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 oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings!

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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Andy McKee

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Richard Smith

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Brooks Robertson

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Pat Bergeson

Schedule

Monday July 24

  • 3:00PM

    Check-In

  • 4:30PM

    Orientation

  • 5:00PM

    Mentor Sessions Raffle*

  • 6:00PM

    Break

  • 7:00PM

    Dinner

  • 8:15PM

    Brooks Robertson Solo Performance

  • 8:35PM

    Pat Bergeson Solo Performance

  • 8:55PM

    Richard Smith Solo Performance

  • 9:15PM

    Tommy Emmanuel Solo Performance

  • 10:00PM

    Tommy & Instructors Jam Session

  • *There will be a raffle to determine the picking order for Tommy, Richard, Brooks, Pat, and Andy’s One-On-One Mentor Sessions. These sessions will be 10 minutes long and you are limited to one session/pick per student. These sessions are optional.

Tuesday July 25

  • 7:30AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:15AM

    Tommy Emmanuel Master Class

  • 10:30AM

    Important Guitar Knowledge/Living in the Real World with Tommy Emmanuel – Tommy will go over basic knowledge of the guitar body and guitar maintenance. He will show how to properly set up your guitar to get the best sound possible

  • 11:45AM

    Rotating Group Sessions

    • Group 1 – Richard Smith
    • Group 2 – Pat Bergeson
    • Group 3 – Brooks Robertson
  • 1:00PM

    Lunch

  • 1:30PM

    Optional Mentor Sessions with Tommy, Brooks, Pat, and Richard

  • 2:00PM

    Break

  • 3:00PM

    Rotating Group Sessions

    • Group 1 – Pat Bergeson
    • Group 2 – Brooks Robertson
    • Group 3 – Richard Smith
  • 4:15 PM

    Rotating Group Sessions

    • Group 1 – Brooks Robertson
    • Group 2 – Richard Smith
    • Group 3 – Pat Bergeson
  • 5:15PM

    Break

  • 5:30PM

    Optional Mentor Sessions with Tommy, Brooks, Pat, and Richard

  • 7:00PM

    Dinner

  • 8:15PM

    Andy McKee Solo Performance

  • 9:00PM

    Tommy Emmanuel Jam Session

Wednesday July 26

  • 7:30AM

    Breakfast and Student/Instructor Show Sign-Up*

  • 9:15AM

    Arrangements with Tommy Emmanuel

  • 10:30AM

    Tommy Emmanuel & Andy McKee Q&A

    -Andy McKee plays a unique style of guitar. Tommy will ask him questions about his technique and how he creates his musical arrangements.

     

  • 11:45AM

    Rotating Group Sessions

    • Group 1 – Richard Smith & Pat Bergeson
    • Group 2 – Andy McKee
    • Group 3 – Brooks Robertson
  • 1:00PM

    Lunch

  • 1:30PM

    Optional Mentor Sessions with Tommy, Brooks, Pat, Richard, and Andy

  • 2:00PM

    Break

  • 3:00PM

    Rotating Group Sessions

    • Group 1 – Andy McKee
    • Group 2 – Brooks Robertson
    • Group 3 – Richard Smith & Pat Bergeson
  • 4:15PM

    Rotating Group Sessions

    • Group 1 – Brooks Robertson
    • Group 2 – Richard Smith & Pat Bergeson
    • Group 3 – Andy McKee
  • 5:15PM

    Break

  • 5:30PM

    Optional Mentor Sessions with Tommy, Brooks, Pat, and Richard

  • 7:00PM

    Dinner

  • 8:15PM

    Student & Instructor Show*

  • *At Breakfast, there will be a sign up sheet for the student & instructor show. We will need your 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.

Thursday July 27

  • 7:30AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:15AM

    Performance and Preparation with Tommy Emmanuel

  • 10:30AM

    Tommy Emmanuel & Pat Bergeson Q&A

    -Pat Bergeson has played in several bands and has accompanied some of the world’s best musicians. Tommy asks Pat about the importance of being a good accompanist.

  • 11:45AM

    Rotating Group Sessions

    • Group 1 – Richard Smith
    • Group 2 – Pat Bergeson
    • Group 3 – Brooks Robertson
  • 1:00PM

    Lunch

  • 1:30PM

    Optional Mentor Sessions with Brooks, Pat, and Richard

  • 2:00PM

    Break

  • 3:00PM

    Rotating Group Sessions

    • Group 1 – Pat Bergeson
    • Group 2 – Brooks Robertson
    • Group 3 – Richard Smith
  • 4:15PM

    Rotating Group Sessions

    • Group 1 – Brooks Robertson
    • Group 2 – Richard Smith
    • Group 3 – Pat Bergeson
  • 5:30PM

    Group Photo

  • 5:45PM

    Break

  • 6:15PM

    Photo Op & Autograph Session

  • 7:00PM

    Dinner

  • 8:30PM

    Tommy Emmanuel & Joe Satriani Jam Session

Friday July 28

  • 7:30AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:15AM

    Tommy Emmanuel’s Departure Lecture

  • 11:00AM

    Check Out

The Guitar Camp USA 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.

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Asilomar Conference Grounds

Address
800 Asilomar Ave
Carmel, CA 93950

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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. Your choice of one King Bed or two Queen Beds. 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

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 June 1, 2017.
    • Any registrations received after June 1, 2017 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Minor Policy
    • 16 and 17 year olds are permitted with consent forms. Participants under 16 are permitted if accompanied by legal guardian/chaperone and a consent form.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy