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ALL ATTENDEES AT CAMP BOTH PAID CAMPERS AND PAID GUESTS OF PAID CAMPERS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO ATTEND ANY CAMP FUNCTION. NO EXCEPTIONS.
NCBS BBQ BOOT CAMPS & NCBS CERTIFIED BBQ JUDGE CLASSES SAMPLE AGENDA
Our NCBS BBQ Boot Camps & NCBS Certified BBQ Judge Classes are destination events attended by barbecue and food enthusiasts from all over the world.
NCBS secures the services of North Carolina’s premier Pit Masters plus Chef(s) to instruct our classes. We teach the campers to cook whole hogs eastern NC style, shoulders and Boston butts western NC style, chicken, pork ribs, beef brisket, pork tenderloin, beef prime rib and whole wild fish. Campers are also instructed how to make eastern NC vinegar based sauce and Lexington style BBQ dip and rubs along with side dishes such as collards, baked beans, banana pudding etc.
Jim Early teaches how to make some of the nationally acclaimed dishes from his published and soon to be published cook books including the Pimento Cheese featured in Southern Living.
There are judging classes intertwined with the cooking classes. Attendees are first taught how to cook and then taught how to judge. All attendees exit camp as NCBS Certified BBQ Judges.
There is also a mini class on Quality of Life-14 Steps to Balance provided by Jim Early who has taught classes and produced seminars on this subject for lawyers, doctors and businessmen and women across the country for the past 20 years. See www.jimearly.com and look at SECQOLA - The Southeastern Center for Quality of Life Adjustment.
The camps start on a Friday at 2 p.m. with registration, Certified BBQ Judge Classes and cooking classes that precede a cook out and mixer at 5:30 p.m. Classes resume at 7 p.m. and run until about 9 p.m. Camp resumes at 7 a.m. Saturday morning and runs to 4:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Campers have a break to shower, etc. and return to camp at 6 p.m. for THE Party. Campers dine with our guests, sponsors, celebrities and fellow campers. THE Party starts about 6 p.m. and ends about 8:30–9:00 p.m.
Each camper receives a diploma signed by NCBS officers/Pit Masters/Chefs. Each camper receives a certificate as an NCBS Certified Judge signed by NCBS Officers/Pit Masters/Chefs. In addition, each camper receives a well made hat, shirt and apron with NCBS logo and BBQ Boot Camp insignia. Campers usually sign each others hats and aprons and the Pit Masters and Chefs (if asked) will sign as well. Campers also get a signed copy of Jim Early's book "The Best Tar Heel Barbecue Manteo to Murphy".
Camp cost is $449 p/p for male/female campers who are already members (limit 40) and includes the cook-out/mixer and classes Friday night, breakfast, lunch and THE Party Saturday night, time with the Pit Masters and classes on Saturday plus hat/shirt/apron/receipe book. Spouse or guest may attend THE Party with a camper for an additional $30 fee.
Lodging IS NOT included in the camp fee.
For more information on lodging, call 336-765-6227 or e-mail email@example.com. NCBS will have discounted blocks of rooms for each camp. The discount on rooms terminates 30 days before each camp. All campers must sign a standard NCBS liability release to attend camp.
You can get a taste of our NCBS BBQ Boot Camps by reading the October 2013 Pig Tales.
BBQ Boot Camp and NCBS Certified BBQ Judging Classes are offered first to NCBS members. Register and pay securely online for upcoming NCBS BBQ Boot Camps by clicking here or make a check payable to NCBS BBQ Boot Camp for $449 per camper (add $30 for guest for THE Party Saturday night) and mail to:
144 Sterling Point Court
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Address any questions to Jim Early (336) 765-6227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: These camps makes a great Christmas, birthday, anniversary, or simply “I Love You” gift that the recipient will long remember.
If you are not yet a member of “The Fun Tribe”, please join NCBS and improve your quality of life. Membership applications are available here.