There really has not been anything in the past that compares one-to-one to this Camp. The amount of access to a dozen legendary teachers/presenters has never been available before in a classroom-emphasis format.
Don't worry about how long you've been playing, there will be valuable insights for every stage of player. You'll be able to ask any questions and will likely come up with many questions you had not considered before as the weekend progresses.
The very first class will cover how to learn without a guitar (no guitars needed in the classrooms). There'll be a 35+ page printed booklet included in your registration packet that is a year's worth of study alone, portions of which Paul will be covering in class.
You'll be learning concepts and approaches: the how and why these players go about looking at the pedal steel ...and what they are thinking about when tasked with playing intros, fills, solos, etc.
It won't be about learning a bunch of licks. Licks will be no doubt be demonstrated to show examples of the thought processes and methods of each player. It's more important to learn the approaches than the end result. Plenty of blank note and TAB paper will be provided if you want to document what is being played.
Three large projector screens will have an overhead camera shot on them during the classroom periods so you can see what is happening from the player's perspective. You can record audio (only) of the classes to refer to later.
Workshops about tube amplifiers from Little Walter Amplifiers guru Phil Bradbury, and tips on guitar setups and maintenance from the great Mike Scaggs and Wayne Dahl will be presented. There's not much those guys don't know about their fields of expertise. Lots to learn from all of them.'
Jerry Douglas will be there to talk about the Dobro and his own multiple Grammy-winning level of musicianship. A chance to pick the brain of a Master like Jerry is a rare occurrence. Even if you don't play Dobro, there's Jerry's style of note choices, phrasing, dynamics, backing a singer and improv concepts to take away and apply to your own instrument.
There will be concerts each night to hear many of the instructor/players perform and showcase their unique styles. After each show there'll be opportunities to talk to the players about the performances. In general it's an historic opportunity to hangout with your peers and learn from a great collection of stylists spanning the past several decades.