Haliburton County Folk Society Winter Folk Camp
Winter Folk Camp is an initiative of the Haliburton County Folk Society (HCFS).
The Haliburton County Folk Society (HCFS) began informally in 1996 as a group of community members playing music for and with each other. A small core of individuals came together in 1999 to form the 'official' Society, with the mission to promote folk and acoustic roots music in Haliburton County. Since 1999, the HCFS has hosted a regular Open Stage, presented a growing list of live concerts, and acted as co-presenter of live music at a host of arts-related and charitable events around the county. The Haliburton County Folk Society demonstrates its commitment to youth through an annual scholarship through Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, having youth representation on its Board and providing subsidies for music recording. As a pioneer in creating a folk 'scene' in the Haliburton Highlands, the HCFS has also helped create employment opportunities for local musicians, audio technicians and facilities, and sources of revenue for local businesses.
Winter Folk Camp Program
Music, learning, community, winter adventure: we have designed Winter Folk Camp to not only get you through the later-winter blahs, but to satisfy your appetite for tasty musical experiences.
The backbone of Winter Folk Camp is the streams, each facilitated by one of our artists-in-residence: 7.5 hours of focused playing and learning with a working musician and a group of like-minded folks.
In addition to the streams, a variety of informal workshops, jam sessions, and song circles give you a chance to customise your experience at WFC. Evening ceilidhs showcase our artists-in-residence in a professional stage setting.
Each afternoon we set aside time to get outside and experience the wonder of winter in the Haliburton Highlands: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skating, hiking and napping are all available. Equipment, trails, and instruction - provided by the good folks at Wanakita -are all provided to help you get out and enjo