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Smithers Adult Guitar Camp August 12 -17 2017

2017 Smithers Adult Guitar Camp - August 12 - 17 at Camp Caledonia

Smithers' Younger Guitar Camp August 8 -12 2017

2017 Smithers Younger Guitar Camp August 8 - 12 at Camp Caledonia

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Adult Guitar Camp

The 2017 Adult Guitar Camp and Retreat will be held from Saturday August 12th to Thursday August 17th, 2017.

This is Adult Guitar Camp's 20th Anniversary!  And we are planning a few extras. The venue for 2017 is Camp Caledonia on Tyhee Lake, 2818 Telkwa High Road.


The 2017 Out of Town guitar instructors will include Doug Cox and Linda McRae. Doug Cox has instructed at guitar camp many times and camp wouldn't be the same without him. Doug lives on Vancouver Island BC.  You can read about Doug here:   Linda McRae, formerly with Spirit of the West, will make her first appearance at the 20th anniversary guitar camp and we are excited to have her!  You can read about Linda here:  Doug and Linda complement each other in guitar teaching and will be great additions to our local instructors.


Course Descriptions 

Something a bit different every year - 2017 schedule will be posted soon!

Course Schedule

Courses are open for everyone to attend.  You can register for 3 courses and a mini course or just 1 or 2 courses.  It is up to you and how much time you want to spend learning and practicing!    

How Camp Works:

Saturday August 12 -  campers and Instructors arrive at Camp Caledonia anytime after 2PM.  You will receive your camper package and find your place to camp.  There are 4 cabins with 10 single bunks per cabin or you can set up a tent or RV.  No hookups for RVs but lots of camping space.  Dinner is 5:30pm followed by an Instructor's concert on site.  Here students will have a preview of the upcoming classes.  

Sunday August 13 to Wednesday August 16 - classes run for the 4 days.  Campers Can pick up to 3 courses per day (2 is fine depending  on your level).  Whatever courses you pick, you stay with those classes for the duration of camp as the classes progress over the 4 days.  Classes and mini sessions run from 9AM  to 5PM each day.  And this year you can sign up to make a recording of your favourite tune!

After dinner each night there is a scheduled event which is optional for attendance. Campfires also happen each night, as long as there isn't a campfire ban.

Wednesday August 16 ends with a Student Concert, held at the Camp and is not open to the Public.

Thursday August 17 you clean up your living space, pack up, get hugs and say goodbye - See you next Year!  And camp is over.  You go away filled with new learnings, eager to continue!

How to Register:

Adult Camp and Retreat cost $600 per adult.  This includes classes, food and a place to sleep.  Please bring all your own bedding and personal effects.  Register below Online or Fill out the Registration Form and mail, along with your $300 deposit to:

BVFMS PO Box 2209 Smithers BC V0J 2N0

Only 30 spots available so don't wait too long to register!  You must include your deposit with your registration form.

For more information, contact:
Karen: or 250-847-2777  or Cheryl 250-847-3974 or EMAIL us at


Adult Camp Brochure 2017 Registration Form
Course Schedule 2017 Stay tuned!
2017 Course Descriptions yet to come!

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