RMFC Registration & Transportation Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register?
You simply fill out the Online Registration Form and mail in a deposit of $150/person. Registrations are accepted strictly first come, first serve. Please see the Registration & Payments page.
What is included in the fee?
All room & board is included. For Adults and Youngsters, all classes, concerts, dances, jams, and events are included. Guardians may attend all evening events but do not take daytime classes. An adult parent or guardian may attend daytime classes with children for supervisory purposes.
Are scholarships available?
Yes, please see the Scholarships page.
Do you provide transportation from/to the airports?
Yes, there will be a shuttle to/from camp and Denver International Airport (Airport Code DEN). If you are flying into the airport, please book a flight that arrives no later than 2:00 PM Sunday, July 2. We will arrange a shuttle to the camp leaving at approximately 2:30 PM. There will be a shuttle from camp on Sunday, July 9, leaving at 8:30 AM. Please book a flight that departs no earlier than 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 9. The charge for the shuttle is $20 each way.
At Denver International Airport, after collecting your luggage, please gather at the South end of the main terminal, in front of the hotel. If you are in the mood, feel free to jam!
If you fly in or out of Colorado Springs Airport (Airport Code COS), you will be responsible for your transportation to/from camp. There are shuttles available.
Music Program FAQs
Who are the artists and instructors?
A comprehensive list can be found on the RMFC Artists 2022 page. Stay tuned for list of 2023 Artists!
Can I take more than one instrument? How do I decide what level of instruction I should take?
All classes are completely self-selected. There are five class periods during the day, and you may take as many as you wish in whatever instruments you have available. No one is expected to go to five classes; it is up to you to schedule practice time, rest time, etc.
Level of learning is also self-selected. If after the first day, you wish to move up or down a level, you are welcome to do so.
Here are some general guidelines for fiddle:
Beginner – Less than one year of study. Brand new beginners are very welcome.
Novice – Two to three years of study.
Intermediate 1 and 2 and Advanced – More than three years of study.
In some cases, for instruments other than fiddle, it will be up to the instructor to decide whether to divide the classes into different levels if the class doesn’t have a level designated.
Do you have rental instruments available?
Yes, rental instruments are available for $50 for the week. To rent a fiddle, guitar, mandolin, or cello, you must schedule it in advance. There will be only enough for campers who have requested them prior to camp. Keyboards, basses, ukuleles, hammered dulcimers, and bodhrans, are generally available without fee to all (subject to class size). Simply note on your Registration Form what instrument(s) you want to rent.
What is the schedule for the week?
This is described completely on the Instruments & Classes page
Golden Bell FAQs
Could you please describe Golden Bell Camp?
Golden Bell Camp is a large mountain resort. The altitude is 9100 feet, so if you live at or near sea level, plan on a day or two of acclimatization. Some class rooms are 100-200 yards from the Main Lodge. Golden Bell is a modern facility with all amenities. It is best described in thorough detail at its website: Golden Bell Camp.
What are the housing arrangements? Are private rooms available?
Housing Arrangements are explained on the Cost & Registration page.
What should I bring to camp?
These are only suggestions. You may decide what you think you will need.
Extension cord or power strip if you have more than two devices to plug in
Clothes for 7 Days
Toiletries, Sunscreen, Earplugs
Insect Repellent, Sun Hat
Hard and Soft Soled Shoes for Dancing
Comfortable Walking Shoes
Music Supplies – Strings, Rosin, Picks, etc. Luther Strings will have supplies available for sale.
Jacket or Sweatshirt for Cool Evenings
Headphones for Silent Keyboard Practice
Every instrument you can carry!
Electronic Keyboard if you are a pianist and the keyboard is reasonably portable
Ukulele for Jams
Supplies you need for your RV, tent or camper. If necessary, the nearby town of Woodland Park, less than 15 minutes away, has several stores, as does Colorado Springs, about 45 minutes away.
Is there Wi-Fi internet and cell phone coverage?
Generally, there is internet Wi-Fi coverage in most areas although it is not reliable. Some spots are better than others. Cell phone coverage is spotty, depending on carrier. Remember fiddle camp helps us disconnect from devices and connect to music and nature.
May I bring my own tent, RV, or camper?
Yes. Sites are reserved with and rented from Golden Bell. If you are planning to bring your tent, RV, or camper, please visit https://www.goldenbellccc.org/rv-tent-park.
Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are only allowed if you bring your own tent or RV
Is alcohol allowed?
Alcohol is not permitted on Golden Bell property. There are several pubs in the nearby town of Woodland Park, less than 15 minutes away.