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2023 Clear Lake Fiddle Camp

July 16, 2023 at5:00 pm - July 20, 2023 at10:30 pm

Come celebrate Music and Dance at Western Canada’s

22nd Annual Clear Lake Fiddle Camp

Sunday, July 16th – Thursday, July 20th, 2023

About our Camp

Fiddle Camp participants learn a variety of playing styles from professional musicians and instructors. Instruction is offered in fiddle, guitar, ukulele, bass, cello, piano, accordion, vocal, drum, banjo, and dance in the beautiful setting of Wasagaming, Clear Lake, Riding Mountain National Park. Complete facilities are available for meals and accommodation. This year the camp begins on Sunday, July 16th, and ends Thursday evening, July 20th, 2023.

​We are a family-friendly camp. In addition to lessons on your instrument of choice, our other activities include songwriting, recording a CD, tennis lessons given by Tennis pros from the United States and the U.K., dancing, concerts, bonfires, open jams, a Sunset Cruise Jam/dance on beautiful Clear Lake, and a traditional feast, concert, and dance at the 1929 Dining and Lounge. Extracurricular activities include swimming, fishing, canoeing, tennis, pickleball, golfing, bowling, horseback riding, volleyball, a naturalist museum at the interpretive Centre, nature trails, bison watching, a spa, a movie theatre, and more.

Clear Lake Fiddle Camp Registration 2023

Classes are small. They include group lessons; groups are split into three levels: novice, intermediate, and advanced. Focus: to prepare students to be comfortable playing/dancing at an old-time dance, to prepare students for competition, and to experience recording. Some materials are available before camp. The cost for instruction is $350 per student/$ 380 after May 31st.

Accommodation: Students are responsible for their own accommodation. Cabins can be rented, or you can reserve a space in the campground (look under Clear Lake Riding Mountain National Park of Canada accommodation).

Meals: This year, lunch and dinner are served at the main Idylwylde cabins or at the 1929 Dining and Lounge Restaurant next to the cabin (set menus). Students supply their own breakfast. The cost for these meals, beginning with supper on Sunday, July 16th, is $175.00. Price includes final dinner/dance.

The camp begins with a Barbeque and Jam on Sunday, July 16th, at 5:00, and ends Thursday evening, July 20th, with a dinner and dance at the 1929 Dining and Lounge. Bring your dancing shoes! On Friday, July 21st, there is an open jam with Daria for anyone who would like to play before they head home.

For further information, please contact:

Daria Watkin: (204) 489-2857, (204) 471-2894, Email:

​For registrations, visit HERE!


July 16, 2023 at5:00 pm
July 20, 2023 at10:30 pm
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Daria Watkin
(204) 489-2857, (204) 471-2894
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