Camp Calvin 2018 E-newsletter

April 22, 2018
In 3 months today, music enthusiasts in fiddle, guitar & piano will gather for 4 days of fun, friendships and learning for the 12th Camp Calvin and we invite you to be part of the atmosphere.
July 22 - 26, 2018
Portage College, St. Paul, AB

Looking after you will be some great instructors and talented musicians from across Canada.
Fiddle ~
Mark Sullivan & Daniel Gervais: Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champions
Gordon Stobbe & JJ Guy: Everyone's favorite camp instructors
Randy Jones & Barb Haney-Jones: Our own homegrown talent
Lucas Welsh: Saskatchewan's own and new to the team
Calvin Vollrath: the Camp's namesake
Guitar ~
Craig MacGregor & introducing Chris Tabbert
Piano ~
Kimberley Holmes: the Nova Scotia sweetheart
             Camp highlights include:
  • Quality instruction in FIDDLE, GUITAR & PIANO
  • Multi-generational
  • Concerts every evening
  • Organized jam sessions
  • Variety of Workshops
  • Fun & Friendships

We will be returning to Portage College for a 2nd year and look forward to it. The College is a beautiful, modernized facility located right in the heart of St. Paul, AB.
Benefits include:
  • Free Wifi
  • Air-conditioned
  • Central location
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Large classrooms and assembly hall
  • On-Site Accommodations, 3 options available - Camp, Rent-a-room or Motel it.
  • Delicious and plentiful home-cooked meals with several meal options
  • & Much More!

Students 17 yrs & under can apply for the Art 'Lefty' Vollrath Memorial Bursary, a $150 scholarship to financially assist young students participate in Camp Calvin. Click here for the bursary application form. Deadline to apply is June 22, 2018.


We are once again offering a referral bonus! Bring a new friend to camp and get a $50 rebate on your own registration fees.



This year, we have partnered with the Wild Rose Fiddlers Association and encourage you to attend the Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship on the weekend prior to camp. We have adapted our schedule to allow full participate in this event. See for all the information.







Camp Calvin will be giving away one (1) Free Tuition at the Prairie West Fiddle Contest June 9, 2018 in Camrose AB. Participate in the contest and your name will be entered into a draw. (Winner will be re-imbursed if already registered & win can be carried over for one year if unable to attend this year). See for all the contest information.



The 2018 website has been updated with much more information and we invite you to check it out at
Register by clicking here.
Chaperones register here.



We did some video taping at Camp Calvin 2017 and have posted the student concerts and Calvin's concert on YouTube. Click here to check it out and see what you can be a part of.


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We hope you will be able to join us, we look forward to seeing you in our future,
Calvin & Rhea

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