Tommy Emmanuel’s Guitar Camp USA

4 days and 4 nights of picking, strumming, creating and storytelling in beautiful Saratoga Springs. This retreat will be limited to only 85 lucky participants who will get to join Tommy and his incredible team of handpicked musicians on this intimate musical experience.

A Message From Tommy

“Greetings Earthlings!

“I want to tell you about my 4th Annual Guitar Camp at a very special location: the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs NY, June 27-July 1, 2016. Please bring your guitars and spend 4 days and nights with us playing, learning, performing, and dousing yourself in beautiful music. We are looking forward to having a great time together – you’ll learn so much and you just won’t want to leave. If you come to Saratoga you can forget the world, forget everything thats going on and have fun. My guest instructors and “partners in crime” will be Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo, and the great Richard Smith… and of course, I will be teaching and playing all the time as well!

“These four days of guitar playing and music are for players of all levels, and we are so looking forward to seeing you there!”

-Tommy Emmanuel

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

Tommy Emmanuel's 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!

Artists

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Tommy Emmanuel

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Vinny Raniolo

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Frank Vignola

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Richard Smith

Schedule

Your 4 days and nights at Guitar Camp USA 2016 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.

The Camp Schedule is subject to change. You will be provided with an updated schedule upon check-in. Also, we will post the daily schedule in the dining hall in case there are last minute changes.

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)

Thursday June 18

  • 3:30PM

    Registration & Check-In

  • 4:00PM-5:00PM

    Orientation

  • 5:00PM-6:30PM

    Get settled in

  • 6:30PM-7:45PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00PM-10:00PM

    Teachers Concert

Friday June 19

  • 8:00AM-9:15AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:30AM-11:00AM

    All students with Tommy

  • 11:15AM-12:45PM

    Small Groups with Tommy, Brooks, Vinnie, and Frank

  • 1:00PM-2:30PM

    Lunch

  • 2:30-3:00PM

    Free Time

  • 3:00PM-4:15PM

    Small Groups with Tommy, Brooks, Vinnie, and Frank

  • 4:30PM-6:00PM

    Small Groups with Tommy, Brooks, Vinnie, and Frank

  • 6:00PM-6:30PM

    Group Photo

  • 6:30PM-7:45PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00PM-10:00PM

    Teacher Group Concert

Saturday June 20

  • 8:00AM-9:15AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:30AM-11:00AM

    All students with Tommy

  • 11:15AM-12:45PM

    Small Groups with Tommy, Brooks, Vinnie, and Frank

  • 1:00PM-2:30PM

    Lunch

  • 2:30PM-3:00PM

    Free Time

  • 3:00PM-4:15PM

    Small Groups with Tommy, Brooks, Vinnie, and Frank

  • 4:30PM-6:00PM

    Small Groups with Tommy, Brooks, Vinnie, and Frank

  • 6:00PM-6:30PM

    Free Time

  • 6:30PM-7:45PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00PM-10:00PM

    Tommy Emmanuel Concert

Sunday June 22

  • 8:00MA-9:15AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:30AM-11:00AM

    All Students with Tommy

  • 11:15MA-12:45PM

    Small Groups with Tommy, Brooks, Vinnie, and Frank

  • 1:00PM-2:30PM

    Lunch

  • 2:30PM-3:00PM

    Free Time

  • 3:00PM-4:15PM

    Small Groups with Tommy, Brooks, Vinnie, and Frank

  • 4:30PM-6:00PM

    Small Groups with Tommy, Brooks, Vinnie, and Frank

  • 6:00PM-6:30PM

    Free Time

  • 6:30PM-7:45PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00PM-10:00PM

    Student Performances

Monday June 22

  • 8:00AM-9:15AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:30AM-10:30AM

    Group Session, Photos, Last Chats

  • 10:30AM-11:00AM

    Get Packed/Check Out

I am so thrilled that you will be joining me for the “Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp USA” in Saratoga Springs, NY. We are going to learn a lot together and have some fun together. At the beginning of each day, we’re going to start off with one big group session with all of you and me. After that, we are going to break up into different groups and mix up your skill levels…

 

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Location

Gideon Putnam Resort

The Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa combines over 75 years of historic character with exceptional service and modern facilities. It’s a long-favored vacation destination, offering guests a wealth of desirable amenities.

Setting & Accommodations

Gideon Putnam Resort is located in the foothills of the Adirondack’s, surrounded by the beauty of Saratoga Spa State Park.  The resort features spacious guest rooms, luxurious bedding and upscale bath amenities.  The Roosevelt Spa at Gideon Putnam offers a full menu of services that primp and pamper.  Browse the complete list of services on their website.

Area Attractions

Saratoga Springs provides the perfect mix of beauty, history, culture and activity. The town features world-renown horse racing, a prominent performing arts center, natural springs spas, several golf courses, and a historic battlefield. Window shop in town, relax at the spa or visit one of the areas 10 museums. It’s tree-lined streets feature grand old Victorians and gardens filled with flowers of every color.  Nearly everything in town is within walking distance!

Travel Directions

Gideon Putnam Resort

Address
24 Gideon Putnam Rd
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Website
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…and everyone who registers by April 25th gets a bag stuffed to the top with items from our friends at D’Addario!

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Pricing and Registration

Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp USA is SOLD OUT!
Click here to join the waitlist and be notified if more rooms become available.

Pricing and Room Types

  • Shared Room with Two Beds
    $1,999.00

    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
    $3,099.00

    Standard room with one bed. Pricing is per person.

  • Couples Room
    $3899.00

    Standard room with a King bed meant to be shared by a couple. Pricing is for the room and two registrants.

  • Couples Suite
    $3,899.00

    Deluxe suite with one bed meant to be shared by a couple. Pricing is for the room and two registrants.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 3 amazing meals a day
  • All workshops, activities and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • Incredible welcome kit from D’Addario (for those who register by April 25th)
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • T-shirt and goodie bag from Tommy (for those who register by April 25th)

What's Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Sightseeing 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 May 1, 2016.
    • Any registrations received after May 1, 2016 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