What does the world need with just another good musician? We have plenty. What the world needs are good people!
— Mama Wooten

We believe that knowledge is best learned through experience. So, all of our classes are highly interactive. We encourage our students to participate and ask questions, as well as share any information that may help the class.

As well as daily sessions and performances where all participants and staff come together, students will be placed into smaller groups that alternate between indoor and outdoor settings. Each group will rotate between specialized music and nature instructors ensuring a balanced dose of information and experience. Classes are designed to be illuminating and relaxing with plenty of breaks in-between.

Every student has a natural ability, and at Victor Wooten’s Center for Music and Nature, we blend in a unique mix of nature studies to help each student realize and reclaim their “naturalness,” not only in music, but also in life.  Wooten Woods, the outdoor setting where all of Victor’s camp are held, provides the perfect learning environment away from the usual daily distractions and media.

Camp nights often feature live performances and/or discussions. Afterwards, students can choose to sit around the campfire or spend their free time jamming, reflecting, and/or assimilating the day's activities. (Daily activities average about 3/4 music and 1/4 nature.)

All programs are presented in English.


Victor is on-site everyday of the Program.  Whether he's teaching or hanging out, he's always available for questions and conversation!



For the complete camp experience, we recommend that you stay on site. We provide a variety of different sized sleeping cabins with military style cots inside. Because the outdoors is such a big part of the essence of our programs, sleeping outdoors is highly recommended. There are plenty of scenic spaces to set up tents. Whichever you choose, please remember to bring your own sleeping bag (or bedding) and pillow!  

A large well-appointed bathhouse provides private showers and toiletry needs. Separate sides for men and women afford privacy and comfort. Students must supply their only towels and toiletries. A handicap shower and toilet is also available when needed.

Lodging is also available at Chestnut Hill Ranch Bed and Breakfast just a few miles away from Wooten Woods. Arrangements can be made by calling Cher or George of Chestnut Hill Ranch at 931-623-2961. Please tell them we said, “Hi.” chestnuthillranch.com 

These motels are located only five miles away from Wooten Woods. 

QUALITY INN: 15542 Highway 13 South – Hurricane Mills, TN 37078   


HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS: 15368 Hwy 13 South – Hurricane Mills, TN 37078   


DAYS INN: Hwy 13 South – Hurricane Mills, TN 37078  931-296-7647  

Note: You must provide your own transportation to and from the B&B and motels.


"I don't eat this well at home" has been spoken by a many of our participants. We take your health, both musically and physically, very seriously; as a result, nutritious cuisine is our standard from breakfast to dinner. With special care to the dietary needs of each student, Chef John Schopp and his award-winning staff is sure to please!!!   

John, a faculty member in the Al Pollard Culinary Arts Program, was recently awarded the Certified Culinary Educator (CCE) certification by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Now in addition to the CCE, Schopp has the rare distinction of having acquired the Certified Executive Chef (CEC), the Certified Executive Pastry Chef (CEPC) and the Certified Culinary Administrator (CCA).



All of our programs are held at Wooten Woods Retreat. Nestled on the bank of the beautiful Duck River, and nearly 150 acres, Wooten Woods provides the perfect getaway location for fostering growth.

For more information visit : wootenwoods.com