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The KFF Foundation &
The Boys & Girls Club of Bandera County present:

Kerrville Music Camp for Teens
July 21 - 24, 2024

The 2023 Teen Camp info will continue to be published below until the 2024 information is released.

The 2023 Kerrville Music Camp for Teens was a great success and fun was had by all.

July 16 - 20, 2023


LOCATION:   Quiet Valley Ranch – 3876 Medina Hwy, Kerrville, Texas 78028

AGES:   13-18 years of age (12 yr olds will be allowed upon approval from Camp Director)

OVERVIEW:  For sixteen years, the Kerrville Music Camp for Teens has been successful by coaching and inspiring personal greatness through the medium of creative writing and music.  The campers experience positive reinforcement activities that include nature walks, canoe trips on the Guadalupe River, Open Mic Nights and daily sessions with world class professional artists.  This camp is a highly motivational and safe environment with a special emphasis on encouraging respect for others.  It is perfect for teens who want to explore music and creative writing in a fun, safe and supportive environment.  

     Our artist instructor staff for the past 16 years includes five-time GRAMMY Award winner, Roy Wooten, two-time GRAMMY Award nominee, Steve Seskin, Tom Prasada-Rao, Annie Wenz, Ken Gaines, Bill Oliver and Jena Kirkpatrick.  Along with the core faculty, there is a team of staff members, including professionals from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera, medical professionals, and a group of dedicated volunteers. This camp is licensed by the State of Texas Camp Regulations and is a joint program between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County and the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation.    

CAMP FEES:  The camp fee is only $75 to attend and includes meals, lodging and all activities. 

Although the entire camp expenses for 60+ youth and 30+ volunteers and staff are approximately $300 per teen, contributions and donations to the KFF Foundation continue to be the lifeline sustaining this amazing program.


Step 1: Fill out the online Basic Information below, which includes a $75 registration payment process. Upon completion, you will receive an email receipt of your payment and immediately a new link and information will appear below the Submit button.

Step 2:  After completing Step 1, a new link (below the Submit button) will appear so that you may download the complete 2023 Kerrville Music Camp for Teens Registration Packet.  It will provide you with detailed Music Camp information, contact information and a packing list for camp. The form and survey pages (pg.3 - pg.7) will request additional information about the camper and require a copy of each camper's immunization (shot) records to be returned via "snail mail" or email. 


After completing Step 1 (including the payment process) and Step 2, by returning the completed Registration Form from the packet and providing copy of the camper's immunization records, the camper will be fully registered.

Please address any questions to Jena Kirkpatrick: 

HOW TO HELP:  At any time you may click the Donate button below or send a donation to the KFF Foundation office. If you are interested in sponsoring a teen attending camp, please fill out and send a "Back A Youth" Donation Form to the KFF Foundation office (form is linked below).  During the festival, you can make a donation at the KFF Foundation Booth.  Thanks in advance for helping us help teens find their own VOICE and SOUND.

    If you are an adult who would like to volunteer as a counselor, sponsor or staff at the Music Camp for Teens, more information and an application are available below.

  For additional information contact:

Jena Kirkpatrick 

 Jon Charles   (512) 525-9037

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Want to make a tax-deductible donation

to Music Camp for Teens?

When making a Music Camp for Teens donation, please send an email to  In the subject line type in "Music Camp for Teens", and in your message just give us your name, the amount and date of your donation.  If you want to receive a letter to use when filing income tax, please provide either your email or snail-mail address as well.

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