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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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Milo McIver State Park, Oregon

Come and join us for our first ever Oregon Jam Camp, where we will be making music with people of all ages and musical abilities!! Oregon has been calling for many years, and we are so excited to be making it happen this summer! Oregon Jam Camp is a family music camp for all ages, held on the banks of the Clackamas River at Milo McIver State Park near Portland, OR. Singing around the campfire, strumming a uke under the shade of a cedar tree, and dancing to marimba's with your whole family...so much fun!

Oregon Jam Camp will be facilitated by professional musicians who will lead group song writing sessions, instrument instruction workshops, jam circles and much more. We will explore music from diverse genres and world traditions. Workshops will be catered to both the beginner musician and the advanced. This camp is great for families with young children as well as teens, and we welcome adults with or without kids!

Oregon Jam Camp will be held at the group site at Milo McIver State Park. The group site is surrounded by lush forest and near the banks of the beautiful Clackamas River. There's so much to explore in this park, miles of walking and hiking trails, mountain views, swimming and kayaking, disc golf and fishing. All the beauty will surely inspire the music making at camp!

Families arrive on Sunday, June 23. Workshops will begin that evening. Our final evening will be Thursday, June 27th, and we will vacate the camp Friday morning, June 28th.

The group site has tenting areas, water taps,flush toilets campfire rings and picnic table. There is no rain shelter, so bring tarps! Families bring their own camping gear and food, cook for themselves and are responsible for their children's safety at all times.

Registration for Oregon Jam Camp opens February 1, and closes June 1.

For more information and directions to Milo McIver State Park, please visit Milo McIver State Park.


Oregon Jam Camp Fee

A sliding scale Registration Fee of $140 to $300 USD per person age 4 and up. There are no additional camping fees.

Sunday July 21 to Friday July 26, 2019
Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island BC

Jam Camp by the Sea is a family music camp for all ages on beautiful Salt Spring Island!

Jam Camp by the Sea is facilitated by professional musicians who lead workshops exploring music from around the world, teaching beginner to advanced lessons on a variety of instruments, and creating original songs in collaborative groups. Singing around the campfire, strumming a uke along the seashore, and dancing to marimba's with your whole family...so much fun! This camp is best for families with children and teens, and adults of any age who are ready to adventure into musical realms.

Jam Camp by the Sea will be held at the group site at Ruckle Provincial Park, one of BC's most beautiful parks. The group site is set in grassy meadows overlooking the ocean, surrounded by lush forest. There's so much to explore in this park, miles of walking trails, and a heritage farm. All the coastal beauty will surely inspire the music making at camp!

Families arrive on Sunday, July 21nd. Workshops will begin that evening. Our final evening will be Thursday, July 25th, and we will vacate the camp Friday morning, July 26th.

The group site at Ruckle has tenting areas, water taps, outhouses and campfire rings. There is no rain shelter, so bring tarps! There are picnic tables, but bring a camping table if you have one as picnic tables are limited. The group site is a walk-in site, about 100-200 m from the parking lot. Everything has to be carried in! Wheelbarrows are very limited- bringing your own bike trailer or trolley can be very helpful.

For more information and directions to Ruckle Provincial Park, please visit the BC Parks website.

Registration for 2019 Jam Camp by the Sea opens February 1, and closes June 15th.




Jam Camp by the Sea Fee

A sliding scale Registration Fee of $150 to $500 per person age 4 and up, plus Provincial Park Campground Fee (see below).


Provincial Park Camp Ground Fee

The Campground Fee is a fee-per-night collected by BC Parks from Jam Camp Society. Please combine your campground fee with your registration fee, and Jam Camp will pay the Park the entire camping fee on arrival.

Amount:

  • For each night,
  • Every person age 16 and up = $5
  • Plus every child between ages 6 to 15 = $1
  • (Kids under 6 free!!)
  • PLUS an additional base rate, per family = $15

For example, a family of five (two adults, one 7 yr old, one 5 yr old, and a baby) will pay: $5 (adult) + $5 (adult) +$1 (7 yr old) + $0 (5 yr old) + $0 (baby) +$15 (base rate) = $26 per night for the camping fee.

Cottonwood House Historic Site, Quesnel

Sunday July 28 to Friday August 2nd, 2019

Join us for Jam Camp North at beautiful Cottonwood House Historic Site near Quesnel. Campers can be experienced musicians or musical newcomers. Workshops include small and large group instruction, games, new discoveries, dancing, and songwriting. Small groups write and perform songs with the help of professional musicians. Groups perform their songs on the last night of camp. Above all, we have lots of fun!

Jam Camp workshops focus on creativity, community, diversity, and celebration. Some campers are involved in music training, but for others, Jam Camp is a first exposure to musicianship. During breaks in each day’s workshops, participants make crafts, play soccer or music, or hang out and enjoy the beautiful natural setting. Camp evenings involve skits, campfire singing, and jamming.

At Cottonwood House, your family can choose a cabin (they sleep up to 6), an RV site (some with power), or a tent site. There are picnic tables, campfire rings, washrooms and showers, an activity building with kitchen, an outdoor activity and game area, and an outdoor cooking shelter. Please register soon if you want to stay in a cabin or an RV site, as they are limited and are assigned on a first-to-register basis.

Families arrive on Sunday, July 28. Workshops will begin that evening. Our final evening will be Thursday, August 2, and we will vacate the camp Friday, August 2.

For more information and directions to Cottonwood House, please visit www.cottonwoodhouse.ca. Cottonwood House is also offering discounted two-day passes to Barkerville at $5 each!

The fee for Jam Camp is per person aged 5 and up. The fee covers 4.5 days of workshops, activities and instruction. The fee does not cover food; each family does their own cooking.

Registration for 2019 Jam Camp North opens February 1, and closes July 28th.




Jam Camp North Fee

A sliding scale registration fee of $250 to $550 per person ages 5 and up (including adults) plus Cottonwood House Camping Fee (see below). If you’re able to pay more than the base fee per person, that will greatly help us meet our expenses. Early bird registrations made before May 1 are reduced with a sliding scale registration fee of $225 to $525


Cottonwood House Camping Fee

The camping fee pays for all 5 nights of camping. Please combine your camping fee with your registration fee.

Amount:

  • Cabin: $149 per family/group OR
  • RV site: $125 per family/group OR
  • Tenting: $100 per family/group

Mabel Lake Community Hall, near Lumby BC
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Jam Camp on the River is a family music camp set in the beautiful Mabel Lake valley on the banks of the Shuswap River. Come and join us in making music with people of all ages and musical abilities! Singing around the campfire, strumming a uke while watching the river flow by, and dancing under the stars with your whole family...so much fun!

Jam Camp on the River will be a family camp for all ages, facilitated by professional musicians who will lead group song writing sessions, instrument instruction workshops, jam circles and much more. We will explore music from diverse genres and world traditions. Workshops will be catered to both the beginner musician and the advanced. This camp is great for families with young children as well as teens, and we welcome adults who come ready for musical adventure!

Jam Camp on the River will be held at the Mabel Lake Community Hall near Lumby, BC. The site is surrounded by forest and mountains, and bordered by the beautiful river. The river has a long stretch of beach and deep green pools perfect for warm afternoons. The forest and river are so fun to explore, and always inspire our music making! There are swift currents in the river, so participants enjoying the water should be confident swimmers and be aware of how to stay safe while enjoying the unique pleasure of river swimming. There are shallower calm pools on some sections of the beach for younger children who are supervised by a parent at all times.

Families arrive on Saturday (not Sunday!!) July 20th. Workshops will begin that evening. Our final evening will be Wednesday, July 24th, and we will vacate the camp Thursday, July 25th.

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Registration for 2019 Jam Camp on the River opens February 1, and closes June 15 or when the site fills up!! This site has limited capacity, so register early!!




Jam Camp on the River Fee

A sliding scale Registration Fee of $175 to $500 per person age 4 and up. There are no additional camping fees.

Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, Nelson BC
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About our Fees

The fees for Jam Camp reflect the family nature of our camp. Jam Camp is an adventure for the entire family, thus we require that each person attending Jam Camp four years old and older pay a registration fee, including parents.

The sliding scale represents two important Jam Camp values: keeping our camps affordable, and paying our musicians a fair wage. The high end of the sliding scale is the amount we would need from each person if Jam Camps were to be truly financially sustainable. The lower end is what we feel we can accept from families who may not be able to afford anything more. Our camps are only able to operate at this fee amount because of hundreds of volunteer hours.

If the low end is still unaffordable and/or if you have a large family, please contact Celina Tumbach. We strive to make Jam Camp accessible for everyone; we can work out a family discount, or there are several volunteer positions available in exchange for registration fees, or we may be able to offer scholarships.

Important Jam Camp Policies:

Registration:
Due to legal limitations of our incorporation, all youth participants must be registered with a parent or another adult who will assume responsibility for the youth. Jam Camp staff are not responsible for feeding, safety, or night time supervision of participants. Please contact Celina if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.

Refunds:
Full refunds can be issued to cancellations only before June 1 for Oregon Jam Camp and June 15 for all other Jam Camps.

Pets:
Please leave your dog and other pets at home. Many of our venues do not allow pets, and pets often cause issues at camp, no matter how wonderful they are!! Thankyou!

Alcohol consumption:
Many of our venues request that there is absolutely no alcohol consumption by anyone on the site. When we are at a venue that does permit legal age drinking, Jam Camp Society asks that it is kept to being very moderate and very discreet. Thankyou!