Spring Jam Camp
Unlike our Summer Instructional Camp, there are only 2 formal workshops sponsored by the Women in Jazz Association along with our typical informal workshops. You still get the same great food and congenial atmosphere with lots of time for jamming, singing, socializing and walks on the beach. And on Saturday evening we organize the highlight of the weekend — our camp concert with opportunities for all who wish to perform.
The cost for the weekend is CDN$240 - this includes access to all formal and informal workshops thanks to the sponsorship of the WJA. The price covers six gourmet meals – including Friday night dinner, basic dorm-style accommodation, snacks, coffee, tea, etc. Please send a cheque or money order made out in full to The Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop at the address on the registration form (see www.gsgw.ca). These retreats fill up quickly so don’t delay in sending in your application; places are filled according to the postmarked date on your letter.
Note: GSGW Summer Camp instructors are offered a special rate of CDN$120 for the weekend.
HOW THINGS WORK
Friday: Registration at the camp starts at 5:00 pm, with supper at 6:00 pm. During supper, you have the choice to sign up for a Hat Band where you are placed randomly in a band and figure out a musical arrangement as a group. Friday evening jams will begin after supper, along with the Welcome Jam for all those who are new to jamming or camp.
Saturday: Informal workshops can be requested or provided by any camp attendees. Workshops are posted in the dining hall and run in the mornings and in the afternoon. There will also be a formal workshop - The Writer's Circle - where you can get gentle feedback and advice on a song/poem you're working on. As a camper, you can choose which workshop to take or decide to jam with other campers. On Saturday evening the student concert is held which is a highlight of the camp and offers the opportunity to perform in a friendly environment.
Sunday: Informal workshops again in the morning and afternoon. There will also be the second formal workshop with Jodi Proznick. You can also choose to go for a beach walk or visit with other campers with time to pack and clear the camp by 4:00 pm.
Cancellation policy: A $25 cancellation fee is charged on all cancellations. Fees paid will be retained to be used as credits for future events with the understanding that the extent of the credit given on cancellations received within 14 days of any event will be at the discretion of the organizers.