Camp like a rock star

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You could consider Norm Glowach savvier than most: He didn’t arrive at Camp Copperhead with any illusions about how far the fantasy would go. So he wasn’t let down when the star attraction turned out to be a little bit of a grump who “doesn’t suffer fools.” Glowach, a government worker from Yellowknife, says he signed up at singer-songwriter Steve Earle’s camp in upstate New York hoping to learn a thing or two about his first love—crafting a piece of music. Glowach isn’t a professional musician, and at 56 he says, “I’m too old now to start.”

But like countless other adults who enrol themselves in fantasy camps, Glowach considered a few thousand dollars—registration at Camp Copperhead with a private room and bath costs about US$3,600—a worthwhile expenditure if it meant keeping his youthful passion aflame. While others obviously harboured notions that ponying up the dough would entitle them to a chance to befriend “Steve,” Glowach had the more realistic goal of absorbing a few “tips, hints, inspiration—all of those things are helpful to me to continue my growth and keep me interested in this puzzle we call songwriting.”

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