Walker Creek Music Camp

Spring camp is cancelled, so sorry.

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We'll decide about fall camp later in the year.

Stay safe, stay healthy, keep on pickin' any safe way you can!

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

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

  The instructors below will all be invited to teach at fall camp 2021 or when we can...
For spring 2022 teachers, see the Classes page. 

     Let's welcome our first-time instructors to Walker Creek Music Camp: The Slocan Ramblers (Adrian Gross, Alistair Whitehead, Darryl Poulsen & Frank Evans), Abbie Gardner, Jake Blount, Liz Knowles, and Natalie Padilla--delighted to have them all join us!
     All other teachers back by popular request, tried and true fave WCMC instructors; welcome back to all of them, too!

    • Annie Staninec (Beginning Bluegrass Jamming) • Jack Tuttle (Bluegrass Guitar)
    • Tatiana Hargreaves (Old Time Ensemble) • Darryl Poulsen (Flatpicking Guitar)
    • Frank Evans (bluegrass Banjo) • Steve Baughman (Irish Guitar)
    • Jake Blount (Clawhammer Banjo) • Adrian Gross (Bluegrass Mandolin)
    • Alastair Whitehead (Bass) • Tristan Scroggins (Bluegrass Mandolin)
    • Abbie Gardner (Dobro)  • Marla Fibish (Irish Mandolin)
    • Alisa Rose (Bluegrass Fiddle) • Kathy Kallick & Greg Blake (Harmony Vocals)
    • Natalie Padilla (Oldtime Fiddle) • Michael Black (Irish Singing)
    • Liz Knowles (IrishFiddle)    

      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 October 1st, late fees are added after that ($50 additional), and the late fees increase after November 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

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