Jam Camp comes to Cottonwood House in the Cariboo

Early deadline is June 1 but final deadline is June 7

Jam Camp is all about families and music

Time is running out to register for the first Jam Camp in the Cariboo.

Located at historic Cottonwood House, July 17 – 21, Jam Camp is facilitated by professional musicians who will lead diverse workshops ranging from marimba and African djembe to Celtic fiddling and rock guitar. There will be small group instrument instruction, cultural education and group songwriting. Breaks in each day’s activities provide opportunities for participants to make crafts, play soccer or music, hike or enjoy the inspiring natural setting. During Camp evenings there will be skits, campfire singing, jamming and dancing. This will be a beautiful Northern summer musical adventure.

Jam Camp North is best for families with children aged five – 12 but families with teens as well as adults without children are certainly welcome. Workshops will cater to all levels of musical experience from beginner to advanced musicians of all ages.

Cottonwood House Historic Site has cabins that sleep up to six people, RV sites (some with power), tenting sites, picnic tables and campfire rings, washrooms and showers, an activity building with tables for kitchen use, an outdoor activity and game area and an outdoor cooking shelter. Register soon if you want a cabin or an RV site as they are limited and will be assigned on a first-to-register basis.

Families arrive on July 17, workshops begin that evening. The final evening is July 21 and everyone vacates the camp on Friday July 22.

The camping fee at Cottonwood House is a fee-per-week. Combine your camping fee with your registration fee and Jam Camp will pay the entire camping fee for Cottonwood House on arrival.

Costs:

• $5 per person (aged 4 and up) base fee PLUS

• cabin: $125 per family OR

• RV site: $62.50 per family OR

•Tenting: $40 per family.

Jam Camp North fee: A sliding scale registration fee of $150 to $500 per person aged four and up, plus Cottonwood House Camping Fee.

To register visit www.jamcamp.org. Registration for Jam Camp North closes June 1.

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