Jam Camp West 2020


Jam Camp West, a 7-day (6-night) sleep away music dance and vocal camp for youth ages 10-15, held at Redwood Glen Camp in Loma Mar, No. CA (in the Santa Cruz mountains.) Every year we add new and exciting classes and activities, making the week at Jam Camp West unforgettable and inspiring. 

Jam Camp West provides a great alternative to traditional band and orchestra camps, where youth of ANY skill level can take part in a highly creative and quality artistic experience in a stunning redwood environment. In addition to our educational curriculum, Jam Camp West blends the wonders of the natural world into this inspiring and fun-packed music making experience. Our classroom is the majestic redwood forest, where talented professionals, and carefully chosen counselors and CIT’s serve as role models and mentors.

Campers create a personal schedule from over 25 noncompetitive workshops offered each day. Jam Camp offers classes in instrumental ensembles taught by ear, vocals, percussion, steel drum, beat box, turntables, dance, and body percussion. Music styles include jazz/funk, blues, hip-hop and gospel. Jam campers will also enjoy fun outdoor activities including swimming, volleyball, basketball, hiking and many more. In this magnificent setting, we hope to provide a truly inspirational experience while building self-reliance, teamwork, a sense of social responsibility, and community with a potentially life-changing opportunity to reconnect with the natural world. 

Tuition for the program is $975 per camper and includes accommodation in supervised cabins, healthy meals, 6 days of workshops, exciting evening activities and outdoor recreational activities.  NOTE: Jam Camp West is committed to making this experience available to a broad spectrum of youth.  A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need, not skill or experience. To find a scholarship application, please visit www.livingjazz.org and click on Jam Camp West.


Additional Information

Gender Coed

Minimum Age 10

Maximum Age 15

Camp Cities La Honda

Year Established 2008

Camp Capacity 175

Camp Length 6 nights, 7 days

Cost Per Week $975.00

Financial Aid Offered Yes

An overview of Living Jazz's JAM Camp West. Campers express their personal experience and how JAM Camp has transformed their lives.


1728 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, California 94612
United States

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  • music camps
  • music education
  • music emerssion


1 Review
Best Camp Ever!

Every year my daughter can't wait to attend this camp....and when it's over, she's ready to go back. Fun, educational, supportive and positive camp experience for kids with little to advance musical and dance skills. Love it, and highly recommend it!

May 2019

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