WHAT IS VIRTUAL CAMP CALVIN?
Virtual Camp Calvin has been created out of necessity due the Covid-19 pandemic and the Stay at Home orders that all governments have been endorsing. With the advent of advanced technology and the popularity of 'Everything Online', we felt it was possible to carry on with Camp Calvin 2020, in a virtual setting. This is a way to keep some sort of normality and to find a way to gather together while staying apart.
This LIVE 4-day camp will consist of classes in fiddle, piano & guitar, workshops and jam sessions led by our very talented camp instructors from across Canada, including Canada's Fiddling Sensation Calvin Vollrath. Participants from around the world and of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate.
WHAT WILL A VIRTUAL CAMP WEEK LOOK LIKE?
Classes will start at 9 am MDT daily with a fiddle group class, followed by a workshop and then the second fiddle group class. After the lunch break, we will gather for a one hour 'Instructor Lead Jam Session', followed by guitar & piano classes which will alternate for the next two hours (1hr each day). Classes will end at 4 pm daily. Classes will be 45 mins - 1 hr, and the schedule will include time for coffee breaks and a lunch break. Each fiddle instructor will teach once a day, so you can see each instructor up to 3 times during the week. Click here to see the proposed schedule.
WHAT ARE THE ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS?
Students have the option to participate in any or all of the classes they choose. Your low-cost registration fee will give you access to all classes. Sit in on as many or as little as you like. The only thing that will be required to attend, other than your instrument, will be a decent internet connection and a device (smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer) and optional headphones.
- We do not offer a raw beginner course.
The two fiddle class levels offered will be Novice-Intermediate & Intermediate-Advanced. So if you know a little about fiddle or know alot about fiddle, we have you covered.
-Piano students must have a basic knowledge of their instrument.
-Guitar students must have a basic knowledge of their instrument.
HOW WILL I GET CONNECTED?
In the week of July 13, you will receive an email with all the information and code to connect online. Our plan is to use the most popular web conferencing platform out there, Zoom. On both Friday July 17 & Sunday July 19, both at 3 pm MDT, we will do a connection test to get everyone connected, go LIVE and work out any glitches so that everyone will be ready to go first thing Monday morning. And who knows, once everyone is online maybe a jam will break out?
WHAT IS THE COST TO ATTEND?
$130.00/student plus 5% GST for a total fee of $136.50 CAD (approx $105 USD for US/Inter students). We are making this camp very affordable and require everyone in your household who is participating, to fill in their own registration form and pay their registration fee. However, households of 4 or more participants get the family rate of $390 plus GST for a total of $409.50 CAD / $426 CAD (USA/Inter students).
Cancellations up to July 10, 2020 will be reimbursed less a $10 administration fee.
Cancellations after July 11, 2020 will forfeit their registration fee.
We accept E-transfers (Cdn students) or Credit Cards (processed by Square) ONLY. Payment details will be sent with your Confirmation email once you're registered. (Due to Covid-19, the postal service is being delayed and therefore we can no longer accept cheques after July 1st, we apologize for this inconvenience).
Michael Gilmore of 'Collector's Corner' is a great supporter of ours & normally sets up shop at Camp Calvin for instrument repairs or supplies and offers great service at reasonable rates. Dealer, Collector, Repairer & Restorer of fine new & vintage Instruments and bows. You can contact Michael at 780-266-9103 or email@example.com for any of your musical needs today.
Upcoming Camp Dates:
July 20 - 23, 2020
July 18 - 23, 2021
July 17 - 22, 2022
July 16 - 21, 2023
July 21 - 26, 2024
July 20 - 25, 2025
2026.... 20 years! Final Camp Calvin!
July 19 - 24, 2026