JULY 23-27, 2017


Camp Kiya News!

We are tuning up and getting ready for our 9th Camp Kiya! New classes, new and returning instructors, GREAT FUN.

New this year: Kerry Patrick Clark, Peter Romano and Max Valentino will be heading up a special songwriting workshop. Peter Cutler, the engineer for the Folkscene radio program, will give a workshop on sound reinforcement for acoustic music. Michael Gutin will be coming back for accordion instruction. 

Camp Kiya Receives Arts Council of Kern Grant

Camp Kiya has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Arts Council of Kern. The “Arts in the Community” grant was given for the scholarship program, which assists in financial aid for individuals who would not be able to attend camp without financial assistance.

…read more About Camp KiyaThorne and Zac

 So sorry, but we’re having a technical problem with our online registration at the moment. Please download the form and scan or mail it in. You may  also put the information directly into an email if you prefer and send it to campkiya@gmail.com.  At this point, we only need your main instrument and ability level. You may pay by PayPal online here, maiil a check, use your bank’s bill pay, or call us and we can take your credit card over the phone (661) 823-9994, or (661) 822-1753. 

Again, we’re sorry for the inconvenience. 

See the Registration Info & Fees page for Camp Kiya general info, fees, discounts, camper forms, and payments.

Explore music “from the inside out.”


Discover the joy of jamming, improvisation, singing, dancing and playing tunes together. Try different instruments, learn new tunes and styles on your main one, have fun doing creative art projects, learn about the local native American culture, or just enjoy the woods. There’s something for everyone at Camp Kiya!

“Kiya” (Kee-ya) means fun, laughter and play in the local Tehachapi native language, Nuwa (or Kawaiisu). The camp is rustic, with a mess hall for meals and dancing, a campfire circle for gathering and singing, and cabins, campsites and shower facilities. Sleep in a cabin, your own tent or RV, or go home every night if you are local. We also have fine hotels in town only 20 minutes from camp. Meals are mostly catered from our local restaurants, with vegetarian options.

Our Acorn Program includes special activities for children ages 4 to 11 who are not taking the regular classes. Those 6 and under must be accompanied in the program by a parent or guardian.…read more About Camp Kiya