JULY 24-28, 2016 (Tentative)


We’re already in the planning stage for our 8th Camp Kiya for 2016. We still can give you only a tentative date, because we have to wait until Kern County gives us the go-ahead. We hope to have that soon. In the meantime, please save these dates!



We will be streamlining our online registration process to make it less confusing, and we are exploring some exciting new ideas for classes and schedules. We welcome input from our past campers.  

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

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.


Camp Kiya

206 East F Street #5 Tehachapi, CA 93561

Phone: Mountain Music, 661-823-9994

The store hours are Tuesday-Friday 12-4 p.m. and Saturday 11am – 1 pm and by appointment. Or call anytime and leave your name and phone number and we will return your call.

Email: Campkiya@gmail.com