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22 July 2020

Trad Camp 2020 – online 7/27/20 through 7/31/20

In-person Trad Camp may be cancelled, but we still have fun planned for the week of July 27th!

Next week, YTV will release several workshop videos from each of the camp core instructors: Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, Annika Amstutz, Sam Bartlett, Ada Schenck, and Brian Perkins. Videos will teach some tunes, harmonies, techniques, fun tricks, and more, which you can bring to jams or share with your friends when you see each other next.

Each day from July 27-31, a few videos will be livestreamed on YTV’s Facebook page ( and will remain available on the YTV website Trad Camp page to watch on your own timing. Watch one or two, or watch them all!

Payment not required, $5 suggested donation per video.  Donations at  Payment image here:

And if you’re really missing in-person camp, as we all are, and were looking forward to the crew who would’ve been there this year, stay tuned for 2021, because we’ve invited all the instructors back for the week of July 26-30 next year!

Here’s the type of tune Oliver and Pete might teach:

And here’s a trick you might expect from instructor Sam Bartlett:

YTV’s annual Trad Camp is a concentrated opportunity to be inspired by, learn about and perform tunes, songs, and dances in a variety of traditional styles. For the past few years, camp has been held at the Lake Champlain Waldorf High School in Shelburne, VT – this year, in-person camp was cancelled due to Covid-19.

In a regular camp year, campers participate in several group sessions each day with a variety of incredible core staff and guest instructors. Sessions include beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Instructors are among the best and most respected musicians and teachers in the region, and a few from other parts of the world. The camp meets from 9am and 3pm each day and opportunities for late afternoon/evening and post-camp showcases and performances, including a Friday afternoon showcase featuring instructors, students, and guests for friends, families, neighbors and anyone else who wants to attend.