January 22nd, 2019

Registration for 2019 Jam Camps opens Feb 1!

Oregon Jam Camp: June 23 to 28, Milo McIver State Park, Oregon

Jam Camp on the River: July 20 to 25, Mabel Lake Community Hall, Lumby BC

Jam Camp by the Sea: July 21 to 26, Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island BC

Jam Camp North: July 28 to Aug2, Cottonwood House Historic Site, Quesnel BC

Kootenay Jam Camp: date and place TBA, stay tuned!

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Frequently Asked 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, floaties, sunscreen, and sun hats. Mosquito repellent, wasp traps, something to soothe bites and stings. Any instruments you might have kicking around your house! First Aid kit! It is very helpful if you are able to bring your own camping table, as picnic tables are often limited. At Jam Camp on the River, bring water shoes!

  • At Jam Camps, can we bring RV's, and is there power I can hook up to? What about showers, toilets and water?
    • 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. An extra fee would need to be paid. Please be aware that you would not be camping with the main group, and the sites are dark and right on the road. This campground has pit toilets, no showers. Water is from a tap, bring a bucket to haul to your camping area.

    • 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.

    • Jam Camp on the River: There is limited room for small RV's, tent trailers and camper vans, no water or hook-ups. There are no showers, but there are flush toilets and sinks in the hall. Water is from a tap, bring a bucket to haul to your camping area.

    • Jam Camp Oregon: the group site is for tents, please contact Celina at if you want to camp in an RV in the group site (there are no hook-ups). There are reservable RV sites with power in the near-by campground, your fee for that would be on top of your registration fee. Water is from a tap, bring a bucket to haul to your camping area. There are flush toilets, and hot showers in the nearby main campground.