General Information

Thank you to everyone involved for making the Nanaimo Fiddle Society Camp 2018 a great success!

Watch for details soon about 2019 dates.




We kick things off with a dance and class placements on Monday July 30 at 7pm. Fiddle camp classes run from Tuesday July 31 to Friday August 3, 2018, and we wrap up with a final concert at Maffeo Sutton Park in downtown Nanaimo’s beautiful waterfront park. Click here to learn more about our instructors for this year’s camp.

Discounted early-bird registration (just $225 per person!) is available until January 31, 2018. After this time, the registration fee will be $250 per person. Please click here to complete your registration form and pay your fees.

Members of the Nanaimo Fiddle Society who register for our 2018 camp will be entered in a draw for one of two fabulous fiddle-themed gift baskets.

Meals at camp

Participants will be responsible for their own snacks and lunch while at camp. There are many great cafes and restaurants just minutes away from the camp venue. Coffee, tea, and water are available on site (please bring your favourite mug to use for the week!).

Supervision of children at camp

We enthusiastically welcome students of all ages at camp. However, we need to ensure that every camp participant has a safe and enjoyable week. During the 90-minute lunch break each day, children under the age of 12 must be supervised. We will have two youth leaders at camp to offer fun (and free!) lunch-time activities including games and crafts, but those children who choose not to participate in these activities must be under the direct supervision of their parent.


Classes run daily from 9am to 4pm. There are optional evening events planned during the week as well, including a fabulous jam session at one of Nanaimo’s family-friendly pubs.


Week Schedule

2018 NFS Camp Schedule_Corrected

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Workshop Schedule



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Tapestry Music is returning to Nanaimo Fiddle Society Camp! We will have a full selection of all things violin – cases, bows (wood and carbon fibre), strings from all the major brands, rosins, shoulder rests, chin rests, mutes, violin stands, music books, and even violins to try.   As well, string specialist Megan McCaffrey will be on hand to do chin and shoulder rest fittings, string recommendations, and restrings. We look forward to seeing you there!

Megan McCaffrey is head of orchestral strings at Tapestry Music in Victoria. She is a life long fiddle player who is fresh back from a 2.5 month Jazz Violin Mentorship with Asier Suberbiola in Barcelona, Spain. Megan studied violin repair for 3 years under Travis Short at Larsen Music in Victoria. After the closure of Larsen Music,  they both hopped on board with the opening of the new branch of Tapestry Music in Victoria in September of 2017.  Megan will be available throughout the week to answer questions and make recommendations for all your fiddle needs. 
Find her at the Tapestry Music pop up shop!  

Tapestry Music Victoria – 828 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1H8
(250) 590-0752 Toll Free: 1-888-292-4221




Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to July 1, 2018

50% refund July 1- July 30th

No refund once camp begins on July 31.


There are a few serviced campgrounds near the camp venue as well as several hotels at every conceivable level of service. Here is a comprehensive list of suggested hotels and campgrounds in the area:

Tourism Nanaimo website

Things To Do In Nanaimo

Harbour Living has a great website listing all the events for the Nanaimo area.

There are also some great parks in the region where you can walk on the beach, wander through the forest, or discover crazy creatures in tide pools.