Summer Wheat Music Camp

June 13 – 18, 2023

Camp registration is now open!
Download and fill-in the 2023 Summer Wheat Music Camp Registration Form

About Summer Wheat Music Camp:

Five full days of fun, music and dance instruction, concerts, food and summer goodness at the Festival site.

The Wheatland Music Camp is dedicated to providing an immersive musical and educational experience for those looking to enhance their current skills and/or build a solid foundation in a new area.  Old Time, Cajun, Bluegrass, Blues, Songwriting and Dance are a few areas of concentration for next year’s camp.  In addition to daytime classes with accomplished instructors in the traditional music scene, evening activities consist of jam sessions, dances, and performances by campers, instructors and special guests.  This will be some serious quality time at Wheatland, don’t miss out!

What goes on at Summer Wheat Music Camp?

  • Daily instrument, dance and songwriting classes
  • Jam Sessions
  • Evening Dances
  • Camper, Instructor & Special Guest Performances

Who is Summer Wheat Music Camp for?

All levels of players are welcome!  Whether you are a beginner or veteran, you will be sure to leave camp with a markedly enhanced ability in your area of interest (and a boat-load of new friends!).

While the Summer Wheat Music Camp is designed for adults, young folks able to sustain an adult level of participation are welcome (parent or guardian required).


Old Time, Cajun, Blues, Bluegrass, Americana, Dance & Songwriting


Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Bass, Dobro, Steel/Slide Guitar, Accordion, Harmonica, Ukulele & more


Daily Classes, Jam Sessions, Dances, Performances by Campers, Instructors and Special Guests

On-Site Camping

  • On-site camping, food and shower services are included in the registration fee.
  • Low-amp electrical service (15-20 amp) available to weeklong campers for an additional fee on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Contact the office for more information.
  • Generators permitted in Generator-friendly camping areas on-site.
  • Camp will take place on the Wheatland festival grounds just west of Remus, MI (5161 Pierce Rd, Remus, MI 49340).

Keep In Touch!

If you have any questions, please contact the WMO Office at 989-967-8879 or

Keep in touch with music camp attendees and instructors by joining the “Wheatland Music Camp” Group on Facebook.

You can also be added to Wheatland’s monthly eNews and QuarterNotes mailing lists by calling 989-967-8879 or emailing


Instructors & Class Information (from 2022)

Instructors (from 2022)Classes (from 2022)Schedule PDFs (from 2022)


Carol Palms

Upright Bass | Harmony Singing | Shape Note Singing

Mark Palms

Clawhammer Banjo | Beginning & Old Time Guitar Technique | Old Time Guitar Songs 

Rick Willey

Irish Fiddle Techniques | Irish Fiddle Tunes

Dan Seabolt

Beginning Fiddle | Old Time Fiddle | Beginning to Intermediate 

David Greely

Cajun & Creole Fiddle Tunes | Cajun A Cappella Ballads

Billy King

Seasoned performer, songwriter, and recording artist. 

Don Julin

Beginning Mandolin | Advanced Mandolin 

David Bowen

Intermediate Guitar | Irish Guitar Style

Matt Watroba

Community Sing | Performance

Annette Barton

Lap Dulcimer

Bruce Gartner

Beginning & Old Time Guitar Technique | Old Time Guitar Songs

Drew Howard

Blues Guitar | Bottleneck Slide | Dobro

Roger Little

Beginning Accordion | Blues Keyboards | Cajun Band Class

Frank Youngman

Music Theory | Beginner Ukulele | One-On-One Bass

Nick Raffaele

Beginning Guitar | Understanding Chords & Progressions

Josh Rose



Beginning Fiddle | Cajun & Creole Fiddle Tunes | Irish Fiddle | Old Time Fiddle | Beginning to Intermediate Fiddle


Beginning Guitar| Blues Guitar | Intermediate Guitar | Irish Guitar Styles | Old Time Guitar 


Beginning Mandolin | Advanced Mandolin | Intermedicate Mandolin


Beginner Ukulele | Intermediate Ukulele 


Advanced Harmonica | Intermediate Harmonica 


Beginning Accordian


Cajun A Capella Ballads | Cajun Band Class


Clawhammer Banjo

Upright Bass

One on One Bass


Community Singing | Harmony Singing | Shape Note Singing

Lap Dulcimer


Blues Keyboards


Percussion 101

Music Theory

Old Time Band

Bottleneck Slide

Plants Dance

Understanding Chords & Progressions


One on One Sessions


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