The Valla Beach Ukulele Camp and Beach Party is hosted by
The Wild Women of Anywhere Beach,
Cathy Welsford and Angie Smith,
and is assisted by volunteers from
the Valla Beach Garage Band, Blue Gum Blossom Ukulele Jazz Ensemble and wonderful local uke players.
The Ukulele Camp is for adult ukulele players of all levels wishing to develop their ukulele skills.
Workshops for both melody-pickers and strummers are offered, as well as performance opportunities for developing players, and
a fabulous evening concert by skilled artists.
Camp focus for 2023: Classical ukulele, Songwriting with your uke, Jazz Ukulele and Bass
2023 CAMP DATES AND TIMES
13, 14 & 15 October 2023
Valla Beach Holiday Park
1 Regatta Drive, Valla Beach.
THE IMPORTANT BUSINESS FIRST
COVID REQUIREMENTS - READ CAREFULLY
The VBUC has a COVID Safety Plan here.
1. Your purchase of a ticket will indicate your agreement to comply with all the safety precautions listed in the plan.
2. Your purchase of a ticket will indicate your agreement to comply with the following conditions of entry to Uke Camp venues
You have no symptoms of Covid 19
You have not been in a declared Hot Spot in the last 2 weeks
You have not had contact with a person who has been in a Covid Hot Spot in the last 2 weeks
Stay 1.5 metres apart
Wash hands and/or use hand sanitiser often
Please refrain from handshakes, hugs, elbow bumps and other physical contact
Don’t move any seating from its place
Wipe your chair and table with a disinfectant wipe before you leave the venue
Co-operate with the organisers and CREW to maintain a safe workshop and concert venue
VALLA BEACH UKULELE CAMP REFUND POLICY
In the event the Valla Beach Ukulele Camp (VBUC) is cancelled for any reason, WE will provide a 100% refund of your fee.
If YOU have to cancel because you have contracted COVID-19, have been ordered to self-isolate, or have been in a designated Covid hotspot the VBUC will refund 95% of your fee.
Cancellation by YOU for non-Covid reasons Before October 6, 2023
Due to Covid limitations on Uke Camp numbers, we request that you cancel at least a week before the event: that is before October 6, 2023
This gives us the opportunity to offer your place to someone on the waiting list.
You may cancel by phone: 0417 657 411
or email: email@example.com
The VBUC will refund 80% of your ticket
Cancellation by YOU for non-Covid reasons on or after October 6, 2023
If YOU cancel on or after October 6, 2023 we will refund 95% of your ticket if we are able to sell it on to a person on the waiting list,
If we are not able to resell your ticket the VBUC will refund 50% of the ticket price
Friday 13 Ukulele Institutes SPECIAL CONDITIONS
In the event your Ukulele Institute has been cancelled for any reason, the VBUC will provide a 100% refund of your fee.
If YOU have to cancel because you have contracted COVID-19, have been ordered to self-isolate, or have been in a designated Covid hotspot the VBUC will refund 95% of your booking fee.
If YOU cancel at any time up to October 10 AND we can re-sell your place, the VBUC will refund 80% of the ticket price.
If YOU cancel your Institute booking and we are unable to re-sell your spot the VBUC will refund 50% of your booking fee.
FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER: 3 SPECIAL UKULELE INSTITUTES. Details to follow
In-depth learning with your instrument. Is this for you?
Smantha Muir: Classical and Fingerstyle ukulele
Lucy Wise: Spend a full day learning with superb singer/songwriter,
Sam Lemann: jazz man and Hawaiian music specialist,
Stewart Peters: or work on your Ubass skills with musician/songwriter/instrumentalist, Stewart Peters
FRIDAY 13 - SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER: The full weekend Camp opens at 5pm Friday 13, October with registrations and a concert.
While the camp is aimed at developing players with some experience, beginners are able to join in the festivities. A dedicated Beginners Hub will have more experienced players ready on hand to help you get started throughout the weekend. Please indicate if you are a beginner when you register.
Updates to come. Look out for Ukulele Camp discounts!
There are new and renovated cabins available at the Valla Beach Holiday Park.
GETTING TO VALLA BEACH
Qantas has flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour, while Qantas and Regional Airlines fly direct from Sydney to Coffs Harbour.
Qantas and Linked fly directly from Brisbane.
Trains also run from Sydney or Brisbane to Nambucca Heads or Urunga. Your ticket will ensure that the train actually stops at the station!
Whatever your mode of travel we can arrange to collect you from station or airport. Please advise us early if you require this service.
WHAT FACILITIES DOES VALLA BEACH HAVE?
Our small village offers 2 excellent cafes (but not always open for dinner), a pharmacy, The Valla Beach Tavern. Nearest supermarkets are in Urunga 7kms north and Nambucca Heads 10 kms south.
MEALS AND SNACKS
Dinners for Friday and Saturday evenings will be available for purchase when booking.
Lunches for Saturday and Sunday will be available for purchase when booking.
Further information regarding meals and snacks coming soon.
Updated unformation available soon.
Ukulele Music Australia will have classical and contemporary classical ukulele books from Australian and International composers. New ukulele music from Samantha Muir, Paul Mansell, Loretta Notareschi, Choan Galvez, Elisabeth Pfeiffer, David Roche and ensemble music from Sally Carter and Kevin Carroll. See workshop 2E to play through some of these tantalising compositions.
PLEASE OBSERVE COVID SAFE PRACTICES WHEN HANDLING THE MERCHANDISE BY USING THE HAND SANITISER BEFORE AND AFTERWARDS
Bring along your outgrown ukuleles and other ukulele paraphernalia to sell. These must be clearly marked with the asking price and seller’s name. BUYERS: It will be up to you to find the seller and negotiate directly with them.
Please observe Covid safe practices when looking at the ukes for sale.
WEATHER in VALLA BEACH in OCTOBER
The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Valla Beach in October is 16.0°C. The amount of rain in August is normal with an average of 66mm. The average maximum temperature lies around 23.0°C. With a water temperature of around 18.0°C, this is a great month to swim. If you enjoy looking at a blue sky this month is a good period to visit Valla Beach but bring a coat for the evenings.
DON'T FORGET TO BRING
Your medications, music stand and water bottle, all with your name on them please. A coat or a warm article of clothing is needed for the evenings.
YOUR UKULELE CAMP TEAM
Your Uke Camp volunteers are from enthusiastic players from local ukulele groups, The Valla Beach Garage Band and Blue Gum Blossom and some additional local ukulele players.
You will recognise them by their CREW T-shirt and their welcome smile and willingness to assist you in anyway at all.
One of their main jobs will be monitoring the various workshop and venues to ensure that we comply with the COVID capacity and safety requirements.
You can assist by helping to wipe tables and chairs with special wipes at the end of each workshop
You will be expected to follow the directions of the CREW and Covid monitors, maintain social distancing at all times in venues, make use of the hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes and generally taking all possible precautions.