FAQs

We've created a page which hopefully will answer the most common questions we've received about the camp experience. If you don't see your question here, please email us.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I'M ALREADY REGISTERED, WHEN IS MY BALANCE DUE?

August 1st.

 

DO I NEED TO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE FOR CLASSES?

No, you'll be able to choose classes you want to atttend each day while at camp. We only ask that you try to attend classes of an appropriate skill level.

 

CAN I TAKE PHOTOS OR VIDEOS?

Still photos are OK, but we do not allow video recording, as most teachers (and students) would prefer not to be recorded.

 

CAN I MAKE AUDIO RECORDINGS?

Audio recordings are allowed, ask teachers' approval before recording classes.

 

CAN I SWITCH SESSIONS ONCE I'VE REGISTERED?

Yes, as long as there's space available.

 

UH-OH, I CAN'T MAKE IT TO CAMP. CAN I CANCEL MY REGISTRATION?

Cancellations before August 1st will incur a $75 cancellation fee, we will refund the rest of your payments. After August 1st, no refunds are available.

 

CAN CHILDREN OR TEENS ATTEND CAMP?

Supervised children are welcome, but we do not have any childcare facilities available. Please contact us for more information.

 

DOES CAMP HAVE A SHUTTLE BUS?

Yes, see the overview page for details.

 

ARE VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN MEALS AVAILABLE?

We do have vegetarian and some vegan options at all meals. If you have other dietary restrictions please let us know, but you may have to supplement camp meals with your own food.

 

WILL MY CELL PHONE WORK, OR IS THERE WI-FI AVAILABLE?

Most likely your phone will lose service about a half-hour out, and you'll remain uninterrupted throughout your stay at camp. There is generally wi-fi available at the bakery across the street, although we can't promise.

 

IS MY RV ALLOWED AT CAMP?

Yes, space permitting, although there are no hook-ups. Please contact us to confirm space.

 

DOES THE CAMP HAVE A WORK-STUDY PROGRAM?

Yes, but you need to email us and register early (like in January). Be prepared to miss some class time on either side of dinner.

 

ARE INSTRUMENTS PROVIDED FOR THE CLASSES?

Good question. We do have some camp drums (a few surdos, repiniques, caixas, tamborims, and congas) available for use in the baterias and other classes. Other students will sometimes be willing to share their instruments, but you should plan on bringing what you can to be sure you'll have an instrument to play. There are also instruments available at the camp store for purchase. In addition, we'll have 2 drumsets, 2 pianos, and a bass rig available for ensemble classes.

 

IS BEDDING PROVIDED?

There are bed frames and thin mattresses in the tents. You should bring a sleeping bag or bedding and a pillow

 

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?

Days sometimes get hot (80's-90's), but the nights are usually cold. Layered clothing is essential!

 

CAN I BRING MY OWN TENT AND CAMPING SUPPLIES?

Yes. If you prefer privacy over sharing a tent with three others, that's a good option. There are plenty of places to pitch your own tent.

 

WILL MEDICAL SERVICES BE PROVIDED ON SITE?

We will have a trained medical professional on site.

 

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TUITION

Tuition after May 8th, 2014:

One Session: $950.00
(Deposit option of $550
available through June 30)

Both Sessions: $1650.00

 

Discounted tuition if deposit paid by May 8th, 2014

(balance due by August 1st —see the registration page for more information)

One Session: $850.00
(deposit of $450)

Both Sessions: $1550.00 (deposit of $800)

 

Due to limited enrollment, please sign up in advance by sending your full payment or a deposit before May 8th to guarantee your space and reduced tuition. In the past years we have sold out, so register early!

 

Group Discounts

Applies to 10 people or more. You must call CBC for more information.

 

Registration for fewer days

Dependent on space. Call CBC office at 415.824.2894 after August 1st, 2014 for details on availability.

 

Commuters

(at camp during day only)

Tuition: $750 before May 8th, 2014 (for entire week, includes classes and one lunch meal).