We at Camp Calvin, like everyone else are monitoring closely the Covid-19 situation. At this time, we do not have any intention of cancelling Camp Calvin in July, we are hopeful that this pandemic will have ceased by then and life as we know it will forge ahead. However, if for some reason we are still not out of it and we must cancel, rest assured anyone registered will receive a full refund.
So go ahead and register in confidence, remember Early Bird Special ends April 30th, 2020.
Camp Calvin 2020!
July 19-23, 2020
Portage College, St. Paul, AB
Details under 'Information'.
Faculty listed under 'Instructors'.
We're excited to welcome back returning fiddle instructors Patti Kusturok & Daniel Koulack
and welcome first time piano instructor Jeremy Rusu.
Registrations now being accepted.
Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship
You are encouraged to attend the Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship on the weekend of July 17 - 19, 2020 prior to the start of Camp Calvin which will be held at the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan, AB, a short 1½ hr drive southwest of St. Paul. Our schedule accommodates your participation in the fiddle contest without missing anything of Camp Calvin.
It's a Wrap!
Well the 2019 edition of Camp Calvin is in the books! And what a great year it turned out to be once again. New initiatives introduced in 2018 following our first year of camp at Portage College were once again carried through, much to the delight of camp students, with one new addition... jam sessions held in the atrium were led by Donna Ingram, a camp favorite.
We were pleased to welcome many new students to camp as well as our many returning students. We hope they enjoyed their first experience and have been motivated to continue playing and practicing their fiddle music and we hope to see them back at camp someday.
We were happy to welcome Troy MacGillivray of Cape Breton, NS to the roster who took on the piano class and our regular piano instructor Kimberley Holmes taught a fiddle class. We were also happy to have Brian Hebert of ON back for a 2nd year to round out the already established roster of Calvin, Daniel Gervais, Mark Sullivan and Craig MacGregor.
We are very pleased with the turnout of this year's camp and thank all those who participated and make it what it is, for without you, we don't have a camp. Plans are now underway for 2020 and the website and information have been updated. July 19-23, 2020.
Have a great year and we hope to see YOU in 2020!
Calvin & Rhea
ASF Fiddle Marathon
The Alberta Society of Fiddlers (ASF) celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a 25-hr fiddle marathon on May 19 & 20, 2017. Camp Calvin alumni participated in the marathon by playing some favorite Camp Calvin jam tunes. What a fun hour it was!
A 14 min video was taken (along with commentary) of the group and is now posted on the website under Videos, or click here to view it.