About Us

Running for over 2 decades now, Mr. Hetfield's Rock and Roll Summer Camp is open to aspiring rock and roll musicians from ages 8 to 16. Mr. Hetfield has been the music teacher at Rehoboth Elementary School for the past twenty-five years.

Camp Staff
How much does the camp cost?
For 2024 the camp will cost $650. A $250 deposit (non-refundable) is due when you register. $400 is due by the day of the camp.

We do not live in the Rehoboth Beach area. Can our son or daughter find accomodations with another family?
I have been able to find accomodations for out of town residents with local camper families in the past, but I can not guarantee it. Contact me to discuss this before you register, and I will try to set you up with a family.

My child has never played guitar before. Can they sign up as a guitarist to learn during the camp?
All campers should have a rudimentary familiarity with their instrument, whatever it happens to be (see home page). They don't have to be prodigies or even average. If they sign up as an instrumentalist and can't play at all, they will not have a positive experience. Drummers will be given a chance to play the drum set even if their only experience is playing snare in the school band. Make sure that your childs instrument is in decent working order before the camp starts. Vocalists are welcome. We are flexible and there is no audition. If you are not sure, Contact me before you register for the camp.

I read (or heard) about your camp in the media. You must get a lot of applications, so how do you decide who to take?
I notify the previous years campers first to give them first opprotunity to sign up. Then I open registration to every one on the mailing list. It is first come first serve. Anyone who applies after the camp limit is reached will have their deposit returned to them.

Walt Hetfield

Walt Hetfield has been the music teacher at Rehoboth Elementary School since 1993. A professional musician and guitarist for thirty years, Walt has been in numerous bands including: the Sideminders, Key North, Little Sister, Prairie Dog, Phaydrah, Sun Surf & '65, and OH BOY! A Tribute to Buddy Holly.

Mr. Hetfield has a B.S. degree from West Chester University and masters degree in instructional delivery from Wilmington University. He has also had articles published in Guitar Player and Relix Magazine.

Born and raised in Scenic Plainfield NJ, Walt Hetfield lives in Milton Delaware with his two daughters Grace and Ingrid.