No one seems to want to wait until May for the next West Coast ‘Ukulele Retreat at Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria. So, before 2022 slips away, we’re throwing in an ‘Ukulele Reunion called “The Lost Weekend.” It’s going to be three days of “the most fun you can have with your ‘ukulele on.”
Save the Date!
Our lost weekend will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 28 – 30. But, you can join us for any number of days, or for all of them! We want this event to work for you.
We also want to streamline the process. So, you will register directly with Camp Ocean Pines for your lodging and meal plan. Your choice of accommodations includes:
- staying in one of the Camp’s spiffy cabins
- bringing your own tent or motorhome to sleep in
- or staying off campus.
Three delicious meals a day are included unless you are staying off campus. In this case, breakfast is on your own.
We’ll have more spots available for campers than we have in the past, but we still expect those spots to go soon. (And there will be size restrictions!) So be sure to sign up as soon as we open registration if you plan on bringing your own rig.
Ten Workshop Sessions
Your registration will also include six workshop tickets for each person. (Everyone must register to attend.) each day you register. There will be 3 workshop sessions Friday afternoon, 5 sessions on Saturday, and 2 sessions on Sunday morning.
There are no evening activities planned at the moment, but we are open to suggestions. We also want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to practice what they have learned and to simply get together to make music and jam. And the ‘Ukulele Reunion is meant to be just that–an opportunity for attendees from past events to reunite and make music together, again. (Though we would be remiss if we did not have a Halloween party…complete with costumes!)
Back by Popular Demand
Just in Time for the Scarecrow Festival
We just missed it last year, but we won’t make that mistake, again! Now in its 14th year, the Cambria Scarecrow Festival, October 1 – 31, is a community-wide event featuring hundreds of scarecrows bowling, bathing, painting, pedaling, fishing or flying. (Apparently none of the scarecrows play the ukulele…yet.)
Some of our most popular instructors will be returning, including Dave Egan, Gary Peare, and Nancy Piver. Rick and Rhan will also be joining us with their ever-popular Ukulele Gospel Hour. The Ukulele Guru will also be on hand to aid whatever ails your ukulele life. . . And, if we have the space, we may be able to add a few more.
There’s Nothing To Do Just Yet
Registration will open soon. In the meantime, there’s nothing to do but to save the dates. If you’re planning on staying off-campus, you might also want to start looking into alternative lodging. This could be a busy week-end.
We Still Have Space Available!
If you were thinking of joining us in Cuba in March, we still have one space left. So please contact us as soon as possible if you’re thinking about going. If there is enough interest we may open a second trip.
And we still have cabins available for our Uke, Bike, and Barge trip to Burgundy next September and two e-bikes waiting to be spoken for. (First come, first served.) So, if you’d prefer to see the French countryside by e-bike, please send in your deposit ASAP.
Here, there, and everywhere–I hope you are enjoying these last days of summer. It’s great to be able to move around the globe, again.