JULY 16-20, 2023

 This camp is for drummers age 9-18 years old  *  


What does it cost  /what's included?  $625 Includes dorm room, meals, group instruction, Clinics, Master classes and private lessons at the camp. * Discount for returning students. Students will have a roommate

Where is the Camp located?  St. Mary's College of Maryland; on the historic waterside in St. Mary's City Maryland.  

Do I need to be able to read music?  NO 

Do I need to bring a Drum Set?  YES.  We offer a LIMITED number of rental kits for an additional $75.

More details below.

Who is teaching at the 2023 camp?   Click HERE 

Why ages 9-18?  There are countless drum camps across the nation with the greatest drummers in the world - but they are structured for adults. We provide a unique opportunity for drummers, from beginner to advanced, to also learn from the greats - in a one of a kind, mentorship setting. 

1) What should I expect at the camp?  Meet, live, learn, and get to know some of the top professional drummers in the world on a personal level. Plus great food and jam sessions every night.

2) I live near the college, can I commute?   YES

Same price for overnight or commuter - all meals are included for commuters.  

3) What are the accommodations?  Overnight students are roomed with another student in air conditioned, key access dorm rooms with free Wi-Fi.  Parent chaperons will be in the dorms overnight for safety and assistance.  Students and chaperones need to bring bedding for a twin size bed. A sleeping bag and pillow are fine.


4) Is there a nurse available?  A certified, registered Nurse is in camp with us 24-hours a day.  If the student is bringing medications - including over the counter - they will be given to the Nurse at Check In.

5) What drums do I bring?  All students need to bring a 4-piece kit consisting of: drum rug, snare & stand, bass drum & pedal, 1-small tom, 1-floor tom, 1 ride cymbal & stand, 1-crash cymbal & stand, throne & sticks. NOTE: additional drums, cymbals, cowbell, stacks, blocks, etc. are permitted 

6) Rental drums are available if you are arriving by air.  We have a limited number of rental kits for an additional $75. Select "Rental kit" option on the registration form.  

7)  How do I register for the camp?  REGISTRATION OPENS WINTER / SPRING 2023

8) How many skill groups are there?  There are 4-skill groups, from beginner to advanced drum levels. A college prep group may be added, if necessary.

9) How am I assigned to a group?  After you are approved to attend the camp, you need to send us a video with you playing the grooves & rudiments listed below.  Artists & Educators view each video and assign students to a Group based on the skills you demonstrate in your Video. 


10)  VIDEO ASSESSMENT  Each student must send a video (or video link) of themselves playing 4-8 measures of the styles listed below. You do NOT need to play every style on the list - include as many as you can - skip what you don't know. Play the grooves in the order listed below, any speed / variation. Don't worry about mistakes - just do your best.

NEW OPTION ➤  Play up to 3 of your favorite grooves from the list below in "Song Style". This is your opportunity to demonstrate how you would play a few grooves of your choice demonstrating: verse / transition / chorus / transition / bridge / guitar solo, etc.  "Song Style" Grooves will be be no longer than 2-minutes per groove. You may select 1, 2 or 3 grooves for song style, but 3-grooves is the max!  For the remaining styles, play 4-8 measures of the groove. 

SAMPLE Video Assessment will be sent after your registration is approved. 







"50-Ways to Leave Your Lover" (Verse section only)

Odd Time 


Train Beat

Polyrhythm  (optional)

Up Tempo Swing  (optional)

Rudiments on snare drum only: Double Paradiddle, Windmill, 6-Stroke Roll

You don't need to play all 12-grooves. Play the grooves & rudiments you know, skip anything you don't know.

12) Who decides on skill group I am assigned to?  Artists & Educators of the 3rd Annual Mid Atlantic Drum Camp will collectively determine the recommended Skill Group for each student.  Students may be moved to a different Group once camp begins. 

Questions? Send us an email ➤ somardrummers@gmail.com


     *  Age waivers may be issued on a case by case basis.