Spring camp dates:
April 11 - 14, 2019
Registration is still open but camp is almost full
See Registration page for more details
If you can't make spring camp, plan ahead for fall camp!
Nov 1 - 4, 2019
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For students of all ages who love to play and sing Traditional American Music!
Bluegrass, Oldtime and occasional other related styles
Spring and Fall sessions at beautiful Walker Creek Ranch near the San Francisco Bay Area
Spring camp 2019 includes an Irish Music Track!
Spring 2019 Instructors:
|• Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore, vocals*||• Ivan Rosenberg, bluegrass jam class|
|• Steve Kaufman, flatpicking guitar*||• Don Julin, bluegrass mandolin*|
|• Steve Pottier, bluegrass guitar||• Keith Little, bluegrass banjo|
|• Anne Luna, bass*||• Orville Johnson, dobro*|
|• Annie Staninec, bluegrass fiddle||• Tatiana Hargreaves, oldtime fiddle*|
|• Steve Baughman, clawhammer banjo||• Leela Grace, oldtime string band*|
Irish Music Instructors:
|• Liz Carroll, fiddle*||• Dáithí Sproule, guitar*|
|• Marla Fibish, mandolin*||• Michael Black, vocals*|
* (1st time at camp!)
Music & More instructors (young children's program):
Another awesome staff - hope you can join us!!
Walker Creek Ranch is in the rolling hills of West Marin County, between Petaluma and Tomales Bay, about one hour's drive north of San Francisco, California. It's quiet and beautiful, with an abundance of wildlife and miles of hiking trails, a swimming pond, healthy and delicious food, and various accommodation options (ranging from private rooms to RV and tent camping to nearby vacation rentals or day-commuter).
The price (meals included) for a full time camper (includes morning classes) ranges from $475 to $850, depending on meals and lodging choices. See the registration page for the full list of prices (tuition + meals/lodging = total cost). If you're on a tight budget, there are ways to reduce the cost, such as commuting/bringing your own meals (this is only an option if you commute), coming as a half-time camper (half price tuition, no morning classes), or applying for a scholarship or work trade. Prices are less for kids age ten and under, call for details. Early bird prices good till March 1st, late fees are added after that, and the late fees increase after April 1st. To avoid late fees, sign up early; if you're not yet sure of your plans, read our very user-friendly cancellation policy on the FAQs page, where you'll find additional information as well.
Can't get your bass to camp, or need a loaner? Just ask. (Thanks to our bass angel, Steve Swan!)
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Priority registration (first day) recommended for best choice of classes and lodging!
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