Stick Camp Canada 2023

August 24 - 28, Gabriola Island, BC

Celebrating over 20 years of Stick events in British Columbia

Stick Camp Canada is the 21st annual Chapman Stick gathering in British Columbia hosted by Vancouver Stick player Jim Meyer, each featuring a diverse group of international Stick players.

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

Vancouver Chapman Stick Weekend is a gathering of players of all skill levels, in order to share ideas and make music together.

Guest Instructors - Bob and Steve!

Guitarist Bob Culbertson saw Emmett Chapman perform in the mid ’70s and instantly knew he needed a Stick.  With over a dozen album releases, Stick seminars around the globe, and countless live performances, Bob has become a mentor and inspiration to Stick players everywhere. This is Bob’s 5th trip to British Columbia for a Stick seminar.

Steve’s story is completely different from Bob’s. As a jazz guitarist, Steve saw Emmett perform live in 1984 and instantly knew he needed a Stick.  Steve’s numerous recordings frequently include A-list jazz musicians as guests.  Steve has travelled the globe teaching and performing on the Stick and has influenced countless players.  OK, maybe it’s not that different after all! This will be Steve’s 2nd BC Stick event.

It is a 4-day Stick immersion experience on the shores of beautiful Gabriola Island!

Stick Camp Canada is an opportunity to mingle, learn, compose and perform with fellow Stick players from around the world. Stick Campers share accommodations in a rustic retreat nestled in the woods, along the shores of Gabriola Island. Stick Camp is a great opportunity to share ideas and techniques.

It is a celebration of the life and creations of Emmett Chapman (1936-2021).