When and Where

The 16th Targhee Music Camp is a 3½ day music education event, being held August 5-8, 2024 at Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Alta, Wyoming. This is the week leading up to the 34th Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival. Classes begin on Monday morning and end Thursday afternoon. Many attendees arrive Sunday night as we start at 9am on Monday morning. The festival begins on Friday and runs through the weekend. Music camp starts at 9am on August 5th and ends at 3pm on August 8th.

For more information about the Grand Targhee Resort, please visit their website www.grandtarghee.com.

Grand Targhee Resort
3300 Ski Hill Rd
Alta, WY 83414
307-353-2300 ext 1

Secure your spot at Targhee Music Camp by registering and paying tuition for camp on this website.

Grand Targhee Resort will sell to music camp participants:

  • Lodging (Reservation Link)
  • Camping (Tent and RV) (online)
  • Meal Plans (online)
  • Festival tickets

All Targhee Music Camp lodging, camping, and meal plans are purchased through Grand Targhee Resort. To book, please use the following links:

Purchase Lodging (8/4-8/8):

Purchase Camping:

Purchase Meal Plan (the meal plan link is at the bottom of the camping page):



Tuition for this Summer’s Targhee Music Camp is $975. This includes your primary class, elective workshops, jam sessions, concerts, lift ticket to mountain top jam and many other great experiences. To register for camp, go to our Registration Page.

We are also offering a children’s music class from 9:30-11:30am each day. This class is for children 8-14 years old. Read more about it under the instructors page. Tuition for this class is $325.

Accommodations at Grand Targhee Resort

Grand Targhee Resort is offering special rates for Targhee Music Camp participants for the nights of August 5-8th, 2024. You must be registered and paid in full for Targhee Music Camp to secure these dates and rates. Book your rooms early.

Booking procedure

Guest accommodations will be available at 4:00 PM on arrival day and reserved until 11:00 AM on departure day. Guests who stay later than the defined checkout time will be charged the additional night’s stay.

Grand Targhee is responsible for booking resort rooms and resort policies must be followed. The estimated 2024 rates are as follows:

  • $111.20/night plus tax for a room in the Targhee Lodge
  • $167.20/night in the Teewinot Lodge
  • $175.20/night in the Teewinot Lodge with mountain view
  • $178.20/night in the Teewinot Lodge King
  • $180.00/night for the Sioux Lodge Studio
  • There may be Sioux Lodge Double rooms also, check with the resort

We encourage participants to book lodging at the Grand Targhee Resort. Many participants report that having the comfort and convenience of a room makes camp even better. Because the resort is such an important Summer tourist destination, the discounted rooms must be booked by July 1, 2024. Let’s fill it with guitars for these 4 nights!


Food and Dining

Meal plans for Targhee Music Camp are available for purchase.

The Meal Plan price for 2024 is $366 per person.

The Meal Plan includes 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners starting with lunch on Monday, August 5th, 2024 and ending with lunch on Thursday August 8th, 2024.

Meals will be served buffet style in Wild Bill’s. The food is homemade by Grand Targhee Resort and quite tasty and nutritious. Vegetarian and special dietary meals are available with prior notice. The resort cannot guarantee vegan meals, but many vegans have used the meal plan. Parents and spouses of Targhee Music Camp participants may purchase a meal plan.

We are not able to sell individual meals.

On August 5th, 2024, breakfast will be available for purchase in the resort restaurant. There is one restaurant and a small general store at Grand Targhee.

We receive many compliments each year about the food and many participants enjoy the convenience of the meal plan.

Download a sample Targhee Music Camp Meal Plan Menu

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Arrival and Location

Grand Targhee is located just outside of Driggs, Idaho. The closest airports are Jackson Hole, Wyoming (45 miles) and Idaho Falls, Idaho (84 miles). Both airports are about an hour and a half drive to Grand Targhee and served by many airlines. Targhee Music Camp participants have also used the Salt Lake City, Utah airport (about 300 miles) and the Bozeman, Montana airport (about 200 miles). It takes a bit of patience to get to Grand Targhee AND it is worth all your effort to get here.

Driving up the hill from Driggs, Idaho

From Driggs, follow Ski Hill Rd./Little Ave. east for about 6 blocks. You will reach a fork. Bear left and the road becomes Ski Hill Road. Remain on Ski Hill Road through Alta, Wyoming and on up the hill. Ski Hill Road ends at Grand Targhee Resort, about 13 miles from Driggs. For more info visit: www.grandtarghee.com or call 1-800-827-4433 ext. 1 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm MST.

Nearby airports to Grand Targhee

The Jackson, Wyoming airport and the Idaho Falls, Idaho airport are both about and hour and a half drive to Grand Targhee. There is not a free shuttle from these airports to Grand Targhee.  Taxis can be arranged, please contact companies for pricing. Participants have also organized sharing rental cars/rides on the Targhee Music Camp Facebook page. Having your own car in the Tetons gives you freedom to explore.


RV/Tent Camping at Grand Targhee Resort

Each person camping in a tent or an RV needs to purchase a per night camping pass. Each person in an RV needs a pass. There are no electric or water hook ups for the RV’s. You will be “dry camping”.

Showers are included in the price of camping. If you have further camping questions please direct those to the resort.

Camping begins with Sunday August 4, 2024 in order to be on site when Targhee Music Camp begins at 9am on August 5, 2024.

Your campsite ends the morning of August 8th, unless you have purchased camping for the festival which you do through the resort. If your camping is over on Thursday morning you’ll need to move your car/camper to the upper lot by 10am.

All camping for music camp is sold from the platform TicketSignUp. It is possible to purchase camping for music camp (August 4,5,6,7) and for the festival (August 8,9,10) at this site. You can choose your camping location. If you purchase camping for music camp and for the festival you will pick your site and that is where you will be for music camp and for the festival. You will not be allowed to move sites or pick a different camp site. 

If staying in the same camping site doesn’t work for you, there is a complicated option. You would need to purchase your music camp camping from the site. Then separately you’d purchase your festival camping with the general public. You would be required to pack up and leave Thursday morning then reenter with the public queue later that day. If this is your option, you’ll probably miss most of Thursday music camp.

Purchasing Thursday night only camping is not an option. 


Camp Schedule

Here is an example of what a daily schedule at Targhee Music Camp can look like.

7:30 - 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am All Camp Meeting
9:30 - 11:30pm Primary Classes (your main class—mandolin, guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, songwriting, singing etc.)
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:15 - 2:15pm Elective Workshops or Special Offerings
2:30 - 3:30pm Elective Workshops or Special Offerings
3:45 - 4:45pm Primary Classes (your main class)
4:45 - 6:30pm Free time, occasionally a workshop
6:30 - 7:30pm Dinner
7:45 - 8:45pm Jam Sessions of Different Levels
9:00 - 10:45pm Live Music in the Trap Bar with Instructors, etc…

Ability Levels

Each summer Targhee Music Camp has musicians and music fans of many different abilities from just past beginning to some of the best musicians in the world. When potential camp participants ask if they are good enough to come to camp, our response is usually: “Do you know 3 chords? Can you lead one song? Do you know one fiddle tune?” And if they answer yes to any of these they probably can get a lot out of their time at Targhee Music Camp. Absolute beginners might find lots of interesting ideas but will only get so much beyond a great time. Classes are generally geared toward intermediate players.

For guitar and mandolin players, below are the various levels of instruction based on experience:

  • Beginners - Strum chords
  • Advanced Beginners - Play a handful of melodies, understand basic chords
  • Intermediates - Play fiddle tunes, and leads
  • Advanced - Play leads well and improvise in a variety of keys
2023 Camp Daily Schedule Example

High on the Mountain Top Jam

Each year at Targhee Music Camp there is a jam session at the top of the mountain. We will ride the chairlift and play tunes on the platform again. It is an amazing view. The jam takes place at just under 10,000 feet elevation with the Grand Teton in the background. Each Targhee Music Camp participant will receive a FREE lift ticket to ride the chairlift to the top of the mountain.


Thursday Night

There is a concert Thursday night August 8th called “Music on Main” in Victor, Idaho that is free. One of our most prized instructors will play a set starting at 6pm. Also, Thursday night there will be a concert at the Trap Bar that is free that will feature Missy Raines and Allegheny with special guest Ed Snodderly. This starts at 9pm. Both concerts are open to the public.


The 34th Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival takes place August 9th, 10th and 11th, 2024. This is a world-class festival, offering music in a beautiful setting. The festival is separate from Targhee Music Camp. Make your arrangements early.


Costs for Targhee Music Camp

  • Tuition - $975
  • Meal Plan - Approximately $366 purchase from Grand Targhee Resort
  • RV/Tent Camping - Approximately $49 per night purchase from Grand Targhee Resort

Costs for Targhee Music Camp

Please see lodging prices above.


Packing List Ideas

Grand Targhee majestically sits at 8000’ feet so expect mountain weather – anything from 80’s during the day to 30’s at night. You may want to have warm clothes and rain gear to take advantage of your surroundings. Don’t forget shorts, a swimming suit, sunscreen, hiking boots, or a mountain bike. Also bring picks, rosin, extra strings, tuner, watch, recording device, notebook and extra batteries. Driggs, Idaho is the closest town (13 miles). Here you will find a post office, a health food store, grocery, a pharmacy, a few restaurants, bakery, drive thru coffee, several gas stations, banks, etc.

Cancellation Policy

$400 of your paid tuition is non-refundable. If you have paid your tuition and are not able to attend camp your non-refundable $400 will be donated to the camp. After July 15th, 2024 we do not offer refunds.

All lodging, camping, meal plans and festival ticket cancellations are subject to Grand Targhee Resort’s refund policy. Please note these policies when you book with Grand Targhee Resort.

Age Limits

Participants 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. For participants under 12 years old, please contact Thomas Sneed.

Pet Policy

Please contact Grand Targhee Resort concerning their dog policy.