"It dawned on me that CAMP CALVIN isn't a place....it is an atmosphere"  D. Ingram

Camp Calvin/CV TOW Revamped 2024

We are once again offering the 'Tuesday Online Workshops' in 2024 and have combined elements of Camp Calvin in this 4th edition of CV TOW.

Which means we have invited CC instructors to the 2024 edition. We are excited to announce that Mark Sullivan, Daniel Gervais, April Verch and Alex Kusturok will offer workshops on a variety of technical aspects to improve your playing. We have a schedule made up when each of these guest instructors will appear. Calvin will teach the other four lessons.

CV TOW is an 1-hr online intermediate level group fiddle lesson offered on the first Tuesday of the month for 8 months.

Your low cost registration fee includes the 1) 8 Online Lessons 2) Sheet Music 3) MP3's & 4) the Backing Tracks of the tunes being taught all for one low fee of $210 (incs. GST). Subscribers get access to the video for review long after the lesson is over, a great deal! OR sign up monthly for $35/mth (no access to videos).

Sign up for one lesson and if you decide to subscribe for the 8 months, your $35.00 fee will be applied to the subscription fee. (Because of the recorded lessons, you can subscribe anytime. You will receive all material & link to the videos retroactively.)

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End of an Era

It is with sadness that we announce that the end of an era has arrived. The difficult decision has been made to end the ‘physical’ Camp Calvin. While it was always our intention to go for 20 years, until 2026, a change in venue after 10 years and the Covid pandemic has put a kink in those plans - it's been a great 15 year run! 

It is not the end of Camp Calvin, only a change in direction. We will explore other options so stay tuned as new learning opportunities are developed. 

We thank all of our instructors for sharing their time & talent with us. We especially thank all the participants/students that attended over the years, we couldn't of done it without you. We will meet again… not sure where, not sure when! In the meantime, keep on fiddlin'!

Calvin & Rhea

'Tunes I Think I Should Know' Souvenir CD

A dedicated camp student Donna Ingram created a CD project with all proceeds from CD sales going to the bursary fund. This Limited Edition CD is a collection of popular & favorite jam tunes & played by Calvin Vollrath. Click the links below to order your CD, Digital Download or the Backing Tracks and take home a camp souvenir.

CD ~ $20 (to be mailed)
Digital Download ~ $16.99
Backing Tracks: MP3s ~ $29.99 / Individual Tracks ~ $2.99

Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship

The Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship is held on the third weekend in July. In 2022, it moved with much success to the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan. Plans are now in place to return to Fort Saskatchewan on July 14 - 16, 2023.  

The 2021 contest was held virtually on Facebook on the weekend of July 17 & 18 prior to the start of virtual Camp Calvin. Catch the 2-day contest on the Facebook group 37th annual Grand North American Old Time Fiddling Championship.

This was also held virtually in July 2020 and you can view the competition by going to the Facebook group.

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