January 30th, 2017

Registration for 2017's Jam Camps opens Feb 1st!

There are 4 family Jam Camps this summer, in beautiful locations:

Mabel Lake Jam Camp July 16 - 21

Jam Camp North July 23 - 28

Jam Camp by the Sea Aug 13 - 18

Kootenay Jam Camp Aug 14 - 19

Facts and Questions
  • It says that there is "no level of musical aptitude required", but no one in my family plays an instrument! Is it really ok for us to come, are we going to be the only non-musicians?
    • Jam Camp is a wonderful opportunity for people who have not had many opportunities to be musical, and people who don't feel like they are very musical. Our camps are supportive, encouraging, and focused on having FUN! There are no competitions and all performances are optional. We do a lot of singing, dancing and hand drumming, which are great for people who do not have experience with instruments.

  • I am serious about playing my instrument, is this camp able to provide me with quality instruction time?
    • Many of our facilitators are full time professional musicians, with extensive musical training. Although instrument instruction is not the main focus of our camps, there are workshops for a few hours every day where participants have the opportunity to learn one on one or in a small group with our facilitators.

  • What should I bring to the family camps?
    • Food, camping gear, clothing for rain and sun! Beach and swimming supplies, sunscreen, mosquito repellent! Any instruments you might have kicking around your house! First Aid kit, sun hats, rain jackets! It is very helpful if you are able to bring your own camping table, as picnic tables are often limited.

  • At 2017 Jam Camps, can we bring RV's, and is there power I can hook up to? What about showers and flush toilets?
    • 2017 Jam Camp by the Sea: there are campsites in the forest about 400 m from the group site that can accommodate an RV, there are no hook-ups. This campground has pit toilets, no showers.

    • 2017 Mabel Lake Jam Camp: There is very limited room for RV's in the group site, register early and let us know if you are bringing an RV! No hook-ups for RV's. Flush toilets and sink, no showers.

    • 2017 Jam Camp North: There are limited RV sites, some with power. There are cabins available that sleep 6, have bunk beds with foams and electrical outlets.RV sites and cabins will be assigned to the first people to register and request them. There are flush toilets and showers.

    • 2017 Kootenay Jam Camp: There is limited room for small RV's, tent trailers and camper vans, no water or hook-ups. There are showers and flush toilets a short bike ride or 10 minute walk away into the main campground.