Song Writing Camp

Old School Song Writing Camp 2022, June 17th to 19th will feature master classes with Paul Langlois (The Tragically Hip) and Amy Millan (Stars, Broken Social Scene). The camp will include many interactive, fun and challenging workshops with Kristine Schmitt, Jenny Whiteley and Joey Wright.

$625.00 – weekend with camping, your own tent or trailer
$325.00 – camp companion
$175.00 – option to rent a ‘glamping’ tent in addition to camp fees
All fees subject to HST.
NEW!!​​ save $95 when you sign up for any 2 camps!

Old School Song Writing Camp Includes:
– Six homemade and delicious meals served hot on site
– On-site camping at the beautiful Lanark County home of Jenny & Joey with an option to rent a ‘glamping’ tent with a bed, comfy bedding and battery powered lighting ($175.00)
– Camp amenities, heated private outdoor showers, clean and airy private outdoor washrooms and sinks with running potable well water


-master classes with world-renowned songwriters including exclusive concert performances
-workshops all weekend to cover performance anxiety and stage fright, how to write with others, tackling difficult subject matter, music theory for songwriters, getting out of your own way and making it fun again (or for the first time) and much more.
-song circles around the campfire, performance opportunities in a safe space
-unlimited inspiration!

Who should attend: songwriters with any level of experience are welcome!
Beginners and veterans alike will benefit immensely from all the planned activities and exercises. We are here to help! If you need a little more encouragement, or some pretty advanced information, we’ll make it happen.
You do not need to play an instrument to attend. We will arrange for someone to assist you and accompany you. There will be an electric piano on site for those who play keyboard.

OSBC is following all the latest COVID-19 guidelines and will continue to update our protocols as new information becomes available.  Campers will be notified of guidelines regarding vaccination status and testing in advance of any events.  Both outdoor and indoor spaces are provided for workshops, classes, performances and meals.  

Paul Langlois

 Two of Canada’s Music Royalty teaching this June!

A typical day at Old School Songwriting Camp…

8:00 Early Bird Coffee Time
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Mini-Workshop (eg: Getting Out of Your Own Way and Letting It Flow with Jenny Whiteley)
11:00 Master Class on The Sunset Stage with Amy Millan, Q and A with Campers
1:00 Lunch
2:30 Master Class with Paul Langlois, Q and A with Campers
4:30 Free Time/Writing Time
6:00 Mini-Workshop (eg: Putting It All Together: how to get organized in thought and on paper)
6:30 Dinner
8:00 Fire-side concert with Kristine Schmitt
9:30 Song Circle with Joey Wright