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Drum Set Camp (1) – Basic Level

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - June 23 @ 5:00 pm

Your unforgettable week-long drumming experience awaits!  During this week you’ll develop the knowledge and skills that are the building blocks of playing percussion. You’ll also expand your knowledge of how to use these building blocks to become a more creative and expressive drummer while gaining awareness about how your playing fits the style of any song.  This camp is intended to develop skills and abilities to perform a variety of styles (jazz, Latin, rock, etc.).

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - June 23 @ 5:00 pm

For students completing grades 6-12; Adult Registration as commuter only and with instructor consent.

Residential Tuition
Commuter Tuition

Final Concert:
Friday, June 23, 2023, 4pm at the Shell Lake Pavilion (Aderman Auditorium Rain Location)

Find your inspiration as you work with our Master Teacher and alongside other drummers in overcoming challenges and reaching new milestones in your personal performance.  In this encouraging environment you will be exposed to as many styles and genres as possible.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to play on electric drums furnished by GEWA Digital Drums.  At Shell Lake, you will gain skills that you can use for the rest of their life–creating life-long friendships with fellow campers, building confidence, and growing as a musician.

From someone who has never played the drum set but has experience with drum rudiments to someone who has been playing for years, this camp is for you.  It is important to note that students should sign up for the camp which most closely reflects their current playing skills and abilities.

Three weeks prior to camp, students will be asked to submit a 1-2 minute video which accurately shows their skills.  Information will be provided for this in a separate communication from the Arts Center.

On Sunday when campers arrive in Shell Lake, they will meet with the Instructor to complete a playing assessment and determine goals for the week.  This is low pressure and intended to provide the instructor with an opportunity to get to know you!

Daily Schedule
7:15 Wake Up
8:00 Breakfast
9:00  Warm Ups And Discussing The Daily Plan (Styles, Rudiments, Improvisation)
9:30  Groove Of The Day #1 (Learning And Workshopping A Beat Related To The Daily Plan)
10:30 Improvisation Session 1
12:00 Lunch
1:00  Review Of Groove Of The Day #1
1:30 Groove Of The Day #2
2:00  Improvisation Session #2
2:30  Topics In Drumming:  Drumming As A Career Choice, Staying Current In The Digital Age.
3:30 Free Time (One On One Scheduled Private Lesson, Swim In The Lake, Ice Cream, Hang Out With Friends)
5:00 Dinner
7:00  Evening Concerts/Camp Activities
10:30  Lights Out

David Anania

David Anania (AnaniA) is a drummer, singer / songwriter, producer and longtime Blue Man Group member (NY, Berlin). With BMG, David played shows around the globe, including: Moby’s Area II Tour (w / Moby, David Bowie and Bustah Rhymes), The Complex Rock Tour and The Royal Variety Performance (with Queen Elizabeth II present). With artists such as Blue Man Group and blues rocker Shannon Curfman (Kid Rock), David has appeared in the most successful television shows in the US (“The Tonight Show w / Jay Leno”, “Good Morning America”, “Rosie O’Donnell” , “CBS This Morning”) and Europe (“Royal Variety Performance”, “Wetten…

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

Accommodations ~ Lodges are available for the duration of the camp session. They 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.

Commuter students are expected to remain at camp until the day's activities are completed (Typically 9:am-8pm).

Registrations ~ Online registrations are accepted until the camp is full. Students may be placed on a waiting list if desired. A camp registration form is sent after payment is received. All cancellations must be made in writing and received 3 weeks in advance of the start of camp for a full refund. A $75.00 fee will be deducted from your refund. Refunds less than three weeks before camp will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Residential Tuition~Our student tuition is $725 per student and includes instructional fees, room and board and a camp t shirt which will be worn at the final performance. Please refer to the registration materials found on our registration site at Ultracamp for complete details. A $100 down payment is due at the time of registration.  The remaining balance can be paid at the time of registration or in equal monthly installments.  All Tuition must be paid before arrival at camp.

Commuter Tuition~This option is for campers that want to attend our camps but not stay in our dorms, The $400 tuition covers instructional fees, a camp T-Shirt which will be worn at the final performance, meals, and evening activities. Commuters arrive for their first class by 9AM, and can be picked up any time after evening activities conclude (usually around 8pm).

Scholarships ~Each year, the Arts Center raises funds for the scholarship program. If you are interested in applying for an Arts Center scholarship, please visit our website

Check-in/Check-out~Check in begins at 2pm on Sunday of the week your camp begins.  All medical, dietary, and consent forms must be completed in UltraCamp before arriving at camp.  Additional information will be emailed to you approximately 4 weeks before camp begins.

Additional Information ~ To request disability accommodations, or other special requests, please contact the Arts Center at least 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, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.  The Shell Lake Arts Center is an inclusive organization, and we accept all artists and musicians.


June 18 @ 2:00 pm
June 23 @ 5:00 pm
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Shell Lake Arts Center
801 1st St
Shell Lake, WI 54871 United States
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