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Camp Ned

Camp Ned 2017 – SIGN UP HERE NOW

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 breakfast, lunch, and dinner


What attendees are saying

 “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 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 and 2016 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


August 22-25, with an optional hike to the Continental Divide on August 26

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.

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Have a look at Camp Ned 2016 …

… and some testimonials from 2016 musicians.

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