The Kenosee Lake Kitchen Party is dedicated to creating and sustaining collaborative musical experiences by putting music back into the centre of families and communities.
We focus on a cooperative atmosphere, where all participants (regardless of age or ability) are valuable and vital contributors to our camp.
How do we do that? Firstly, we actively encourage families to attend as a unit because we believe that music best grows in the nurturing environment of our families. We offer specialized children’s classes and experiences ( like the Kids Cross Country Challenge and the Kids campfire ), but we also offer adult and advanced player specialties, by encouraging collaboration, jamming and nightly sessions.
Then, we work hard at creating a musical family at the camp, where, even if a participant arrives solo, they are quickly embraced into a real family on campus.
Finally, we assemble the finest team of instructors and human-beings we can find: musicians who not only excel at their craft, but who are also great role models on many levels, and yet are also just members of our musical family who can guide us to become better musicians. Our class sizes are small, the individual attention is abundant and the ability to collaborate with other fantastic musicians on performance items, on coffee-house showcases and on.
Our camp focuses on inclusion, collaboration and cooperation. We are building a caring community of musicians and extended family that lasts beyond the borders of the summer camp, and throughout the year as networks extend and participants take our challenges home with them and continue to build “the musical community” where they live.
Who are we?
Week 1: August 7 – August 11, 2017
Week 2: August 14 – August 18, 2017
We offer five jam packed (forgive the pun) days of musical instruction in guitar, fiddle, piano, mandolin, banjo and voice/choral.
- daily group lessons with your instructor (2-3 hrs per day)
- optional daily workshops with other instructors (1 hr per day)
- 15 minute private lessons (called confessionals) on a sign-up basis
- jamming (slow, intermediate and advanced)
Also included in registration:
- nightly concerts
- square and traditional dancing
- campfire jams and sing-a-longs
- full access to the facility
Depending on the package you choose, accommodations and meals can also be provided on site, so that you only have to worry about learning and having fun!
Please visit the Registration page to see what package would best work for you.
What do we do?
Registration works on a first come, first serve basis. We are a small campus and spaces can fill up quickly. To avoid disappointment, we recommend registering as soon as you know you are able to commit. Spots can only by guaranteed with your registration and deposit.
If you are ready to register, please proceed to our Registration page.
When is the camp, and when do I register?
KLKP is hosted at the Kenosee Lake Boys and Girls Camp located in the Moose Mountain Provincial Park, situated in the SE corner of Saskatchewan. Click for directions.
The facility includes a main building called the Mother Teresa Centre (MTC), which acts as the Kitchen for our Kitchen Party. The MTC houses most of the instructors, and some rooms are available for registrants’ accommodations.
The rest of the camp is made up of several bunkhouses, a few, very rustic family cabins, a handful of private wilderness cabins, a large camping area, as well as the mess hall, the outdoor chapel where concerts are held, washrooms / showers and several other multi-purpose cabins.
The facility also boasts a pool and full basketball court, which are available for participants’ use, as well as canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and life jackets to enjoy on the lake during down time.
To see a full run down of the MTC and other accommodations, please see our Registration page.
Why should I come?
KLKP is like an immersion language experience: By attending, you are hearing the best players, You are receiving instruction from the best teachers, but you are also watching the best collaborations, seeing the care and attention that truly fine musicians pay to each other and to their students. You’ll watch how music brings people together in the finest sense, and become part of the KLKP team.
You’ll finally find that “musical family” which welcomes all, and embraces families, children, elders, novices and experience player alike. There is no pecking order. There is no hierarchy. We are all simply musicians at different stages of our musical journey, and this is a soul-nurturing experience that will sustain your creative side for the full year.
We are not just about fantastic musical instruction, though that IS the backbone of our camp and our instructors are chosen because (in part) of their ability to teach.
We are not just an amazing performance venue for 20 of Canada’s best traditional musicians, though we do offer that as well.
We are a camp where the participants are foremost, where a family is created of disparate elements with one desire in common: to play music together. KLKP is a place where everyone pitches in, becomes part of the family, looks out for each other, supports the efforts of the whole, and leaves camp changed and ready to form their own musical-family circles in their own home communities.
How do I sign up?
To register, please see our Registration page.
On the registration page you will find a downloadable registration form. You will also find a description of each of your options to help make an informed decision while designing your KLKP camp package.