Next Camp Kiya: JULY 22-26, 2018


Camp Kiya News!


We’re thrilled to welcome the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks Department (TVRPD) as our new partner!

TVRPD has offered to handle registration and other aspects of running Camp Kiya. The Fiddlers Crossing/Mountain Music staff will continue to operate the actual camp program, but our new partner will be a huge help behind the scenes. They have a new administrative staff who are enthusiastic about helping us continue to make Camp Kiya an amazing musical adventure for everyone involved.

Registration for 2018 will open in a few weeks, with the Early Bird discount deadline extended to May 1.

Stay tuned for news of our exciting 2018 program! 


Camp Kiya Jam Camp will Return!

November 2-4, 2018

Tehachapi Mountain Park

        We are happy to announce that a Camp Kiya Jam Camp will take place again this year on November 2-4. Those who came last year had a great time. The weather was beautiful, and no bugs! This was much like the “Wintercamp” that Tehachapi musicians used to hold some years ago in Tehachapi Mountain Park. We won’t have instruction or anything formally planned except for meals.  This will be opportunity for us to get together again, jam, eat, play games and work a jigsaw puzzle, and have a great time. 

       Meals will be prepared by our kitchen staff, and all of us can pitch in to help clean up as needed.

       Because it could be chilly at that time of the year, we’ll have jamming in the cabins, which are heated. We won’t assign cabins ahead of time for sleeping, other than to set aside quiet ones for men and women.  You’re free to find a bunk – first come, first served. If you are planning to jam most of the night – or all night – you can bunk in your favorite jam cabin. We’ll set aside specific ones for Celtic, Bluegrass, Old Time, country, etc.

       RVs are welcome, as well. As always, Tehachapi people can choose to sleep at home.

       Because of the loose cabin sleeping arrangements, anyone under 18 wanting to spend the night MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (We will offer a special rate for a parent who is simply spending the night.)   

More information, including the cost, will be posted later.

We’re looking forward to a great weekend of jamming, and just being together again!



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