Walker Creek Music Camp

Spring camp dates: 

April 12 - 15, 2018

(Thursday to Sunday)

Registration is now open!


Can't make it this time?

Plan ahead for fall camp!

Nov 1-4, 2018

(see below for details)


photo by Patrick Campbell

for students of all ages

who love to play and sing

Traditional American Music!

mostly Bluegrass and Oldtime

and occasional other related styles 


 Spring and Fall sessions at the beautiful Walker Creek Ranch

near the San Francisco Bay Area

Spring 2018 Instructors

Another awesome staff!

Good Ol' Persons Reunion Band with Kathy Kallick, John Reischman, Sally van Meter, Paul Shelasky, and Bethany Raine. First time on staff that we'll have this whole band together, and we're excited!
Chris Stuart, Janet Beazley, Keith Little, Luke Abbott, ​Annie Staninec, John Kael, and Cary Black: all former raved about camp teachers we're very happy to have back.
Roy Andrade, Thomas Sneed, Betse Ellis, Nina Gerber, Raul Reynoso: all excellent teachers coming for the first time!
Rebecca Stout will be back to teach her fun flatfooting classes!
Clarke Wyatt and many of our fantastic TA's will be teaching elective classes.


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 $800, depending on meals and lodging choices. 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 (on a space available basis), 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 after that, and the late fees increase after April 1st. To avoid late fees, sign up in February; 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!)

Spring Camp April 2015, photos by Brooke McGowan except as noted

Sneak Preview! Fall Camp Instructors

We hope you can make it to spring camp, but if not....here's who will be teaching at fall camp (Nov 1-4):
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum; Alice Gerrard & Chris Brashear; Tom & Patrick Sauber; Katie Glassman & Greg Schochet; Alan Munde, Bill Amatneek, Chris Jones, Ivan Rosenberg, Megan Lynch-Chowning; Joe Newberry, and coming for the first time: April Verch; also coming for the first time: Peter McLaughlin
Another awesome staff--hope you can be there!


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