2017 Summer Youth Music Camp

Sponsored by

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas

& Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation


Who – All Music Oriented or Interested Youth

What- Summer Youth Music Camp

When- July 16 – 20, 2017 Arrive Sunday @ 2pm-3pm, Departing Thursday @ 10am

Where - The 2017 Summer Youth Music Camp will be held at Quiet Valley Ranch,

   Kerrville, Texas.



   Cost - The cost per participant is only $50 ($75 after June 15th). This cost will help us offset our expenses for use of Quiet Valley Ranch camping & theaters, the canoe trip and the food needed for the camp. This partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs and the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation is designed to provide youth an interaction with professional poets, musicians, and songwriters and to have an influence in making MUSIC an active part of their lives.  This camp is being funded in part through a private donation from the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation.


   Details - This program is designed to provide youth, 13 to 18 years of age, with a quality music camp that helps them find their own sound and voice.  Keep in mind that the primary objectives of the camp is having fun, building self-esteem, providing new experiences, teaching positive leisure time activities, and integrating music with developing leadership skills. 


   Each year 70+ youth and 30 adult volunteers and staff gather at Quiet Valley Ranch to experience this unique opportunity to camp, to engage in nature, canoe down the river, see old friends, meet new friends, and engage and learn from professional poets, songwriters, and musicians.  Each day the youth participate in sessions, and work one-on-one,  with professional staff to create poetry, lyrics, and songs and each night have the opportunity to get up on stage at Thread Gill Theater and share their creative endeavors, whether that is a song, a dance, a poem, a lyric, or just a beat, in a safe and supportive venue. 


   Youth will learn to write their own songs, performing techniques and performing skills.  We are influenced by everything around us and this program helps kids get back to the basics, and find their own VOICE and own SOUND and to realize that it’s okay to be an individual.  This music camp is being produced by Dalis Allen, producer of the Kerrville Folk Festival.  The Kerrville Folk Festival, for more than 40 years, has provided opportunities for singer songwriters to showcase their talents.