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Adult Guitar Camp

The 2020 Adult Guitar Camp and Retreat HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19

This 23rd year for Adult guitar Camp is very different.  All we can do is think about going in 2021!  The Instructor line up for 2021 will remain the same as for what would have happened in 2020.  You can read below.  Registrations will not be taken until later in Autumn 2020.

2017 Adult Guitar Camp
2014 Adult Guitar Camp


The 2021 Out of Town guitar instructors will see Rick Fines and Linda McRae returning to camp.  Rick and Linda both love our adult guitar camp and anyone who has taken their classes just want more! Rick is steeped in roots music that crafts a unique blend of warm hearted blues, juke joint folk and dock side soul!   You can read more about Rick here:  https//rickfines.ca    Linda McRae from Nashville Tennessee, formerly with Spirit of the West, loves this place and has so much to offer musicians we keep inviting her back.  You can read about Linda here: http://lindamcrae.com/  

Local Instructors

Mark Thibeault will instruct Intro to Soloing and Express Yourself.

Ben Brookes will instruct Rhythm, Rhythm, Rhythm and Know Your Fret Board.

Taylor Poffenroth will instruct Drumming.

Allan Cormier will instruct Ukelele Basics and More.

Jon Bjorgan will instruct Beginner Guitar.

Course Descriptions

Something a bit different every year . 

Course Schedule

Courses are open for everyone to attend.  You can register for 3 courses and a mini course or just 1 or 2 courses.  It is up to you and how much time you want to spend learning and practicing!   

How Camp Works

Saturday August 14 –  campers and Instructors arrive at Camp Caledonia anytime after 2PM.  You will receive your camper package and find your place to camp.  There are 4 cabins with 10 single bunks per cabin or you can set up a tent or RV.  No hookups for RVs but a lot of camping space.  Dinner is 5:30pm followed by an Instructor’s concert on site.  Students will receive a preview of the upcoming classes.  

Sunday August 15 to Wednesday August 18 – classes run for the 4 days.  Campers can pick up to 3 courses per day (2 is fine depending on your level).  Whatever courses you pick, you stay with those classes for the duration of camp as the classes progress over the 4 days.  Classes and mini sessions run from 9am to 5pm each day.  And this year you can sign up to make a recording of your favourite tune!

After dinner each night there is a scheduled event which is optional for attendance. Campfires also happen each night, as long as there isn’t a campfire ban.

Wednesday August 18 ends with a Student Concert, held at the Camp and is not open to the Public.

Thursday August 19 you clean up your living space, pack up, get hugs and say goodbye – See you next Year!  And camp is over.  You go away filled with new learnings, eager to continue!

How to Register & Prices

Adult Camp and Retreat cost $675 per adult.  This includes classes, food and a place to sleep.  Please bring all your own bedding and personal effects.  

Register online or FILL OUT REGISTRATION FORM HERE and mail, along with your $300 deposit to:

PO Box 2209
Smithers BC V0J 2N0

Only 30 spots available so don’t wait too long to register!  You must include your deposit with your registration form.  All deposits are non-refundable after July 1st, 2021.

For more information, please contact:

Karen: karendiemert@gmail.com or 250-847-2777  or Cheryl 250-847-3974 

Email us at: bvfmsinfo@gmail.com