“I am so looking forward to Camp Copperhead 2015. Songwriting, like any form of art is a living process and this year’s camp will combine my long time beliefs about songwriting as well as what I’ve learned in my own continuing education about the work I love the most. “

-Steve Earle

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Artists

Steve Earle

A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” What followed was a varied array of releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road (1988), the minimalist beauty of Train A Comin’ (1995), as well as the politically charged masterpiece, Jerusalem (2002) and the Grammy Award Winning albums The Revolution Starts…Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007), and Townes (2009). Earle is also recognized as an actor from his roles in the acclaimed HBO Original Series The Wire and Treme (both from celebrated writer David Simon). He is also host of The Steve Earle Show: Hardcore Troubadour Radio, on Sirius XM Radio. 2011 saw the publication of his debut novel, I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive. Of the novel, Patti Smith stated, “Steve Earle brings to his prose the same authenticity, poetic spirit and cinematic energy he projects in his music. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is like a dream you can’t shake, offering beauty and remorse, redemption in spades.” A forthcoming memoir and novel are also set to be published by Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group. Steve Earle’s 16th Studio album is due Spring 2015.

Guest Artists

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Trenna Sharpe

Trenna Sharpe is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee (where she graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2011) and is now working toward an MFA in poetry at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she also teaches. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Miscellany, the Sequoya Review, Industrial Lunch, and a chapbook (#7) by The Lifeboat, out of Belfast, NI.

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Caroline Randall Williams

Caroline Randall Williams is an award-winning poet, young adult novelist and cookbook author, chosen by Southern Living as one of “50 People Changing the South in 2015.” Her healthy soul food remix, Soul Food Love, co-authored with her mother, Alice Randall, came out in February of 2015. The mother daughter duo’s first book, The Diary of B.B. Bright, Possible Princess, won the Phillis Wheatley prize and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award. Randall Williams received her MFA in poetry from the University of Mississippi. Her first collection of poetry, Lucy Negro, Redux will be published by Ampersand Books in the Spring of 2015.

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Henry Nelson

Henry Nelson is sixteen years old and attends the Professional Children’s School High School in New York City, as well as The Manhattan School of Music Pre-College division as a Composition Major and Guitar Minor. He began playing guitar at the age of seven. He lives in New York City with his mother and father, two brothers, and a dog.

Schedule

Your mornings at Camp Copperhead will be filled with an extended master class led by Steve, covering all aspects of song-writing and after lunch, there will be break out poetry workshops led by Trenna Sharpe and Caroline Williams.  Henry Nelson will also be leading guitar workshops, with an emphasis how to write on the guitar.  During the evenings there will open mics for all campers, and of course, a finale concert by Steve.

Steve will announce a schedule of events and line up of instructors for Camp Copperhead 2015 in the Spring.

Monday July 07

  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Guest Check In
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Meet & Greet + Welcoming Address + Group Photo on the Front Lawn
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Dinner in the Tent
  • 8:00 PM
    Q&A with Steve in the Barn
  • 9:00 PM
    Open Mic in the Roadhouse with Campfires and Acoustic Jams in the Barn, Café, Woodchip Tent, and Billiard Room

Tuesday July 08

  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Breakfast in the Tent
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Steve Earle Master Class in the Barn: Songwriting Methods & Tools
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Lunch in the Tent
  • 2:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    Songwriting Break Out Sessions
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Dinner in the Tent
  • 8:30 PM
    Open Mic in the Roadhouse with Café, Barn and Woodchip Tent Available for Jamming and Acoustic Campfire Jams

Wednesday July 09

  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Breakfast in the Tent
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Steve Earle Master Class in the Barn: Songwriting & Literature- Influences of Form
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Lunch in the Tent
  • 2:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    Songwriting Break Out Sessions
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Dinner in the Tent
  • 8:30 PM
    Open Mic in the Roadhouse with Café, Barn, Tent and Woodchip Tent Available for Jamming and Acoustic Campfire Jams

Thursday July 10

  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Breakfast in the Tent
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Steve Earle Master Class in the Barn: The Relationship between New & Traditional Songs- What you can get away with and can’t.
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Lunch in the Tent
  • 2:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    2:15-6:00pm
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Dinner in the Tent
  • 8:30 PM- 9:30 PM
    Steve Earle Concert in the Tent
  • 10:00 PM
    Open Mic in the Roadhouse with Café, Barn, and Woodchip Tent Available for Jamming and Acoustic Campfire Jams

Location

Full Moon Resort

Located one half hour west of Woodstock, is a year-round mountain resort in the heart of the “Forever Wild” Catskill Forest Preserve. Dedicated to the celebration of music and art in nature, this one hundred-acre wonderland of mountains, fields, and streams is a world of its own.

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Dining

Lovingly prepared, fresh, healthy cuisine served by a friendly, professional staff is the trademark of Full Moon Catering. The menus offer a full range of possibilities – hot buffet breakfasts and lunches, down-home country barbecues and formal gourmet dinners. Fresh, natural ingredients (often organic) are the common thread throughout.

Accommodations

Accommodations are charming in their simplicity, with guest rooms available in a variety of lodges – some in a simple B&B style with shared hallway baths and others with a more traditional country inn style with private bath.

Guest rooms at Full Moon do not have telephones, TV’s, air conditioning or daily housekeeping service. Wi-Fi, cable television and complimentary phone service are all available at the Inn (please bring a phone card for international calls). Please Note: There is no cell phone reception at Full Moon Resort or in Big Indian.

Visit the Full Moon Resort Website for more details.

Area Attractions

Adventuring into the surrounding countryside, you’ll find hiking trails, ski slopes, antique shops and family attractions within minutes.

County Route 47 (Slide Mountain Road), leading to Full Moon’s doorstep, is home to three state trailheads. Giant Ledge Trail, just up the road, carries hikers to one of the most scenic vistas in all New York.

Fly fishermen from around the country are drawn here to some of the Northeast’s most fabled trout streams and at Phoenicia, others enjoy tubing the creek and shopping at Catskill Corners, home of the world’s largest kaleidoscope.

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Pricing and Registration

Standard Packages

  • Registration without Accommodation
    $1299.00

    Registration without Accommodation gets you in to all workshops, concerts, activities, and meals. This package does not include lodging. You are welcome to spend the night wherever you choose.

  • Tent Camping
    $1299.00

    Tent camping equipment is not provided. Please be sure to bring your own tent, sleeping bag, etc.

  • Shared Room, Shared-Hall Bath
    $1599.00

    B&B style accommodations with roommate(s). Roommates are selected based on age and gender. You will always be placed with a same-sex roommate. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the ‘Roommate’ field on your registration form.

  • Shared Room, Private Bath
    $1699.00

    Shared accommodations with a private bathroom in your room and roommate(s). Roommates are selected based on age and gender. You will always be placed with a same-sex roommate. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the ‘Roommate’ field on the registration form.

  • Private Room, Shared Bath
    $2299.00

    B&B style accommodation with no roommate(s).

Alpine Inn Accommodations

For those who prefer in-room wi-fi, television, air conditioning and daily housekeeping services, the Alpine Inn, located approximately one and a half miles from Full Moon Resort, is also available as all-inclusive camp package.

  • Shared Room, Private Bath
    $2295.00

    Shared accommodations with a private bathroom in your room and roommate(s). Roommates are selected based on age and gender. You will always be placed with a same-sex roommate. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the ‘Roommate’ field on the registration form.

  • Private Room, Private Bath
    $2595.00

    Private accommodations with a private bathroom in your room.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 3 amazing meals a day
  • All workshops, activities and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • Incredible welcome kit from D’Addario and Planet Waves
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Travel to and from the resort
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Siteseeing excursions in the area
  • Personal musical gear – Please bring your own instruments. The TSA has approved instruments as carry ons. Click here for more information.

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Pricing and Registration Policy

  • All rates are per-person, unless stated otherwise.
  • All prices subject to change. Prior sales excluded. Dreamcatcher Events reserves the right to change any price, package or offering at any time without prior notice.
  • All rates are subject to 6.9% surcharge, which includes all local, state, and occupancy taxes.
  • Installment Payment Plans
    • Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase amount is charged to your credit card.
    • 100% of the remaining balance due on installment sales is automatically charged to the credit card on file on May 1, 2015.
    • Any registrations received after May 1, 2015 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy

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