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A COVID-safe, outdoor summer music camp with David Francey? Yes please!

The team at the Old School Bluegrass Camp is excited to announce a second three-day pop-up songwriting camp Sept. 18 to 20 in beautiful Elphin, ON with David Francey! There will be just 11 attendees paying $450 + HST per camper, which includes all classes and workshops, meals, tent camping and amenities. For reasons of COVID-19 safety, all activities will be outdoors.

Songwriting camp will be taught by David Francey, a three-time Juno winner and grand prize winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition. More instruction and facilitation will be offered by two-time Juno-winning songwriter (and camp director) Jenny Whiteley, Dora Award nominated singer-songwriter Kristine Schmitt, Juno-nominated musician Joey Wright, and roots songstress/camp assistant Allison Brown.

Week One (sold out) begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 and wraps up Sunday the 13 after lunch. Week Two follows the same schedule from Sept. 18-20. Programming will include interactive instruction with David, song circles and workshops such as Stagefright Bootcamp, co-writing, finding melodies, breaking through a block, and more.

Campers will tent onsite (sorry, no trailers), and we have two beautiful outdoor, heated, private showers and our new “glamping” washroom with fresh running water. We’ll dine outdoors in our large screened shelter and learn there as well.

We are calling it a pop-up event because of the short lead-up time and because we will only run the event if we sell all the spots. Week One is sold out, and Week Two will run if we get a few more signed up. We will confirm that we are going ahead with Week Two as soon as we are full.  Only those who have paid by email transfer will be considered enrolled. We will not deposit any money until we have confirmed that we are going ahead with the camp.

To sign up:

  1. Send an email transfer to oldschoolbluegrasscamp@gmail.com for $450 plus HST ($508.50). Please send a separate email letting us know your payment has been sent to make sure we have your email address.
  2. You will get a confirmation email from us including a link to the registration form that you will email back with your password for the transfer
  3. Fill out the online registration form
  4. We will confirm that we are running the camp, deposit your fee and send you the details of programming and other things you will want to know.

Covid protocols:

As mentioned, all activities are being held in the fresh air. Facilities will be sanitized often, and we will be in contact with all 11 campers about what to expect and what is expected as the date approaches.  We will be consulting with public health about any updates on protocols as camp approaches.

https://www.davidfrancey.com/

http://jennywhiteley.com/

https://kristineschmitt.com/

https://oldschoolbluegrasscamp.wordpress.com/

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