Upcoming Programs

April Camps

Rock 101

Starting Wednesday, April 8th

Our beginner level Camp! Over four rehearsals, in our Rock 101 Camp, we match you up with players of your skill level and introduce you to being in a band in our relaxed, professional and non-judgmental atmosphere! This is where your Rock journey starts!

Open positions: GUITAR

Rock 201: Build Your Own Camp

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Starting Wednesday, April 8th

If you are a band of five Rock Moms or Dads who think it’s about time to get out of the garage and do some serious damage, we have the opportunity for you! Our Rock 201: Build-Your-Own Camp will allow you to gather your own friends and musicians together and go through the Rock Camp For Dads experience on your own terms! You provide the musicians and songs, we’ll provide the studio and attentive one-one-one assistance from one of our Instructors to help you be the best band you can be! Top it off with your very in-studio VIP performance party on your fourth rehearsal! The Build Your Own Camp is the perfect way to develop your band!

This camp is filled!

Rock 201: Oasis Camp

Starting Sunday, April 5th (due to Easter camp will start on April 6th)

Aye mate, a’ ya ready fo’ a go? Grab your guitar, crank it and show the Twin Cities that Brit-Pop is back! At our Rock 201: Oasis Camp, you can jam out the hits of 90s Alternate rockers Oasis and other Brit-Pop bands such as Blur and The Stone Roses! Taste the fuzzy and swirly pop goodness of such classic Oasis hits as “Live Forever”, “Champaign Supernova” and “Wonderwall” . This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: Southern Rock Camp

Starting Monday, April 6th

Are you hungry for some good ‘ol southern-fried rock n’roll?   At our Rock 301: Southern Rock Camp you can grind on some tasty guitar riffs to a down-home back-beat!  We don’t need no fancy-pants arrangements or city-folk snark, this camp is all about those good ‘ol jams such as “Call Me The Breeze” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Flirtin With Disaster” by Molly Hatchet and “Ramblin Man” by The Allman Brothers.  This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on May 2nd.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: Huey Lewis Tribute Camp

Starting Tuesday, April 7th

Hop in that DeLorean and set the Flux Capacitor to 1985, this camp is about to get heavy! At our Rock 301: Huey Lewis Camp, you can rock out to the hits of Huey Lewis and The News as well as other 80s classics! Plug in both your guitar and synth to play The News hits such as “The Power of Love”, “The Heart of Rock In Roll” and “Back in Time”. This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on May 2nd.

Open positions: SAX, TRUMPET

Rock 301: Foreigner Tribute Camp

Starting Tuesday, April 7th

If you think this spring is going to heat up a bit, then we have the camp that is ‘cold as ice’! At our Rock 301: Foreigner Camp you can dish out the cool stadium anthems of legendary 70’s hard rock icons Foreigner! Get your audience to whip out those lighters while you rock such Foreigner hits such as “Head Games”, “Hot Blooded” and “Feels Like The First Time.” This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on May 2nd.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: The Rockin’ Blues Camp

Starting Thursday, April 9th

Feelin a little ‘blue’ this spring? We got the cure for your springtime blues: the electric guitar! At our Rock 301: The Rockin’ Blues Camp you can celebrate when the American Blues was electrified by playing those blues licks that, well, rock! Turn up yer amps and scare those blues away with such tracks as “Crossroads” by Cream, “Red House” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience and “Roadhouse Blues” by The Doors. This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on May 2nd.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Amp and Pedal Camp

Starting Thursday, April 9th

Do you want to take your tone to 11? Starting April 9th, we are offering a full Amp & Pedal Camp. Through four weeks, we will take an in-depth and hands on approach to building a pedalboard from scratch, and find the best voicing for your guitars and amps. We will give you the tools you need to build, augment, and maintain a pedalboard. We will discuss pedal order, getting optimum tone through gain staging, and teach you how to make the most of your favorite toys.
We’ll delve into how to make the most of your pedalboard with your amp, or any amp that you may have to play through. The camp will end with a rig run down, and we will discuss how to store and adapt your settings to compliment your style in any application. If you’ve ever wanted to make your guitar sing, and wanted to learn the tricks of the pros, this is the opportunity for you. Whether you have a pedalboard that needs help, or want to build something new from scratch, we have you covered. *All you need are your favorite stompboxes, and the drive (pun intended) to make your sound awesome.

Camp is limited to 8 people- so sign up quickly!
*Option A: $229 – Camper provides pedal & board
*Option B: $299 We’ll provide you with a Pedal Train Mini w/nylon case & one spot power adapter.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Peanut Butter & Jam Camp

Starting Friday, April 10th

Our newest Rock Camp addition, “Peanut Butter and Jam Camp” is a lunch-time camp that will let you rock out to your favorite Classic Rock or Blues tunes in a supremely “laid back” and casual environment. You’ll be playing the tunes of your past and enjoying the company of your fellow rockers while having a bite to eat!

The Peanut Butter and Jam Camp will run four weeks, from Noon – 1:30 pm. You’ll be deciding on the tunes with your instructor/facilitator/lunchlady prior to each session, so all ya have to bring is your lunch pail, geetar, bass or sticks & a sassy attitude (we’ll provide the afternoon drinks!).  The Peanut Butter and Jam Camp is perfect for you rockers who are retired or have flexible schedules!

Open positions: GUITAR

Saturday Morning “Toons”

Starting Saturday, April 11th

Our newest Rock Camp addition, “Saturday Morning ‘Toon’s” is the perfect casual setting for you to further explore and hone your skills as it relates to your favorite musical era, genre or experiences!  Each month we’ll focus on a new subject highlighting an important milestone in music, whether it’s the forefathers of Rock ‘n Roll or modern-rocker Dave Grohl’s current Sonic Highways series.  You’ll learn the riffs, fills and vocal flourishes while sharing your experiences, thoughts and company with like-minded musicians in a coffee-fueled community environment.

Open positions: DRUMS, VOCALS

 

May Camps

Rock 101

Starting Wednesday, May 6th

Our beginner level Camp! Over four rehearsals, in our Rock 101 Camp, we match you up with players of your skill level and introduce you to being in a band in our relaxed, professional and non-judgmental atmosphere! This is where your Rock journey starts!

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS

Rock 201: The Cars Camp

Starting Wednesday, May 6th

The great sound of New Wave is back at Rock Camp For Dads and will make you sweat!! Hop in, throw your guitars and synths in the back and buckle up because it’s time to take a ride with our Rock 201: The Cars Camp! Beginning Wednesday, May 6th, you’ll get to play all the 80′s hits of this seminal New Wave band, such as “Good Times Roll”, “Let’s Go” and “Shake It Up”! Hurry up and hop in, this car is leavin fast!

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 201: Led Zeppelin Camp

Starting Sunday, May 3rd

Learn to bash a kit like Bonham, shred a lick like Page, drop a groove like JPJ or just be all-around awesome like Plant– take your pick! At our Rock 201: Led Zeppelin Camp you can rock out to the rock legends while learning your instrument and a band dynamic in our intermediate-level 201 Camp! Plug-in and warm up to the RCFD experience with such classics as “Rock and Roll”, “Whole Lotta Love” and “Immigrant Song”. This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: Vans Warped Tour Camp

Starting Monday, May 4th

Lace up those Vans and grab your board, bro! At our Rock 301: Vans Warped Tour Camp you can either mosh or skank along to all the greatest punk and alt-rock tracks from the artists featured on the Vans Warped Tour! Plug in and crank it to the aggressive classics such as “Self Esteem” by The Offspring, “Timebomb” by Rancid and “Cute Without the E” by Taking Back Sunday. This camp concludes with a live performance on May 30th.

Open positions: DRUMS, VOCALS

Rock 301: Genesis/Exodus Camp

Starting Tuesday, May 5th

In the beginning… Phil Collins said let there be rock: and there was rock. At our Rock 301: Genesis/Exodus camp, you’ll get to play the classics of progressive rock legends Genesis, as well as follow the “Exodus” of both their lead singers into solo careers: Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins! Get ready to groove to the 70s and 80s classics such as “Land of Confusion” by Genesis, “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel and “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. This camp concludes with a live performance on May 30th.

Open positions: GUITAR

Rock 301: Tom Petty Camp

Starting Tuesday, May 5th

Well let’s get to the point and roll another… Well, you get the idea! At our Rock 301: Tom Petty Camp you can have your last dance with Mary Jane and swing along with some good, ol’ fashioned Americana Rock! Schmooze along to your favorite Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers classics such as “I Won’t Back Down”, “Last Dance With Mary Jane” and “You Wreck Me”. This camp concludes with a live performance on May 30th.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: Pink Floyd Camp

Starting Thursday, May 7th

You might have heard it before: “Which one’s Pink”? Well, at our Rock 301: Pink Floyd Camp it can be YOU! Take a drag and get ready to jam to the classic hits of the legendary psychedelic and progressive rock band, Pink Floyd! Your Telecaster and Hammond is warmed up and ready for such classic hits as “Brain Damage”, “Wish You Were Here” and “Time”. This camp concludes with a live performance on May 30th.

Open positions: DRUMS

Peanut Butter & Jam Camp

Starting Friday, May 8th

Our newest Rock Camp addition, “Peanut Butter and Jam Camp” is a lunch-time camp that will let you rock out to your favorite Classic Rock or Blues tunes in a supremely “laid back” and casual environment. You’ll be playing the tunes of your past and enjoying the company of your fellow rockers while having a bite to eat!
The Peanut Butter and Jam Camp will run four weeks, from Noon – 1:30 pm. You’ll be deciding on the tunes with your instructor/facilitator/lunchlady prior to each session, so all ya have to bring is your lunch pail, geetar, bass or sticks & a sassy attitude (we’ll provide the afternoon drinks!). The Peanut Butter and Jam Camp is perfect for you rockers who are retired or have flexible schedules!

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

Jamshop: Blues

Starting Saturday, May 9th

Looking for a little more Mojo on the weekends? Why not give Jamshop a try! Back by overwhelming popular demand, JamShop is aimed at all levels of musicians who are interested in getting together, during the weekend, to play in a casual, laid back and collaborative environment, focused on fun Saturday morning jammin! The May Jamshop will have a Blues Theme.

Open positions: GUITARDRUMS, VOCALS

 

June Camps

Rock 101

Starting Wednesday, June 3rd

Our beginner level Camp! Over four rehearsals, in our Rock 101 Camp, we match you up with players of your skill level and introduce you to being in a band in our relaxed, professional and non-judgmental atmosphere! This is where your Rock journey starts!

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS

Rock 201: Aerosmith Camp

Starting Tuesday, June 2nd

Are you ready to rock some riffs like Perry or rip your vocal chords like Tyler? Well ‘walk this way’ because it’s not the ‘same old song and dance’ this time! At our intermediate-level Rock 201: Aerosmith Camp you’ll get to play all the classics of the legendary 70s hard rock icons while learning the ropes, such as “Rats in the Cellar”, “Mama Kin” and “Train Kept A-Rollin”. This camp concludes with an in-studio performance party for your invited friends and family.

Open positions: DRUMSVOCALS

Rock 201: 90s One Hit Wonders Camp

Starting Wednesday June 3rd

Alt-Rock was awesome but you know what was even better than those little bands that made it big? All the alt-rock hits that came and went! At our intermediate-level Rock 201: 90s One Hit Wonder Camp you can rock the staples of 1990s MTV that, well, we never heard from again! Grab you fuzz pedal and get ready to rock out to such classic one hit wonders as “Cumbersome” by Seven Mary Three, “Counting Blue Cars” by Dishwalla and “The Freshman” by The Verve Pipe as you navigate through your rock journey. This camp concludes with an in-studio performance party for your invited friends and family.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS

Rock 301: “Rainbow Connection” Camp

Starting Monday, June 1st

Whether you’re going up to the pearly gates or down to a fiery inferno, one thing is for certain: Ronnie James Dio is gonna be there too! At our Rock 301: ‘Rainbow Connection’ Camp, you’ll get to plug in and crank it to all the hits from all the bands led by the legendary Dio! We’re talkin all the legendary tracks such as “Man on the Silver Mountain” by Rainbow, “Neon Knights” by Black Sabbath and “Holy Diver” by Dio. This camp concludes with a live performance on June 27th.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: Eagles Camp

Starting Tuesday, June 2nd

Grab your bags and get your key, it’s time to be a ‘desperado’ and check into the Hotel California! At our Rock 301: Eagles Camp you can soar high with some triple-harmony solos and rock anthems to get the dance floor grooving! You’ll be able to jam on all your favorite classic Eagles tunes such as “One of These Nights”, “Take It Easy” and “Boys of Summer.” This camp concludes with a live performance on June 27th.

Open positions: DRUMS

Rock 301: Bob Seger Camp

Starting Thursday, June 4th

Load your gun with a ‘silver bullet’, you might just get a ‘heartache tonight’. For those of you craving a little heartland rock, our Rock 301: Bob Seger Camp is ready to deliver! You don’t have to go no further than these deep-seeded roots of Bob Seger’s classic roots-rock, such as “Night Moves”, “Old Time Rock and Roll” and “Turn The Page”. This camp concludes with a live performance on June 27th.

Open positions: BASS, DRUMS

Rock 301: Build-Your-Own Camp

Starting Thursday, June 4th

If you are a band of five Rock Moms or Dads who think it’s about time to get out of the garage and do some serious damage, we have the opportunity for you! Our Rock 301: Build-Your-Own Camp will allow you to gather your own friends and musicians together and go through the Rock Camp For Dads experience on your own terms! You provide the musicians and songs, we’ll provide the studio and attentive one-one-one assistance from one of our Instructors to help you be the best band you can be! Top it off with your very own spot on the bill at our Bunkers gig on Saturday, June 27th. The Build Your Own Camp is the perfect way to develop your band!

Contact Denise today to schedule your own Rock 101, 201 or 301 camp space!

Peanut Butter & Jam Camp

Starting Friday, June 5th

Our newest Rock Camp addition, “Peanut Butter and Jam Camp” is a lunch-time camp that will let you rock out to your favorite Classic Rock or Blues tunes in a supremely “laid back” and casual environment. You’ll be playing the tunes of your past and enjoying the company of your fellow rockers while having a bite to eat!
The Peanut Butter and Jam Camp will run four weeks, from Noon – 1:30 pm. You’ll be deciding on the tunes with your instructor/facilitator/lunchlady prior to each session, so all ya have to bring is your lunch pail, geetar, bass or sticks & a sassy attitude (we’ll provide the afternoon drinks!). The Peanut Butter and Jam Camp is perfect for you rockers who are retired or have flexible schedules!

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

Music Theory Camp

Starting Saturday, June 6th

In this exciting Music Theory Camp, we will spend time focusing on how to communicate about music and use the math of music to maximize your expressive potential. We will focus on common chord progressions, such as “I-V-vi-IV” and “V-IV-I”, and how they’ve been used in some of your favorite songs like “Let it Be” and “Sweet Home Alabama”. Through this, we will touch on how key signatures and scales operate, the basics of chord theory, and highlight the modes and runs that will be useful in your soloing and writing experience.

In each two hour session we will tackle 2 common chord progressions, as follows: 15 minute discussion followed by 45 minutes of jamming on the progression with a break in between. This 101 camp is open to all levels of campers from beginners who want to learn the “12 bar blues” to seasoned alumni who are interested in fine tuning their soloing skills!

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS

 

These camp positions are all first come first serve, so act fast and get the camp you want! Click on the position you want in the camp of your choice to put down your deposit. This will secure your spot. Also, if you’re a guitar player who wants to try his or her hand at something different, try signing up for a bass position for one of our 101 or 201 camps and try something new! It’s a great way to branch out into a new instrument! Heck, you already know the basics!

To register to rock or get more information, call 612-819-6722 or email denise@rockcampfordads.com