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2024 Music & Dance Camps now offer “Pay it Forward” Scholarships for teachers and players…

Joyful learning experiences at Ashokan Music & Dance Camps preserve meaningful cultural traditions, connect generations, and inspire creative new pathways into the future.

Pay It Forward Scholarships offer learning opportunities for gigging musicians, singers, dancers and music, vocal, and dance teachers. We are excited to support these important individuals who will be sharing their newly learned skills with others. 

How and when do I apply?

APPLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. The application deadline is 6 weeks before each camp. 

What is covered/included?

We are offering 5 deeply discounted spots at each of our 2024 camps. Each spot includes camp tuition & all meals at 25% of the Economy price (see chart below) plus a free bunk or camping. 

When are scholarship recipients selected, and how do I register?

All applicants will be notified by email 4 weeks before camp.

Scholarship recipients will additionally be notified by text and phone. If not yet registered for the camp, recipients will be be given a coupon code which must be used within one week. 

If you prefer to register for the camp in advance, please choose the Economy price, camping, and pay the 25% deposit. If selected for the scholarship your balance will be waived. If not selected you’ll be eligible for a refund of your deposit, less a $10 admin fee. 

How are scholarship recipients selected?

Applications will be weighed on the basis of need, interest, and creating a well-rounded camper community. We prioritize new applicants each year.

How are scholarships funded?

Pay It Forward scholarships are made possible in part by Wendy Dolber and the Howard M. Brown Memorial Fund – and by donors like you! Learn more and support Ashokan here.

2024 Scholarship Dates and Deadlines

Dates Camp Discounted Price Deadline Awarded
May 10 - 12 Scottish String Fling $74 Apr 5 Apr 12
May 17 - 19 Ariles Son Jarocho Camp $74 Apr 5 Apr 19
May 24 - 27 Uke Fest $100 still accepting! Apr 26
Jun 7 - 9 Old Time Rollick $74 still accepting! May 10
Jun 23 - 26 Western & Swing Week $184 still accepting! May 26
Jul 14 - 20 Northern Week $184 Jun 2 Jun 16
Jul 22 - 26 Acoustic Guitar Camp $142 Jun 10 Jun 24
Jul 29 - Aug 2 Bluegrass Camp $142 Jun 17 Jul 1
Aug 5 - 9 Family Camp $103 Jun 24 Jul 8
Aug 11 - 17 Southern Week $184 Jun 30 Jul 14
Nov 15 - 17 Banjo Weekend $74 Oct 4 Oct 18
Dec 29 - Jan 1 New Year's Weekend 2025 TBA Nov 17 Dec 1

Apply Here:

Thank you for applying!