What is Camp Calvin?

Camp Calvin is four days of intense classes & workshops and a major inspiration to aspiring and experienced musicians alike. We offer classes in fiddle, piano & guitar by high calibre instructors from across Canada, including Canada's Fiddling Sensation Calvin Vollrath. Workshops offered throughout the week cover a large gammit of topics that range from theory or composing, to maintaining your fiddle, making rhythm either by clogging your feet, spoons and even step dancing and of course, lots of jam sessions.

A highlight of the camp is the evening concerts presented by the instructors of camp. These concerts are pure entertainment and worth the price of registration alone.

Participants of all ages come from across Canada and the US to engage and immerse themselves in an environment where fiddle music takes precedent. This is an opportunity to meet new musical friends and re-acquaint with old ones.

Camp Week

Sunday July 22: Registrations will open at 3 pm until 9 pm. Sunday evening, there will be a jam session starting at 7 pm. This is being done to accommodate the many fiddlers that participate in the Grand North American Fiddle Championship held July 19-22 in Radway, AB.
Monday July 23: Registrations will re-open bright and early and the day will begin with a Welcoming gathering for all. Students will then be assigned to a group class with a home instructor.
Monday July 23 - 26: Two group classes & two workshop periods/day. Plus optional workshops offered and evening concerts by the instructors with the last night being the student concert.

Attendance requirements

Fiddle students
- Must know at least 3 tunes as we do not offer a raw beginner course.

Piano students
-Piano students must have a basic knowledge of their instrument and know a minimum of 3 chords.
-Piano students are required to supply their own keyboard, with headphones. A surge protector power bar with extension cord are recommended.

Guitar students
-Guitar students must have a basic knowledge of their instrument and know a minimum of 3 chords.

Upcoming Camp Dates:
2019:
July 21 - 25, 2019

2020:
July 19 - 23, 2020

2021:
July 18 - 23, 2021

2022:
July 17 - 22, 2022

2023:
July 16 - 21, 2023

2024:
July 21 - 26, 2024

2025:
July 20 - 25, 2025

2026.... 20 years! Final Camp Calvin!
July 19 - 24, 2026