Camp Fasola 2014 Dates
- Adult emphasis: June 8–12, 2014 (Camp McDowell, Double Springs, AL)
- Youth emphasis: June 30–July 4, 2014 (Camp Lee, Anniston, AL)
- Europe: September 22–26, 2014 (Wichrowe Wzgórze, Chmielno, Poland)
Camp Fasola is a summer camp for immersive learning of traditional Sacred Harp shaped note singing and traditions. Multiple daily sessions are devoted to teaching Sacred Harp singing as well as sessions for singing and fellowship with traditional summer camp recreation activities. This unique experience provides a casual environment for learning and singing this unique American acapella music form, which has its roots in colonial America.
The camp is open to youth and adults with instruction provided for both beginning and experienced singers. Multiple tracks of classes suited to different experience levels are taught each of the three full days of camp.
Traditional summer camp activities focused to building and extending friendships of singers are provided. The final camp night features a community singing event in which non-campers from the broader Sacred Harp community will participate with the campers.
The five day/four night camp has been held annually with more than 1,600 campers since 2003. Two sessions per summer have been held since 2008. The first Camp Fasola in Europe was held in 2012.
Camp Fasola is widely credited as the current most effective traditional singing school project for the purpose of preserving and extending Sacred Harp singing for the next generation of singers.