Thanks to the generosity of our friends, supplemented by our own resources, Music Camps North, Inc. has scholarship funds available for Guitar & Mandolin Camp North during the weekend of April 13-15, 2018, and for Banjo Camp North during the weekend of May 20-22, 2018. Whether the scholarships are full or partial depends in part on additional donations we may receive.

The camps provide a great opportunity for people to learn or improve their skills in banjo, guitar, or mandolin, three instruments that are central to the development of American acoustic string music.  We are fortunate that, among our donors, we have generous faculty members, campers, including a camper who has donated a full scholarship, and other friends.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must attest that it would be a financial hardship to attend the Camp without the support of scholarship funds. The scholarship recipients will be chosen by the Board of Directors based on an essay and sound recording that eligible applicants are required to submit. People who are already registered for Banjo Camp North, or Guitar & Mandolin Camp North, are eligible to apply. Relatives of Music Camps North’s Board of Directors are ineligible. The deadline for submitting an application is March 15, 2018.

Music Camps North, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability or genetic information.

If a scholarship is awarded to a person under the age of 18 years, his or her parent or guardian must be present on the camp premises whenever said camper is on the premises. The parent or guardian will be charged the amount the camp is charged by the conference facility for the parent or guardian’s meals and lodging if applicable.

To receive the criteria and an application form, interested persons should click on the link at the bottom of this page, or send an email to

Both camps are part of Music Camps North, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to educate, celebrate, and encourage participation in acoustic string music through workshops, classes, demonstrations and other educational opportunities, including but not limited to the operation of Camps for the study and practice of playing acoustic string musical instruments.

For a copy of the Scholarship Application, click here.