Rediscover the Joy!
Did your first encounter with traditional music and dance ignite a magical spark within you? At Ashokan, you can reignite that excitement, hone your skills, and re-experience that captivating sound, rhythm, and movement.
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps are held in a serene natural setting, where you can sing, dance, and jam with newfound friends and leave the worries of the world far behind. We offer flexible pricing that includes on-site camping and delectable meals. Or for added comfort, private rooms and bunks are available at an extra cost. All are welcome, including families and folks of all ages. Campers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
November 17, 2023 - November 19, 2023
It’s Ashokan’s first-ever Banjo Weekend, featuring all styles and levels of instruction, jamming, and fun-filled banjo inspiration with Tony Trischka, Joe Newberry, Cedric Watson, Hilary Hawke, and your host Scott Hopkins.
November 17, 2023
Tony Trischka, Joe Newberry, Cedric Watson, Hilary Hawke and Scott Hopkins will showcase their talents for the whole community at this Banjo Weekend kick-off concert. 6pm dinner (optional), 7:30pm concert
December 29, 2023 - January 01, 2024
A warm, friendly, and fun-filled three-day weekend of music and dance classes, evening dance parties, sing-alongs and jams, plus our annual New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance Party.
December 31, 2023
Come ring in the New Year at Ashokan and enjoy great live dance music, a sumptuous spread of Late Night Snacks, and a friendly, fun-loving crowd! Music by Jay & Molly with Swingology and more to be announced.
May 10, 2024 - May 12, 2024
Learn tunes by ear, gain confidence and experience on your instrument, and build a fantastic group medley arrangement, with world-class Scottish traditional musicians and teachers, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas.
May 19, 2024
Spend a weekend surrounded by Son Jarocho, the beautiful traditional folk music, song, and dance of Veracruz Mexico!
May 24, 2024 - May 27, 2024
Expand your skills and thrive in the aloha spirit of the ukulele at the Ashokan Uke Fest with host Ben Hassenger and his amazing teaching staff! You’ll meet new people, learn new techniques and styles, and gain confidence as a player.
June 07, 2024 - June 09, 2024
Emily Schaad hosts this rollicking weekend for musicians and dancers of all levels. Deepen your playing, build your repertoire, make new friends, and jam until the wee hours.
June 23, 2024 - June 29, 2024
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host this full week of Vintage Jazz, Swing, Western-Swing, and Classic Country music and dancing.
July 14, 2024 - July 20, 2024
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host a fun and friendly full-week of traditional music & dance from New England, Québec, England, Sweden, and France. Beginners welcome!
July 22, 2024 - July 26, 2024
Ashokan Acoustic Guitar Camp offers guitarists of all levels an opportunity for real immersion and growth in a friendly environment. Come sing, jam, and incorporate new styles and techniques into your playing!
July 29, 2024 - August 02, 2024
Kimber Ludiker hosts a week of bluegrass instruction and jamming for guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass, vocals and songwriting. Jam with and learn from inspirational teachers hand-picked to cultivate a magical musical environment.
August 05, 2024 - August 09, 2024
Don’t let the summertime fly by without some quality JOY with your kids or grandkids. Ashokan Family Camp is a laid-back, cross-generational escape into nature, music, arts, crafts, and interactive fun & games! From babies to teens and parents to grandparents, you’ll leave with hearts full of music and family memories to last a lifetime.
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 1ST AT 9AM ET
May 10 – 12 • Scottish String Fling
May 24 – 27 • Uke Fest
June 7 – 9 • Old Time Rollick
June 23 – 29 • Western & Swing Week
July 14 – 20 • Northern Week
July 22 – 26 • Acoustic Guitar Camp
July 29 – Aug 2 • Bluegrass Camp
Aug 5 – 9 • Family Camp
Aug 11 – 17 • Southern Week
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