May Instructional Camp
May 19 – 22, 2017
*** LATE BREAKING NEWS ***
To celebrate FAMI’s 20th anniversary, there is a Swing Dance on Sunday night at the May Camp (about 10:00 – 11:30 pm) with an opportunity to play, listen and dance to some great music! To get all the details and learn how you can participate in this event please go to the Swing Dance. This event is open to Registered Campers ONLY!
*** 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: $295.00 ~ (plus online processing fees). Costs include instruction, accommodation, meals and use of the camp.
Registration: FAMI is now using Online Registrations. Please note that registrations will no longer be accepted by regular mail or any method other than via our online registration process.
Registration: will open on Brown Paper Tickets at 9:00 am on Saturday April 1, 2017
View: Class List
Download: FAMI Information Package
View: Volunteer Job Codes (for use during online registration)
Meals: Due to the rising cost of providing gluten-free meals, FAMI will be instituting a surcharge of $20.00 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 approximately 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)
Cancellations will be accepted 7 days prior to the event 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 to attend this camp is available to qualifying individuals via: FAMI Bursary