JULY 24-28, 2016

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Camp Kiya News!

We’re looking forward to a great 8th session of Camp Kiya this summer, and hope you can join us!

2016 Classes & Schedule now posted!

New Instructors this year: Steve Eulberg, Mountain and Hammered Dulcimers; and Kerry Patrick Clark, Songwriting, Contemporary Guitar, Performance Workshops. Local musicians Jaress and Lauren Loo will be at Camp Kiya for special classes on Tuesday afternoon, July 26. Jaress is a classical and jazz player who will teach fiddle improvisation, with an emphasis on contemporary music, and Lauren is a classical and jazz singer who will give a workshop in vocal techniques. Both are Tehachapi residents who are well-known in the local music community, We’re happy to have them join us at Camp Kiya this year.
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You may now Register Online and pay with PayPal, even if you don’t have a PayPal account OR you can fill out the forms online, submit them online or print them and mail with a check payment. 

See the Registration Info & Fees page for Camp Kiya general info, fees, discounts, camper forms (we need to know what makes you happy!), and payments.

Watch this space for updates!

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