Welcome to Wooten Woods

* 15 YEARS and GROWING *
ALL instruments * All Levels * All Ages * It's All-Right!

Join us as we celebrate our 15TH YEAR of running our unique programs. That's right, 15 wonderful years of helping people improve their lives and careers through the love and understanding of Music and Nature. Having set the standard for what are now known as "Bass Camps", Victor Wooten's Center for Music and Nature is continuing to expand. That's right! This is only the beginning.

Feeling stuck in your musical understanding or development? Want to get inspired? Looking for direction? Tired of the four-wall approach? Maybe, everything is working for you, but you're still looking for some extra "spice"? No problem!

Beginner or professional - whether you play, sing, or something in between, we feel that we can help you. With multiple programs running every month from March through October, there are plenty of opportunities for you to experience the gifts we have to offer. Our renowned and proven techniques include combinations of Music and Nature education, outdoor experiences, and awareness exercises. We understand that to become "natural" at anything, one must include "Nature." Our evolutionary and revolutionary approaches have helped people of all ages and instrumentation from around the world to not only pursue, but also reach their life goals no matter what they may be.

A big secret (or not so secret) to our approach is our location. Wooten Woods is a 150-acre retreat center that hosts all of our programs. Situated on the bank of the Duck River - one of the world's most bio-diverse rivers, this beautiful oasis was built by the dedication, sweat, and love of our friends and students who have a desire to help us continue helping you. The spirit of their warm hearts combined with the natural environment makes this the optimum place of learning and inspiration. If you desire to understand and get closer to Music, Nature, and/or yourself, come see us.

2014 is here! And at Victor Wooten's Center for Music and Nature, It's going to be an exciting season. Come be a part of it. There's always room for you.

Victor L. Wooten


Wooten Woods is a newly built camp/retreat center in Only, TN (near Nashville). Conceived and owned by 5-time Grammy award winning Musician Victor Wooten and his wife Holly, Wooten Woods was originally constructed to be the home of his Music and Nature camps that have been running since the year 2000, but this nearly 150-acre riverfront property has developed into much more than that.

Constructed primarily by the love and sweat of friends and students of Victor and his camps, Wooten Woods rests on the bank of the beautiful Duck River, one of the world's most bio-diverse rivers (as featured in the Feb. 2010 issue of National Geographic Magazine). Wooten Woods is also home to an abundant array of wild life, wild flowers, trees, ponds, and streams.

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How was Wooten Woods built?

Since hosting our first Bass/Nature Camp over 10 years ago, we've dreamed of someday owning our own location to run these and other camps. In 2008, we purchased a wonderful piece of land and began the process of transforming it into our dream home. There was no way for us to know or even believe the amount of help we would immediately receive.

Former (and future) campers, friends, and strangers contacted us offering many of the necessary pieces that allowed it all to come together. Everything from ideas, construction help, furniture, and financial support seemed to just "show ". Thanks to the help of these and other friends, Wooten Woods Retreat was born.

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