Walker Creek Music Camp

Spring camp dates: 

April 16-19, 2020

Corona virus situation
has caused us to cancel this camp.

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We're hoping to offer a "virtual camp" instead--
more info coming soon. 

And plan ahead for fall camp!
November 5 - 8, 2020
Fall teachers will be posted by May.

For students of all ages who love to play and sing Traditional American Music!
Bluegrass, Oldtime and other related styles

Spring camp 2020 includes a Swing Track!

Spring and Fall sessions both held at beautiful Walker Creek Ranch near the San Francisco Bay Area

  Spring 2020 Instructors:

    Let's welcome our – first-time instructors to Walker Creek Music Camp:
     Steve Roy, Joe Walsh, Richard Brown and Tony Marcus--delighted to have them join us!

    • Greg Schochet (Beginning Bluegrass Jamming) • Howard Rains (Rhythm & Oldtime Backup Guitar)
    • Evie Ladin (Old Time Ensemble) • Kathy Barwick (Crosspicking Guitar)
    • Bill Evans (bluegrass Banjo) • Tony Marcus (Swing Rhythm Guitar)
    • Leela Grace (Clawhammer Banjo) • Joe K. Walsh (Bluegrass Mandolin)
    • Steve Roy (Bass) • Richard (Richie) Brown (Monroe Style Mandolin)
    • Ivan Rosenberg (Dobro)  • Tim Connell (Swing & Jazz Mandolin)
    • Nate Lee (Bluegrass Fiddle) • Luke Abbott (Bluegrass Vocals)
    • Tricia Spencer (Oldtime Fiddle) • Rebecca Stout (Harmony Singing)
    • Paul Shelasky (Swing Fiddle) • Katie Glassman (Swing Vocals)  

   Guest instructors (see What's New page for more details):

  • and more!

   Music & More instructors (young children's program): 

  • Krishna Feeney and Rebecca Richman

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 for a full time camper (includes morning classes) ranges from $450 to $900, 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 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 are good till March 1st, late fees are added after that ($50 additional), and the late fees increase after April 1st ($75 additional). 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. Some classes and lodging options are likely to sell out the first day, so don't snooze or you might lose (registration opens at noon). 

Can't get your bass to camp, or need a loaner? Just ask. (Thanks to our bass angel, Steve Swan!)

Sign up below for priority registration for future camps.
(If you've attended camp before, you're probably already on this list unless your e-mail has changed.) 

Priority registration (first day) recommended for best choice of classes and lodging!

See What's New page for new details about priority registration

To be notified for Priority Registration for future camps, sign up below!

(and we recommend adding Walker_Creek_Music_Camp@mail.vresp.com to your contacts) 

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