Walker Creek Music Camp

Fall camp dates: 

Sept 28 - Oct 1, 2017

(Thursday to Sunday)

Registration is still open!


Can't make it this time?

Plan ahead for Spring Camp: April 12-15, 2018!


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

Fall 2017 Instructors

Special Consensus: Greg Cahill, Dan Eubanks, Rick Faris, Nick Dumas
Spencer & Rains: Trisha Spencer and Howard Rains
Stairwell Sisters Evie Ladin and Lisa Berman
Jim Kweskin, Eric and Suzy Thompson
Keith Yoder, Adam Schlenker, Steve Baughman, Kathy Barwick
Jesse Appelman, Alisa Rose, and Paul Knight
for info on who's teaching what, see the What's New page
Music & More for kids with Morgan Cochneuer


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. Late fees are added to all prices after August 1st, and the late fees increase after September 1st. To avoid late fees, sign up in July; 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

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