Walker Creek Music Camp

Fall camp dates: 

November 1 - 4, 2018

(Thursday to Sunday)

Registration will open in the summer

Sign up below to be notified the week before

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



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 

fall camp includes a Classic Country Track!


 Spring and Fall sessions at the beautiful Walker Creek Ranch

near the San Francisco Bay Area

Fall 2018 Instructors

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; Rebecca Stout, 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!


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. Late fees can be waived for first-time campers who hear about camp after the late fee dates.

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

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