Our next camp will be:
We're hoping for Spring 2023
For more details, see the What's New page
Be sure you're on the e-mail list (at bottom of page) to be notified when registration is about to open.
Stay safe, stay healthy, get your vaccinations!
Keep on pickin' and we'll be in touch when we can finally open camp again!
For students of all ages who love to play and sing Traditional American Music!
Bluegrass, Oldtime and other related styles
Held at the beautiful Walker Creek Ranch near the SF Bay Area
Instructors, next camp
More info on the Classes Page
Let's welcome our first-time instructors to Walker Creek Music Camp: Steve Roy, Tony Marcus, Joe K Walsh, and Richard Brown--delighted to have them all join us!
|• Greg Schochet (Beginning Bluegrass Jamming)||• Steve Pottier (Bluegrass Guitar)|
|• Evie Ladin (Old Time Ensemble)||• Howard Rains (Rhythm & Old Time Back-up Guitar)|
|• Alan Munde (Bluegrass Banjo)||• Tony Marcus (Swing Rhythm Guitar)|
|• Leela Grace (Clawhammer Banjo)||• Joe K Walsh (Bluegrass to Newgrass Mandolin)|
|• Steve Roy (Bass)||• Richard Brown (Bluegrass Monroe Style Mandolin)|
|• Ivan Rosenberg (Dobro)||• Tim Connell (Swing & Jazz Repertoire Mandolin)|
|• Nate Lee (Bluegrass Fiddle)||• Katie Glassman (Swing Vocals)|
|• Tricia Spencer (Old Time Fiddle)||• Rebecca Stout (Harmony Singing)|
|• Paul Shelasky (Swing Fiddle)||• Steve Baughman (Gospel Singing)|
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 for a full time camper (includes morning classes) ranges widely, 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 the best deal, late fees are added after a certain date TBA ($50 additional), and the late fees increase when we get really close to camp ($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 (as soon as you can on the first day) recommended for best choice of classes and lodging!
See What's New page for new details about priority registration