Stick Camp Canada

Stick Camp Canada is a Musical Vacation for people who play the Chapman Stick, the 2-handed tapping instrument developed by Emmett Chapman.

It is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Emmett Chapman’s Free Hands technique.

It is a gathering of players of all skill levels, in order to share ideas and make music together.

It is a 4-day, all inclusive, Stick immersion experience on the shores of Gabriola Island in beautiful British Columbia.

It is an opportunity to mingle, learn, compose and perform with fellow Stick players from around the world. Stick Campers share meals and accommodations in a rustic retreat nestled in the woods, and literally steps from the beach. Stick Camp is a great opportunity to share ideas and techniques.

Stick Camp Canada 2019 is the 18th annual Chapman Stick gathering in British Columbia hosted by Vancouver Stick player Jim Meyer, and features Stickist, bassist, vocalist Rod Serrão from Portugal.

Gabriola Island

The Georgia Strait is a part of the Salish Sea and separates mainland British Columbia from Vancouver Island.  It is home to the Northern Gulf Islands (those islands north of the Vancouver Island city of Nanaimo) and the Southern Gulf Islands (south of Nanaimo).  Gabriola Island is the northernmost of the Southern Gulf Island and sets about 5km east of Nanaimo and is connected by a 20-minute ferry.

Gabriola is just over 50 sq. km (20 sq. mi) and is home to about 4, 000 permanent residents.  The island has an active Arts community, with festivals celebrating arts, theatre, poetry, music, gardens, boating and fishing held throughout the year.