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The Candyman is moving forward with plans to host Summer Rock Camp 2021, despite uncertainty amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are encouraged as positive cases are decreasing and vaccines are getting out. The summer looks bright! Having said that, we can't predict the future, we can only hope for the best. Research has clearly shown that camps can operate with the ability to effectively mitigate coronavirus risks and we plan to follow proven and effective practices to keep everyone safe.
We are temporarily waiving the normally required $100 deposit to register. Once we get closer to camp time and can determine with more confidence that camp will proceed as planned, we will send an invoice for the camp deposit. The remainder of the camp tuition will be invoiced at the beginning of June. At that time, payment in full will be required to guarantee your slot in camp.
We are holding hope that all elements of camp will be enjoyed as normal, but cannot guarantee in-person radio station interviews, recording studios, or concerts at this time. We're keep our fingers crossed! Feel free to email Cindy at with questions.
The Candyman Summer Rock Camp is an ideal Rock ‘n’ Roll music program for students ages 8-18.
Sign your child up as a Young Rocker or for one of our beginner, intermediate or advanced bands. They’ll get an incredible and immersive rock ensemble, performance, and recording experience to last a lifetime!
July 5th -16th
Concert Finale on July 17th
July 26th - August 6th
Concert Finale on August 7th
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ABOUT SUMMER ROCK CAMP
Rockers spend 2 weeks working in a hands-on environment, learning real performance and recording techniques and the joys and complexities of being in a rock band. Campers will enjoy forming a band with peers, learning new songs from their favorite bands, improving their skills, and developing their band’s identity and logo all the while working with some of the top professional working musicians of Santa Fe. This access to established music professionals, who will share their experience and knowledge, will help young musicians understand some of the options open to them in the music industry.
During Summer Rock Camp, some of the activities rockers will experience are:
Visiting 98.1 Radio Free Santa Fe for an on-air interview (and having a song from their CD played live on air to promote the concert finale!)
Performing in a live concert at an all ages venue at Tumbleroot
Enjoy Pizza and Ice Cream Fridays (Pizzas sponsored by Upper Crust Pizza)
Rockers (and parents) will also enjoy online viewing and downloads of all photos taken throughout camp, concert videos and photos, and digital downloads of recorded albums.
Camp sessions are 2 weeks long, 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Rockers will be placed in either a morning session (9:00am to 1:00pm) or an afternoon session (2:00am to 6:00pm). In an effort to place students in the best band for them to enjoy the best camp experience possible, we are unable to take requests for morning or afternoon sessions. However, we generally place younger participants in morning bands.
Camp Tuition is $600.00 + Tax
Includes two weeks of instruction, a professional recording session, a digital album of recorded songs, a live radio interview, a camp T-shirt or drawstring bag, a camp folder, photos and videos of the camp experience, a performance in a real rock concert, a band lanyard and VIP badge, a concert poster, a concert video, concert photos, pizza and ice cream Fridays, and more!
(Please note: bands are assembled and teachers are hired based on the number of paid registrations. Please see our Policies for tuition payment and tuition cancellation information.)
Check out the Summer Rock Camp videos on our YouTube Channel
Browse pics in one of our many Summer Rock Camp photo albums found on our Facebook Page