August Instructional Camp

August 25 – 28, 2023


Registration is ONLINE ONLY and opens at 9:00 am MDT – Saturday April 22, 2023

Please browse the Class List prior to registering. Remember to indicate your first, second & third choices when registering to improve your chances of acceptance.

PLEASE Do NOT attend camp if you have symptoms of any illness!!!

Registration for August Camp is now Closed


Our long time camp partner remains under construction and so we are excited to locate our August camp to a beautiful location at a faith-based facility approximately 1 hour north of Calgary. The exact location is not advertised for security reasons. Registrants will be informed of the location in the confirmation email.


NO ALCOHOL anywhere on site, including in the campground.

INDOOR SHOES (or NO SHOES) ONLY in designated building – signs will be posted where this applies.


$450.00 – includes instruction, accommodation, meals and use of facilities

Financial assistance is available to qualifying individuals via the FAMI Bursary

Our online registration service does not accept

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Registration Process

The new Online Registration System has undergone rigorous testing and a few quirks were discovered with the system.


FAMI will be following its standard, shared accommodation process of 2 to 4 people per room based on room size (please see the Accommodation Section of the page for additional info on roommates).   No proof of COVID vaccination is required by FAMI or our host camp facility to attend the FAMI Camps.  At the time of registration wearing face masks is not required. Masks are welcomed and will be respected should someone choose to wear one.  We recognize COVID guidelines/protocols from Alberta Health Services and our host camp facility may change from the time of registration to when the FAMI Camp is held.  FAMI is committed to honouring changes if they occur.

Please find below a waiver that each camp attendee must accept and agree to as part of their registration process:

By virtue of registering for & attending this camp, you acknowledge and agree to:

I agree that by participating in the Foothills Acoustic Music Institute (FAMI) camp, I am voluntarily assuming all risks related to COVID-19, including exposure to and contracting of COVID-19.  I agree that I shall not hold FAMI, its volunteer directors and any persons contracted by the organization, the host camp facility, FAMI registrants and volunteers, or any other persons liable for any damages, loss, risk or injury related to COVID-19, including exposure to or the contracting of COVID-19.

I am aware that failure to comply with the event’s COVID-19 policies and/or other safety protocols and those of the host camp facility, Alberta Health Services, or any other party imparting such rules will result in a warning and/or removal from the event at the discretion of event organizers. Refunds will not be issued if removed from the event for failure to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols.

PLEASE DO NOT attend camp if you have symptoms of any illness!!

Important Information

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 must be proficient enough to attend one of the adult classes and be accompanied by a parent, guardian or designated responsible adult who has also registered to attend. Parental release forms may be required. Children under 12 may not attend.

The camp is limited to approximately 100 students so register early. Space will be allocated on a first come basis (as determined by registration date/time plus class size and accommodation limitations).


NO Children under 12 years of age
NO Guests
NO Illegal Drugs
NO Recreational use of Cannabis - see  our Policy
NO Smoking or vaping of medically prescribed Cannabis - see our Policy
NO Personal Snacks with NUTS
NO Pets
NO Smoking except in designated outdoor areas
NO Unauthorized Amplifiers - see our Policy


Cancellation Policy

FAMI revamped its Cancellation Policy in 2018 to encourage those who need to cancel to do so with more notice. This will allow FAMI to more effectively use the Wait List and maximize the number of people able to attend.

For the purpose of calculating the cancellation time frames below, the "event start" is deemed to be 5:00 pm MDT on the first day of the event.

  • For cancellations received up to 21 days prior to event start there will be a $35.00 administrative fee deducted from the refund.
  • For cancellations received 8 - 20 days prior to event start there will be a $75.00 administrative fee deducted from the refund.
  • For cancellations received less than 7 days prior to event start there will be No Refund.
However, as a special provision for COVID situations, cancellations due to COVID illness will be refunded in full.

For Bursary Applicants:

  • For cancellations received up to 7 days prior to event start there will be a $10.00 administrative fee deducted from the refund.
  • For cancellations received less than 7 days prior to event start there will be No Refund.

Requests for cancellations / refunds are to be made to the Registrar

Accommodation & Meals

Sleeping rooms are available in various buildings throughout the camp and are dorm room style bunk beds with foam mattresses.  Please provide your own sleeping bag/bedding, pillow and towels. Room allocation is on a first registered basis and compatibility.  Accommodations are shared so register early as a group to improve your changes of getting your choice of roommates.

Due to space limitations, we cannot guarantee private rooms for individuals or couples.

RV / Trailer / Tent Camping is available a short walk from the main site and will be limited to 20 designated sites in a private wooded setting.  The majority of the sites feature power and a few have water and sewer hookups. A central dumpsite and filling station are readily available as well as a bath-house complete with toilets, showers and sinks.

Healthy and hearty meals are served three times per day on full camp days and twice on the final day of camp. Evening snacks are provided. A traveler’s supper of soup and sandwiches is provided on the first night. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available.