What's the Camp Jam story?
Camp Jam was founded in Atlanta in 2004 by Jeff Carlisi, lead guitarist/song writer for 38 Special. Developed by professional musicians, Camp Jam’s purpose and mission is to teach young musicians how to become an effective band member. Curriculum combines structured lessons, practice and band rehearsals in an environment that fosters confidence building. Through teamwork, bands will develop the self-confidence and discipline needed to achieve the goal of playing the big stage in front of family and friends.
Since 2004, Camp Jam has grown to 17 cities across the United States and Canada. With an expanded curriculum to accommodate various styles including, Rock, Metal, Punk, Pop, Blues, and Electronic Music (Camp Beats), Camp Jam is the leader and the nation’s largest and best music camp experience.
“I developed the Camp Jam program with input from some of the best rock musicians in the country, including Liberty DeVitto (drummer for Billy Joel), Jim Peterik (guitar/vocals/songwriter for Survivor), Chuck Leavell (keyboards for the Rolling Stones), Ed King (guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee) Derek St Holmes (lead vocals/guitar for Ted Nugent) and Brian Howe (lead singer for Bad Company). Whether your young musician is already an advanced player, hasn’t practiced in months or just started playing in the past 6 months, I’m confident that Camp Jam will challenge and nurture them like never before.” - Jeff Carlisi