What types of instruments are allowed at camp?

We welcome all instruments to our camp and love to meet all types of musicians from beginners to advanced. We are a welcoming, inclusive and supportive community.


Your own bedding and pillow, towel, rain gear, warm clothing, instruments, music, voice, lyrics, a flash light, ear plugs, your well rested body (we mean it!) and creative ideas.

How much does camp cost?

Each camp varies in price.

Fall & Spring Camp – $240

Summer Camp – $325 (early bird by April 1st) || $350 (regular price)

What is included at camp?

The price covers six gourmet meals – including Friday night dinner, basic dorm-style accommodation, snacks, coffee, and tea. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available upon request.

How do I register or pay for camp?

Please print the  registration form for the camp you are interested in (Fall, Spring, Summer) and mail it in with your payment (cheque). Please send a cheque or money order made out in full to The Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop at the address on the registration form. If you wish to pay by e-transfer please contact our registrar at gsgwregistrar@gmail.com.

Is there camp etiquette I need to be aware of?

No drugs or pets; smoking outdoors only, away from groups and high traffic areas. The Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop takes no responsibility for the safety of participants, their personal effects, instruments or vehicles. This is a closed camp for security and safety reasons. No visitors please.

How do bed/cabin reservations work?

Reservations of bed is based on first come first served basis upon Friday arrival. Once you check in with the organizers, you can reserve a bed for yourself and one additional person only. If you have a disability or special requirements please contact the registrar and we can do our best to accommodate you.

Do I have to participate in the Saturday night student concert?

No, participation in the student concert is not mandatory. If this is your first camp we always encourage newcomers to meet other musicians and jam together. The student concert is a great catalyst for this. This is a very supportive community where it is easy to find other musicians to back you up.

I changed my mind can I cancel my spot at camp?

A $25 fee is charged on all cancellations. Fees paid (less $25) will be credited to future events. Please note: any credit given on cancellations received within 14 days of any event will be at the discretion of the organizers.

I was a previous instructor at a Summer Camp can I get a discount for Fall/Spring Camp?

Previous GSGW Summer Camp instructors are offered a special rate of CDN$120 for our Fall/Spring Camp weekend.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes, we have  few scholarships available to those in financial need. For more information please contact our registrar via email  gsgwregistrar@gmail.com.

Can someone under 19 years old join camp?

Our camp is an adult camp however if there is someone under 19 years old who wants to join camp they need to be accompanied by an adult.