Being away from everyday cares and responsibilities allows for intense focus on music; therefore, many students make major technical and conceptual strides during the week. Learning becomes much easier around people who have similar goals and who want you to succeed.
"Acoustic Alaska is a wonderful get away to nurture my musical self. One of the best 30 minutes of my life was sitting at the campfire on a comfortable Alaska evening in an audience of about half a dozen people as Lawrence Juber and Russ Barenberg jammed together. I was more entertained and fulfilled that evening than I ever remember being at a big concert in the city.
-Nina from Golden, CO
"What a diverse bunch of really super people!"- John from Kent, England
"I came to AAGC for the instruction. I came back for the people, scenery, friendship, and sense of shared progress. Joe consistently has top-notch instructors. If the idea of immersing yourself for a week in music and nature appeals, AAGC is the must-do guitar camp."
- Andy from Eagle River, AK
What to bring
Clothing for all weather conditions (think summer and fall)
Sleeping bag, pillow, and towels (no linens provided)
Your acoustic guitar & all your other acoustic instruments
Suntan lotion, bug spray, swimsuits, sunglasses, cameras
Songbooks, recording devices
2023 Travel & Accommodations
Within an hour of Anchorage, Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp's facility is Alaska- quiet but not too remote with the nearest town of Wasilla, Alaska ten minutes away. Moose frequent the area [as well as the occasional bear] and there are many species of ducks and loons nesting in and living around the lake.
Our facilities include a large modern kitchen, dining hall, large meeting rooms, cabins, a central modern bath house, and a private lake with canoes and paddleboats. Also available is a campfire area, volleyball and basketball areas. There are countless miles of trails for hiking and mountain-biking.
It really is a beautiful, picturesque area nestled under some of the most beautiful mountains in the state of Alaska.
For those preferring indoor accommodations, shared cabins (heated) are available for an additional $99 for the entire camp while supplies last. Please indicate on the enrollment form if you would prefer to stay in a cabin rather than "camp."
A central, heated shower house is available to all attendees.
Check-in will take place late Sunday afternoon & evening, August 27th, and camp will break the following Saturday morning with all campers required to vacate the premises by 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 2nd.
For travel planning purposes, Monday, September 4th is a U.S. and Canadian holiday, Labor Day. The camp is approximately an hour outside Anchorage and ten minutes from Wasilla, Alaska. Younger students are welcome if accompanied by enrolled parents.
Each major class will be 75 minutes in duration and a student may sign up for up to two major & three minor classes. Major classes meet each day and will build upon the previous day's class. Minor classes meet only once during the week but for 90 minutes.
A short description of each course can be found here. Please indicate your class preferences on the enrollment form. Scheduling will be done in a way to minimize class conflicts for as many campers as possible.
Prioritize your classes carefully because courses may run concurrently and, thus, not all classes will be available in every time slot.
Detailed information on Instructors can be found here. After class, the days are filled with workshops, concerts, and jam sessions.
Tuition & Refunds
Tuition Tuition is $769 on or before May 28th, 2023 and includes instruction, on-site camping, meals, and an Anchorage airport shuttle. After May 28th, the rate is $799. This is the only camp of its kind anywhere in Alaska so please enroll early to avoid disappointment.
Your space can be reserved with a $369 deposit and $499 due at camp registration. One ticket to the AAGC Instructor concert in Anchorage and an Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp shirt to commemorate your stay in the
"Last Frontier" is also included. For charge card enrollment, please call or email the Camp. Three meals per day are included and vegetarian choices will be available.
Refunds will be made according to the following schedule: All amounts paid are refundable minus $199 per camper through May 28th, 2023. All amounts paid are refundable minus $349 per camper through July 21st, 2023, after which time no refunds can be made.