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2019 BVFMS Smithers Adult Guitar Camp

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Saturday August 10th, 2019  - Thursday August 15th

Camp Caledonia - Telkwa, BC

This is Adult Guitar Camp's 22st year of being held!!  Its a secure atmosphere for anyone wanting to learn, play and share guitar. The venue for 2019 is Camp Caledonia on Tyhee Lake, 2818 Telkwa High Road.



The 2018 Out of Town guitar instructors will include Doug Cox and Linda McRae. Doug and Linda had such a great time at the 2017 camp they both hoped to be asked back for 2018!  We are very happy they said yes.  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.

Local Instructors:

Mark Thibeault will instruct Intro to Soloing and Express Yourself

Ben Brookes will instruct Rhythm, Rhythm, Rhythm and Know Your Fret Board

Danny Sklapsky will instruct Easy Songs for Beginner Guitar 

Taylor Poffenroth will instruct Drumming

Allan Cormier will instruct Ukelele Basics and More

Course Descriptions 

Something a bit different every year - course descriptions coming 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!    Please view the schedule through the link below.

How Camp Works:

Saturday August 11 -  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 12 to Wednesday August 15 - 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 15 ends with a Student Concert, held at the Camp and is not open to the Public.

Thursday August 16 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 Here 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.  All deposits are non-refundable after July 1, 2017

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


Adult Camp Brochure 2018 Registration Form