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Rock Band Camp

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - August 4 @ 5:00 pm

For many years, the Rock Band Camp has been providing students an opportunity to develop their skills both as individual performers and as members of a band.  Students will work with other students of similar abilities and skills to create a band.  Many of the students they will work with will become friends for life.  Spend the entire week working one-on-one with working professional rock band musicians. One of the projects of the week will be to create a video of their band’s performances.  On Wednesday night, the students will participate in a faculty/student jam session.  The final performance will take place in the Shell Lake Community Park at the Pavilion.

You can sign up with your whole existing band or by yourself.  We also accept students that are just starting out on their instrument to almost professionals! Either way, you will learn and become a better player under our Master Teachers!  

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - August 4 @ 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, August 4 - 5:00PM Shell Lake Pavilion (Rain Location Aderman Auditorium)

Placement Screening

All students will meet with the Rock Band Faculty when they arrive on Sunday Afternoon.  This will be a chance for them to get to know you–your playing and your personality! This is not an audition but a chance for the instructors to learn about your playing and place you in a band where you will be successful and gain the most skills and techniques possible.

Participants should prepare something that is one minute that shows your skills on your instrument and ability to play as a member of a band.  This song should let the instructors know what you can actually do.


Daily Schedule
7:15 Wake Up
8:00 Breakfast
9:00  Masterclasses By Instruments (Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano/Vocal, Drums)
10:30 Band Rehearsal
12:00 Lunch
1:00  Clinic (Daily Topics Such As Songwriting, Recording, Abelton, Garage Band, Gear And Equipment)
2:00  Band Rehearsal
3:45  Free Time (Swim In The Lake, Ice Cream, Hang Out With Friends)
5:00 Dinner
7:00  Evening Concerts/Camp Activities
10:30  Lights Out


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.


July 30 @ 2:00 pm
August 4 @ 5:00 pm
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Shell Lake Arts Center
801 1st St
Shell Lake, WI 54871 United States
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