Welcome to Fiddleworks Salt Spring Island 2018!
(Online registrations now open)
About Fiddleworks Salt Spring Island
A Typical Day At Camp...
Each morning, Fiddleworks Salt Spring begins with fresh muffins & coffee / tea available at the snack shack and a wonderfully interesting 20 minute "village talk" at 9:00 am followed by all camp fiddle orchestra in the barn at 9:30. Elective Classes are 1 hour in duration and take place daily from Monday to Friday at 11am, 1:30pm and 3pm. There is a generous 90 minute lunch break and 30 minutes between each class. Each afternoon closes with jamming or dancing, and after a delicious farm dinner there is always a fun (optional) evening activity.
Meals are something truly incredible at Fiddleworks Salt Spring Island -- Chef Haidee Hart and her amazing team serve up farm fresh, gourmet meals, complete with delicious home-made desserts. All food for the week of fiddle camp will feature beautiful seasonal produce harvested daily from the farm, and locally sourced eggs, cheese, fish and meat. We eat our meal picnic style, spread out on blankets, gathered under canopies, or sitting with a new friend on a bale of hay while the sounds of music drift on the ocean breeze from a group of teachers giving an acoustic concert nearby. After dinner, evening events range from dances, jams, documentary films, a variety show, and capture the flag for the truly adventurous! You can take it all in or maybe you choose to find some down time to get a massage or practice what you learned that day... or find a private spot to relax and just breathe in the fresh coastal Island air.
After a music filled day, you can climb into your comfy bed in one of the charming onsite accommodations (ranging from yurts to shared or individual rooms), or curl up under the stars in your tent or camper. Or you can go to your own home or other Island Accommodation to refresh yourself for another day of music and community at Fiddleworks.
Our Vision Statement
Fiddleworks aims to build community (at a personal, local and global level) through music and the arts, using mentorship and celebration in a multi-generational setting (which values relationship with others and the earth).
Community is key to the success of our camps and it is our top priority. We want our programs to give the opportunity to give back, and to be available to everyone.
At registration, you will have an opportunity to donate towards a bursary for a low income family, or to select a "fiddle worker" work trade position to offset your families tuition costs. At camp there will be a sign up for volunteering, if you would like to give back by helping with a simple job during camp please sign up. It takes a village!
Steps to Fiddleworks Salt Spring registration:
1. Check the class levels to find the right level for you.
2. Check out the instructors and classes for this year, make your choices based on the class schedule. Make note of your choices. (Note: after registration class changes are allowed up until Aug 1, 2018 via the Class Change Form).
3. Determine your food and accommodation options and check out the Fiddleworker Work-Trade positions.
4. Please read our payment options page (e-transfer, cheque or Paypal). E-transfer payments are our preferred method of payment, and must be made within 24 hours of your registration. Cheques must be received within 10 days. Please read our updated cancellation policy.
5. Online registration for Fiddleworks Salt Spring begins at 6pm (PST) on March 15, 2018. The form will be available on this page (See the BIG orange button at the bottom of this page). Allow yourself a good chunk of time to complete the registration.
Upon registering, you will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation that lists your registration and payment details. Please print or save this email for reference and payment details.
You can choose to sign up for any of the participant packages below; all packages include a gourmet, organic farm lunch, Sunday Instructors' Showcase concert ticket, and a Fiddleworks t-shirt, cotton bag, notebook, and instrument cleaning cloth, along with your 1 - 3 elective classes, Village Talk, Fiddle Orchestra, Dance & Jam classes, and evening activities. There is a non-refundable $65 registration fee (included in the prices below). There is an optional dinner package that can be ordered during registration.
FULL TIME vs PART TIME
Full time or "3 star" participants will choose 3 classes. In addition to Orchestra and afternoon jam & dance classes, they will take the same 3 elective classes each day from Monday-Friday. (There must be one full time "3 star" participant per family group at camp).
Part time participants "2 star or 1 star" will choose 1 or 2 elective classes. In addition to Orchestra and afternoon jam & dance classes, they will take the same 1 or 2 elective classes each day from Monday-Friday.
All registered participants are invited to take part in Village talks, Orchestra, Jam & Dance opportunities as well as evening activities. A gourmet, organic farm lunch is included with registration, along with a Sunday Instructors Showcase ticket and a t-shirt, cotton bag, notebook, and instrument cleaning cloth.
Evening meals are optional and can be purchased with your registration or through our extras form.
"3 Star Package" $615 (teen/adult)/ $595 (kids 12 & under)
Includes: Registration fee, 3 Elective Classes, Fiddle Orchestra, Jam & Dance Classes, Evening Activities, 5 organic farm lunches, custom designed 2018 Fiddleworks t-shirt, Fiddleworks practice book, cotton tote bag and instrument cleaning cloth, and a ticket for the Instructors Showcase Concert, plus entry to daily Fiddleworks Village Talks.
Note: There must be minimum 1 Full time "3 star" participant per family group at fiddle camp.
"2 Star Package" $480 (teen/adult)/ $460 (kids 12 & under)
Includes: Registration fee, 2 Elective Classes, Fiddle Orchestra, Jam & Dance Classes, Evening Activities, 5 organic farm lunches, custom designed 2018 Fiddleworks t-shirt, Fiddleworks practice book, cotton tote bag and instrument cleaning cloth, and a ticket for the Instructors Showcase Concert, plus entry to daily Fiddleworks Village Talks.
"1 Star Package" $350 (teen/adult)/ $330 (kids 12 & under)
Includes: Registration fee, 1 Elective Class, Fiddle Orchestra, Jam & Dance Classes, Evening Activities, 5 organic farm lunches, custom designed 2018 Fiddleworks t-shirt, Fiddleworks practice book, cotton tote bag and instrument cleaning cloth, and a ticket for the Instructors Showcase Concert, plus entry to daily Fiddleworks Village Talks.
"Little Groovers" Musical Preschool Program for 3-6 year olds 9:00 - 12:00 $200
Leave your littlest family member(s) in the expert care of our pre-school staff Monday - Friday mornings from 9-12! While attending "Little Groovers", children will experience circle time music with different Fiddleworks guest instructors each day, enjoy outdoor play time and guided adventures on the farm, plus take part in nature and music themed games, crafts, stories and songs. The cost of "Little Groovers" includes lunch by Haidee (eaten with their family member(s) in the lower field at noon) and a healthy snack mid morning.
Payment is to made within 24 hours of registration by email transfer, by credit card using PayPal, or cheques can be mailed. (Note: cheque payments must be received within 10 days of registration in order to hold your spot at camp.) See Payment Options
All prices above are subject to 5% GST, to be paid at the time of registration.
Accommodation options and rates can be found here.
There are Fiddleworks bursaries for low-income families, or sign up for a Salt Spring Fiddleworkers work trade position when you register.
If you see a message saying that camp is full when you click the registration button, please join our waitlist and we will contact you if a space comes available.
Click for our cancellation policies