Virtual Winter Camp Calvin Tip Jar
We do everything we can to keep the cost of Camp Calvin as low as possible and we so appreciate you being a part of it. If you feel you've had great value for your money and would like to send a tip, we are providing you with this opportunity here. You choose the amount. Thank you in advance. *Just know that 5% GST will be added.
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Virtual 'Summer' Camp Calvin 2021
We had so much fun in July & January... we're doing it again!
Read all about the summer edition under 'Information' and save the date.
July 19 - 22, 2021
Online via Zoom
Virtual 'Winter' Camp Calvin 2021
There's still have time to sign up for the winter camp!
All the video lessons have been recorded and are posted privately to YouTube.
Register today to get access to all the videos, the Registration link will be available till March 31, 2021
January 16 - 19, 2021
Online via Zoom
Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship
The Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship scheduled for the weekend of July 17 - 19, 2020 prior to the start of Camp Calvin went online and with great success. You can view the competitors by clicking here to go to the Facebook group.
For the July 16 - 18, 2021 contest, it has been decided that it will once again be held virtually. Check out the website for all the details as they develop. www.wildrosefiddlers.org.
It's a Wrap!
Well the 2020 edition of Camp Calvin is in the books! What almost ended up being a cancelled event, turned out to be a modified event and for the first time, went virtual. Students who always aspired to attend Camp Calvin finally could, all from the comfort of their own homes from across Canada, the USA and Scotland, thanks to technology and the ZOOM platform.
As a result of the online format, the schedule was modified due to the fact that only one class was able to happen at a time, thereby giving the students the opportunity to participate in ALL the classes, and many did! In a physical camp, fiddlers hang with fiddlers and accompanists hang with their own. In a virtual setting, students could hang with everyone.
The schedule was made up so fiddle classes happened in the mornings (for those living in the west) and accompanists classes in the afternoon, giving students a half day of instructions if they were only participating in one class. In between, we held an instructor led jam session for all. Two levels of instructions were given in fiddle, piano, guitar which were Nov/Int & Int/Adv and all classes were 45 mins with a 15 min break between.
Our roster of instructors included our camp alumni's Calvin, Mark Sullivan, Daniel Gervais, Craig MacGregor, Kimberley Holmes and returning after several years Patti Kusturok.
The one bonus of this virtual camp is that all lessons were recorded and have been shared with the students. A lasting effect. So much so, that new students are still registering and you can too. Once we receive your registration and fee, we will send you the links to the video lessons. Go to the REGISTRATION tab above.
We are extremely pleased on the results of this year's camp and the positive comments we have received in the Evaluations. We suspect we will look at doing another virtual camp again. Perhaps a mid-winter camp? Perhaps this will be the new normal of Camp Calvin?
Thanks to Covid-19, we were forced to be creative and find new solutions and we hit it out of the park on this one. Who knew going virtual could be so much fun. Thanks to all the students who participated and made it what what it was. We thoroughly enjoyed hanging with you for the week. We'll look forward to 2021 and see what that has in store for us.
Until then Stay Safe everyone and we hope to see YOU in 2021!
Calvin & Rhea