Join us at the Rolland Fiddle Camp, June 23 - 29, 2013 at the Hermit Basin Conference Center. It is located a few miles west of Westcliffe, Colorado at about 9000' elevation in the lower eastern slopes of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains. You'll learn in a small camp format in a beautiful mountain resort setting. It will be a week of intensive fiddle immersion, study and fun. Our goal is to help each participant make a significant improvement in their fiddling. Learn fiddling techniques and tunes, including early gems of recorded old-time fiddling history. Fix playing problems, learn how to make the fiddle "talk", and play in the camp folk orchestra (for everyone regardless of skill level). Singing, dancing, tune and song writing will also be offered. Special offering for string teachers: learn how to incorporate fiddling into your string classes and convey the real sound of fiddling. Camp will be small enough to allow for one-on-one help as needed. Students of Paul Rolland, regarded around the world as one of the 20th century's most significant string teachers, will provide training in his methods. Recreational opportunities abound: the area is a hiker's paradise with an abundance of mountain lakes, streams and high peaks. Enjoy on-site indoor swimming, fishing, basketball and other amenities, including great views of the Wet Mountain Valley from the Day Lodge Vista Room's huge picture window.