The Anywhere Beach Ukulele Camp and Beach Party is hosted by The Wild Women of Anywhere Beach assisted by local ukulele groups. It’s for adult ukulele players of all levels wishing to develop their 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.
2021 CAMP DATES AND TIMES
13, 14 & 15 August 2021
Our venue is the small coastal village of Urunga. On the the shore of the confluence of the Bellinger and Kalang Rivers, Urunga is a unique village with all the amenities you could wish for.
WHERE IS URUNGA?
Located on the picturesque mid-north coast of New South Wales, Urunga 28 kms south of Coffs Harbour, approximately midway between Sydney and Brisbane (a five-and-a-half hour drive). Tiger Air has direct flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour, while Qantas, Virgin and Tiger fly from Sydney, and Fly Corporate fly from Brisbane. Trains also run from Sydney or Brisbane to 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 URINGA HAVE?
The small village offers excellent cafes, a Post Office and most essential shops.
THREE TWINKLING UKULELE CONCERTS
7PM FRIDAY EVENING STAR CONCERT
This concert offers an opportunity for local ukulele groups to perform their three best songs. Group leaders should contact us directly to register an interest in performing at this concert. Ten minutes maximum is allocated per group, including setup and exit time. However, if a large number of groups book in, that time will need to be reduced. The concert is FREE for the general public.
Contact us to register for your group performance
7PM SATURDAY NIGHT SUPERSTAR CONCERT
This concert featuring the Camp tutors, staff and guest artists is included in your camp fee so your Camp Name Badge is required for entry. However, if you have friends or family who wish to come, they can purchase tickets at the door. Additional tickets are $25 or $20 concession.
2PM SUNDAY CONSTELLATION CONCERT
This concert featuring the Camp Tutors and their Workshop Ensembles showcases Camp Participants. FREE for the general public.
Ukuleles, strings, tuners, straps, gig bags, Alfred Chord books, Ukulele Camp souvenirs for sale.
CDs by Samantha Muir, The Wild Women of Anywhere Beach, Jack n Jel, Australian Ukulele Vol.1.
Books include The Ukestration Manual & The Business of Being a Community Musician, Jane Jelbart and Mark Jackson
Throughout the weekend Paul Jonson will install strap pegs, do ukulele set ups and/or guide you to do your own set-up.
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.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES UPDATE
The Valla Beqach Tourist Park Bar will not be open. However, you may BYO for the weekend. Legend has it that one drink makes you a brilliant ukulele player (in your own mind) while two drinks makes you a ukulele virtuoso (whom no one wants to hear).
WEATHER UPDATE The long range forecast is for small rain events on Saturday. Hopefully that may change but ... be prepared.
August in Valla Beach is usually warm and sunny during the day and cooler in the evenings. The average temperature for August is a high of 20 and a low of 11 degrees. We have contacted the Bureau of Meteorology and requested sunny weather for the Valla Beach Ukulele Camp and Beach Party.
DON'T FORGET TO BRING UPDATE
Your medications, music stand and water bottle, all with your name on them please. Please bring a KEEP CUP for your tea and coffee. Also bring the music that will be sent to you for the ukulele orchestra and Samantha Muir workshops, plus a pencil, eraser and sharpener. A sense of humour is also essential. Keen swimmers may want to bring their costume but it will probably be too cold for most to swim, except for Mark Jackson!) but we’d love to see you all in your bikinis at the Beach Party!