Seeing as how I mostly play tunes sourced from Irish and old time folk music you'd think that if I were going to attend a music camp that either Augusta Heritage, the Swannanoa Gathering, or some other traditional music camp would be at the top of my list. Or, since I play tenor banjo and have an interest in its varied styles and roles, that I would be considering KlezKamp to study Klezmer tenor banjo technique with instructor Hank Sapoznik, or the Traditional Jazz Band Camp in New Orleans where the tenor banjo class is taught by none other than Carl LeBlanc of Preservation Hall. Actually the latter two options do seem very interesting, however, the outsider, nonconformist, contrary part of me likes the concept of Camp MMW - a 5-day intensive music program in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York put on by the esteemed jazz trio Medeski, Martin and Wood.
In reality though, I think it's still a little early in my musical development to seriously consider Camp MMW for summer 2012. I would be in way over my head at this point. (The $1,100 camping cost doesn't help). Although a side benefit is attendees get to witness Medeski, Martin and Wood perform nightly after hours concerts in an intimate, casual setting. That fact alone takes some of the bite out of that tuition cost! I hear the food's awesome too.