General Information


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.


We are working on this year’s schedule details and specific information will be posted soon.

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.


Workshop Schedule



Printable pdf version.



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.