FAQ’s

  • Q: What time is on-site lodging check-in on Wednesday, Sept 28?
  • A: Check in for lodging begins at 1:00 at the Clarion Inn, 170 Jonesboro, Abingdon, VA 24210
  • Q: What time is lodging check out on Sunday, Oct 2?
  • A: Check out time will be by 12:30 pm, Sunday, October 2nd. Camp ends by 12 noon, October 2nd.
  • Q: What time—and WHERE—do I check in for MMC on Wednesday, Sept 28?
  • A: Check-in for the Monroe Mandolin Camp (for class schedules, meal tickets, camp manual, t-shirts, etc.) starts at 2:00 pm, on the 2nd Floor Lobby of the SWVA Higher Education Center. We’ll have signage directing you all the way! Coffee and snacks will be available for early arrivals, and jamming will start as soon as you like after you arrive.
  • Q:What else?
  • A: Our 9th Annual Opening Night Party starts at 6:00 pm, Wed Sept 28. MMC once again offers a whole slow PIG ROAST, cooked to perfection by award-winning chef, Eric Turner.  Our organized Opening Night JAMS follows directly after.
  • Q: Is there an Instructor Concert?
  • A: YES!  We are proud to partner with The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, TN and have them live broadcast our Saturday Night Instructor Concert (Oct 1st).  All registered participants will be given an exclusive private tour of the museum Saturday afternoon, followed by a private catered PIZZA PARTY, before our Instructor Concert live broadcast over RADIO BRISTOL airways!
  • Q: Will the pre-camp show at the Station Inn in Nashville happen this year?
  • A: We are working on this still and don’t have a firm answer yet.  We will update soon!
  • Q: Isn’t the Carter Family Fold nearby?  And we heard rumors that MMC was arranging for a group visit…
  • A: We have spoken with CFF…and we have been told tentatively that we will be able to organize a group visit, depending upon the state of COVID as the time of camp.  Stay tuned for more information as we finalize things!

FEES, DEPOSITS, CANCELLATIONS

  • Q: How much is tuition?
  • A: Tuition is $550. See Registration Page for more…
  • Full-time students, who submit with their registration, a copy of their current school class schedule or registration (by email or snail mail), automatically receive a $100 tuition discount ($450 student rate.) Student discounts cannot be combined with ANY other discount. Please note: You have the option of paying tuition in full OR a $150 non-refundable deposit at time of registration.
  • TWO Early Bird Discounts are offered this year: Super Early Bird (available 1/1-2/28) with a $50 discount (use code “EB50”), and regular Early Bird Discount (available 3/1-3/31), with a $25 discount (use code “EB25”). Early Bird Discounts can not be applied if you are making a Deposit Only.
  • Individual Day Attendees: For those interested in registering for a single day, please email Heidi.
  • Q: Is there a deadline for registration or housing?
  • A: None for registration. However, registration July 1 or later MUST be accompanied by full payment either via PayPal (credit card) or check (mail in.) If on-site housing is not available at the time of your registration, we will contact you and suggest off-site accommodations (with block rate) at that time.
  • Q: How can I sign up and pay for registration?
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  • Q: How do I register and pay by check, to save the 3.5% credit card and processing fees?
  • A: Download and print the 2022 Registration Form, and mail it with your check to: Monroe Mandolin Camp, P.O. Box 2222, Mt. Juliet, TN 37121 USA.
  • Q: What is the non-refundable deposit policy?
  • A: A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due at time of registration. This will secure your spot as a participant! The Super Early Bird Discount and the Early Bird Discount can only be applied to the registration Payment in Full options (NOT the Non-Refundable Deposit).
  • Q: Do I have to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask during class to attend?
  • A: As of  3/24/22, MMC requires all attendees (including all participants, instructors, special presenters, sponsors, volunteers, staff, parents of youth, and MMC guests) to show EITHER proof of Covid vaccination OR a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to arrival at camp OR a negative Home Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to arrival of camp (with name clearly written on test). See our COVID policy for ‘full vaccination’ definition.  Proof of vaccination can be uploaded at time of on-line registration OR emailed or snail mailed in.   MMC will follow all VA State, Local, and Host Venue procedures and policies regarding masks, social distancing, etc.  At this time we do not know what those policies will be, but MMC will continue to monitor and update our COVID-19 Information and Policies page.
  • Q: What is your cancellation and refunds policy?
  • A: If you need to cancel, as long as we have written notice (email acceptable) before July 1st, you will receive the balance of your registration fee (MINUS the non-refundable deposit fee), as well as your lodging and any meal plan costs. If you cancel July 1st or later, tuition, lodging and meal plans are Non-Refundable.
  • Q: What if VA State, Local, and Host Venue Policies necessitate the cancellation of the in-person camp due to COVID-19?
  • A: If it is determined that it will not be safe to hold an in-person event in Abingdon, VA this upcoming September, and that Monroe Mandolin Camp has to cancel our in-person gathering due to Federal, VA State, Local, and Host Venue mandates, participants will be refunded their meal plans and housing fees. If the in-person camp IS cancelled for above reasons, the Monroe Mandolin Camp will convert to a VIRTUAL ON-LINE Camp and tuition will apply to that (as in 2020).
  • Q: For MINORS under 18 years of age, are there any requirements or additional paperwork needed?
  • A: YES!!! Please email Heidi to complete a Minor Release Form.  A parent or legal guardian MUST be present during camp check in at the venue site, and on-site for the duration of when minor involved in any camp activities. Parent/Legal Guardian paperwork will be emailed once minor is registered. Once parent/legal guardian returns notarized paperwork, minor will be fully registered.  MMC, including staff, instructors, volunteers, or other participants are not responsible for minor during camp. Parents may NOT send minor with another adult without Legal Guardianship papers being completed appropriately. Parent is not a considered a participant.
  • Q: When is the final payment/balance-due deadline?
  • A: Camp fee balance (tuition, lodging, and meals) is due before July 1st. Those with a balance due will be sent one courtesy reminder invoice via email or PayPal invoice by June 1.
  • Q: What if I register after July 1st?
  • A: For those who register after July 1st, payment in full is required.