Registration is ONLINE ONLY and opens at 9 AM on April 6, 2024.

Camp Dates are May 17th to 20th, 2024.

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.

Space will be allocated on a first come basis (as determined by registration date, class size and accommodation limitations). Register early to ensure a place.

Please browse the list of classes offered prior to registering. You can register for only one class with 8 1/2 hours of instruction. We ask you to indicate your first, second, and third choices when registering to improve your chances of acceptance should your first choice be full.

Please DO NOT attend camp if you have symptoms of any illness.

Registration for May Camp is now Closed.


This year’s camp fee is $465 and includes instruction, accommodation, meals and use of the facilities.

Gluten Free: $20 surcharge to cover the extra costs of supplying of gluten free options.

Financial assistance is available to qualifying individuals.  For information on how to apply please visit the FAMI Bursary Program page.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT ONLY! Our online registration service does not accept DEBIT CARDS!


All of FAMI camps are held in Alberta.  Our May camp will be held in the same location as the past two years – a beautiful location at a faith-based facility approximately an hour northwest of Calgary in the beautiful foothills of the mountains.  

The exact location is not advertised for security reasons. Registrants will be informed of the location in the confirmation email.

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 Links and Information

Some helpful information you should know regarding attending our music camps are outlined on the following pages.

Before attending a FAMI camp there are a few policies you should be familiar with.  Links to the policies are listed below:

The facility at which we will be holding the May 2024 camp has the following additional rules:

NO Alcohol anywhere on site including in the campground area.

INDOOR SHOES, or no shoes, only in designated buildings.  Signs will be posted where this applies.

Accommodations & 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.