like to thank all the organizations that generously partnered with us to send deserving students to AMC 2019! These great organizations promote bluegrass and acoustic music by providing scholarships to camps, lending instruments to deserving young pickers, and much more. Please visit their websites and support their efforts.


The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation

Garland Square Pickers
–  Jim Paul Miller Memorial Fund
–  Mark Land Memorial Fund

Jim Rentfro

Past instructors include:
George Anderson • Jason Burleson • Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancellor • Mike Compton • Terry Baucom • Robert Bowlin • Eddie Collins • Brad Davis  • Paul Glasse • Bill Honker • Gerald Jones • Jens Kruger • Uwe Kruger • Joel Landsburg • Shawn Lane • Nate Lee • Dan Levenson • Ned Luberecki • Wil Maring • Tim May • Dennis McBride • Kim Platko • Clay Powers • Kenny & Amanda Smith • Ron Stewart • David Talbot • Alan Tompkins • Tony Trischka • Dave Walser

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