Join us at the Aloha Music Camp Fall 2023 Retreat.
Dates: October 20–22, 2023
Location: The home of Bam and Robert Post, Granite Bay, CA.
Description: An opportunity for new Campers to dip their toes into the AMC experience and for experienced Campers to hone their skills in a small, intimate setting with world renowned kumu (instructors) Keola Beamer, Moanalani Beamer, and Jeff Peterson.
Cost: $600 per person. The registration fee will cover classes, evening programs, and meals during the three days. Lodging nearby is separate.
Registration: AMC Fall Retreat 2023 Registration opened on Wednesday August 30th, 2023. Please use our Fall Retreat Registration Form to register. Registration is open to 50 participants only.
Meals: Meals include a Continental breakfast at the venue (along with one likely provided by your hotel). The Retreat will also provide lunch and dinner to Campers.
Lodging: Location and nearby lodging information is available at the bottom of this page.
Bam Post regularly hosts concerts by many of Hawaiʻi’s finest musicians at Moss Lane, so her place is well-equipped for indoor or outdoor concerts, and the extensive grounds will allow space for teaching tents, practice, and kanikapila.
So, what is the Aloha Music Camp Fall Retreat, you ask? It is a three-day (Friday-Sunday) program offering classes in slack key guitar, ʻukulele, and hula. Whether you are an experienced AMCer looking for a skills refresher and social time with friends old and new, or you’ve never been to Aloha Music Camp in Hawaiʻi and want to get an idea of what it’s all about, we’ve got you covered! The Fall Retreat, which will be limited to 50 attendees, is a chance to experience instruction from Keola and Moana Beamer, and Jeff Peterson. There will be evening events, including concerts by our Kumu and films by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and producer Tom Vendetti.
Keep in mind that Sacramento International Airport is the closest airport for those who will fly in. A list of nearby hotels (within 10-15 minutes of Moss Lane) is shown below, as lodging arrangements will be the responsibility of each participant. The $600 registration fee will cover classes, evening programs, and meals during the three days.
The Retreat begins at 8:30am on Friday morning October 20th and ends after the closing ceremony by 5pm on Sunday evening October 22nd – please book your travel accordingly and if you are coming from a distance plan on arriving in the area the night before!
Registered Campers for the AMC Fall Retreat need to book their own hotel rooms near the venue, the home of Bam and Robert Post in Granite Bay, California. Bam provided us with the following list of hotels nearby.
Camp begins at 8:30am on Friday October 20th and ends around 5pm on Sunday October 22nd. Please plan your accomodations and travel accordingly! Please arrive in the area by Thursday night October 19th if you live far away!
(Prices internet-quoted for Mid October)
Nearest: Flower Farm Inn, [SOLD OUT] 2.3 miles/10 minutes, $180-220. (No in-room TV; delicious breakfast)
Best known: Lake Natoma Inn, 9.7 miles/20 minutes, $130-150
Other hotels nearby, in no particular order:
Larkspur Landing Roseville, 9.7 miles/18 minutes, $175-200. (Kawaikapu Hewett stays here when he holds workshops in the area; all rooms are “suites” with mini kitchens)
Residence Inn Roseville, $180
Fairfield Inn Roseville, $218
Holiday Inn Express, $214