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Rock Band Camp

Dates: July 22-27, 2018

Completing Grades 6-12

Camp fee: $595 if received by March 1, 2018
After March 1, camp fee is $625

All abilities welcome!
Sign up alone or with your entire band!

Sponsored by


Course Description

Spend the entire week working one-on-one with working professional rock band musicians. Rock Band Camp will help you and your band get on track. Literally! Learn about:

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00 AM Master Class
9:30 AM Band Rehearsal
Noon Lunch
1:00 PM Band Rehearsal
2:15 PM Technical Class
4:00 PM Free Time
5:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Evening Performance or free time

Monster Jam - Camp will end with a Monster Jam at the lakefront pavilion on Friday at 2:00 p.m. Camp participants will perform 3 songs. This event is open to the public and will be an exciting arena to showcase your week at Rock Band Camp!

Faculty 2018

Tommy Bentz, Guitar & Program Director
Clark Thaldorf, Bass
Zeb Sears, Guitar
Jason McLean, Guitar and Bass
Anthony Bloch, Drums

Paul Adickes, Vocals and Keyboard

Kyle Bonderson, Drums

Find full instructor bios here           

Rock Band Camp is generously sponsored by 


Additional Information

Please note: Due to unplanned scheduling conflicts, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any specific artist.

Questions? Feel free to contact us for any additional information.

Accommodations ~ Residence halls are available for the duration of the camp session. The residence halls are supervised by a professional counseling staff on duty 24 hours each day and meals are prepared under the supervision of a state-approved dietitian. If you are interested in a commuter option, please contact the Center. Participants provide their own transportation to and from the camp.

Registrations ~ are accepted until the camp is full. Students may be placed on a waiting list if desired. A camp packet is sent after receipt of registration form. You may register by mail, phone, fax, or online. Please see registration form for more details. All cancellations must be made in writing and received 3 weeks in advance of the start of camp. A $50.00 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. No other refunds will be provided without 3 weeks notice. All refunds will be processed at the end of the camp season.

Fees ~ Our student camp fee is $625.00, which includes tuition, room and board. Please refer to the registration form for complete details on fees. Half payment is due with each application, with the balance due upon arrival at camp.

Scholarships ~ Each year, the Arts Center raises funds for the scholarship program. If you are interested in applying for an Arts Center scholarship, please contact the Center at 715-468-2414 or visit our website at

Check-in/Check-out ~ Students will complete camp check-in the first day of camp. Please refer to your specific check-in times included in the camp packet. A completed medical form report, signed by the parent or guardian, must be presented at registration. This form is included in your camp packet and is available on our website. Camp packets are mailed to you a few weeks prior to your camp.

Additional Information ~ To request disability accommodations, or other special requests, please contact the Center two weeks in advance of camp. More information about camp and all of the opportunities available at the Shell Lake Arts Center can be found on our website.

Participants are admitted without regard to race, color, national origin, age, or handicap.  Shell Lake Arts Center is an inclusive organization, and we accept all artists and musicians.