About Camp Kiya

Camp Kiya is gearing up for its ninth year of music instruction in Tehachapi Mountain Park, July 23-27.

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, vocal technique and fiddle improvisation.

Registration is now open at Camp Kiya, and may be done online at campkiya.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.

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 crafts and history. 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. Hula, Cape Breton Step-dancing, Belly dancing and contra dancing will also be offered, as will vocal technique and harmony singing. A special focus for the camp is improvisation, learning by ear and jamming.

Campers stay in cabins, their own RVs and tents, or if local and they prefer, go home each night. Meals are catered from our local restaurants or cooked on-site. 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. Registration forms may be downloaded from the website or obtained by emailing campkiya@gmail.com