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Rocky Ridge Music Center
Estes Park, Colorado

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465 Longs Peak Rd.
Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Rocky Ridge Music Center 3970 Broadway St., Unit 201E Boulder, CO 80304

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CAMPER AGES: 10-15; 13-17; 18-24; and adult sessions

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Inspiring sessions for piano, voice, composition, all orchestral instruments (strings and winds), folk music, chamber music, and more on a historic site in the mountains. A variety of programs for ages 10-15, 13-17, 18-24, and adults, all skill levels.

Musical Theater, Music/Band, and more. Hiking & Other Mountain Sports Provide A Regular Break From Intense Musical Activities.

TOP COLORADO SUMMER CAMP: Rocky Ridge Music Center is a Top Summer Camp located in Estes Park Colorado offering many fun and enriching camp programs.

CAMP LOCATION: Located just south of Estes Park off Highway 7 at mile marker 9 on Longs Peak Road. Rocky Ridge is within walking distance of the trailhead to Longs Peak.

CAMP FACILITIES: Log cabins on the historic site of the Hewes-Kirkwood Inn dot the landscape of Rocky Ridge Music Center's 17 acres of alpine forest at the foot of Longs Peak. There are approximately 40 buildings including a main lodge, dining hall, office, and series of residential and practice cabins. The dining hall doubles as concert hall and lecture/rehearsal room. Boys residential cabins and girls residential cabins are on opposite sides of the campus with faculty residential cabins and other buildings in the middle. Trained, qualified counselors reside in the residential cabins with the students. Practice cabins are found throughout campus with pianos available in most cabins. Rocky Ridge owns a state-of-the-art water filtration system is tested daily and provides plenty of clean, mountain-fresh water on campus.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Founded in 1942, Rocky Ridge Music Center is dedicated to providing transformative music education at both our historic summer campus in Estes Park, CO and our newly established year-round Music Academy in Boulder, CO.

The Center’s programs give students of all ages and levels a variety of opportunities to work with exceptional artists, teachers, and colleagues from around the world. Rocky Ridge encourages participants to engage in lifelong music-making and to build creative communities where they live and work.

Rocky Ridge Music Center: transforming lives through music, nature, and community.

Students come from all over the world to study music in beautiful surroundings located at the foot of Longs Peak in Estes Park, Colorado. Youth from ages 10 to 24 can study any orchestral instrument, piano, voice or composition with highly qualified resident and visiting faculty. There are also seminars for adults in piano, folk music, and chamber music. Anywhere from 60 to 80 students may attend RRMC at any given time, with a variety of programs lasting from four days to four weeks.

Rocky Ridge is the proud recipient of the Best of Estes Park 2015 Award for Instruction Schools, Camps, and Services.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available based on need and merit. To apply for merit based scholarships, applicants must submit audio or video recording demonstrating applicant's musical skill and accomplishment.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): American Roots Music Program is ideal for a family learning experience.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: The Rocky Ridge Music Academy opened in January 2016 to provide year-round music lessons, classes, and ensembles to musicians of all ages and levels at our location in North Boulder. For more information, visit Our Camp Website Link: or contact the Music Academy at MusicAcademy[AT] or 303-449-1106.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Visit the Rocky Ridge website for more information at Our Camp Website Link: or contact the office at RRMC[AT] or 970-586-4031

2017 Summer Programs: See website for latest details at: Our Camp Website Link:

Adult Piano Seminar 1 May 27 to May 31 (ages 18+)
Adult Guitar Seminar 2 May 27 to May 31 (ages 18+)
Adult Piano Seminar 2 May 31 to June 4 (ages 18+)
Adult Guitar Seminar 2 May 31 to June 4 (ages 18+)
Junior Artist Seminar June 6 to 18 (ages 13 to 17)
Young Artist Seminar June 20 to July 16 (ages 18 to 24)
Junior Music Program July 18 to 30 (ages 10 to 15)
Jazz Program August 1 to 6 (ages 13 to 17)
Ambassadors for Environment and Music August 1 to 6 (ages 13 to 17)
Chamberre in the Rockies August 9 to 13 (ages 18+)
American Roots Music Program September 1 to 4 (ages 18+)

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