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"Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are and for what, whence and whereto."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

May Instructional CampMay 19 - 22, 2017

*** IMPORTANT *** - FAMI uses an online registration process. Please read the Online Registrations Information page for important details.

A weekend of musical instruction, inspiration, jam sessions and opportunities to perform and socialize with others who share common musical interests. The camp is held at a facility which is situated on the Elbow River and is for ages 12 and up.

Cost:     $ TBD ~ (plus online processing fees). Costs include instruction, accommodation, meals and use of the camp.

Registration: FAMI uses online registrations and and will not accept registrations by any method other than via our online registration process.

Meals: Due to the rising cost of providing gluten-free meals, FAMI will be instituting a surcharge of $20 for those requiring gluten-free meals.


Children between the ages of 12 and 17 must be proficient enough to attend one of the adult classes and be accompanied by a parent, guardian or designated responsible adult who has also registered to attend. Parental release forms may be required. Children under 12 may not attend.

Accommodations are dorm room style bunk beds with foam mattresses. We cannot guarantee private rooms for individuals or couples. Please provide your own sleeping bag/bedding, pillow and towels.

The camp is limited to 120 students so register early. Spots will be allocated on a first come basis (as determined by registration date/time and class size limitations). To improve your chances of getting accepted into camp, please indicate your first and second choices on the registration form.

There are very few rules but participants should be aware of the following:

  • No Guests! Due to limited space and event popularity
  • The camp is a drug free environment
  • Smoking is limited to the outdoors
  • No Pets
  • To aid those trying to sleep, late night jamming is restricted to designated sites
  • The use of amplifiers is now allowed (new in 2015) but limited to acoustic bass instruments using a FAMI supplied bass amp (See amplifier policy)

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations will be accepted 7 days prior to the start date with a 25.00 administrative processing fee deducted. Any requests for refunds made after that date will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Requests for refunds are to be made to the Registrar.

Financial Assistance:

Financial assistance to attend this camp is available to qualifying individuals via:

      FAMI Bursary