Stick Camp Canada 2024

August 22-26, Gabriola Island, BC

Celebrating over 20 years of Stick events in British Columbia

Stick Camp Canada is the 22nd 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.

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

Instructors - Bob, Jim, Kai and Japhlet!

An early adopter of the Stick, Bob Culbertson has been playing and teaching on the instrument since the ’70s.  Bob’s music incorporates elements of Celtic, Spanish, Classical and Blues. Always exploring, Bob has added handpan, digeridoo and Shruti box to his recordings and performances. Bob’s Lessons on the Chapman Stick video series has helped countless Stick players. Visit to find out more about Bob.

Jim Meyer is a Vancouver-based Chapman Stick player and the host of Stick Camp Canada. This is Jim’s 22nd International Stick event in British Columbia. The events draw Chapman Stick players from across  North America, South America and Europe. Jim’s latest projects include  Sticks and Tones (with drummer Dave Symington) and performing alongside Vancouver vocalist Luna Wild.

At age 15, Kai Kurosawa got his first bass guitar and began composing with it. He moved on to Chapman Stick, eventually landing on Kubo, aka “Aircraft Carrier”, a unique, 15-string, 2-handed tapping instrument. Kai performs jazz, progressive metal, rock, pop and electronic music and has lead music clinics on three continents. He is currently based in Los Angeles.

Japhlet Bire Attias is a Chapman Stick player based in Mexico City, performing solo and in a variety of ensembles. Japhlet’s recorded material includes originals, jazz and prog covers, Latin American, World, Experimental, and music performed live for silent films. Japhlet was a big part of Stick Camp Canada in 2018 and 2019, and we look forward to his return!

Stick Camp Canada 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, surrounded by the natural beauty 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).

No better way to wrap up a Stick retreat than to enjoy a great meal with new friends!

Make your Reservation Today!

Stick Camp Canada has a limited number of rooms at the Haven so don’t delay!

Stick players of all levels, all styles and all nations – don’t miss this chance to be a part of this unique, international Chapman Stick event Featuring Bob Culbertson, Jim Meyer, Kai Kurosawa, and Japhlet Bire Attias.

Three Types of Lodging!

Stick Camp Canada 2024 offers 3 lodging choices:

  • Dorm Room: 4 persons per room with shared bathroom.  $1,095 USD
  • Shared Room: 2 persons per room with a private bathroom.  $1,395 USD
  • Private Room: a private room with a private bathroom. $1,950 USD

Stick Camp Canada 2024 Reservation includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 buffet-style meals per day
  • Coffee and tea throughout the day
  • Use of the grounds and facilities
  • Steps to the beach and hot tub
  • Entrance to all Stick performances
  • All seminar/instruction fees
  • All local, federal and room taxes
  • All gratuities
  • Fantastic views of beautiful Gabriola Island and the Georgia Strait!

Bring a Significant Other

If you book a Private Room, you may bring a (Teflon) partner.  If your partner eats separately from us there is no charge!  If your partner joins us in the buffet “Meal Plan”, there will be a fee of $375 USD.  All “Partner Meal Plans” must be paid by July 15.




Four people per room with shared bathroom.

$1,095 USD

Two persons per room with private bathroom.

$1,395 USD

Private room with a private bathroom.

$1,950 USD

Partner Meal Plan  $375 USD

Contact us!

Please contact us and let us know if you have any questions and we will do our best to help make your Stick experience memorable!

  • How to get to Gabriola?
  • Any dietary restrictions?
  • Bringing a spouse?
  • Looking for a specialty restaurant or food store?
  • Any other questions?