Calling all Mad Catters!
Countdown to Cat Nap Music Camp 2024!!

Cat Nap Music Camp 2024!

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Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2

We’re excited to announce the launch of our 5th Cat Nap Music Camp!

Pack your instruments and swimsuit for 4 days of musical fun and outdoor activities with friends and family! We’ll have music and tune workshops and daily trad sessions. Our Cat Nap Ceilidh is always a big hit and camp will wrap up with a Cat Nap Camp Concert Monday afternoon!

  • Participants should have a basic proficiency on their instrument(s)
  • The music that we focus on is Celtic, predominantly Irish with Scottish, Canadiana & Quebecois as well!
  • Typical instruments at our camp are: 
fiddle, flute, pennywhistles, mandolin, accordion, tenor banjo, guitar and bodhran
  • Tunes are taught by ear and if needed, sheet music will be available at the end of the camp

For those that enjoy the outdoors, there’ll be plenty of time for swimming, paddling and hiking too! Feel free to partake in any or all of the scheduled activities or just hang out on the deck, the dock, the beach, your cabin or the fireside and jam with your friends.

If you’ve not been before, be sure to check out the highlight videos from previous years including last year’s Ceilidh!

All meals, accommodations, music workshops and outdoor activities are included in the Registration fee!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Michael & Rosie



Cat Nap Music Camp is located at picturesque Camp Latona. The camp is located at the north end of Gambier Island in the scenic Howe Sound and home to seals, orcas, herons, deer and indigenous flora and fauna. Camp Latona has been making amazing memories each summer since 1959 building character through adventure!

Return boat transportation is provided from Porteau Cove on the Sea to Sky Hwy, including Free parking!

Musical Activities

  • Learn some fun tunes with Rosie and Michael Burnyeat!
  • Accompaniment workshops – learn how to back tunes
  • Music harmony/basic theory workshops
  • Bodhran & spoon workshops
  • Lots of session/jam time!
  • Campfires with songs, tunes n s’mores!
  • Final night Ceilidh!!

Cat Nap Jam Sessions consist of traditional Irish, Scottish, Canadian and newer compositions. We encourage a variety of old and new tunes as long as a few players can lead them. Bring your own list of tunes to share & compare with others at the camp!

Other Activities

  • Hiking
  • Paddling: canoes, kayaks, SUPs!
  • Swimming
  • Crafts – bring a white t-shirt, pillowcase, socks or other cotton item for Tie Dyeing!
Chris and Emma tie dyed


Rustic cabins – bring your own pillow, sleeping bag or other bedding and mattress cover.

Depending on number of participants, you might be placed with 1 or 2 other people in a spacious 12-person cabin.

In the spirit of the camp, please consider sharing a cabin!

There are a few single occupancy rooms available on a first come basis for an additional $50.

All Meals Included

  • Monday: dinner
  • Tuesday: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Wednesday: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Thursday: breakfast, lunch, dinner

You’re welcome to BYOB and snacks.

Need a Packing List? We’ve got  you covered – just download our handy list!

Cat Nap Music Camp Packing List.pdf


All inclusive: $515.00

All meals, accommodations, music workshops, outdoor activities and return transportation from Porteau Cove are included in the Registration fee!

There are a few single occupancy rooms available on a first come basis for an additional $50.

Family Rates Available

Family Rates are available, please contact us directly for information prior to registration.