tuition and policies

Mile High Guitar Camp Tuition, Fees and Policies

Tuition: $995, due upon registration.

Hotel Rate: $139 per night, plus hotel and sales tax 

Campers check-in on September 8th (Tuesday) and depart on Sept. 11th (Friday).

Campers have the option to stay throughout the Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival and depart up until September 13th (Sunday) at the same hotel rate. 

Rooms are reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Arvada

(You must reserve your room with our discounted room block code to receive this rate).

There is a light rail available to and from Denver Airport that will drop you off within walking distance of the hotel.  Tickets are $10.50 each way and may be purchased on-site at the ticket vending machines.  

Meals: A full hot and cold breakfast at the hotel restaurant is included with your room each day of your stay.

Lunch will be catered by the camp in one of our meeting rooms on September 9th and 10th (Wednesday and Thursday).

Each camper is responsible for their own dinners. (There are numerous offerings in the vicinity, including the hotel restaurant).

All other snacks, alcohol, room service, etc. are the responsibility of each camper.

Registration: To register, click and complete the "FIND OUT MORE" button below, or email Joni at: JoniForte @ verizon dot net. All registration is first-come, first-served. Upon sell-out we will keep a waitlist.

Check In: Campers check-in September 8th, 2020 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Address:  5455 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002. Phone: (303) 420-9799

Welcome Package: Upon camp check-in, all campers will be provided, a schedule, and an exclusive Mile High Guitar Camp t-shirt. In addition, Henriksen Amplifiers will provide our campers an all-access ticket to the festival including all exhibits and workshops, valued at $150.



Age requirement: Participation limited to those 18 years of age and older.


Cancellation/Refund Policy: We are able to refund 50% for cancellations made before June 1, 2020.  Unfortunately, we are not able to provide refunds for cancellations made on or after June 1, 2020. Please note this General Policy reflects the difficulty of producing events that do require a given number of participants in order to plan for and to succeed. However, if there is a camper who is able to take your spot, we will work to substitute them and, in that circumstance, provide a refund.

Sick Policy: If you feel sick or unwell, do not come to camp. Call us and explain the situation and we will apply your tuition toward an upcoming similar camp. No one will forfeit their tuition fee for making the responsible decision to recuperate safely at home because they are sick. The health of all campers and staff is paramount.

Reservation of Rights: Frank Vignola’s Mile High Guitar Camp, Big Jersey, LLC (“Big Jersey”) reserve the right to use any photograph/video taken at the event, without the expressed written permission of persons included within the photograph/video.  Big Jersey may use the photograph/video in print or digital publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by Big Jersey including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites and all other media. A person attending the event who does not wish to have their image recorded for publication/distribution should make their wishes known upon registration. All likeness of said individual will be obscured prior to any use by Company.

By participating in the event without prior notification, in writing, of your desire to withhold such permission for publication/distribution of images containing your photograph by Big Jersey, you are agreeing to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify Big Jersey from any and all claims involving the use of your picture or likeness.

Intellectual Property: Frank Vignola’s Mile High Guitar Camp and Big Jersey, LLC (“Big Jersey”) reserve all rights in the Intellectual Property comprising the various teaching approaches, methodologies and lessons presented at the Event.  Accordingly, while Big Jersey Guitar Camp participants may make an audio/video of individual lessons for their own use, all commercial uses of said audio/video materials taken by Event participants is strictly prohibited.

Force Majeure: Big Jersey will not be liable to any camp participant for any failure, delay or disruption to provide services caused by a Force Majeure event, whether or not such matters were foreseeable, and any such failure or delay will not constitute any breach of Big Jersey’s obligations. “Force Majeure Event” means an event beyond the reasonable control of Big Jersey, that could not, by reasonable diligence, be avoided, including acts of God, acts of the public enemy, acts of war, invasion, insurrection, civil or social unrest, riot, action of a court or public authority, travel cancelation due to travel ban, epidemic or quarantine restriction, earthquake, typhoon, lighting, volcanic eruption, landslide, hurricane, tornado, explosion, tidal wave, fire, flood or other natural calamities, accidents or strikes, that prevent, delay or interrupt the performance of any of Big Jersey ‘s obligations. 

Agreement:  I have read and accept the above Policies of Frank Vignola’s Mile High Guitar Camp and Big Jersey, LLC, and I understand that my registration for and payment of tuition for Camp constitutes acceptance of and willingness to be bound by these Policies. The details of our Mile High Guitar Camp, including instructors, class schedules, tuition, policies, and more are all listed by category on this website. Please access the menu for this information (top left three horizontal lines on your smart device).

If you have any questions or would like to reserve a space feel free to reach out anytime using our contact page or by emailing Joni at: JoniForte @ verizon dot net.


We are looking forward to seeing return campers and meeting new friends as we continue our tradition of excellence and good times at camp!

Thank you!

Frank & Big Jersey, LLC

Denver Guitar camp

L-R Vinny Raniolo, Frank Vignola, James Chirillo, and Gene Bertoncini at Big Jersey 2019.