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Camp Ned

Camp Ned 2018 is July 19-22

Just announced for 2018: Mike & Ruthy of the Mammals will be teaching!

Have a look at past Camp Ned’s …

… and some testimonials:

Check out stories from Camp Ned 2017 on Facebook.

What you get at Camp NED

  • One-on-one mentoring sessions with instructors
  • Multiple group classes and workshops every day, covering songwriting, performance, arrangement, musicianship, and more
  • Song circles and jam sessions with campers and instructors
  • Lodging in beautiful Nederland, Colorado, with discounts available for tent camping and off-site lodging
  • Gourmet meals

 Past Instructors

What attendees have said:

 “It was the experience of a lifetime… you’re just surrounded by so much inspiration”
– Kari Naumova, Camp Ned 2016 Attendee

“You can come here as a beginning songwriter, and you can be here with very experienced songwriters, and you can learn from them… The one-on-one sessions for mentoring are great… it’s been a great camp.”
– Kyle Gresham, Camp Ned 2016 Attendee

 “Wow! It’s just inspirational.”
– Sarah Goslee-Reed, Camp Ned 2016, 2017 Attendee

 “You have just the most amazing group of experienced songwriters and brand new songwriters, and through it all you get this wonderful mix of people who are so willing to help you grow and learn.”
– Emma Sloniker, Camp Ned 2015, 2016 and 2017 Attendee

“You owe it to yourself to come to Nederland to hang out at Darryl’s house and Teresa’s house and write your songs”
– Jon Newquist, Camp Ned 2014, 2015, and 2016 Attendee


What to bring

  • Writing tools (guitar, computer, pen, pencil, paper, recorder, etc.)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothing for warm days (70s-80s) and cool nights (50s-60s)
  • A penchant for observation


There are two full-ride scholarships for young artists who would not otherwise be able to come. Please send an email and attach an audio file of a song you have written. Nothing fancy needed with the audio—just sing into your phone.

Reserve your spot with a $100 deposit

(Total price is $775, or $575 for tent-sleeper or local)

Sign up now to reserve a spot for Camp Ned 2018

$100 deposit saves your spot at Camp Ned 2018

More info

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