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Pacific Songwriting Camp


A camp for music lovers: whether you want to explore songwriting for the first time or are a seasoned singer-songwritier, come immerse yourself in all aspects of the songwriting craft. Students and instructors make music together and learn together. This year’s teachers and coaches include: Cosy Sheridan, Rachel Garlin, Stan DeWitt, Dave Pascoe, Laura Benson, Doug Blumer, Michael McNevin, Rebecca Troon, Mark Dann, Dale LaDuke and others.

The camp includes all classes and activities plus four nights lodging in our straw-bale constructed cabins with 11 delicious meals. Attend our many workshops and classes to focus on your musical, lyrical and performance skills or sit and write under a tree. Perform at night at “Coffeehouse” in front of a safe and supportive audience, and join in on the late-night song circles.

The camp is modeled after “SummerSongs”, an intimate twice a year songwriting camp, which has spawned countless songs and friendships. Inspired by beloved friend, singer-songwriter and teacher Penny Nichols, PSC follows in her footsteps, creating community through music and song.

The fees are:

For on-site lodging:

  • $695 Early Bird (sign up until October 31, 2019)

  • $725 Regular Fee (sign up between November 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020)

  • $750 Late Bird (sign up from January 2 until January 16, 2020)

For off-site lodging:

  • $594 Early Bird (sign up until October 31, 2019)

  • $624 Regular Fee (sign up between November 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020)

  • $649 Late Bird ( sign up from January 2 until January 16, 2020)

A deposit of $250 (or payment in full) is due at the time of registration, with balance due by December 16, 2019. Anyone who signs up prior to December 16th will be auto-charged their remaining balance on December 16, 2018. Any enrollments on or after December 16 will require full payment. 

There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 30 days before the event.

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