Give thanks, Give grace…
Let’s celebrate Cammac’s 70th anniversary at Thanksgiving!
From Friday October 6 to Monday October 9, 2023
Joy and gratitude set the tone for a musical celebration at the CAMMAC Music Centre, surrounded by the spectacular beauty of autumn in the Laurentians.
Spend three days making music with family and friends in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Amateur musicians of all ages and skill levels will take part in music, arts, sports and outdoor activities throughout the weekend.
MUSIC PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES
Programs for adults, children, and teens feature a diverse choice of classes, workshops, and musical genres for all levels of amateur musicians.
If you don’t know how to read music, don’t worry! Classes for beginners are available.
🍁 Adults and teens may choose
from a diverse range of classes:
- Informal chamber music
- Orchestra / Instrumental ensemble
- Blues ensemble
- Jazz combos
- Active listening
- Arts and crafts
CHILDREN AND TEENS
🍁 Our children’s program is tailored for kids aged 4 and a half to 12 years old:
- Sports, games, and outdoor activities
- Arts and crafts
🍁 Teenagers will have the flexibility to select from both teenage-specific classes and adult courses.
🍁 Entertainment: concert and cocktail, Cabaret night, bonfire, sports, and outdoor activities for everyone.
🍁 “Scottie Simons” Special Craft Activity: a fall-themed crafting session to celebrate CAMMAC’s 70th anniversary.
🍁 CAMMAC Music Quiz: 70th-anniversary edition!
🍁 Choral Workshop – Bach sing-along:
On Sunday, one-day participants can join the choir to sing choral melodies by Bach.
Open to the public – details to be announced.
🍁 Cocktail-hour concert: with Kate Wyatt (piano) and Adrian Vedady (double bass).
Open to the public – details to be announced.
🍁 Thanksgiving banquet and Ball:
A ball will take place after Sunday’s banquet, under the direction of Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière.
Open to the public – tickets will be available soon.
Please note that this schedule may be subject to change.
IMAGINING THE FUTURE TOGETHER!
🍁 On Saturday October 7 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., we will gather in Lucy Hall for an informal discussion over a drink about CAMMAC’s future. Come and share your vision of CAMMAC in 10, 20, or 70 years.
Open to the public.
Throughout the weekend, we pay tribute to CAMMAC’s founders, who held Bach’s music in high regard, by presenting performances of selected excerpts from J.S. Bach’s cantatas.
The repertoire for choir and orchestra/instrumental ensemble will include movements from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio for voice and instrumentation. The program will showcase various instruments, including flutes, oboes, clarinets, trumpets, timpani, bassoon, and strings.
THANKSGIVING DIRECTORS & FACULTY
Whether you have been playing for years or are just beginning, our outstanding teachers are here to help you progress on your musical quest—no matter your age!
To find out more about our teachers, click their photos to read their bios.
See below for rates, terms, conditions, and general information.
The Sunday evening banquet is included in the all-inclusive package.
If you are registering for the camping package or as an off-site participant and you plan on attending the banquet, please purchase your banquet tickets when you make your reservation. Tickets will also be available to purchase later, but we ask that you purchase them in advance if possible.
SKIP THE LINEUP! To avoid waiting in line to check in when you arrive, pay your bill in full when you register, or at least 3 DAYS before your arrival.
If you don’t see the room you would like while reserving online, please contact Customer Service:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 819-687-3938 / 1-888-622-8755, ext. 25
|PARTICIPANTS LODGING ON SITE||OFF-SITE PARTICIPANTS|
(26 years +)
(13 to 25 years)
(5 to 12 years)
(maximum 1 per room / tent)
|LODGING – Main Pavillion (3 nights)|
|Double Occupancy (double bed)||$350.00|
|Double Occupancy (queen bed)||$375.00|
|LODGING – Lake House (3 nights)|
|LODGING – Camping (3 nights)|
|RVs and Camper Trailers||$140.00|
|Adults (26 years +)||$215.00|
|Students (13 to 25 years)||$215.00|
|Children (12 years and under)||$130.00|
The meal plan is optional only for participants lodging in camping and off-site participants. If you select accommodations in the Lake House or the Main Pavilion, the meal plan is mandatory.
- A light supper and evening snack are included on Friday.
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and three snacks are included on Saturday.
- Breakfast, lunch, the banquet, and three snacks are included on Sunday.
- Breakfast, lunch, and one snack are included on Monday.
IMPORTANT: Please indicate dietary requirements and food allergies when you register.
|INDIVIDUAL MEAL TICKETS|
|Breakfast||Lunch and Supper|
|Adults and Students (13 years +)||$15.00||$21.50|
|Children (12 years and under)||$7.50||$15.00|
Individual meal tickets are available at the Tuck Shop. Taxes are included in the price.
|TICKETS FOR SUNDAY NIGHT’S BANQUET – October 8, 2023|
|Adults (26 years +)||$50.00|
|Students (13 to 25 years)||$50.00|
|Children (12 years and under)||$30.00|
The banquet meal is included with the full week and weekend packages for participants staying in the Main Pavilion and the Lake House.
For camping and off-site participants, tickets for the banquet are available either at the time of registration via the Reservit website, by calling Customer Service, or on-site during your stay. We ask that you purchase your banquet tickets in advance of your stay to allow us to order sufficient supplies.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- Rates are in Canadian dollars.
- GST (5%) and QST (9.975%) are not included in the rates shown.
- If your membership is not up to date for 2023-24, the CAMMAC membership fee will be added to your invoice (memberships are renewable annually on October 1st).
- 50% of your total invoice, before taxes, will be charged to your credit card within 5 business days of your reservation.
We reserve the right to adjust the invoice in the event of errors or omissions (for example, forgetting membership fees, incorrect choice of meal plan, or musical program). In this case, an adjusted invoice will be sent to you.
- Before September 19, 2023: All cancellations (partial or full) will incur a $50 administrative fee.
- After September 19, 2023: Any cancellation will incur an administrative fee of 50% of the total amount of the reservation after taxes. Partial cancellations will incur an administrative fee of 50% of the difference after taxes.
- Membership fees are not refundable.
- In the event that changes are made as a result of amended health regulations, the administrative fee will be waived.
REDUCED RATES FOR CHAPERONES:
The “CHAPERONE” rate is applicable to an adult accompanying a child/teenager, lodging on-site, and not wishing to take part in the music program (maximum 1 chaperone per accommodation unit).
Arrival: Friday October 6
• You may arrive beginning at 2 p.m., but rooms will only be available beginning at 4 p.m.
• Light supper: 6 p.m.
• The program officially begins at 7:30 p.m.
Departure: Monday October 9, 2 p.m. (after lunch)
• Rooms must be vacated by 9 a.m.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES
For a safe and enjoyable stay, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the procedures and protocols surrounding the pandemic situation.
IMPORTANT: Please do not come to CAMMAC if you have symptoms of COVID-19.