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CBA Youth AcademyThe California Bluegrass Association's 3rd Annual CBA Youth Academy is now open. The sign-up link is live, and they expect 2015 to sell out soon. They have raised enrollment to 49 students this year, but sold out both previous Academies and encourage you to register early to ensure a space. Please note: You'll first register on the CBA website, then receive instructions from Darby on registering through Bluegrass Camp for Kids.

The Youth Academy is a 4-day instructional day camp for youth, ages 8-16 put on by Bluegrass Camps for Kids. The Academy will be held Wednesday through Saturday (June 17-20, 2015) starting the day before and continuing during the 40th Annual CBA Father's Day Festival on the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA. The Academy will conclude with a performance at 3PM Saturday on the Pioneer Stage.

The CBA is very proud of this new event for our youth. The Kids on Bluegrass (performance) activity will continue during the festival and the KidFest (recreational) activities will be held Thursday through Saturday close to the main stage. KOB and KidFest are free to children of attendees.

Any questions about any of the CBA Youth Program activities can be directed to Darby Brandli, President and Liaison to the Youth Program, at darbycba@gmail.com or 510-735-6364.

California Bluegrass Association Tuition and Scholarships

The tuition for this year's camp will remain at $300 per child and a guardian must purchase a festival ticket and be present on the Fairgrounds during the event. Tuition includes Wednesday night pre-festival tent camping on the Fairgrounds. $100 scholarships are available on a first come first served basis while funds last.

The CBA scholarship fund is funded by their caring members and supporters and all donations are tax deductible because of the CBA's non-profit status. They have almost $1000 in their scholarship fund now and hope that you will consider donating so that all students who need financial help have it available.

Donations can be made online here or a check can be made out to "CBA Youth Program" and mailed to Darby Brandli, 2106 9th Avenue, Oakland CA 94606. They were able to offer financial assistance to 100% of those who requested in 2013 and 2014 because of the generosity of their donors, and the association hopes they will be able to meet that goal again for 2015.

Remember, we expect the camp to sell out, so be sure to reserve your spot.

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