David Fishof, founder of the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, has added some artists as well as Ultimate Gift Boxes for the fifth and largest Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, where rock and roll fans are invited to come jam and rock out with rock legends. The camp will take place in Los Angeles, during the Presidents' Day Weekend, February 16-20.
Over the course of five days and nights, participants will receive small group instruction from celebrity rock and roll musicians, and then they will perform live on stage at The House of Blues in Los Angeles, participate in a Battle of the Bands, receive rock n' roll instruction and jam daily with their camp band and attend seminars with industry executives and musicians. But best of all: no experience or instruments are required! For real rock fans, this is a rock and roll fantasy come true.
"With The Holiday season quickly approaching, we've decided to make available Ultimate Gift Boxes", said Fishof. "During our last camp, a camper's wife emailed us saying, 'My husband, Dennis, is just having the time of his life. I just want to thank all of you for making his dreams come true.'"
"We realized that this wasn't just an opportunity for us to make someone's dream come true, but it was also a chance for someone else to give a loved one the ultimate gift…something that would never be forgotten."
The Ultimate Gift Box arrives pre-wrapped and includes an all access pass to the camp, drumsticks, artist photos, a mini amplifier, t-shirts, and DVD's.
This year campers will perform live on stage at The House of Blues on Hollywood's Sunset Strip with rock star "professors" including: Roger Daltrey (The Who); The entire band of Cheap Trick; and Dickey Betts (the Allman Brothers Band). Campers will also be receiving instruction from special guest rock stars Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead), Neal Schon (Journey), Elliot Easton (The Cars), and Mickey Thomas (Starship). As always, last minute unannounced guests are expected.
Daily camp rehearsals and jams are lead this year by camp director Jack Blades (Night Ranger) as well as counselors Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Jeff Pilson (Dokken), Michael Lardie (Great White), Vince Melamed (Jimmy Buffet, The Eagles), Bruce Kulick (Kiss), Doug Feiger (The Knack), Jerry Renino (The Monkees), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Gary Burr (Songwriter, American Idol), and Kip Winger (Winger).
The full camp costs $8,499
and i ncludes attendance for ive days and nights at Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp in Hollywood, CA from February 16-20, 2006; 10+ hours of daily jamming and instruction,;13 meals with campers and celebrity musicians; DVD of camp highlights; welcome bag; travel to and from camp events; and and Battle of the Bands at The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip.
A spouse can be added for $399 for
evening activities including dinners, drinks, and the “Battle of the Bands” at The House of Blues. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner