2017’s Camp Will Be Held September 5 – 8, 2017

Basic Information for Every Song-Camper

The Americana Song Academy is an inspiring opportunity, providing you the chance to focus on songwriting, self-expression and sharing music in a supportive setting. Additionally, it will give you the opportunity to take time for yourself, reflect and build community through song.

For those of you who haven’t been to “Song Camp” before, here’s a Google map, and a map of the Caldera vicinity.

The entire Caldera campus is a non-smoking area; and Song Camp takes place at the height of fire season.

The food at Song Camp is legendary, thanks to Annie and her brilliant staff. There will be dietary restricted options available; vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, etc… All food will be labeled with ingredients.

Below is a list of considerations for camp, including things to bring and medical information.

For those of you who purchased an All-Event pass, they will be available at the Check-In Tent after 1 PM on Festival Friday in Sisters at  Village Green Park.

Arrival & Departure—

  • Academy registration begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Please plan on arriving promptly
  • There is no camping or RV parking available on campus prior to Tuesday morning
  • First gathering is at 10 a.m.
  • The Academy concludes at 10 a.m. on Friday morning


  • Song Camp is a closed campus; we cannot accommodate any guests or folks who aren’t pre-registered participants
  • 24 tipis are available to share on a first-come, first-served basis
  • On-site tent campsites are available
  • There are numerous campsites close-by around Suttle Lake (See vicinity map)
  • A limited amount of RV space is available for dry camping only. RV spaces cannot be reserved in advance, they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If you purchased accommodations at Tamarack Hall, and have questions, please click here to view a sample room. Rooms at T.H. are within walking distance from Song Camp action and include shared bathrooms, and all bedding with pillows. Visit calderaarts.org, for additional information about the campus

Things to Bring—

  • There is WiFi access at Caldera, but cell service is spotty at best
  • Suitable Clothing – Caldera can be chilly at night, and quite warm during the day
  • Shorts and Sunscreen – Blue Lake is a beautiful chilly swim for those who dare
  • Tent, Sleeping Bag, Pillow and any other sleeping considerations
  • Reusable Water Bottle and/or Hot Thermos
  • Instrument(s) – whatever you choose to play and compose on
  • Toiletries – There is a shared restroom facility, complete with showers

Dietary & Medical Considerations—

  • The food at Song Camp is legendary, thanks to Annie and her brilliant staff. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, etc. options will be available and clearly labeled with ingredient(s) and/or possible allergens, if not clearly identifiable.
  • You will be asked to sign a release form and indicate any medical concerns
  • There will be an EMT on staff throughout the three days of Song Camp

Refunds & Wait List —

  • Once Song Camp or Tamarack Hall is full, you can add your name to the wait list by emailing your complete contact information to [email protected].
  • We fill openings from the wait list, in the order we received your email request to be on the list
  • We are happy to refund your Song Academy or Tamarack Hall lodging (less a $10 processing fee) if we can fill your space from the wait list. Our 2016 wait list was 50 people long – we can typically fill a spot up until a few days prior to the Academy.

Click Here for a Sample Song Camp Schedule (you’ll receive the actual schedule as this year’s Song Camp approaches)