Camp Fasola 2023:
Two Camps in the Same Week at a New Venue!

Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 7, 2023 
The Vision Retreat and Conference Center
Huntsville, Alabama

$600/$500-Adults (age 30+) • $300-Young Adults (age 19-29) • $300-Youth (age 18 and under)

Camp Fasola is being reimagined for 2023 as we move to a new venue and hold both Adult Camp and Youth Camp in the same week.

What does this mean for campers?

  • Lots of lessons and electives led by experienced and innovative singing school teachers
  • Fellowship and fun with singers from 20+ states plus foreign countries
  • New recreation options and time to hang out with singing friends
  • Class singing sessions because this is what Sacred Harp singing is all about
  • Bunkhouses and open cabins for youth and young adults
  • Comfortable hotel style lodging (offsite 7 miles at The Vision at Bailey Cove) for adults with options for single or double occupancy
  • Lemonade making and watermelon social on last full day of Camp
  • Time for relaxation and rejuvenation in a beautiful setting

Plan to come early to Huntsville, a premier progressive city, for activities before and after Camp. Attend traditional southern Sacred Harp singings both the weekend before and the weekend after Camp Fasola.

Camp Fasola Europe 2023

Camp Fasola Europe will not be held in 2023. We hope to return to Chmielno, Poland for future sessions in the coming years.

About Camp Fasola

Camp Fasola is a summer camp that provides an immersive experience for learning Sacred Harp shape note singing, history, and traditions. Multiple daily sessions are devoted to teaching Sacred Harp singing as well as times for singing, fellowship, and recreation. This experience provides a casual environment for learning and singing this unique American a cappella music form, which has its roots in early America. Campers are involved in practical experiences to support camp operation just like at all day singings.

Young campers learn the rudiments of Sacred Harp singing at Youth Camp, 2013.
Young campers learn the rudiments of Sacred Harp singing at Youth Camp.

Camp Fasola 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 on 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 gather to sing with the campers.

The five day/four night camp has been held annually since 2003 with more than 3,000 campers participating. Two sessions per summer have been held since 2008. Camp Fasola Europe has been held in Poland in even numbered years from 2012 through 2018. Camp Fasola has received national recognition as a highly effective traditional singing school project for the purpose of preserving and perpetuating Sacred Harp singing for future generations of singers. It is also great fun!

The Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association (SHMHA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is the preservation and perpetuation of Sacred Harp singing, sponsors and conducts Camp Fasola.