Registration for our Summer Creativity Camps opens on May 19!
Fees for 2021 are based on a “Pay What You Can Afford” model and no camper will be turned away due to inability to pay.
Camp hours are 9 AM to 4 PM Monday-Friday.
Lunch and snacks are included with all registration levels. If preferred, campers are welcome to bring their own lunch and snacks each day.
Sisters Folk Festival takes COVID-19 very seriously. All current safety protocols will be implemented.
Parent or guardian must sign child in and out of camp each day. Exceptions can be made for students 13 and over with signed parental waiver.
If camp is cancelled due to COVID-19, a full refund of any fees paid will be issued automatically.
Seed to Sprout Camp
July 19-23, 2021
Open to players with minimal previous experience on their chosen acoustic instrument. In this class, instructors will provide songs that can be played with the most basic common chords and short, easy-to-learn melodies to memorize. There will be opportunities to try other instruments as well, providing an opportunity for real life experience of what each different “noise machine” can offer. In this camp, most of the jamming will be in one large group, with each player providing the basic role of their unique instrument to a particular song. Open to students going into grades 6-10.
- Max: 20 students
- Mandolin, guitar, fiddle, cello are available to lend
- Registration opens May 19; runs through July 18 @ 11:59 PM
Build A Band
August 2-6, 2021
A 5-day immersion into arranging favorite songs, forming ensembles, and jamming together. For students entering grades 7-12 who are instrumentalists, singers, or songwriters in all musical genres. This experience will offer an inclusive opportunity for musicians to get together to collaborate, learn and share with one another and make music together. Campers will examine what makes a successful band, jam, and laugh together. Each day professional musicians and multi-instrumentalists Jenner Fox, Cuchulain Kelly, and Natalie Akers will guide and play along as campers mix, match and arrange songs. Participants will leave camp with a new idea of how songs are built, with some new friends, and probably as a member of a new band! All instruments (voice included) and genres are welcome.
- Max: 30 students
- Registration opens May 19; runs through August 1 @ 11:59 PM
The Nature of Expression: A Creativity Camp
August 16-20, 2021
exploring art, music, creative writing and nature. Led by songwriter-poet Beth Wood and teaching artist Judy Fuentes, campers will investigate animals and nature through sounds and color. Students will explore storytelling and self-expression through art, creative writing, and music. How does sound inspire imagery? How does imagery inspire sound? What do emotions sound and look like? Campers will create stories, melodies, songs and poems, and use colors, forms and words to create book art, rain sticks, and a unique talisman/power animal. Each day includes immersion into both visual arts and creative writing as well as time for reflection and making new friends. The goal is to have fun with many forms of creative expression through awareness, discovery, and play! For students going into grades 5-8.
- Max: 20 students
- Registration opens May 19; runs through August 15 @ 11:59 PM
Branch to Fruit Camp
August 23-27, 2021
will be open to players who are comfortable on their instrument and relatively fluid in the common major and minor chords found in popular music. In addition to playing together as a large group, this camp will break out into some small group ensemble sessions in which 2-4 players will work out tunes that may include custom song arrangement, individual solos, harmonies and improvisation. Open to students going into grades 8-12.
- Max: 20 students
- Registration opens May 19; runs through August 22 @ 11:59