Camp dates for 2017 are August 15-20, with a proposed separate, optional extra day (to be confirmed) on the 14th for the Composers Symposium/Independent Practice, and August 17-20 for camp proper.
JazzWorks Jazz Camp takes place at CAMMAC Music Centre in Quebec, a beautiful natural setting on the shore of Lake MacDonald, north of Hawkesbury, Ontario. Only a two-hour drive from Ottawa, sleeping accommodations are in a newly constructed building (campers are welcome to bring their own tent and are encouraged to do so) and there are plenty of hot showers available.
Meals are served three times a day, including a light dinner when you arrive on Thursday evening. An afternoon snack is available on Friday and Saturday, but if you are prone to late-night munchies you may wish to bring some extra reserves.
For those who are so inclined there's some time set aside for non-musical recreation in the water. And, of course, jazz camp wouldn't be camp without the traditional bonfire and marshmallow roast on Saturday evening.
There is plenty of space for all sorts of musical activities — large rooms for master classes, group practice, jam sessions and concerts — small spaces for individual practice or just getting away from the crowd. CAMMAC also boasts a state-of-the-art concert hall with recording-quality acoustics.
Please visit www.cammac.ca for more details about the facilities available.
Fees for JazzWorks Jazz Camp 2017
We are in the process of confirming camp fees for 2017. There will be a slight increase as CAMMAC have raised their fees. See the below for last year's fee structure.
Available lodging spaces
Accommodations are routinely set aside for faculty, students and staff. The residual spaces available at opening of registration, for 2016, are offered on a first come, first served basis.
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The majority of accommodation is shared. A limited number of private rooms are available on a "first come, first served" basis. If you wish a private room in either the main lodge or Lake House, you are advised to register early.
The main lodge is a modern building with 40 rooms, a limited number of which are private. It also has an elevator for those with reduced mobility (total capacity of 74).
Bedding is supplied with indoor accommodation.
The Lake House is an older "country style" building, slightly closer to the lake, with private and shared rooms (total capacity 30). Bedding is supplied with indoor accommodation.
Mozart House is a small, rustic building with a total of nine spaces and two shared bathrooms, each with a sink and toilet, plus one bathtub. The rooms in Mozart House do not have room keys.
CAMMAC has excellent camping facilities for those who wish the "outdoor experience". If you choose to camp, you are expected to bring your own tent or camper vehicle and bedding, etc. The camping area is equipped with electricity and washrooms/showers and is close to the main building.