Frequently Asked Questions

Very few camps offer so many inclusions at such a reasonable price.  Northern Lights subsidizes the cost of all youth registrations.  We love to see young people benefit from master level instruction.

We feel that gathering together for at least one daily meal really helps camp participants get to know one another. Therefore, we’ve packaged our rates to include meal plans. You may choose packaged pricing that includes either lunches only or full meals.  All registrant packages include our Monday night BBQ, instrument or vocal instruction, full access to programming, daily snack breaks, onsite camping and service fees.

Northern Lights offers registrants onsite camping at no extra cost with access to well lit, indoor washroom/coin operated shower facilities.

There are a number of accommodations in the local area that are a short drive from our site:

  • Poplar Point Resort 469-4987
  • Delaronde Resort 469-4462
  • Pickerel Point Resort 1-888-371-3383
  • Classic View Resort 469-5728
  • Delaronde Lake Campgrounds 468-2800
  • Timberland Motel 469-4888
  • Sturgeon River Ranch 469-2356
  • Nesslin Lake Campground 227-WILD
  • Ness Lake, Hackett Lake and ZigZag Bay 469-7744 or 469-5633

No, the Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Time Festival takes place on August 18-20th immediately before our music camp.  It is a separate event, to which you must purchase tickets and wear the correct wristband.  The early bird festival rate is available to all music camp registrants.

There are also volunteer opportunities in exchange for free festival passes.  Please contact Dale at for more information.

Although each youth registration is subsidized, the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Society started the Send a Kid to Music Camp program in 2009.  Successful applicants will have a portion of their registration costs covered. To apply for assistance or for more information, email Michelle at

Creative Kids is a Saskatchewan-wide program that creates opportunity for children and youth with financial barriers to participate in art and cultural activities. Since 2010, Creative Kids has supported more than 1,800 applicants in 100 Saskatchewan communities, and several of our camp alumni have benefitted from this wonderful program.  Apply to Creative Kids in your local area here:

Participants must choose only one class and remain with their instructor for the duration of camp.  It is very difficult for the instructor to build on the skills taught during each previous session if the class does not remain together.  To help you enjoy a full musical camp experience, several special interest workshops or ‘mini workshops’ on various topics are offered throughout the week.  So for example, if you take the banjo class, but you also like to sing, you may be able to sit in on a vocal harmony mini workshop.  If you play guitar but are curious about a dobro, sit in on a resonator guitar workshop.

Absolutely not.  You will be exposed to skills and offered tips and tricks that you can apply to any genre.  You may be taught in a particular style, however that will only add to your skill level when playing your instrument or singing your songs.

Please attend the first session of the class you have chosen and if you are not comfortable, please speak to your instructor or the camp host and they will guide you.

Please email and we will guide you through the process of renting an instrument at a reasonable rate.

Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Camp is a private event intended to foster an intimate learning environment for registrants.  Of course, children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and spouses of adult registrants are welcome to attend as guests. We close the camp and its activities to people who are not registered or who have not made themselves known to us as a parent or a spouse of registrants. Guests are encouraged to purchase guest meal packages so they can eat together with their family members and the rest of the camp.  Guests will receive wristbands giving them access to their purchased meals and our evening programming.

First preference for contact:  Email
Second preference: Call or text Tracy @ 306.370.7360