Sherbrooke Village Road to Stanfest Songwriters' Music Camp - 4 FULL DAYS

Improve your abilities in the art, technique & craft of song writing!

About this experience


  • Adult on site Accommodations: $620.00+ 93.00 HST = $713.00

  • Adult providing own Accommodations: $605.00 + 90.75 HST = $695.75

  • Seniors or Youth on site Accommodations: $605.00 + 90.75 HST = $695.75

  • Seniors or Youth (14 to 18 inclusive) providing own Accommodations: $580.00 + 87.00 HST = $667.00

  • Guardian accompanying youth, accommodations and meals only: $580.00 + 87.00 HST = $667.00

Songwriting Instructors: Dave Carroll, Ian Sherwood, Keith Mullins and Catherine MacLellan,

ROAD TO STANFEST GRAND FINALE CONCERT: Thursday, July 21,2022 the road to stanfest Songwriters' Camp grande final concert featuring camp instructors and Participants, 7:00 pm, tickets $10.00 at the door. Concert is held in the Church.

Stay an extra night FREE! Stay over on Thursday night to make a fresh start on your journey. Must check out of building by 9:30 am as cleaners will be moving in.

Good to know: Group sessions are scheduled for each morning with smaller classes throughout the day and are structured to meet a range of skills and levels of experience. Songwriters at all levels will have the opportunity to study the various styles of our instructors.

A range of workshops will be offered which focus on the expertise of our instructors. There will be nightly song writing circles held in the Courthouse.

What to Bring: The atmosphere at our school is casual. There is easy access to wooded walking trails, with river swimming on the property. The summer climate can vary from warm and sunny to chilly, cloudy and wet, so be prepared to layer with t-shirts, sweaters, shorts and pants. For all music workshops participants are required to bring their own instruments, paper, strings etc. A recording device would be most useful. Timetable, schedule and session information will be distributed when you arrive. Please bring your own musical instruments if you play.

Accommodation & Meals: Accommodations for participants will be in our Hands on History home which is a hostel type house by the river - accommodations are dorm style with shared rooms and bunk style beds, please be advised to bring your own sleeping bags and pillow, towels and toiletries. You may also bring air mattresses for additional comfort. Meals are included for Monday lunch to Thursday dinner. Breakfast is continental, we will supply food and you are on your own. Lunch & Dinner are served on site. We have great cooks here to prepare lunch and dinner, they’ve been feeding groups of school kids, teachers bus tours and visitors for years. If you have any allergies or special dietary needs be sure to bring what you need menu's are set and do not cater to special dietary needs. The Village itself is a very special place which lends itself to some great musical and artistic expression.

How to Get Here: We are a 45-minute scenic drive south from Antigonish along highway #7 or 3 hours east of Halifax on highway #7. If you are coming from Stanfest we are 115 kl west, on Main Street in Sherbrooke just off the #7 highway. Find us on Google Maps.

Guidelines For Classes: When you register, please indicate on the registration form in the space provided your level, writing experience & ability. Songwriter’s classes are geared to those who have had at least 1-2 yrs experience (novice) to advanced songwriters. Courses are directed toward serious students who wish to explore song writing at the intermediate & advanced levels. Involvement in group opportunities is strongly suggested and will help you build on what you will learn at camp. Classes will be taught at a level which is appropriate to the participants involved and may include various levels.

  • NOVICE: You have 1-2 years’ experience and knowledge of the basics.

  • INTERMEDIATE: You are proficient.

  • ADVANCED: You are an experienced musician who learns quickly. You are able to learn the advanced aspects of various styles.

Our intention is that all participants will have the opportunity to work with each instructor. We cannot accommodate specific requests for instruction.

Single Day Registration

We also offer limited spots for single day registration at a price of $ 199.00  per day plus HST for those who can not attend the full event.  Please call 902-522-2400 or toll free 1-888-747-7845.

Cancellation Policy:

$100.00 fee will be charged on cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to learning camps. Participants will be notified 48 hours in advance if learning camp is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances for a full refund. 

We will be following all COVID-19 restrictions.