Registration is now open for this year’s youth camp held in historic Bethel, Missouri!

One of the longest running fiddle camps in the United States, the Bethel Youth Fiddle Camp is excited about its 38th year! The Bethel Youth Fiddle camp is a week long, lesson intensive camp for youth fiddle players beginning Sunday afternoon (June 9th) and ending with a performance Friday evening (June 14th) in the Colony Barn.

Campers will spend the mornings and afternoons in 1-on-1 lessons with well known, Master old-time fiddlers from Missouri and across the U.S., as well as participating in group jam sessions held in the Colony Barn. Students will learn a variety of tunes from the old time fiddling style of Missouri.

Every evening following dinner there will be square dance instruction in the Colony Barn. Bethel youth fiddle camp focuses on the preservation of old time fiddle music and passing the tunes and styles of playing down to the younger generation.

A living testament to the legacy of the Bethel Youth Fiddle Camp is that several of our current instructors were former students.

For further information please email Wendy or John or call Wendy at 573-822-9498 or John at 660-676-8918.

You can find all of the forms for registration here –>  2024 Youth Camp Registration

All forms can be emailed to or snail mailed to:

Wendy Brumbaugh
Historic Bethel German Colony
127 North Main
Bethel, MO 63434

We’re all looking forward to seeing everyone this year. Scholarships are available; information at the document folder above. Spots are limited so don’t delay!