Participants of all ages, levels, interests, and tastes welcome!

Guitar Camp USA is an event for players and music lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing one's self in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings!

Tommy Emmanuel Invites You to Guitar Camp USA 2017 in Carmel, CA!

Asilomar Conference Grounds

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 Setting & Accommodations

Asilomar offers charming, rustic accommodations perfect for anyone dedicated to rest and reflection. In keeping with this tradition, guest rooms are free of modern-day distractions such as telephones and televisions. You can thank us later for the extra focus!  All lodging rooms have private baths, and many buildings feature common living rooms appointed with fireplaces and inviting overstuffed chairs. We look forward to watching you inspire each other in your downtime.

Area Attractions

Kayaking, sky diving, deep sea fishing and whale watching are just a hint of wonderful experiences available on the Monterey Peninsula. This spot is the epitome of relaxation brought on by inspiring nature – which means it’s a perfect place to get those creative juices flowing.

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Area Activities

  • Asilomar Walking Tours
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking & Walking Trails
  • Shooting Pool
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Surfing

*Visit www.visitasilomar.com for more information!

Featured Guests

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Richard Smith

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Brooks Robertson

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Pat Bergeson

Schedule

Your 4 days and nights at Guitar Camp USA 2017 will feature hands on, interactive workshops with Tommy and his special guests, small group jamming sessions and full concerts from the artists beginning at 10am and going late into the night.

Check out the schedules and photos from past camps to see what you can expect in 2017!!

A detailed schedule will be available this coming spring.

Monday June 27

  • 3:00PM

    Check-In

  • 4:30-5:00PM

    Orientation

  • 5:00-6:00PM

    Mentor Sessions Raffle (There will be a raffle to determine the picking order for Tommy Emmanuel, Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo, and Richard Smith one on one Mentor Sessions. These sessions will be 15 minutes long and you are limited to one session/pick per student. These sessions are optional.)

  • 6:00-6:45PM

    Break

  • 6:45-8:00PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00PM

    Tommy & Instructors Preview Concert

Tuesday June 28

  • 8:00-9:15AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:30-10:30AM

    Tommy Emmanuel (entire group)

  • 10:45-11:45AM

    Tommy Emmanuel & Richard Smith (entire group)

  • 12:00-1:15PM

    Lunch

  • 12:30-2:00PM

    Tommy, Frank, Vinny, & Richard Mentor Sessions (optional)

  • 1:15-2:15PM

    Break

  • 2:15-3:15PM

    Group Classes Rotate
    -Group 1 – Richard Smith
    -Group 2 – Vinny Raniolo
    -Group 3 – Frank Vignola

  • 3:30-4:30PM

    Group Classes Rotate
    -Group 3 – Richard Smith
    -Group 1 – Vinny Raniolo
    -Group 2 – Frank Vignola

  • 4:45-5:45PM

    Group Classes Rotate
    -Group 2 – Richard Smith
    -Group 3– Vinny Raniolo
    -Group 1 – Frank Vignola

  • 5:45-6:45PM

    Break

  • 6:00-7:00PM

    Tommy, Frank, Vinny, & Richard Mentor Sessions (optional)

  • 6:45-8:00PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00-8:30PM

    Richard Smith Solo Performance

  • 8:30-9:00PM

    Tommy Emmanuel Solo Performance

  • 9:00PM

    Tommy Emmanuel Jam Session

Wednesday June 29

  • 8:00-9:15AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:30-10:30AM

    Tommy Emmanuel (entire group)

  • 10:45-11:45AM

    Tommy Emmanuel & Vinny Raniolo (entire group)

  • 12:00-1:15PM

    Lunch

  • 12:30-2:00PM

    Tommy, Frank, Vinny, & Richard Mentor Sessions (optional)

  • 1:15-2:15PM

    Break

  • 2:15-3:15PM

    Group Classes Rotate
    -Group 1 – Richard Smith
    -Group 2 – Vinny Raniolo
    -Group 3 – Frank Vignola

  • 3:30-4:30PM

    Group Classes Rotate
    -Group 3 – Richard Smith
    -Group 1 – Vinny Raniolo
    -Group 2 – Frank Vignola

  • 4:45-5:45PM

    Group Classes Rotate
    -Group 2 – Richard Smith
    -Group 3– Vinny Raniolo
    -Group 1 – Frank Vignola

  • 5:45-6:45PM

    Break

  • 6:00-7:00PM

    Tommy, Frank, Vinny, & Richard Mentor Sessions (optional)

  • 6:45-8:00PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00-8:30PM

    Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo Performance

  • 8:30-9:00PM

    Tommy Emmanuel Solo Performance

  • 9:00

    Tommy & Instructors Jam Session

Thursday June 30

  • 8:00-9:15AM

    Breakfast (At Breakfast, there will be a sign up sheet for the student & instructor show. We will need song title. Please note if you want to perform with an instructor for signup. This is limited to one song per student please. Song order will be posted at Lunch.)

  • 9:30-10:30AM

    Tommy Emmanuel (entire group)

  • 1:45-11:45AM

    Tommy Emmanuel & Frank Vignola (entire group)

  • 12:00-1:15PM

    Lunch

  • 12:30-2:00PM

    Tommy, Frank, Vinny, & Richard Mentor Sessions (optional)

  • 1:15-2:15PM

    Break

  • 2:15-3:15PM

    Group Classes Rotate
    -Group 1 – Richard Smith
    -Group 2 – Vinny Raniolo
    -Group 3 – Frank Vignola

  • 3:30-4:30PM

    Group Classes Rotate
    -Group 3 – Richard Smith
    -Group 1 – Vinny Raniolo
    -Group 2 – Frank Vignola

  • 4:45-5:45PM

    Group Classes Rotate
    -Group 2 – Richard Smith
    -Group 3– Vinny Raniolo
    -Group 1 – Frank Vignola

  • 6:00-6:15PM

    GROUP PHOTO (attendance required)

  • 6:15-6:45PM

    Break

  • 6:45-8:00PM

    Dinner

  • 7:15-8:15PM

    Instructor Photo & Autograph Session

  • 8:30PM

    Student & Instructor Show

Friday July 01

  • 8:00-9:15AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:15-9:30AM

    Tommy Emmanuel’s Departure Lecture

  • 11:00AM

    Check Out

Thursday September 10

  • 3:00PM

    Check-in (Lobby)

  • 4:00-5:00PM

    Orientation (Gazebo Garden)

  • 5:00-6:30PM

    Break

  • 6:30-7:45PM

    Dinner (Peacock Room)

  • 8:00-10:00PM

    Instructor Preview Concert (Peacock Room)

Friday September 11

  • 8:00-9:15AM

    Breakfast (Peacock Room)

  • 9:30-11:00AM

    Tommy Emmanuel (Beginners Class (Amphitheater)), Jim Nichols (Intermediate Class (Peacock Room)), or Pat Bergeson & Joe Robinson (Expert Class (Gazebo Garden))

  • 11:30-12:45PM

    Group Classes Rotate
    -Group 1 – Tommy Emmanuel & Jim Nichols (Peacock Room)
    -Group 2 – Joe Robinson (Amphitheater)
    -Group 3 – Pat Bergeson (Gazebo Garden)

  • 1:00-2:15PM

    Lunch (Gazebo Garden)

  • 2:15-3:00PM

    Break

  • 3:00-4:15PM

    Group Classes Rotate
    -Group 2 – Tommy Emmanuel & Jim Nichols (Peacock Room)
    -Group 3 – Joe Robinson (Amphitheater)
    -Group 1 – Pat Bergson (Gazebo Garden)

  • 4:45-6:00PM

    Group Classes Rotate
    -Group 3 – Tommy Emmanuel & Jim Nichols
    -Group 1 – Joe Robinson (Amphitheater)
    -Group 2 – Pat Bergson (Gazebo Garden)

  • 6:00-7:15PM

    Dinner (Amphitheater)

  • 7:15-8:00PM

    Break

  • 8:00-10:00PM

    Instructor Concert (Peacock Room)

Saturday September 12

  • 8:00-9:15AM

    Breakfast (Peacock Room)

  • 9:30-11:00AM

    Tommy Emmanuel (Intermediate Class (Peacock Room)), Jim Nichols (Expert Class (Gazebo Garden)), or Pat Bergeson & Joe Robinson (Beginner Class (Amphitheater))

  • 11:30-12:45PM

    Groups Rotate
    -Group 1 – Tommy Emmanuel & Joe Robinson (Peacock Room)
    -Group 2 – Jim Nichols (Amphitheater)
    -Group 3 – Pat Bergeson & Joe Robinson (Gazebo Garden)

  • 1:00-2:30PM

    Lunch

  • 2:15-3:00PM

    Break

  • 3:00-4:15PM

    Groups Rotate
    -Group 2 – Tommy Emmanuel & Joe Robinson (Peacock Room)
    -Group 3 – Jim Nichols (Amphitheater)
    -Group 1 – Pat Bergson & Joe Robinson (Gazebo Garden)

  • 4:45-6:00PM

    Groups Rotate
    -Group 3 – Tommy Emmanuel & Joe Robinson (Peacock Room)
    -Group 1 – Jim Nichols (Amphitheater)
    -Group 2 – Pat Bergson & Joe Robinson (Gazebo Garden)

  • 6:00-7:15PM

    Dinner (Peacock Room)

  • 7:15-8:00PM

    Break

  • 8:00-10:00PM

    Instructor Concert (Peacock Room)

Sunday September 13

  • 8:00-9:15AM

    Breakfast (Peacock Room)
    *Sign up for student & instructor concert will be during breakfast. We will need song title. Please note if you want to perform with an instructor for signup. This is limited to one song per student please.

  • 9:30-11:00AM

    Tommy Emmanuel (Expert Class (Gazebo Garden)), Jim Nichols (Beginner Class (Amphitheater)), or Pat Bergeson & Joe Robinson (Intermediate Class (Peacock Room))

  • 11:30-12:45PM

    Groups Rotate
    -Group 1 – Tommy Emmanuel & Pat Bergeson (Peacock Room)
    -Group 2 – Jim Nichols (Amphitheater)
    -Group 3 – Joe Robinson (Gazebo Garden)

  • 1:00-2:15PM

    Lunch (Gazebo Garden)
    *Set list and student order for the concert will be posted at lunch.

  • 2:15-3:00PM

    Break

  • 3:00-4:15PM

    Groups Rotate
    -Ground 2 – Tommy Emmanuel & Pat Bergeson (Peacock Room)
    -Group 3 – Jim Nichols (Amphitheater)
    -Group 1 – Joe Robinson (Gazebo Garden)

  • 4:45-6:00PM

    Groups Rotate
    -Ground 3 – Tommy Emmanuel & Pat Bergeson (Peacock Room)
    -Group 1 – Jim Nichols (Amphitheater)
    -Group 2 – Joe Robinson (Gazebo Garden)

  • 6:00-7:15PM

    Dinner (Peacock Room)

  • 7:15-8:00PM

    Break

  • 8:00-10:00PM

    Student & Instructor Concert (Peacock Room)

Monday September 14

  • 8:00-9:15AM

    Breakfast (Peacock Room)

  • 9:15-9:30AM

    Tommy Emmanuel’s Departure Lecture (Peacock Room)

  • 11:00AM

    Check-Out (Lobby)

Travel Directions

Asilomar Conference Grounds

Address
800 Asilomar Ave
Carmel, CA 93950

Website
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Instrument Travel

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Maton TE1 Guitar Upgrade!

Choose the Maton TE1 upgrade when you register and this hard-to-find will be waiting for you when you arrive.  Tommy will play and sign each one.

The TE series guitars are an outstanding tribute to Tommy’s musicianship and Maton’s superior craftsmanship.

Not widely commercially available in the Unites States and built to Tommy’s specifications, the TE series provides the huge tone and performance you would expect from a guitar bearing his name.

Guitar and Gig Bag a $3,999 value for only $3,500

*Note: your guitar will be available for pickup at camp when you arrive.  It cannot be shipped to you before the event.

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Pricing and Registration

Room Types and Pricing

  • Shared Room with Two Beds
    2,099.00

    Standard Room with two beds and a roommate. You may either name a fellow registrant as your roommate or one will be assigned by Dreamcatcher Events. Roommate matches are based on age and gender. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the “Roommate” field as you continue registration. Roommate must also register for Guitar Camp USA. Pricing is per person.

  • Single with One Bed
    3,199.00

    Standard room with one King bed. Pricing is per person.

  • Bring Your Loved One
    3,699.00

    If you would like to have your loved join you at Asilomar but not participate in workshops, we recommend this price point. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals at Asilomar, and attend all evening concerts together. During the days, while one of you is participating in workshops and living out your guitar virtuoso dreams, your loved one can enjoy the wonderful accommodations and interesting things to do in the Carmel area.  Pricing is for one participant and one non-participant.

  • Couples Room
    3,999.00

    A standard room with a King bed meant to be shared by a couple BOTH PARTICIPATING IN ALL ACTIVITIES.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 3 amazing meals a day
  • All workshops, activities and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Sighteseeing excursions in the area
  • Personal musical gear – please bring your own instruments if you are not signing up for our premium upgrade

Pricing and Registration Policy

  • Registration & Payments
    • All rates are per-person, unless stated otherwise.
    • All prices subject to change. Prior sales excluded. Dreamcatcher Events reserves the right to change any price, package or offering at any time without prior notice.
    • All rates are subject to 8.9% surcharge, which includes all local, state, and occupancy taxes.
  • Installment Payment Plans
    • Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase amount is charged to your credit card.
    • 100% of the remaining balance due on installment sales is automatically charged to the credit card on file on April 1, 2017.
    • Any registrations received after April 1, 2017 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy