About Camp Kiya

Camp Kiya is gearing up for its 10 year anniversary of music instruction in Tehachapi Mountain Park, July 22-26.

The popular music camp includes local musicians as instructors along with other professionals. This year’s camp will include returning as well as new instructors, songwriting work shops, mountain dulcimer, ukulele, and many opportunities to jam with other musicians.

Registration is now open at Camp Kiya, and may be done online at www.tvprd.com. Further information about the camp may be obtained by calling Mountain Music at 661-823-9994 and leaving your name, number and brief message. You can also email us at campkiya@gmail.com

Camp Kiya offers instruction in numerous instruments, as well as several dance forms and singing, from beginning to advanced levels. Children ages 5 through 12 will have their own program to explore different instruments, along with arts and crafts and the natural world of the mountains. Jon Hammond will be on hand to teach Kawaiisu history and nature instruction. Instrumental instruction includes classical, folk and Celtic guitar; harmonica; Celtic, old-time and gypsy fiddle; cello; folk harp; mountain dulcimer; banjo; mandolin; bass; ukulele and penny whistle. Cape Breton Step-dancing, Irish Dance, and contra dancing will also be offered, as will vocal technique and harmony singing. A special focus for the camp is improvisation, learning tunes by ear and jamming.

Campers stay in cabins, personal RVs and tents, or if local may go home each night. Meals are cooked on site on-site, with special dietary needs available (please notate on registration or email camp). Evening activities include contra dancing, campfires and concerts.
The full fee is $445 for adults, and $385 for students 12 and over. Children 6-11 are $325, and 5 and under are free. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to stay overnight.

Please check the website, www.campkiya.com, or call Mountain Music at 661-823-9994 for more information. Any problems with registration, please email us at campkiya@gmail.com