Camp Tunefox

May 13-17th in Montreat, North Carolina

The Tunefox Camp Experience

At Tunefox we believe you play, learn, and practice because of those who inspire you. They are creators who have cultivated their individual voices as musicians and we want to provide an experience, online and in person, that empowers you to do the same.

Our goal at camp is to have you learning hands on, to move you out of your comfort zone and help you hone your voice as a musician. You'll play for each other, practice with each other and use the unique environment of being around a community of musicians to spark your next level of playing.

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What Sets Camp Tunefox Apart

Camp Tunefox is both an immersive learning experience and a gathering of bluegrass students interested in learning, technology and community. Here are three areas where Camp Tunefox goes beyond the “normal camp” to share something completely different with the campers:

Tunefox Practice Rooms

Never tried Tunefox before or want to learn and practice with your favorite songs? We’ll have dedicated rooms hooked up with iPads all ready for you to take your practice to the next level.

Year Subscription to Tunefox

To supplement your learning you’ll receive a free year of Tunefox, which includes songs, licks, and lessons for bluegrass banjo, guitar, mandolin, and bass.

Camper Only Lessons

After Camp, we’ll send out recorded lessons with the teachers reviewing a topic covered in your classes at camp. This way you’ll have something tangible to work with in the weeks after camp.

Closing Concert

The closing concert on Saturday May 16th is an open to the public celebration of our weekend together. It's a chance for you to play on stage after being inspired for three days, to see your fellow campers and teachers jam and come together for the reason we all play music.

Our concert will be hosted by the legendary Black Mountain music venue, White Horse, Black Mountain. Invite your friends and family to join us for this exciting evening of music!

Schedule & Classes


The class size will be 8-10 students per teacher to allow for hands-on learning and individual attention. Instruction will feature a unique blend of traditional bluegrass techniques mixed with progressive improvisational concepts following along with each day’s theme.

The classes will be 60 minutes long so the teacher can give focused attention to the daily theme and so you and the teachers avoid “camp burnout” by the final day. The daily practice session will give you a chance to review any materials that you learned in the morning session.

Click here to download a detailed Camp schedule.


Camp Tuition is $700.

For lodging, you can choose to stay on campus at the Winsborough, either in a private room or with a roommate. The total cost for a private room (with shared bath) and full meal plan is $350 for 5 days/4 nights, which includes taxes.

You can also find your own rental in Black Mountain or Montreat and commute to camp.

Lodging and meals are handled through Montreat’s booking website, which we will provide a link to after you submit your Camp Tuition payment. Commuters will use this page to select their meal plan.

If you plan to bring a friend or family member that is not a musician but wants to enjoy the weekend, you'll see an option to add a ticket and reserve boarding for them when you check out.


Location & Logistics

May 13-17th in Montreat, NC

Montreat is one of those hidden gems of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s 20 minutes away from the heart of Asheville and 90 minutes away from Charlotte airport. The camp will be held on the Montreat Campus, surrounded by streams and hiking trails which provide and endless amount of inspiration for learning music.

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) Charlotte-Douglas Intl Airport (CTL), and Greenville, SC (GSP) are all close options.

Lodging - If you are staying at camp you'll arrive in Montreat at the Winsborough to check in for your room on Wednesday anytime between 3pm EST and 5:30pm EST.


What level is Tunefox camp for?

Camp is for beginners and intermediate players with some jamming experience. You know a handful of chords and are comfortable playing in different keys like G, C, D, and E.

How is Camp Tunefox different from other camps?

You will receive an online course curriculum built into Tunefox for all instruments, which will include lessons, tabs and videos from camp, plus bonus material. This will give you something concrete to work with at home after the camp ends and you’ll maintain lifetime access to it to revisit when you’d like. Also, the class sizes at CT will be 8-10 students for each teacher, so you’re guaranteed your questions answered.

How big will the classes be?

The class sizes will be 8-10 students per teacher.

What are small groups?

Small groups are an essential part of Camp Tunefox and will give you an opportunity to play and practice with other musicians at your skill level. Your goal will be to learn and arrange 2-3 tunes or songs during the week of camp (some groups will perform) and the teachers will be there to give you feedback on your arrangements and performances.

Is there a sign-up deadline?

Yes, the deadline to reserve your spot with a deposit for camp is April 1st and the paid-in-full deadline is May 1st.

What is the closest airport?

The closest airport is Asheville Regional Airport, which is about 35 minutes away. The closest large airport is Charlotte/Douglas International, being about 90 minutes away. We recommend that you schedule your outbound flight for the evening of Sunday, May 19th or the 20th, which is the Monday after camp ends.

Contact us

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch using this contact form! Someone from our team will get back to you within 24 hours.